Fairfax County News

February 18, 2018
Commentary: Working Toward College Acceptance

For youth living in poverty, the struggle to make ends meet takes considerable energy and effort. So when the time comes to think about higher education, the dream of going to college may seem insurmountable.

February 16, 2018
Fairfax Co. Police Will Wear Body Cameras in Pilot Program

More than 200 police officers across three Northern Virginia police districts will wear body cameras starting in March as part of a six-month pilot program. News4's Julie Carey reports.

February 16, 2018
Spotted lanternfly threatens hardwood, fruit, and nut trees

Up close, the spotted lanternfly looks pretty. Sporting multi-colored wings with rounded tips and a yellow abdomen covered in black bands, the insect vaguely resembles a bee mashed up with a moth.

February 16, 2018
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra cultivates high school - All-Stars'

Fairfax Symphony Music Director, Christopher Zimmerman with new generation string virtuoso, In Mo Yang; the Feb. 3 "Inspiring the Next Generation" FSO program featured 2018 All-Stars Youth Orchestra performing side-by-side with the Fairfax Symphony Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and School Board Members Honor Fairfax Symphony 2018 All-Stars ... (more)

February 16, 2018
Teenage Boy Found Dead in Centreville Identified

Fairfax County police have identified the teenage boy who was found dead on a neighborhood street in Centreville, Virginia, Wednesday morning. A newspaper delivery man found 17-year-old Matthew Ortega's body around 5:15 a.m. in a cul de sac on Jeb Stuart Square.

February 16, 2018
From Out of the Ashes in Mount Vernon

When Sam Nasafi received a call from Fairfax County Fire on Christmas Eve, he assumed that it was a fire in the dumpster on his property. In the past, youths had set fires in the dumpster.

February 15, 2018
Tip leads to shooting suspect's arrest

Shooting Investigation *ARREST - On February 13, detectives from the Violent Crimes Bureau received a tip which ultimately led to the identity of the suspect involved in the shooting that occurred in the 8300 block of Sudley Rd in Manassas on January 28. Following the investigation, detectives obtained warrants for the arrest of this suspect, identified as David Alfredo RODRIGUEZ RAMOS . On February 14, the accused was located in Fairfax County and arrested without incident.

February 15, 2018
Hundreds more Northern Va. voters assigned to wrong district, review finds new

Hundreds more Northern Virginia voters were assigned to the wrong state House district over the last few months, according to local reviews aimed at avoiding problems exposed during November's elections. And while the percentage of misassigned voters is extremely small, November's election has demonstrated that even a small percentage can have a major impact.

February 15, 2018
Roads of Sorrow

Over a 10-year span, Halifax County lost 20 youths to fatal highway crashes - a death toll double and triple that of neighboring counties. In 2016, Halifax County suffered more teen driving fatalities than Fairfax County, with a population of 1.4 million residents.

February 15, 2018
Commentary: A Deal on Misdemeanor-Felony Threshold in Virginia

The fifth week of the session brought a furious pace to legislating including some of the most contentious bills of the session as we approached "crossover" - the day the Senate and House are required to complete action on legislation originating in each chamber. It was mostly a successful week for me.