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Fairfax Co. gymnastics coach arrested for sexual relationship with teen

A gymnastics coach in Fairfax County was arrested on Friday and faces several charges related to what police call an “inappropriate sexual relationship” with a teenage girl.


Man brutally kills business owner, stabbing him 54 times, and claims he thought victim was a werewolf: Cops

Authorities in Virginia say a man facing criminal charges related to a stabbing last year reportedly told investigators that he believed the victim was a werewolf. According to WTTG, 34-year-old Pankaj Bhasin is accused of stabbing 65-year-old Brad Jackson 53 times in a rampage on July 13 at a busin


DC police looking for missing 15-year-old from Northwest

WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - D.C. police are asking for the public’s help as they search for a 15-year-old who was last seen in the 1300 block of 7th Street, Northwest on Friday, March 15.


Shoppers stores shutting down in DMV area

WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - Shoppers stores throughout the DMV are shutting down, according to reports. The Washington Business Journal reports that some of the stores have been acquired by Giant, while others are expected to sell to other businesses.


15 Health Violations At Arlington Restaurant: Inspections

ARLINGTON, VA — Arlington County regularly conducts inspections of local restaurants. Reports are generally posted about a week after the inspection. We've listed the violations cited in inspections at local restaurants -- including 15 reported violations at Bar Bao -- on March 15, the most recent d


Police search for 3 missing, endangered sisters from Alexandria, Va.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Fairfax County Police Department need your help locating three missing endangered children from Alexandria. Police say sisters Ariana Ford, 12, Aniya Ford, 10, and Athena Ford, 8, were last seen near the Mount Vernon Apartments in Alexandria.


Arlington’s effort to rename Jefferson Davis Highway gets boost

Arlington County, Virginia, has a new path to renaming Route 1 to remove the name honoring Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, in a new opinion provided to Del. Mark Levine, now says it will not require an act of the General Assembly to change the street’s


Police Find Chaotic Scene After 2 Shot Outside Shopping Center in Springfield

Two people were shot and wounded outside a Northern Virginia shopping center late Friday night, and officers found a chaotic scene of more than 300 people when they arrived. The incident happened in the parking lot of Brookfield Plaza Shopping Center in the 7000 block of Brookfield Plaza in Springfi


Wrongfully fired DCPS teacher waits decade for backpay

WASHINGTON — Jeffrey Canady was at the top of his career and a champion in the classroom for 18 years. He was nearly D.C. teacher and National teacher of the year. Canady hasn't been able to hold a steady job for the last decade. He’s been fighting his wrongful termination by Michelle Rhee, former D


Residents Evacuated In Arlington After Gas Line Struck: Report

ARLINGTON, VA -- Residents in a neighborhood near Rosslyn had to be evacuated due to a gas leak at a construction site. Residents were evacuated from the 1700 block of Arlington Boulevard after a gas line was struck at a construction site.


Robert Mueller submits Russia report: Key findings on Mueller report will not be released Saturday

Special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation has concluded, and he has now submitted his long-awaited report to Attorney General William Barr. A senior Justice Department official told CBS News that Mueller is not recommending any further indictments. The Justice Department also confirmed t


Police investigating late night Springfield double shooting

SPRINGFIELD, Va. — Fairfax County Police said one person is suffering life-threatening injuries and another with non life-threatening injuries after a shooting in Brookfield Plaza Saturday.


Here We Go: Virginia Parents Say They Weren’t Given a Choice to Take Their Children Out of Transgender ‘Born This Way’ Event

New reports indicate that parents were not given an opportunity to exclude their child from a National Education Association sponsored “Born This Way” event in March. The event sparked controversy with kindergarten parents earlier this month. The Ashlawn Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, cla


Woman ejected from car, dies in Virginia Beach crash

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A 28-year-old woman was killed when she lost control of her car in Virginia Beach Saturday morning. Virginia State Police was called to a car crash around 2:11 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 264 near the Witchduck Road ramp, Sgt. Michelle Anaya said in a news release


Bowser Pushes to Give D.C. Residents a ‘Fair Shot’ During State Of the District Address

Mayor Muriel Bowser gave her State of the District Address on March 18 promising to keep pushing her mission of offering everyone in D.C. a “Fair Shot.”. The address was held at the University of the District of Columbia – Theater of the Arts (Auditorium) 4200 Connecticut Avenue and Windom Place, NW


Virginia man found guilty in crash that killed woman

Leonardtown, MD - A Danville, VA man charged with several counts in connection with a September 2017 motor vehicle crash that claimed the life of a St. Mary’s County woman, was found guilty Friday, March 22 criminally negligent manslaughter with a motor vehicle, court records stated. A jury found th


Brookfield Plaza Shooting In Springfield Leaves 2 Injured

SPRINGFIELD, VA — Two people were shot and injured after a fight that broke out at a business in the Brookfield Plaza Shopping Center spilled out into the parking lot Friday night, according to Fairfax County Police.


'Justin Beaver' Spotted Near The Wharf in Southwest DC

As Washington, D.C., gears up for cherry blossom tourist season, a toothy rodent has made a reappearance. A beaver was spotted in the Washington Channel off the Southwest Waterfront as cherry blossoms reach stage three of their development: extension of florets.


Accused serial rapist from New Carrolton has previous, related convictions

The New Carrolton, Maryland, man accused of drugging and raping teens while posing as a Howard University student has a nearly two decades-long history of preying on women, according to court testimony Friday.


GOP makes bid for suburbs with minority, female candidates

Garrison Coward is 28 and palpably millennial. He’s also well-connected, working on his third academic degree, and African-American. Republican leaders believe Coward is their best shot at unseating Del. Dawn Adams, D-Richmond.