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Two killed, two injured, in early morning house fire in Fairfax

Firefighters were called to the one-story home on the 11400 block of Popes Head Road around 2 a.m., said Battalion Chief Willie Bailey of the Fairfax County Fire Department. When crews arrived, “heavy” fire was coming from all four sides of the structure.


Wreck involving school bus and truck in Haymarket

A crash involving a school bus and a truck is impacting traffic in the area of Piedmont Vista Drive and Old Carolina Road in Haymarket on Wednesday morning. No students were on the bus, according to Prince William police.Fire and rescue crews and crash investigators were working at the scene, as of


Critical: Four missing D.C. girls

Janiyah Ware, 15, was reported as last seen in the 300 block of Parkland Avenue, SE, on Thursday May 27th. Ware is described as a medium skinned, black female, 5’6″ tall and weighing 130 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a white shirt and jeans.


Fairfax County doctor charged with assaulting male patient; more victims possible

Dr. Ticoni Barte, 63, of Herndon, faces two counts of assault. Fairfax County police said Barte turned himself in Saturday.


Crash victim died hours before graduating from Germanna

The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. when Goonan made a left turn from westbound Route 3 to Orange Plank Road, crossing in front of oncoming traffic, where the speed limit is 55 mph, according to the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office.


9-year-old boy dies at Fairfax Elementary School

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Lawyers in Nabra Hassanen murder case seek answers on mental fitness

Darwin Martinez-TorresDefense lawyers for a man facing a possible death penalty in the slaying of a Muslim teenager last year say their client likely suffers intellectual disabilities.The court filing from lawyers for 23-year-old Darwin Martinez-Torres of Sterling seeks appointment of an expert to e


Fire damages building under construction in Manassas

Fire was reported on all sides of the third and fourth floors of the building. Due to the heavy fire conditions, crews initially utilized a defensive attack outside the building. The majority of the fire was extinguished with significant damage to two units, fire officials said.


Father and Son Charged With Hate Crime After Assault in Va.

A father and son are charged with hate crimes after an assault in Manassas, Virginia, police said.


Northern Virginia Weather: Relative Sunshine

If you were to somehow pretend that last week's run of rain never happened, this week might not loom so inviting. But it did and it does. Besides, staying positive these days is a plus,as theWashington Post's Capital Weather Gang points out: "The early outlook forThursday and Fridayis dry, sunny and


$7.8M Land Grab In Manassas

More than 26 acres of relatively virgin land can be yours for the low, low price of just $7,800,000, according to Realtor.com.


9-year-old boy dies after being crushed by motorized room partition at Virginia school

According to police, a teacher and Wesley both simultaneously pressed a button to open the large, motorized room partition that splits in the middle.


16-year-old arrested for fatal double stabbing in Manassas

WASHINGTON — An arrest has been made in connection to the stabbing of two Virginia men on May 16 that claimed the life of one and left the other seriously injured.Related Stories1 man dead, 1 man injured in Manassas stabbingVirginiaA 16-year-old from Manassas has been identified and arrested on char


PHOTOS: Spring Festival in Warrenton

The Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual, family-friendly event that features live music and entertainment, dancers, demonstrations, displays, crafts and food.


Prince William police host worship watch training (WDVM)

"It basically brings together not only folks from the church community, the pastors and those who work inside the church but also those who attend the church. You know it is really just kind of like an awareness program that we put on,” Sgt. Jonathan Perok said.Read more at WDVM.


Officials: Virginia inmate killed during in-cell attack

The 55-year-old man, who has not been identified pending notification of family, was pronounced dead at Lonesome Pine Hospital at approximately 2:45 p.m. Friday.


Stabbing Death Leaves Juvenile Arrested In Manassas: Police

MANASSAS, VA—A 16-year-old boy has been arrested for stabbing one man to death and leaving another seriously injured with stab wounds during a botched drug deal Wednesday in the 7500 block of Prince Cole Court, according to Prince William County Police. The juvenile, from Manassas, was charged with


Man on trial for murder questioned for mental capability

FAIRFAX, Va. - A neuropsychologist said Darwin Martinez-Torres, a Sterling man, accused of brutally murdering and raping a Reston teen is likely, "intellectually disabled," and should be evaluated to determine whether he has the mental capacity to face the death penalty.


Hate Crimes Terrorize Motorist In Manassas: Police

That led to the arrest two days later of Jimmy Lynn Greer, 56, of the 10900 block of Balls Ford Road in Manassas; and Dustin David Greer, 25, of the 5000 block of Free State Road in Marshall. Both were charged with hate crimes and assault and battery, and the elder Greer also was charged with reckle


In one memorable year together as teacher and student, Prince William County educator Gina Jones and Meghan Markle formed a special bond

As a first-year teacher 3,000 miles away from home, Gina Jones arrived at Immaculate Heart High School in in Los Angeles in 1997 wondering if she’d made the right career choice.Was she up to the task of teaching a demanding Advanced Placement U.S. History course at a rigorous private all-Catholic gi