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Virginia elementary school draws outrage for ‘runaway slave’ gym lesson

A Virginia elementary school apologized after criticism over a Black History Month lesson that instructed children to pose as runaway slaves. The principal at Madison’s Trust Elementary School acknowledged the mistake after parents complained when teachers modeled a gym exercise after the Undergroun


MS-13 Members Charged With Kidnapping, Murder In Fairfax County

A federal grand jury indicted 11 MS-13 gang members Thursday for the 2016 kidnappings and killings of two juveniles in Fairfax County. Prosecutors say Edenilson Misael Alfaro, a high-ranking MS-13 member authorized lower-ranking members of MS-13's Park View Locos Salvatrucha clique in Virginia to lu


Public Input Sought in Plans for Fairfax County’s Future

Whether you have opinions on development, the environment or any other local issue, Fairfax County wants to know what you think the county should look like in the years to come.


Bank Robber On The Loose In Reston: Police

RESTON, VA -- Police are searching for a suspect after someone robbed a bank in Reston Thursday. The robbery happened at BB&T Bank at 2513 Fox Mill Road, Fairfax County Police tweeted at around noon.


Virginia School Apologizes After Having Students Play Slavery 'Game' for Black History Month

The principal at a Virginia elementary school has apologized after officials had students act as slaves in the Underground Railroad as part of a Black History Month lesson. Madison’s Trust Elementary School Principal David Stewart sent an apology letter to parents earlier this month after drawing cr


2 people seriously injured in head-on collision in Fairfax County, police say

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (ABC7) — Two people have been seriously injured in a head-on collision early Friday morning in Fairfax County. Police say the two unidentified individuals were transported to an area hospital.


Man Killed In Two-Vehicle Crash In Chantilly: Police

CHANTILLY, VA—A man was killed early Friday morning after a two-vehicle crash on Route 28 and Westfield Boulevard, according to Fairfax County Police. One of the drivers was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died, and another person has been hospitalized with serious injuries.


2 killed in Fairfax County single-car crash identified

WASHINGTON — The men killed last weekend in a single-vehicle crash on Route 28 in Fairfax County, Virginia, near Dulles International Airport have been identified. Fairfax County police identified the men on Friday as 28-year-old Subid Singh of Annandale and 29-year-old Anjil Thapa of Vienna.


Fairfax County steps up environmental initiatives

Fairfax County took at least a symbolic step toward making protecting the environment and addressing climate change a priority when the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a board matter recommending possible actions that the county can take to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.


Patriots' owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution

JUPITER, Florida — The New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will be charged with two counts in a human trafficking bust. According to WPEC police say Kraft visited Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter in January 2019.


Wrong way driver causes head-on crash on Rt. 28 in Chantilly

CHANTILLY, Va. — Two people are hospitalized with critical injuries after a wrong way driver collided head-on with another vehicle on Rt. 28 in Chantilly early Friday morning.


Man dies in crash on VA-28 in Northern Virginia

A man died in a crash on VA-28 in Northern Virginia. The crash happened early Friday morning near Westfields Boulevard. The cause remains under investigation. Part of the road was shut down for some time during the morning rush hour.


Fatal wreck closes Va. 28 during morning rush hour

One man has died following a head-on collision overnight on Va. 28 in Chantilly. The crash caused major delays for the early-morning commute with Va. 28 shutdown southbound at Westfield Boulevard for hours.


Person With Fake Beard Robs Bailey's Crossroads Bank: Police

BAILEY'S CROSSROADS, VA—Fairfax County Police are trying to identify a suspect who robbed a bank in Bailey's Crossroads Thursday night. The problem is, his face was hidden by a fake beard.


Staten Island man, 72, out of coma after horrific Virginia Beach vacation crash

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The 72-year-old Staten Island man horrifically injured in a car crash hours into his Virginia Beach vacation came out of his coma and is communicating with his family by giving a high-five or a thumbs up.


Man Accused of Killing His Mother To Remain Behind Bars

Preliminary court hearing waived, no trial date set. A Rockville man accused of killing his mother will remain in jail after his preliminary court hearing was waived on Friday morning.


Virginia man uses a dating app to meet a woman, but ends up shot in the buttocks

PETERSBURG, Va. - Police in Petersburg, Virginia, are investigating an attempted robbery and shooting linked to a dating app. Sources told WTVR that the victim thought he was meeting a woman. However, when he arrived to a dark, narrow Petersburg street Wednesday morning, someone was waiting to rob h


2nd Montgomery Co. teen charged with rape has case moved to juvenile court

WASHINGTON — A Montgomery County, Maryland, judge has kicked back to juvenile court the case of a second teen charged with rape in a series of attacks on younger teammates in a high school locker room.


Driver abandons puppy in cart outside Virginia grocery store

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Authorities in Virginia are asking for the public’s help identifying the person who abandoned a puppy in a cart outside a Chesterfield grocery store last week, according to WTVR.


Reston Then and Now: Tall Oaks Village Center

Reston is built on planned village centers. Sometimes they work. Tall Oaks didn’t. This week on Reston Then and Now we return to the Lake Anne area where Fairfax County’s Historic Imagery Viewer shows us the rise and fall of Tall Oaks Village Center and the plans that indicate how the area hopes to