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Vino Bistro Ribbon Cutting Wednesday In Leesburg

LEESBURG, VA—Having been open for a while, Vino Bistro nonetheless will have an official ribbon cutting ceremony 5 p.m. Wednesday at 1605 Village Market Boulevard SE, Suite 100 at the Village at Leesburg. On hand will be Leesburg mayor Kelly Burk.


Kidder Elected Leesburg Planning Commission Chair

Doris Kidder is the new chairwoman of Leesburg’s Planning Commission. Kidder received the unanimous support of her fellow commissioners during Thursday’s meeting. She is the second longest-serving member of the commission, trailing only Ad Barnes. Kidder was first appointed to the commission in 2008


Virginia Beach judge dies from injuries suffered in Jan. 6 Norfolk crash

NORFOLK, Va. — A Virginia Beach General District Court judge has died from his injuries he suffered in a crash near Norfolk Premium Outlets on Jan. 6, police said. Robert F. Hagans Jr., 66, died from his injuries Thursday.


Martin Luther King Jr. March Monday In Loudoun County

LEESBURG, VA—Music, inspirational speakers and, of course, walking all are on tap this weekend. It's the 27th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March and Celebration, beginning at 10 a.m. Monday at the Loudoun County Courthouse.


Trespassing suspect injured after exchange of gunfire with deputies

PAEONIAN SPRINGS, Va. - Authorities say a man accused of trespassing was injured after exchanging gunfire with deputies on Thursday afternoon. The incident happened in the Paeonian Springs area of Loudoun County when deputies responded to the 39000 block of Peacock Circle for a trespassing complaint


Cooley Gallery Closes in Leesburg

Former Washington Redskins tight end and local artisan Chris Cooley has closed the doors to his gallery in downtown Leesburg. Cooley opened the gallery in 2010, years ahead of downtown’s economic resurgence, at the storefront now occupied by the King Street Oyster Bar. In late 2015, he moved the gal


Chefscape Kitchen Grand Opening Saturday In Leesburg

LEESBURG, VA—Offering a little of everything, with its centerpiece a shared-kitchen concept, the newest Chefscape Kitchen will have its grand opening 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Village of Leesburg at 1602 Village Market Boulevard SE, Suite 120. Its first location, in Ashburn, opened in 2016.


Florida men suspected of crimes across Virginia arrested in Lynchburg, face combined 96 charges

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Lynchburg officers arrested two men who they say left a box of stolen goods at Walmart. On Wednesday at 2:15 p.m., police were responding to a shoplifting incident at the Walmart at 3227 Old Forest Road when loss prevention staff alerted them to another situation.


Rep. Wexton, Sen. Warner to hold events in Virginia to highlight effects of shutdown

STERLING, Va. (AP) — Elected officials are holding events in northern Virginia to call attention to the hardships imposed by the partial government shutdown. Democratic Rep. Jennifer Wexton is holding a roundtable discussion in Sterling Friday afternoon with constituents affected by the shutdown, in


Suspicious Strangers Approach Kids In Ashburn: Police

ASHBURN, VA—Police are looking into a couple of "suspicious event(s)" this week involving strangers and juvenile kids, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. In one incident, Wednesday in the 44000 block of Fincastle Drive, a woman said her daughter was walking to Ashburn Elementary Schoo


20 New Job Openings In Leesburg Area

LEESBURG, VA — Businesses across the region are looking for new employees, and Patch and Zip Recruiter have filled our searchable jobs board with tons of opportunities. Here are recent job postings in Leesburg. Click on the job title for complete information.


General Assembly’s Action to Fill Circuit Court Judge Vacancy Will Aid Loudoun County’s Drug Court

The Virginia General Assembly took action on Jan. 16 to fill the vacant position in the 20th Judicial District for a Circuit Court Judge. The election of this Judge will be effective July 1, which is when the judge will take the bench.


Amtrak hits truck at Virginia crossing

NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. -- A truck driver suffered minor injuries when an Amtrak collided with his vehicle Friday morning in New Kent County, Virginia, according to Virginia State Police. The collision happened at about 11 a.m. near Rockahock Road in Lanexa.


Bitter Cold Prompts Warming Station To Open Monday In Sterling

STERLING, VA—With highs Monday struggling to reach 20, according to the National Weather Service, Loudoun County will operate a warming station in the Sterling Community Center 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday at 120 Enterprise Street. It'll be open for adults 18 and older. Free transportation will be provided


English teacher dies in class after suffering a medical emergency at Maryland middle school

POTOMAC, Md. — A Montgomery County middle school teacher passed away in class Thursday morning, after school officials say she experienced a medical emergency. English Teacher Deanna Perucci was teaching class at Herbert Hoover Middle School in Potomac, Md. when students say she collapsed. Montgomer


Leesburg Restaurant Inspections: Eight Violations At Two Places

LEESBURG, VA—Loudoun Health District officials recently inspected food preparation and storage in Loudoun County. "In our experience, it is unrealistic to expect that a complex, full-service food operation can routinely avoid any violations," according to Virginia Department of Health's website.


Virginia fugitive's name earns her internet fame

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WNCN) - A Virignia woman wanted for removing her electronic monitoring device has earned her internet fame. A Jan. 15 Facebook post by the Virignia Department of Corrections has received more than 117,000 comments and has been shared 81,000 times - because of her name.


Things to Do INSIDE in Prince William, VA

Don’t let bad weather “rain on your parade” – there are plenty of fun activities to enjoy inside. Prince William is full of indoor activities ranging from indoor sports & games facilities, top-notch museums, movie and planetarium complexes, and a variety of craft beverage locations to enjoy. So whet


Prince William man sentenced to 19 years for sex offenses, additional charges

Loudoun County Judge J. Howe Brown Jr. sentenced a Prince William County man to 19 years on charges related to sex offenses, assaulting law enforcement and traffic charges. Russell Thomas Versage, 48, appeared before Brown on Monday in Loudoun County Circuit Court for sentencing on one count of elec


Former Fairfax County High School student arrested on child porn charges

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — A former Fairfax High School student was arrested after police said they found nude images of teenage girls on his Dropbox accounts. 18-year-old Ergi Masati was arrested on October 23, 2018 and charged with five counts of possession of child pornography, the Fairfax County Poli