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Dogs Attack Woman Near Reston: Police

OAKTON, VA -- Police have charged a woman after they say her three pitbulls attacked and bit a woman on Hunter Mill Road just outside of Reston last Friday. The victim was driving her car in the area of Hunter mill Road and Mystic Meadow Way on March 22 at 4:34 p.m., and saw three pitbull mix dogs s


Charges against 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett dropped, attorneys say

CHICAGO — Attorneys for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett say charges alleging he lied to police about attack have been dropped. Stay with WUSA9.com for more on this developing story.


‘Pardon Our Dust’ Meetings Starting Soon for Route 7 Widening

As construction gears up for widening Route 7 from Reston to Tysons, “Pardon Our Dust” meetings starting later this spring will keep people informed on the upcoming work phases and schedules.


Virginia woman dies after being intentionally hit by car, police say

A woman was fatally injured in Manassas on Sunday when a car was driven into her intentionally, the Manassas City police said. The woman was identified as Shamsa Begum, 66, of Manassas.


Virginia DMV Sued for Suspending Licenses of People With Unpaid Fees

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Attorneys involved in a battle over whether it's unconstitutional for Virginia to suspend somebody's driver's license if they don't pay court costs and fines went before a federal judge on Monday.


First African-American female firefighter in Fairfax County tells her story

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Felecia Manns made history 33 years ago as the first African-American female firefighter in the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department. She recounts the barriers that she broke in her journey, and her favorite memories as a firefighter.


Suspected DUI Crash Closes Rt. 15

Rt. 15 north of Leesburg was closed for several hours this morning after a suspected DWI driver crashed and brought down utility lines. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Rachel M. Spencer, 30, of Leesburg, crashed into a utility pole near Saint Clair Lane just after 2 a.m. She was charged with driv


New domestic violence shelter opens in southern Fairfax Co.

Virginia’s Fairfax County opened its third domestic violence shelter, specifically to serve the southern part of the county. The new shelter, called Artemis House Region 1, opened in February and has almost 30 beds.


3 Virginia Powerball tickets each win $50K in Saturday's drawing

(WRIC) -- Virginia Lottery officials say three Powerball tickets sold in the Commonwealth each won $50,000 in Saturday night's drawing. Those tickets, which matched four of the first five numbers plus the Powerball number, were bought in Colonial Heights, Clifton and Burke.


Fast-attack submarine New Jersey marks construction milestone at Virginia shipyard

Several New Jerseyans played a prominent role Monday during a ceremony to commemorate the continued construction of the attack submarine New Jersey at a shipyard in Newport News, Virginia.


Amtrak trains delayed after train struck and killed person walking on tracks in Bowie

BOWIE, Md. (ABC7) — A person has died after an Amtrak train struck and killed a trespasser walking on the Amtrak tracks just south of Bowie, according to officials. Police have closed the railroad along with delaying Amtrak trains traveling in the direction of Baltimore-Washington International Airp


Police arrest man charged with December sexual assault near Fraternity Row

A College Park man was arrested Saturday in connection with a reported sexual assault on Fraternity Row from December, according to police. Anwar Hammed Abdel-Rahman, 43, of College Park, was apprehended in Washington, D.C., by University of District of Columbia Police. He’s charged with second-degr


Virginia Beach man sentenced for heroin, fentanyl ring

NORFOLK, Va. — A Virginia Beach man was sentenced Tuesday to over 11 years in prison for his role in a heroin and fentanyl distribution conspiracy that resulted in an overdose death.


Secret Service officer hospitalized after accident near vice president's residence

A Secret Service officer was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries on Tuesday after an accident near the vice president's residence. The Secret Service said the accident occurred at about 11:35 a.m. just outside the Naval Observatory.


Drunk driver arrested for hit and run, leaving victim in critical condition

MANASSAS, Va. - A drunk driver was arrested in Manassas after striking a woman with his car and driving away. According to Manassas City police, the victim was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Her condition is unknown.


Brother And Sister Assault Cops In Sterling: LCSO

STERLING, VA—A brother and sister were arrested early Sunday after assaulting police in the area of City Center Boulevard, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Daniel J. Schmidt, 43, of Winsted, Conn., was charged with drunk in public, hindering, obstruction of justice and two counts of


Hardy County deputies seize marijuana from Virginia teen

HARDY COUNTY, W.Va. (WHSV) — Charges are pending against a Virginia teen after deputies in Hardy County caught a driver with a large number of baggies and marijuana. According to the Hardy County Sheriff's Office, a deputy spotted a black Audi with Virginia license plates speeding through Wardensvil


Person seriously injured by falling tree that may have been downed by hit-and-run motorist

ROCKVILLE, Md. (FOX 5 DC) - A person has been seriously injured after they were struck by a tree in Montgomery County that authorities say may have been downed by a hit-and-run motorist.


Fairfax City Restaurant Inspections: 18 Violations At One Place

FAIRFAX, VA—Fairfax Health District officials recently inspected food preparation and storage in the area. Full reports can be accessed on the health department's website. "In our experience, it is unrealistic to expect that a complex, full-service food operation can routinely avoid any violations,"


Herndon Man Arrested For White Supremacist Posters: Report

VIENNA, VA -- A Herndon man was arrested after he was caught in the Town of Vienna putting up posters for a white supremacist organization, according to a report. Vienna police say that a 21-year-old man from Longleaf Lane in Herndon was charged with destruction of property and released on his signa