Where to see fireworks and parades this July 4

Pick from dozens of picnics, parades and fireworks planned this July 4. Outside of the National Mall festivities, here's a sampling of what's going on around the region:

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 12:33pm EDT

Judge dismisses Culpeper wrongful conviction suit

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit filed by man whose Culpeper murder conviction was overturned

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 11:10am EDT

Parasite strikes young crabs with deadly results

A disease that is nearly always fatal to blue crabs is affecting the young crab population in the Chesapeake Bay, says Jeff Shields, a scientist with the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences.

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 08:54am EDT

Va. man convicted of murder sentenced for thefts

Man convicted of killing Nelson County teenager sentenced in unrelated theft case

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 08:52am EDT

Rocket launched in Va. prematurely ends flight

Rocket launched from Va.'s Eastern Shore prematurely ends flight, NASA to investigate anomaly

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 08:50am EDT

Va. sets 35 mph speed limit on unpaved roads

New Virginia law limits speed limit to all unpaved roads to 35 mph

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 08:44am EDT

American Revolution Museum in Va acquires printing

Newspaper printing of Virginia Declaration of Rights headed to new Yorktown museum

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 08:28am EDT

Dominion warns customers in Virginia about scam

Dominion warns Va. customers about robbers claiming to be utility workers to gain home access

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 08:27am EDT

Va. farm officials report promising peach crop

Virginia agriculture officials say peach crop looks promising

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 08:26am EDT

Capitals add 2 Penguins defensemen in free agency

Busy Capitals sign ex-Penguins defensemen Matt Niskanen, Brooks Orpik as free agency starts

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 08:25pm EDT

Petersburg Progress-Index, weekly publication sold

Petersburg Progress-Index, area weekly publication sold to New Media Investment Group

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 06:41pm EDT

Fairfax supervisors throw out proposed ban on large gatherings

Feel free to plan that big summer party: the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday scrapped plans for proposed new zoning rules on group assembly in private homes.

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 04:30pm EDT

Leader of multistate fake ID ring sentenced in Va.

Leader of multistate fake ID ring sentenced in Virginia to more than 12 years in prison

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 04:30pm EDT

Longtime lawmaker Sen. Henry Marsh resigns

Longtime lawmaker, civil rights lawyer Henry Marsh resigns from Virginia Senate

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 03:41pm EDT

USAF: Malfunction caused Lake Ontario drone crash

Air Force: Series of system malfunctions caused drone to crash into Lake Ontario

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 03:30pm EDT

Va. gov revives climate change panel, cites threat

Virginia resurrects climate change panel, cites growing threat of rising seas

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 03:20pm EDT

Va. lawmaker facing charges says he won't resign

Virginia lawmaker says he won't resign after being charged with having sex with teenager

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 02:28pm EDT

Exelis to cut about 60 jobs in Roanoke County

Exelis to cut about 60 salaried jobs at Roanoke County night vision plant

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 01:50pm EDT

Marines in Europe, East Coast of US get new leader

Marines in Europe, East Coast of US get new leader during change of command

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 01:50pm EDT

Martinsville had highest jobless rate in May

Martinsville had highest unemployment rate in Virginia in May

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 01:50pm EDT
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