Lawn tractor's exhaust causes $231K house fire

Hot exhaust from a riding lawn tractor accidentally caused a $231,500 house fire in the Fairfax Center area of Fairfax County Wednesday.

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 11:55am EDT

Fairfax Co. selects new superintendent

The Fairfax County School Board has announced its finalist to be the next superintendent of schools.

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 06:47pm EDT

Fairfax police shoot, wound man

Fairfax County police shot and injured a man in the Kingstowne area during a call for a report of a suicidal man Tuesday afternoon.

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 04:03pm EDT

Scam targets your tax refund

This could come as a real shock: You send in your tax return and then you get word from the IRS that the agency already has it. Your refund has been sent out to some other address.

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 04:23am EDT

Utility scam targets immigrants in Virginia

Some local residents have been bilked out of hundreds of dollars by a utility scam.

Tuesday - 04/09/2013, 02:24pm EDT

Va. school system rethinks student handbook

The days of zero tolerance in the student code of conduct may be ending in one area school system.

Monday - 04/08/2013, 03:34pm EDT

Belinda Carlisle: 'Sun' rises (again) on solo career (VIDEO)

Belinda Carlisle talks with WTOP about venturing back into pop music and touring with The Go-Go's.

Monday - 04/08/2013, 10:11am EDT
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Virginia ramps up pedestrian safety campaign

As more people hit the streets this spring, law enforcement officials are making sure pedestrians are safe.

Saturday - 04/06/2013, 04:05pm EDT

Hundreds on Fairfax Co.'s pre-K waiting list

Fairfax County has nearly 900 kids on a waiting list for pre-kindergarten programs.

Friday - 04/05/2013, 09:49am EDT

Travel times come to I-66, but not to the Beltway Express Lanes

As the Virginia Department of Transportation unveils more travel times on I-66, the agency tells WTOP similar information near the 495 Express Lanes could be years away.

Thursday - 04/04/2013, 08:09am EDT

Kilmer 8th graders head to national competition with allergy invention idea

Imagine a gadget that people with food allergies could use to make sure the meal they're about to eat won't make them sick. That idea put two Vienna middle school students in the running for a national award.

Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 04:22am EDT

Development plans flood Fairfax, Montgomery counties

The number of construction projects in the works is at the highest level in four years.

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 04:18pm EDT

Bulldozers to invade Va. park full of beavers, snakeheads

Bulldozers will soon roll into one of Northern Virginia's largest nature preserves.

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 02:57pm EDT

Prestigious Fairfax school plans $90M renovation

Fairfax County's Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology plans $90M renovation

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 12:02pm EDT

Judge: Va. marriage law unfair to Sikhs

Fairfax judge says Va. law that gives preference to ordained ministers unfair to Sikhs

Monday - 04/01/2013, 05:42pm EDT

Video released of suspected serial groper (VIDEO)

Police say they have found a potential lead in the serial groper case in Fairfax County. It comes from a video taken at a store in the Kingstowne Shopping center during a groping incident on March 28.

Monday - 04/01/2013, 02:06pm EDT

No tolls on the Beltway Express Lanes this weekend

Drivers will get a chance to use the Beltway Express Lanes for free this April 6 and April 7, a move the lanes' operating company hopes will allow drivers to become more familiar with the toll lane.

Monday - 04/01/2013, 10:18am EDT

Custom Fairfax tags meet with cool reception

Fairfax County officials are asking the state to create a special county license plate. But residents of Virginia's most populous county don't seem too interested.

Sunday - 03/31/2013, 05:33pm EDT

Three Va. teens charged for gallon smashing prank (VIDEO)

Three Vienna teens are charged with disorderly conduct and destruction of property after Fairfax County Police say they smashed gallons of milk and juice in several grocery stores.

Friday - 03/29/2013, 02:24pm EDT

Serial groper strikes for the 24th time

The man walking around Northern Virginia groping women has apparently struck again.

Friday - 03/29/2013, 01:15pm EDT
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