Spain investigators: Train conductor was on phone

A Spanish court says "black box" data recorders show that a train conductor was on the phone and traveling at 95 mph (153 kph), almost twice the speed limit, when the vehicle derailed, killing 79 people.

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 12:15pm EDT

Fairfax County to announce new police chief

Fairfax County is about to get a new police chief.

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 07:54am EDT

Va. animal shelter gets ready to adopt dogs again

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter will begin adopting dogs again after being forced to temporarily shut down due to widespread illness.

Monday - 07/29/2013, 06:00pm EDT

Mass transit could improve Route 7 traffic

Route 7 between Alexandria and Tysons in Virginia is a heavily congested corridor with about 62,000 vehicles on a typical workday.

Sunday - 07/28/2013, 06:53am EDT

Fairfax to convert more sports fields to synthetic turf

There's a big demand for sports fields in Fairfax County and the school board thinks it has the solution.

Saturday - 07/27/2013, 06:15pm EDT

Va. animal shelter needs help containing outbreak

About a dozen dogs at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter are showing signs of an upper respiratory illness and one has died of dog pneumonia.

Saturday - 07/27/2013, 08:17am EDT

Alexandria man dies from May car crash injuries

An 85-year-old Alexandria man has died from injuries he sustained from a car crash on May 29.

Friday - 07/26/2013, 03:06pm EDT

Va. animal shelter suspends intake after illness outbreak

A Fairfax County animal shelter is suspending intake of new dogs after an outbreak of an unspecified upper respiratory illness sickened about a dozen dogs.

Friday - 07/26/2013, 01:52pm EDT

New taxes could alleviate VRE, Metro commutes

Heavy traffic pushes many commuters to Virginia Railway Express and Metro. Both railways are over capacity, but new transportation funding could make the experience much smoother.

Friday - 07/26/2013, 07:48am EDT

Tolling, HOV eyed as part of Fairfax County Parkway study

From new interchanges to toll lanes to bus rapid transit, Fairfax County leaders want the state to study potential solutions to traffic congestion on two major county roads.

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 05:23pm EDT

Fairfax Co. man arrested for making bomb threat at courthouse

A 72-year-old Alexandria man was arrested for making a bomb threat at the Fairfax County Courthouse Wednesday.

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 11:35am EDT

Congestion-easing transportation project approved in Northern Va.

NVTA approves 32 new projects.

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 08:17am EDT

Fairfax County debates longer Monday school day for elementary schools

Students in Fairfax County elementary schools now spend a half day in class on Mondays, but that could change.

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 07:57am EDT

Carbon monoxide poisoning in Falls Church sends 3 to hospital

A faulty furnace sent three people to the hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning.

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 11:01am EDT

West Nile popping up around region

It's still early in the season, but some of the first positive test results are popping up for West Nile virus from mosquitoes.

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 09:48am EDT

State orders Univ. of Northern Va. to shut down

State orders Univ. of Northern Va. to shut down, school was raided by immigration officers

Tuesday - 07/23/2013, 06:00pm EDT

Police seek woman in Vienna bank robbery

Police are looking for a woman who robbed a Vienna bank on Saturday and who they believe robbed another bank earlier in the week.

Monday - 07/22/2013, 05:47pm EDT

Expanded TB testing urged after Fairfax County school cases

Students, faculty and staff at a Fairfax County high school are being asked to get tested for tuberculosis in an expanded move prompted by three active cases of the disease.

Monday - 07/22/2013, 04:45pm EDT

Fairfax officers honored for search that finds 2 missing boys (Video)

Three officers who are part of Fairfax County Police Department's Helicopter Unit have been honored for finding two missing boys and their dog in sub-freezing temperatures in the snow last January. See video of their search.

Monday - 07/22/2013, 11:21am EDT

Fire in Falls Church injures resident, firefighter

Fire at Falls Church home injures resident, firefighter; cause remains undetermined

Sunday - 07/21/2013, 12:10pm EDT
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