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Police ID Ex-Con Killed In Virginia Shootout

Police have identified the 37-year-old ex-con who was killed in a police shootout earlier this week in Fairfax County. Christian Parker, of Reston, had been wanted for firing a gun in a home Sunday and other offenses when police confronted him in the parking lot of the Springfield Mall around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, county police said.
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FRPD investigates gunshot death

The Front Royal Police Department responded to a call about a gunshot on North Shenandoah Avenue at 10:30 on Thursday, June 30th. Officers arriving at the scene discovered a 41 year old white male in the grassy area between First Bank and United Bank. The person died from what is...
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JUST IN: FCPD identifies Reston man fatally shot by police at Springfield Town Center

The Fairfax County Police Department have publicly identified the 37-year-old man fatally shot by officers at the Springfield Town Center yesterday (Thursday) afternoon. Officers were attempting to locate Christian Parker, of Reston, around 4:30 p.m., because he was wanted for possession of a firearm by a felon, larceny of a firearm, brandishing a firearm and discharging a firearm within a home, police said in a news release today (Friday).
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Built in 1776: The North Wales estate in Warrenton

We've featured this 23-bedroom sprawling home and estate in Warrenton before -- as the most expensive home for sale in Virginia. It seemed fitting to feature it again over Fourth of July weekend, since the mansion was built in 1776. Realtors: Share your open house events in our events calendar.

Sterling, Va. teen charged in Loudoun Co. shooting

Loudoun County Sheriffs say that a 17-year-old has been charged in the June 11 shooting of 3 victims in Sterling, Virginia. The unnamed teen was charged with “one count of Attempted Aggravated Murder, three counts of Malicious Wounding, and four counts of Use of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.”

New Magistrate to Take Office in Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG, WV (LOOTPRESS) – West Virginia’s 159th magistratewas sworn into office at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 1, at Destiny Baptist Church, 115 Raleigh Street, Martinsburg. Michelle Barnes-Russell was appointed June 14 by Twenty-Third Judicial Circuit (Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan Counties) Chief Judge Michael D. Lorensen. Her first...

ProJet Seeks Injunction to Halt Second FBO at Leesburg Airport

Project Aviation this week filed for a Circuit Court injunction to stop the town government from allowing a second company to begin work as a fixed-base operator at Leesburg Executive Airport. ProJet has served as a FBO at the airport since 2010. This month, a second business, Kuhn Jet Center,...
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What’s in the Freedge? Free Community Refrigerator Opens

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — The Congregational Community Action Project (CCAP) and several other local organizations are celebrating the opening of “The Friendly Neighborhood Freedge.”. The freedge — a combination of the words “free” and “fridge” — is an outdoor refrigerator filled with donated food that is located on...

1870 colonial estate in Middletown closes at $1.49 million

The renovated 1870 brick home on 16-plus acres at 6835 Holter Road, Middletown, listed for and closed at $1.49 million. This property is horse ready with three fields, a 60x80-foot horse barn with three-plus stalls and a heated tack room. The colonial home has 5 to 6 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, a two-story “party”/craft barn, a pool house with a half bath, an in-ground pool/hot tub, spring house, spring-fed pond and chicken house. Other features include a large family addition, a large primary bedroom addition, three gas fireplaces, one wood-burning fireplace, heated garage, finished basement, two porches and a covered back porch with an outdoor fireplace and large hard-scape patio.

Ashburn Man Dies in Evergreen Mills Road Crash

A 72-year-old Ashburn man involved in a crash on Evergreen Mills Road on Sunday evening has died from his injuries. According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the crash at 6 p.m. June 26. Investigators determined that the driver of a 1999 Honda CRV pulled out in front of a vehicle while making a left turn from Shreve Mill Road to go south on Evergreen Mills Road.
Fairfax Times

Public Safety - week of July 1, 2022

A Woodbridge man faces multiple charges following a pursuit on Interstate 95 early June 26. Alpha A. Kamara, 24, is being held in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center on charges of one felony count of eluding police, one felony count of hit-and-run, unauthorized use of a vehicle, one felony count of possession of a Schedule I/II drug with the intent to distribute, one count of obstructing justice by resisting arrest, and driving without a valid license.

Ballpark Loudoun Officially Opens

Loudoun’s newest sports attraction has formally cut the ribbon and opened the doors, after years of effort to bring a baseball training facility to Ashburn. The Ballpark Loudoun, which arrived with state-of-the art indoor baseball training and facilities on Friday, is the result of efforts reaching back before the 2008 financial crisis, said President and CEO Chris Bourassa. Those plans fell apart during the 2009 market crash, but Bourassa said he never forgot about it.
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Warrenton man killed in Fauquier County crash

A Warrenton man died in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Fauquier County. The wreck happened on Springs Road east of Black Snake Lane just before 2 p.m. State police a the driver of a 2019 Ford Ranger was traveling east when he ran off the right side of the road, struck a sign, went down an embankment and overturned into a creek.

Local bars offer unique takes on the popular Bloody Mary

When you order a beer, you know exactly what to expect. Same with a glass of wine. A gin martini, a whiskey sour — there may be slight variations on these cocktails, but still you pretty much know what you’re getting. That’s not the case with a Bloody...

Darnestown Restaurant Named to USA Today’s ‘Top 50 Pizzerias in the US’ List

Darnestown’s Inferno Pizzeria Napoletana, was ranked 25th in the ‘Top 50 Pizzerias in the US’ list published by USA Today this week. It was the only pizzeria from Montgomery County and the only pizzeria from Maryland on the list. The list was created by the evaluation site 50 Top Pizza and uses over 1,000 anonymous inspectors worldwide. The Italian-based site started ranking pizzas in 2018 and now ranks pies all over the world annually.