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Aug 5, 2016

Police: Md. men gave meth to Va. mayor charged in meth-for-sex sting

FAIRFAX, Va. — A northern Virginia mayor was facing drug charges Friday after his arrest in a meth-for-sex sting, police said. Three-term City of Fairfax Mayor R. Scott Silverthorne was arrested Thursday after meeting at a hotel with undercover detectives he connected with through a website used to arrange casual sexual encounters between men, police said. […]

Apr 18, 2013

Court holds Episcopal Church owns Fairfax Co. property

RICHMOND, Va. — The Episcopal Church is the rightful owner of a historic church formerly occupied by a congregation that abandoned the denomination over the consecration of an openly gay bishop and other differences, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The justices unanimously upheld Fairfax County Circuit Court Judge Randy Bellows’ ruling against The Falls […]

Feb 7, 2012

Texting while driving ban clears Virginia Senate

RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Senate has passed legislation to toughen the state’s law against texting or emailing while driving. Sen. George Barker’s bill cleared the Senate on a 28-12 vote Tuesday. It now goes to the House of Delegates. The bill would make texting while driving a primary offense in Virginia. It’s already a […]

Jun 26, 2011

‘Beltway sex’ case ends in $22K verdict

RICHMOND, Va. — A Fairfax circuit jury has awarded $22,000 to a cabbie struck from behind on the Washington Beltway last year. In the case, the plaintiff made allegations that the defendant was drunk, going 85 miles per hour and having sex at the time of the crash. The Washington Post tagged it the “Beltway […]

May 31, 2011

Assault charge dismissed against Redskin Albert Haynesworth

FAIRFAX, Va. — A judge on Tuesday dismissed a misdemeanor assault charge against Washington Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth after the player reached an agreement with the man who said he was the victim of a road-rage attack. Under Virginia law, a judge can dismiss misdemeanor assaults under a provision called “accord and satisfaction,” in […]

Nov 21, 2010

Fairfax jury awards $4.75M for brain injury from fireworks show

The deafening explosion of a wayward fireworks rocket caused devastating injuries for a Northern Virginia mother and led to a $4.75 million jury verdict against the fireworks company that staged the 2007 Independence Day show in Vienna, Va. The Nov. 12 verdict for Kathryn Hollis came after a four-week trial involving extensive use of video […]

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