Fairfax County

March 9, 2020 | Ryan Donovan

Controlled Burn Caused by Quantico Creates Smoky Haze Across County

A massive cloud of smoke fell over a Fairfax and Montgomery County Sunday morning. The cause of the smoke? A controlled forest burn organized by Quantico. In an effort to help improve the overall fire safety of the forest, Quantico officials conducted a back burn to help limit the chances of potential forest fires in […]

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October 30, 2019 | Staff Writer

Virginia Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of a Minor

A 48-year-old Springfield, Virginia man has been charged with committing sexual abuse of a minor, according to a statement by Montgomery County police. Luis Fredy Hernandez-Morales of Sweet Dale Court was arrested by Fairfax County police Tuesday, and he is being held in Virginia pending extradition to Montgomery County. The victim in this case is […]

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February 15, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Update: Fairfax Police Arrest 10 in Death of Gaithersburg Teen

UPDATED, 7:45 p.m.: Fairfax County Police said four adults have been charged in the death of Demaris Reyes: Cindy Blanco Hernandez, 18, 11900 block of Winterthur Lane, Reston; Wilmer A. Sanchez-Serrano, 21, of no fixed address; Aldair J. Miranda Carcamo, 18, 7000 block of Skyless Way, Springfield; and Jose Castillo Rivas, 18, 5800 block of Brunswick […]

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March 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

SoberRide Offered on St. Patrick’s Day

Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s 2016 St. Patrick’s Day SoberRide program will be offering free rides to keep drivers from drinking and getting behind the wheel. The free service is available from 4 p.m. Thursday, March 17 until 4 a.m. Friday, March 18. To receive a free cab ride home (up to a $30.00 fare), call […]

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November 3, 2015 | Staff Writer

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Montgomery County Government Ranks Highest in Region for County’s Top Manager Salaries

The Montgomery County Council received a report today from the Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) that provides comparative base salary data for director, executive management and manager series positions in Montgomery County Government, the Federal government and 24 other local governments. The OLO report shows that Montgomery County ranks highest in the Washington-Baltimore region for […]

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October 21, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Montgomery and Fairfax Counties Press for American Legion Bridge Repairs

The Montgomery County Council and Fairfax Board of Supervisors jointly sent a letter to both Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe requesting that the two states “come together and focus on making improvements to address the severe congestion problems at the American Legion Bridge.” The letter asks that the states prioritize funding […]

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September 9, 2015 | Aline Barros

Montgomery County Police Radios to Receive Baltimore City Radio Frequency

Montgomery County police officers are expected to receive Baltimore City frequency on their radios. Police said on Wednesday the department obtained approval for the update that can be done remotely at officers’ convenience. However, according to Officer Chris Johnson, the department’s Radio Systems Manager, this update is not mandatory. “But in fact, we do now have […]

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June 5, 2015 | Krista Brick

Diamond Elementary Student Named an Outstanding Safety Patrol By AAA Mid-Atlantic

A Montgomery County Public Schools student is one of ten winners of the AAA Safety Patrollers in the Washington metro area. AAA Mid-Atlantic and the Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education honored the top Ten Safety Patrols a ceremony on today at The Waterford at Fair Oaks in Fairfax, Va. Ivan Glerum of Diamond Elementary School was the […]

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April 21, 2015 | Krista Brick

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Leggett Proposes New Structure for Economic Development in MoCo

County Executive Isiah Leggett is putting the wheels in motion to move Montgomery County’s Department of Economic Development into a non-governmental agency. “He thinks the work of attracting investment and jobs obviously is something public officials have to be involved in, but the machinery to do it is a little more flexible and easier to […]

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July 25, 2012 | Staff Writer

American Legion Bridge with traffic

Montgomery and Fairfax Transportation Meeting

From Montgomery County Council The Montgomery County Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T and E) Committee, which is chaired by Council President Roger Berliner, and the Fairfax Board of Supervisors, which is chaired by Sharon Bulova, will meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, to discuss transportation issues of joint interest between the Washington Region’s […]

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