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Alexandria Man Charged in Setting Fire

  Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department fire investigators charged Scottie Alton Reina, 41, of the 6400 block of Richmond Highway, Alexandria, Virginia, with maliciously setting fire to personal property less than $200, Virginia Code 18.2-81, and setting a fire capable of spreading, Virginia Code 18.2-86, Thursday, December 5, 2013. The charges are in connection […]

Fairfax Academy Teacher’s Documentary to be Featured in Alexandria Film Festival

  A documentary film created byFairfax Academy Professional Television Production teacher Matt Pastic has been accepted by the Alexandria Film Festival. The documentary titled Capitol Food Fight will play at the Old Town Theatre in Alexandria on Thursday,  November 7, at 7 p.m. Fairfax Academy is one of six high school academies in Fairfax County Public […]

Two Alarm High Rise Apartment Fire Displaces Two Residents

On October 31 at 3:11 pm the Alexandria Fire Department, assisted by Arlington and Fairfax County Fire Departments responded to a high rise apartment building in the 300 block of Yoakum Parkway for a two alarm apartment fire.   The initial 9-1-1 call reported a fire alarm sounding in the building.  Subsequent calls reported smoke conditions […]

Governor Launches Adoption Social Media Campaign: #IHeartAdoption

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Governor McDonnell Launches Adoption Social Media Campaign: #IHeartAdoption
RICHMOND – Due to the success of the #100Kids100Days campaign, Governor Bob McDonnell is launching a new social media effort aimed at increasin…

High Speed Chase Near City of Fairfax Ends in Fatal Accident

A high speed chase near the City of Fairfax resulted in a serious two car crash that killed one passenger and injured two drivers. The incident began at approximately 12:45 a.m., Saturday morning when a Virginia State Police trooper became involved in the pursuit of a Honda Accord just outside the Fairfax City limit. According to […]

Police Search for Suspect in Bradwater Street Robbery

With the release of a composite sketch of one of the suspects involved, City of Fairfax Police are seeking assistance from the public in identifying the individuals who robbed a residence in the 3900 block of Bradwater Street in the Comstock community on September 10. The occupants reported that the pair forced their way into […]

Townhouse Fire on Cozy Glen Lane in Alexandria Caused by Smoking Materials

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a townhouse fire, Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at approximately 1:15 a.m., in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County. The single family townhouse is located at 5254 Cozy Glen Lane. Firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear of the three-story townhouse upon arrival. Firefighters […]

Purest Form of Ecstasy Killing Unsuspecting Youths

If you hear your teen mention “Molly,” don’t assume they have a new friend in their life. The innocent-sounding name may be a reference to an old drug that is making a comeback among teens. The Purest Form of Ecstasy Slang for “molecular,” Molly is marketed as the purest form of Ecstasy. Its main components […]

New Virginia Tech Spirit Daylily Available

BLACKSBURG—The maroon and orange Virginia Tech Spirit Daylily is now available at garden centers across the state. The specialty daylily is the first new plant introduced by Virginia’s Beautiful Gardens program, which was founded in 2005 as a collaborative effort of Virginia Tech, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Virginia Nursery […]

Governor Orders Full Inventory of All Existing Virginia School Buildings

  RICHMOND- Governor Bob McDonnell has directed Virginia Secretary of Education Laura Fornash to put together a comprehensive inventory of all existing Virginia public school buildings, including those not currently being used for instruction. The governor has asked for the report in order to gain a more accurate picture of the current state of the […]


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