Posted by Cassandra Sturos / Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
Many theories surround the changing of seasons, especially concerning predicting winter weather. While some theories are downright wacky—and the annual Farmer’s Almanac is often shockingly accurate—we all know why they’re anything but factual. We spoke with a few local meteorologists to debunk the following myths for the upcoming winter months.
Posted by Robert Fowler / Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
Roads in the region are recovering fast from the recent weather and other news you need to know today, Dec. 11, 2013.
Va. Governor Bob McDonnell has called for mental health funding following the incident involving Senator Creigh Deeds and his son this past November.
D.C. police officer Marc Washington was found dead in Hains Point following allegations of child pornography.
Former UVA lacrosse player, George Huguley, is appealing for a new trial following his 2012 conviction for the murder of his girlfriend, Yeardley Love.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan keeping mum on reports of a deep rift between him and team owner Dan Snyder.
Studies indicate that abortion was a deciding issue in this year’s Va. gubernatorial race.
Posted by Brandon Payton / Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
A round up of recent news in Northern Virginia…
Marc Washington found in water near Hains Point after child porn investigation (ABC7)
Dominion expects to restore power to all customers by tonight (INSIDENOVA)
Simmer down Fairfax! New noise ordnance in effect (Fairfaxtimes.com)
Front Royal knocks $850,000 off the books. (Nvdaily.com)
The Virginia State Crime Commission agreed Monday to conduct its own study of illegal cigarette trafficking (PrinceWilliamTimes.com)
Posted by Anthony Baracat / Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
Federal Offices are closed today; find school and professional closings here. (WUSA)
Here’s what to expect from today’s forecast. (WUSA)
WUSA provides power outages in numbers for Va., as well as some helpful maps (WUSA)
A Gov. McDonnell news conference is set today in Richmond covering upcoming mental health initiatives. (NBC)
Coming Loudoun Soccer team Virginia Calvary will have to wait another year—with neighbors Loudoun Hounds baseball. (Washington Post)
NoVA’s Bi-County Parkway is nearly all planned out. (WAMU)
Posted by Cassandra Sturos / Monday, December 9th, 2013
Northern Virginia has been hit with a wintry blizzard that would make the Northern states proud: snow, ice, rain and sleet, all combined to make road conditions horrendous, while at the same time transforming the surrounding landscapes into a winter wonderland.
Check out these photos that depict how snow and ice may make for a nerve-wracking drive to the office, but it sure is something to behold.
Posted by Cassandra Sturos / Friday, December 6th, 2013
Jacqueline Badger Mars, the heiress of the world’s largest candy company, Mars, Inc., pleaded guilty to October car crash that killed two.
Rise in popularity in craft beers, prompts a local man to assist breweries with production.
To protect the Chesapeake Bay wetlands and others, humans need to let nature take its course.
Fast food workers at The Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum protest wages.
Posted by Anthony Baracat / Thursday, December 5th, 2013
Virginia might never get a casino—and here’s why Tom Jackman is angry about it.
Va. Delegate Richard Anderson will host an interest meeting for families interested in the “Future Delegate Program” in Prince William.
“Va. Is For Lovers” will be included on the new state license plates, to be issued March 1.
Mark Warner says the long-awaited Silver Line will run in April.
Loudoun Judge Thomas Horne reflects on a 30-year sit of the bench.
Two of the scheduled six Wal-Marts were opened in D.C. Wednesday, amid concern and applause.
Posted by Robert Fowler / Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
The opening of the Silver Line Metro has been delayed further in order to ensure proper safety and training standards.
11-year-old Matthew Newcomber of Loudoun County will donate hundreds of toys from his collection to less-fortunate children this Friday, Dec. 6.
Prince William County heads will reevaluate controversial the Bi-County Parkway intended to connect them to Loudoun County.
The Washington Post
Libertarian Robert Sarvis mulling run against former Governer Mark Warner (D) for Va. Senate Seat.
Va. resident Jason Bourcier has found himself with a $200k tab from Dulles Toll Road fines.
Posted by Tim Regan / Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
Holly Zell really, really, really, really, really loves twinkling Christmas lights. Really. From November through January, much of her personal time is spent maintaining “Holly’s Tacky Christmas Lights,” which is perhaps the most definitive guide to “tacky” Christmas light displays in NoVA.
Posted by Anthony Baracat / Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
Virginia reached the top two in multiple categories for 2012 agricultural products.
Arlington drug firm co-owner admitted to importation fraud.
Three survivors remain from last night’s North Stafford house fire.
Virginia police confirm 11 holiday weekend deaths.
D.C. hosts Capitol tree lighting tonight.