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Past articles by Marcus:

Officials are on alert after another outbreak at a Northern Virginia retirement facility

BURKE, Va. (WDVM)– The Fairfax County Health Department is investigating an outbreak at a second Northern Virginia retirement home. Earlier this week officials confirmed there was a virus outbreak that took the lives of two elderly residents and left more than 50 sick at Greenspring Retirement Living facility in Fairfax County. Now the death toll has […] → Read More

Virginia environmental activists have a Green New Deal they want heard

MANASSAS, Va. (WDVM)– Environmental activists all over Virginia are pushing for the state to move in a greener direction. Wednesday night activists from all over the state gathered at the Bull Run Unitarian Church in Manassas to discuss what a Virginian Green New Deal would look like. One of the topics discussed were the idea of […] → Read More

Person struck by metro train in Merrifield

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — Fairfax County Fire and Rescue confirmed one person was struck by a metro train in the 2600 block of Avenir Place in Merrifield shortly before 2:15 p.m. Wednesday. The person has been removed from under the train and will be taken to the hospital. Their condition is unknown at this […] → Read More

Fairfax County Park Authority assesses damages caused by Northern Va. flooding

FAIRFAX, Va. (WDVM) — It has been nearly a week since floods ran through parts of Northern Virginia and Fairfax County is still assessing the damage to its parks. The flooding damage, as well as the fallen trees, have managed to put many of the county’s parks and trails out of service for much of […] → Read More

1 man, 1 juvenile arrested for allegedly attempting to steal car parts

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WDVM) — Fairfax County Police are investigating the scope of thefts from two individuals that were caught trying to steal tires from a car in Alexandria. Rodrigo Interiano, 18, was arrested for attempted grand larceny of motor vehicle parts, grand larceny of motor vehicle parts, and possession of stolen property with the intent to […] → Read More

Virginia sits at the top as the #1 state for business in 2019

FAIRFAX, Va. (WDVM)– The results are in and Virginia is coming in as the number one state for business in the entire country. For the past 13 years, CNBC has been ranking the states in the country on a scale weighing 10 categories, some included workforce, economy, quality of life and cost of doing business. CNBC […] → Read More

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors considering police body cameras

FAIRFAX, Va. (WDVM)– Fairfax County is a step closer to adding body cameras to the uniforms of all Fairfax County Police officers. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday night to discuss the findings of a year-long pilot program of Fairfax County Officers wearing body cameras. The study took place from March to September […] → Read More

Lightning strikes cause Arlington fires

ARLINGTON, Va. (WDVM) — While the saying goes lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place, lightning did strike in two different places only miles a part in Arlington, Va. Saturday night. Arlington County Fire officials responded to two different fires Saturday night during the thunderstorms that hit Northern Virginia. Both incidents were caused by […] → Read More

Certain home-based daycares get new protections

RESTON, Va. (WDVM) — Home-based childcare providers can breathe a sigh of relief after Virginia passed a new law giving certain providers some protection. The new law which took effect on July 1 is specifically protecting home-based childcare’s that reside in areas that are beholden to Home Owners Associations. In the past Home Owners Associations […] → Read More

Reston couple die while jet skiing

EDGEWATER, Va. (WDVM)–A couple from Reston, Virginia died while jet skiing in the Southern River in Edgewater, Maryland in Anne Arundel County early Wednesday morning. The couple was identified as Elizabeth Howle, 48, and Jeffrey Sessions, 53. According to officials, the couple hit a day marker while jet skiing. The officials recovered the damaged jet […] → Read More

Prince William County Police investigate hate crimes

GAINESVILLE, Va. (WDVM)– The Prince William County Police Department is investigating a hate crime in the area. Officers are investigating swastikas that were found at Piedmont Home Owners Association Pool House in Gainesville. This comes weeks after KKK fliers were being passed around, and a car was vandalized with swastikas carved into it. Officers say […] → Read More

Fairfax County launches first Disability Inclusion Conference

FAIRFAX, Va. (WDVM)– For the first time ever Fairfax County hosted a Disability Inclusion Conference and people came out in droves. Hundreds of people packed the Fairfax County Government Center Saturday to discuss and listen to ways the county can bridge the gap between the disability community and society to foster a more inclusive environment. The […] → Read More

New Fairfax County Ordinance will allow gardens in front yards

BURKE, Va. (WDVM) –The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a zoning ordinance that will finally allow people in the county to have a garden in the front of their homes. Gardening isn’t the same as having flowers in front of a home, that would be landscaping. The gardening ordinance allows for fruits and vegetables […] → Read More

City of Manassas seeks an interim Vice-Mayor

MANASSAS, Va. (WDVM)– Does the idea of being a temporary Vice-Mayor sound interesting? The City of Manassas is taking all applications. Last month, Vice Mayor Ken Elston resigned, leaving an open vacancy on the City Council. While there will be a special election in November to fill that role, the city is looking to fill […] → Read More

Prince William County police say 2 bodies found in woods died of homicide

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WDVM) — Prince William County police have identified the two people that were found dead in the woods on Featherstone Rd. Saturday morning. Officers responded at around 11:00 to a call from a citizen that found two adult male dead bodies. Police report they believe the incident is isolated to the wooded area […] → Read More

Carjacking turns into a chase which ends in a crash

RESTON, Va. (WDVM) — Two people have been arrested after a carjacking, that resulted in a high-speed police chase down I-95, which ended in a crash. A man parking his BMW X5 in Reston, Virginia was confronted and assaulted by two men early Wednesday morning, police said. Shortly thereafter Fairfax County Police released the information […] → Read More

Social activists rally for Juneteenth celebration

VIENNA, Va. (WDVM)– Juneteenth is a holiday that is celebrated every year on June 19th, it is considered by many as Freedom Day, which marks the abolition of slavery on this day in 1865. Dozens gathered to celebrate the day of liberation in Vienna, Virginia. Local activist groups such as Stand Up for Racial Justice and La […] → Read More

Boeing to move its Arlington Space and Launch Headquarters

ARLINGTON, Va. (WDVM)– Boeing announced Wednesday that their Space and Launch Headquarters will be leaving Arlington, Virginia for Florida. In a press release on Wednesday, Boeing said they will be moving the headquarters Florida’s Space Coast. The release went on to say Space and Launch Headquarters new location will allow for collaboration across all platforms […] → Read More

Virginia Railway Express will increase rates in July

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WDVM)–Starting in July it’s going to be a bit more costly to ride the Virginia Railway Express. In an effort to deal with repairs and different maintenance fixes, the Virginia Railway Express will be increasing their ticket prices. The increases will be marginal as they increase their rates by an average of 3% […] → Read More

Fairfax County Police Department look for an armed robber

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (WDVM)– The Fairfax County Police Department is looking for a man that robbed two at gun point. Thursday night the two victims were walking to a store along Leesburg Pike in Falls Church, Virginia when a man approached them with a gun. The man made the two get down on the ground […] → Read More