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Past articles by Kiona:

Fairfax County Board votes to save Lake Accotink

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WDVM) — The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to fund a plan to save Lake Accotink, which many consider a suburban gem. Created in the 1940’s, the lake is said to be an invaluable asset to the community, but sediment filling in the lake continues to be a concern. The board […] → Read More

USA gymnastics coach arrested for sexual assault in Prince William County

HAYMARKET, Va. (WDVM) — A USA gymnastics coach was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly assaulting a girl at a residence in Prince William County. Authorities charged Sergio Galvez, 47, with three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child by a custodian. The alleged incidents happened between August 2007 and November 2008 when Galvez was […] → Read More

Loudoun County to begin improvements on Seneca Ridge Road

STERLING, Va. (WDVM) — Officials in Loudoun County are working to make traveling faster, happier and safer for some residents. On Wednesday, a groundbreaking ceremony kicked-off the start of improvements on Seneca Ridge Drive. The changes will improve the flow of traffic for area residents and schools, including Meadowland Elementary School, Seneca Ridge Middle School […] → Read More

Arlington County helps business owners prepare for disasters

ARLINGTON, Va. (WDVM) — After flash floods in July that caused about $6 million in damages to county-owned property, officials are working toward a new flood resilient Arlington showing businesses how they can prepare for and control damage. Whether its the result of climate change or an unforeseen event, disasters are bound to happen. “Usually […] → Read More

$16.1M renovation approved for Arlington’s historic Fire Station No. 8

ARLINGTON, Va. (WDVM) — The Arlington County Board approved a $16.1 million design for a new, energy-efficient fire station. The renovated station will replace Fire Station No. 8 on the 4000 block of Lee Highway. More than 100 years ago, the station began with the Hall’s Hill Volunteer Fire Department that protected African American residents […] → Read More

3 dead in Burke, Virginia home after barricade

BURKE, Va. (WDVM) — Three people including a suspect are dead after a shooting in the Burke section of Fairfax County on Monday night. It happened at a home on the 1600 block of Wicklow Drive. Around 9:11, a woman reported that a family member was threatening her with a gun. The suspect allegedly fired […] → Read More

St. Lucy Project donates 5,000 pounds of food

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WDVM) — Despite the rain, volunteers in the City of Alexandria came out to help those in need on Wednesday. Members of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington’s St. Lucy Food Project donated 5,000 pounds of food to ALIVE! Founded in 1969, ALIVE! is the largest safety net in the City of Alexandria and […] → Read More

Suspect sought in Arlington shooting

ARLINGTON, Va. (WDVM) — Police are investigating a shooting that left one person injured in the Green Valley area of Arlington County. Arlington County police responded to the 3200 block of 24th Street S. for reports of a gunshot just before 7:30 Tuesday night. Upon arrival they reportedly found a man suffering from a gunshot […] → Read More

Police investigating robbery at Woodbridge furniture store

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WDVM) — Prince William County Police are investigating a robbery at a furniture store in Woodbridge, Virginia Tuesday morning. Police said the incident happened at Ashley Furniture store on the 14200 block of Smokehouse Road around 9 a.m. Upon arrival, officers reportedly found that an undisclosed amount money had been taken from the […] → Read More

Governor Northam issues statewide drought watch advisory

PURCELLVILLE, Va. (WDVM) — A statewide drought watch advisory has been issued as drought conditions worsen in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Governor Ralph Northam issued a statewide drought watch advisory encouraging all citizens to begin preparation for potential drought. Earlier this month, Governor Jim Justice declared a state of emergency for all 55 West Virginia […] → Read More

LCPS approves unstructured breaks for secondary schools

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — Loudoun county public schools has become the first Virginia school district to enact a middle and high school break policy. The school board unanimously approved a policy for breaks in middle and high schools requiring a minimum of ten minutes of unstructured break time to students every other day. Parents […] → Read More

DIA employee arrested for leaking classified info to journalists

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WDVM) — An employee of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) was arrested Wednesday for leaking classified information. According to court documents, Henry Frese, 30, of Alexandria, was caught red-handed disclosing classified information to two journalists in 2018 and 2019. Between mid-April and early May 2018, Frese allegedly accessed intelligence reports including some that […] → Read More

Ipsun Solar on expanding access to clean energy

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — The Commonwealth of Virginia is taking steps to expand access to clean energy. Governor Ralph Northam issued an executive order that sets a goal of generating 30 percent of Virginia’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050. Some say in order for it to happen, there […] → Read More

Fairfax County removes glass from curbside recycling program

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — Due to the reduced demand for recycled glass, Fairfax County is making some changes to its recycling program. You use your glass, sort it, and throw it in a recycling bin thinking that it’ll be recycled, but with the ongoing problems of integrated recycling that’s not always the case. “The […] → Read More

Fairfax County recognizes Energy Efficiency Day

FAIRFAX, Va. (WDVM) — October 2 marks Energy Efficiency Day in Fairfax County and officials are sharing tips on how to take action and save money. Energy Efficiency Day is a national awareness event promoting the benefits of energy efficient technology and behavior. Officials in Fairfax County say it’s all about making smart choices that […] → Read More

Cocaine concealed in wooden hammock posts seized at Dulles Airport

CHANTILLY, Va. (WDVM) — Authorities say about nine pounds of cocaine was seized from a courier at Dulles International Airport. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered the cocaine concealed in parcels that a Honduran courier was delivering to an address in Maryland, according to authorities. During a secondary inspection, officers noticed discrepancies in four […] → Read More

Fairfax County chairman shares most impactful achievement ahead of retirement

FAIRFAX, Va. (WDVM) — With plans to retire, Fairfax County’s board of Supervisors Chairman, Sharon Bulova, delivered her final state of the county address After 31 years in public service and 11 years as chairman of the Fairfax County board of supervisors, Bulova says her most impactful initiative has been One Fairfax. One Fairfax is […] → Read More

Cold Case: FBI investigates mysterious death of Fauquier County father and son

BEALETON, Va. (WDVM) — It’s been 10 months since a Fauquier County father and son were mysteriously shot and killed, and now the FBI is offering an increased reward in the hopes that it’ll help solve the case. Duong Nguyen, 61, was an immigrant from Vietnam. He believed in the American dream, so much so, […] → Read More

Fairfax County holds community meetings ahead of U.S. Census 2020

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (WDVM) — Ahead of the 2020 Census, Fairfax County is reaching out to residents who may have concerns about giving out their personal information. Every 10 years, the United States counts it’s population using a census questionnaire. For the first time in 2020, the Census will be filled out online requiring names, […] → Read More

One dead, five injured in Alexandria house fire

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WDVM) — A house fire in Alexandria left one person dead and five others including a firefighter injured. The fire broke out at a single-family home on the 3400 block of Elmwood Drive at 9:51 p.m. Monday night. One man was found dead inside. Five other people and one firefighter were taken to […] → Read More