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Past articles by Kelsey:

Leesburg childcare employee charged with child abuse

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — A Leesburg daycare employee has been charged with cruelty towards an infant. 65-year-old Leesburg resident Martha Moreno has been charged with one count of felony cruelty and injuries to children, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s office. The investigation began on August 3 when child abuse was reported at the […] → Read More

Virginia extends ‘Cocktails-to-Go’ laws for one more year

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WDVM) — Whether it’s on the rocks or frozen, Virginia has now extended cocktail-to-go laws for one more year. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, many restaurants created a way to offer cocktails to go with a meal. The General Assembly decided to continue this practice. In addition, restaurants that deliver wine […] → Read More

Civil War Trails launches first bilingual sign in Fairfax

FAIRFAX, Va. (WDVM) — Civil War Trails, Inc. has teamed up with Fairfax County Parks and Recreation, Old Baldy Civil War Round Table and several local stakeholders to launch a new bilingual sign at Ox Hill Battlefield Park. This is the first bilingual sign for Civil War Trails in the nation. The trails offer more […] → Read More

VA Senators Kaine and Warner reintroduce legislation to reduce gun violence

CHANTILLY, Va. (WDVM) — Virginia Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner are reintroducing their Virginia Plan to reduce gun violence. “The Virginia Plan to Reduce Gun Violence Act” has been introduced to enact a series of commonsense gun violence prevention measures adopted by the Commonwealth last year. According to the Senators, this bill will include […] → Read More

Herndon town council may adopt law prohibiting firearms on town property

HERNDON, Va. (WDVM) — Herndon town council is considering to a adopt a new law that will prohibit firearms in certain parts of town. If passed this new law will prohibit the possession of firearms and ammunition on town property. Officials said this is the second time that the council has discussed a firearm ban, […] → Read More

Regal theaters soon re-open

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (WDVM) — Several regal movie theaters are starting to open their doors again, including the Regal Springfield Town Center. The theater chain is opening up in D.C, Maryland, and Virginia starting April 16th, with a limited capacity of 25% to 50%. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, movie lovers shifted from the theater seats […] → Read More

Northern Virginia school systems get nearly $1 billion in stimulus funds

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — Northern Virginia localities and public school systems will get nearly $1 billion in funding from the economic stimulus package passed by Congress earlier this month and signed by President Joe Biden. This funding comes from the economic stimulus package passed by Congress that was signed earlier this month. According to […] → Read More

Controversial Dr. Seuss titles will not be removed from Arlington County Public Libraries

ARLINGTON, Va. (WDVM) — According to library officials, controversial Dr. Seuss titles will remain in circulation at Arlington County Public Libraries until they are no longer usable. Library officials recognize that they are now dealing with mid-20th century Dr. Seuss titles that depict harmful stereotypes, although many may see them as children’s classics. Some of […] → Read More

Loudoun Sheriff’s investigate shooting

ASHBURN, Va. (WDVM)– The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a shooting that happened late Tuesday night. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting on Demott drive in Broadlands. Police said an adult male was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. This incident remains under investigation, and anyone with information is […] → Read More

Some Fairfax County Kindergarten students return to school

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (WDVM) — Students are slowly but surely making their way back into the classrooms. Pre-K and Kindergarten students were among the second wave of students to return Tuesday. Graham Road Elementary School Principal Lauren Bagini said they have been waiting for this day for almost a year, and she’s excited it’s finally […] → Read More

Alexandria City Council adopts ResilientALX Charter

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WDVM) — Alexandria City Council has adopted a charter to create a safe and resilient community. The council adopted the ResilientALX Charter. According to Council officials, the goal is to provide a vision to enhance the city’s strategic plan to keep Alexandria inclusive, and well managed. The charter will also partner with local […] → Read More

Leesburg man pleads guilty to PPP fraud

LEESBURG, Va. (WDVM) — A Leesburg man has pled guilty to PPP fraud totaling more than $2.5 million. 49-year old Didier Kindambu fraudulently obtained over $2.5 million in loans back in October of last year through the Cares Act Paycheck Protection Program. Kindambu pleaded guilty to bank fraud and faces a maximum penalty of 30 […] → Read More

Prince William police continue to search for suspect involved in shooting over the weekend

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WDVM) — The Prince William Police Department continues to seek help in locating a suspect involved in a shooting that happened over the weekend. Police continue to search for 34-year-old James Lawrence Gregory Jr. after a shooting that took place on January 23rd, at 9:25 pm. According to officials, they received reports of […] → Read More

Art organizations are encouraged to apply for Leesburg grants

LEESBURG, Va. (WDVM) — The Leesburg Public Art Commission has put out a call for local art organizations to submit requests for funding. This funding will go toward proposed art activities that will happen in Leesburg throughout the year. The town will apply for $4,500 of state funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. […] → Read More

Prince William police department highlights stalking prevention awareness

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WDVM) — It’s Stalking Awareness Month, and while the Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center is providing resources to help professionals, the Prince William County Police Department is helping by raising awareness. Although the Prince William Police Department doesn’t get a lot of stalking incidents, they want to ensure every resident’s safety. Officials […] → Read More

Woodbridge man charged for child pornography

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WDVM)– The Prince William County Police Department has arrested a Woodbridge man for child pornography charges. 25-year-old Rafael Gutierrez Guzman has been charged with distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography. An investigation revealed that he allegedly had and sent inappropriate images via mobile device through an undisclosed network between… → Read More

All Fairfax County public school employees are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine

FAIRFAX, Va. (WDVM) — All Fairfax County Public School employees will now be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the 1b group of essential workers. Starting early as Saturday, January 16th the Fairfax County Health Department along with Inova plans to vaccinate 40,000 teachers and staff of public and private schools, along […] → Read More

18-year-old charged in Sterling mugging

STERLING, Va. (WDVM) — A Herndon man has been charged for a mugging that happened in Sterling. 18-year-old Imithan Mahmud is charged with robbing a person just before midnight on November 23rd. According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, when a car pulled up beside the victim, three males got out and took items from […] → Read More

Manassas police investigate 7-11 robbery

MANASSAS, Va. (WDVM) — The Manassas City Police Department is investigating a robbery that happened at a 7-11. The robbery happened around midnight Thursday morning at 7-11 on Mathis Avenue. The suspect walked into the store carrying a knife and demanded an employee open the cash register. Officials said as of now there has been […] → Read More

Alexandria launches free COVID-19 testing Kiosks

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WDVM) — The city of Alexandria and the Alexandria Health Department have launched a new initiative to get people tested for COVID-19. As of Thursday residents can now access free COVID-19 testing kiosks. The effort came about to expand access to coronavirus testing. Health department officials said these kiosks will be around as […] → Read More