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Past articles by Abigail:

Four new immunization requirements for Virginia students

RICHMOND, Va. (WDVM) — Virginia is now requiring four new immunizations for students before they head back to school in the fall. House Bill 1090 was passed by the Virginia General Assembly last year and went into effect on July 1, requiring every child in the Commonwealth who attends both public and private schooling or […] → Read More

VDH launches dashboard to track COVID-19 cases in both unvaccinated and vaccinated residents

RICHMOND, Va. (WDVM) — On Friday, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) launched a new portal on its website, allowing residents to see the impact of COVID-19 on both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated residents. The newest data shows over 99% of COVID-19 cases are occurring in residents who have not been fully vaccinated. Subject matter expert, […] → Read More

Fredericksburg police make arrest in connection to a Saturday night shooting death

Police in Fredericksburg arrested Jacquin Davis, 45, of Fredericksburg in connection to a fatal shooting that occurred Saturday night. → Read More

Virginia School Board ends public comment early during meeting, anger from citizens

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — The Loudoun County Public School (LCPS) board had to cut the public hearing section of its meeting short on Tuesday night, after attendees in the board room participated in reported “loud public demonstrations” violating the “decorum of the meeting” according to LCPS spokesperson, Wayde Byard. Board Chair Brenda Sheridan warned […] → Read More

Reports of sick, dying birds near D.C.

ARLINGTON, Va. (WDVM) — Residents are reporting an increased number of sick and dying birds across D.C., Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia, according to the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR). Local wildlife managers have received more than 325 reports of sick and dying birds, many with eye issues, across the Commonwealth. The volume of […] → Read More

VCU student’s cause of death announced

RICHMOND, Va. (WDVM) — Adam Oakes, A Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) student who was found dead after a fraternity party in February, cause of death has been announced. The Office of the Chief Medical examiner says Oakes died from alcohol poisoning and the death was accidental. According to the Associated Press, Oakes’ family thinks fraternity […] → Read More

First Lady Pamela Northam visits Tysons vaccine clinic

TYSONS, Va. (WDVM) — Last week, the new vaccine site opened in the Tysons Corner Mall in the old Lord and Taylor building. Since opening, many state officials have paid a visit, including First Lady Pamela Northam on Wednesday. Northam visited with nurses and thanked them for their service. “We are just so appreciative of […] → Read More

Police search for Walmart “peeping Tom”

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WDVM) — The Prince William County Police Department is looking for a man who allegedly filmed a woman while she was in a Walmart restroom. The incident occurred last Thursday afternoon at the Walmart in Woodbridge, located at 14000 Worth Avenue. The victim reported to police that while in the restroom, a man […] → Read More

Virginia short 100,000 J&J vaccines for next week’s supply

RICHMOND, Va. (WDVM) — After the Johnson & Johnson vaccine mixing issue that ruined 15 million doses, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) said the Commonwealth will only receive one-tenth of what it was expecting next week. Virginia received 124,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines this week and was expecting to receive a similar shipment […] → Read More

Amazon’s “Metropolitan Park” on track to open in 2023

ARLINGTON, Va. (WDVM) — Last January, Amazon began construction on phase one of its second headquarters in Arlington, called Metropolitan Park. Amazon said construction on Metropolitan Park is on track and is expected to open in 2023. “Today, more than 1,600 Amazonians are already in Arlington working at HQ2. We’ve opened up a variety of […] → Read More

Four MS-13 gang members arrested after assaulting man in Feb.

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WDVM) — The Prince William County Police Department announced the arrest of four MS-13 gang members after they assaulted a 31-year-old man who suffered significant head injuries and lacerations in a targeted attack on February 15. The four gang members included Christopher Calix-Rivas, Alexander Castro De La Luz, Moises Alfaro Olivar and Gustavo […] → Read More

Gov. Ralph Northam signs Voting Rights Act of Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (WDVM) — On Wednesday, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation to further protect Virginians under the federal Voting Rights Act. The federal act was originally enacted in 1965 to protect the rights of minority voters at the polls. It was later revisited by the Supreme Court in 2013 with a ruling that section […] → Read More

Arlington approves Courthouse Landmark block redevelopment

ARLINGTON, Va. (WDVM) — Over the weekend, the Arlington County Board approved a plan to redevelop the Courthouse Landmark Block. The plan will bring a 20-story apartment building, retail shops and a walkable promenade for residents to enjoy. The plan was envisioned to update the outdated existing buildings but still keep historical relevance. As outlined, […] → Read More

Dumfries man wanted for abduction and assault

DUMFRIES, Va. (WDVM) — Prince William County Police are looking for a man who assaulted a woman early Wednesday morning in Dumfries. Michael Alexander Howard is wanted for abduction, assault and battery of a 27-year-old woman. Authorities said they responded to a residence right after 2 a.m. on Wednesday to investigate an assault. The woman […] → Read More

Drag racer arrested after reaching 105 MPH on I-495

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WDVM) — The Alexandria Police Department arrested a man who was drag racing at speeds over 100 mph over the weekend. According to police, late Saturday night, an APD supervisor saw several vehicles accelerating and slowing down on I-495. After receiving an alert from the Virginia State Police about vehicles racing in the […] → Read More

Drunk driver struggles with officers during arrest

TRIANGLE, Va. (WDVM) — Prince William County Police arrested Tam T. Pham on Friday night after he was found intoxicated with an open container in his vehicle. According to PWCPD, authorities responded to the 3700 block of Masthead Trail in Triangle to investigate an intoxicated driver complaint. When they arrived, Pham was located inside a […] → Read More

Small plane crashes in Frederick, pilot suffers minor injuries

A small plane crashed near the intersection of Back Mountain Road and Fishel Road around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in Frederick County. → Read More

Fairfax County executive presents FY 2022 budget

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — Fairfax County executive Bryan Hill presented the Fiscal Year 2022 budget to the board of supervisors, on Tuesday, the first step of many toward solidifying the county budget for the upcoming year. Hill opened the budget presentation by expressing the importance of maintaining a conservative approach for the 2022 budget, […] → Read More

Man arrested after attacking EMS personnel

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WDVM) — A man was arrested after he assaulted EMS personnel while he was being evaluated at Patient First in Woodbridge on Sunday night. John Sungsoo Kim was arrested by the Prince William County Police Department on Sunday night and charged with four counts of assault and battery of EMS. Authorities said Kim […] → Read More

FCPD investigating Hybla Valley shooting

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WDVM) — The Fairfax County Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Thursday night at 7500 Richmond Highway in Hybla Valley, the Mount Vernon district. According to police, one man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries according to police. FCPD believe three suspects possibly left the scene in a car. This is a developing story and will be updated. → Read More