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    Steve Cone, 41, of Falls Church, enjoys spending time with his grandchildren Blair, 6, and Jackson, 9. Courtesy Steven Cone Steve Cone, 71, of Falls Church, said he’s declined to have reconstructive surgery after his two bouts with breast cancer. Courtesy Steve Cone (1/2) Share This Gallery: Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter. Share via email. Print....
    A woman reported being sexually assaulted in her apartment in Falls Church, Virginia, during a burglary on Thursday morning. Fairfax County police said they received a report of a man inside an apartment at around 5:10 a.m. in the 6000 block of Knollwood Drive. Officers spoke to the owner of the apartment, who said two men had broken into her...
    Falls Church City Public Schools in Virginia is alerting parents that some school bus routes could be delayed because of double runs starting Tuesday. The problem is driver shortages. The announcement comes as many school districts in the D.C. region are experiencing similar issues. “The Transportation Department will experience intermittent driver shortages that will require some drivers to do a...
    Fairfax County, Virginia, Police Chief Kevin Davis on Tuesday said six people overdosed in the predawn hours in Falls Church, and warned that a potentially fatal batch of cocaine laced with fentanyl might still be circulating in the area. All six victims, who ranged in age from 23 to 35, survived, although one victim is still “clinging to life” in...
    A man reported missing on Monday in Fairfax County, Virginia, was found dead Wednesday, and police say they have a man in custody. The Fairfax County police said the man was found dead behind his home on the 3300 block of Nevius Street in Falls Church, near Justice High School. Chief Kevin Davis is responding to the scene and police...
    A deaf woman fell onto the subway tracks in New York City after losing her balance when she was hit in the head by a homeless man who had been arrested for sucker-punching another victim just four days earlier.    Xing Zhou, 59, was on her way to church when a man approached her and punched her in the head at...
    The City of Falls Church, Virginia, will require its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive regular testing starting this fall, the city said Wednesday. According to a news release, the city council expressed support for the vaccine requirement, especially as Fairfax County recently announced a similar requirement for its employees. Falls Church said it contracts health department services...
    Drivers in Falls Church, Virginia, are facing traffic headaches following an early morning water main break Monday. The break happened around 4:45 a.m. East Broad Street/Virginia Route 7 is closed from Fairfax to Cherry streets. MAJOR ROAD CLOSURE: E. Broad St (Rt 7/Leesburg Pike) closed from Fairfax to Cherry Sts for water main break. Avoid area, find alternate routes in...
    Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — The Oscars are Sunday and if you’re looking to catch up on the nominees, most of them are streaming. Our top suggestions begin with the best-picture nominees “Nomadland ( on Hulu and available for digital rental)...
    After voting to rename George Mason High School and Thomas Jefferson Elementary back in December, the Falls Church City School Board in Virginia narrowed down the list of names Tuesday night. Among the five replacement names for George Mason High School is Tinner Hill High School. “Tinner Hill is the home of the first rural branch of the NAACP and...
    The percentage of Americans who have membership in a house of worship has dropped below 50 percent for the first time in eight decades according to a report released by Gallup on Monday. U.S. church membership has steadily been declining for the past two decades. Before 2000 church membership had generally stayed around 70 percent from when Gallup began measuring it...
    A woman is dead after a man’s car hit her while backing into a driveway in Fairfax County, Virginia, Sunday evening. The deadly crash happened around 5:45 p.m. Sunday in the 6300 block of Lakewood Drive in the Falls Church area. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
    Detectives in Fairfax County are investigating a series of overnight commercial burglaries at minority-owned businesses located in Alexandria, Annandale, Falls Church and Springfield in Virginia. The thieves have been targeting restaurants, grocery stores and other minority-owned businesses, breaking into at least 15 of them since Jan. 28, the Fairfax County Police Department said. In most cases, the thieves began by...
    A woman is fighting for her life after being shot in a Fairfax County, Virginia, home early Wednesday morning. Fairfax County officers responded around 3 a.m. to a home on the 3300 block of Wilkins Drive in the Falls Church area for a report of shots fired. The victim was transported to a hospital with life threatening injuries. An investigation...
    A woman is dead after a hit-and-run crash in Fall Church, Virginia. Fairfax County police responded to a crash involving a pedestrian in the 7300 block of westbound U.S. Route 29/Lee Highway near Graham Road, just after 8:45 p.m. Wednesday. The woman died at the scene, police said. Her identity had not been made public as of Thursday morning. No...
              Falls Church City Public Schools plans to have all students back to in-person classes soon, according to a notice from Superintendent Peter Noonan. “ALL students are slated to return in the month of January,” Noonan said on Monday. “We plan to return students in phases beginning on January 5, 2021, consistent with employee...
    Students in Falls Church, Virginia, are slated to begin returning to classrooms on Jan. 5, the school said in an update on Tuesday. The school system paused all in-person instruction in late November due to rising coronavirus case counts in Northern Virginia. The goal is now to have all of the city’s students back in classrooms by the end of...
    Police in Fairfax County, Virginia, identified the man arrested for shooting a teenage boy and later engaging in a shootout with officers. Glenn Allen Myer, 61, of Falls Church was trying to break into an apartment complex in the Falls Church section of Fairfax County Thursday. Police responded to the scene before 11 a.m. after the teenager called 911 saying...
              The Falls Church City School Board voted to change the names of local schools George Mason High and Thomas Jefferson Elementary on Tuesday night. The seven-member board was unanimous in its decision to rename and each member offered remarks during the virtual meeting to explain their reasoning or opinion. “Are these two men...
    The Falls Church School Board in Virginia voted 7-0 to change the names of Thomas Jefferson Elementary and George Mason High, despite an October community survey that found 56% opposition to changing the school names. “After deep and careful consideration of everything I’ve heard and read, I conclude that renaming both schools is in the best interest of our students...
    The City of Falls Church in Northern Virginia wants your help in evaluating its police department and sheriff’s office between now and early December. After a summer filled with protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man killed while in police custody, the small Virginia city launched a Use of Force Review Committee with over a dozen...
    One person was found dead after a house fire in Fairfax County, Virginia, early Wednesday morning. Fairfax County firefighters were dispatched to a burning single-family home around 3:30 a.m. in the 3200 block of Alice Court, near Camp Alger Avenue in the Falls Church area. They found flames erupting from the side of the building’s top floor and its roof....
    Metro is seeking public input through Friday on the naming of two Northern Virginia subway stations: the existing West Falls Church station and a future stop at Potomac Yard. Since 1999, the University of Virginia’s initials have been included alongside or as a subtitle under the West Falls Church station’s name on Metro transit maps and signage. But when U.Va....
    Footage from Sunday’s shooting in Falls Church, Virginia, which put two people in the hospital, was released Tuesday. The shooting happened along the 3800 block of South George Mason Drive at approximately 1:19 a.m., according to authorities. Police said when they arrived at the scene, they discovered bullet casings but no victims. Shortly after, Arlington County police found a...
    Two people were shot in Falls Church, Virginia, early Sunday morning, including one who was found on Interstate 395 trying to drive themselves to the hospital. The shooting happened along the 3800 block of South George Mason Drive at approximately 1:19 a.m., according to Fairfax County police. Police said when they arrived at the scene, they discovered bullet casings but...
    A man is dead after being shot at a nightclub in Falls Church, Virginia, early Friday morning. City of Falls Church police said they responded to a 911 call for a shooting at the Diva Lounge, located at the Eden Center on 6753 Wilson Blvd., at 12:05 a.m. One victim was found dead from a gunshot wound, according to police....
    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The metropolitan Washington region’s Metrorail system says it will reopen two stations in northern Virginia ahead of schedule as service begins to return to pre-pandemic levels. The East Falls Church and Arlington Cemetery stations are set to reopen Aug. 23, Metro announced Monday. Those reopenings come one week after Metro reopened the West Falls Church...
    A Beirut priest was seen running in terror during a livestreamed Mass — as debris rained down on him during the catastrophic explosion that killed at least 100 people. The priest initially continued his Mass as his church violently shook and the lights went out at the start of Tuesday’s warehouse blast. Seconds later, a loud blast sent artifacts...
    A Beirut priest was seen working in terror throughout a livestreamed Mass — as particles rained down on him in the course of the catastrophic explosion that killed no less than 100 individuals. The priest initially continued his Mass as his church violently shook and the lights went out at the beginning of Tuesday’s warehouse blast. Seconds later, a...
    A Beirut priest was seen running in terror during a livestreamed Mass — as debris rained down on him during the catastrophic explosion that killed at least 100 people. The priest initially continued his Mass as his church violently shook and the lights went out at the start of Tuesday’s warehouse blast. Seconds later, a loud blast sent artifacts from...
    Falls Church Council member Daniel “Dan” X. Sze died after a battle with esophageal cancer. “The news of Dan’s passing has hit me hard,” said David Tarter, mayor of the Northern Virginia city, in a news release. “He was a friend who cared deeply about the best interests of our city and its residents and tirelessly advocated for its betterment....
    What first was imagined as a “Bicycle Beltway” has evolved into a transportation plan for walkers and bikers approved by D.C.-area leaders in order to create seamless paths for travel regionwide. The National Capital Trail Network was approved by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ Transportation Planning Board on Wednesday. Some 656 miles of paths that currently exist represent about...
    As calls grow to change the names of Virginia public schools in the wake of nationwide protests against police brutality, the Falls Church City School Board met Tuesday to consider some changes of their own. Greg Anderson, the chair of the committee, said at the beginning of the work session, “I think we can all agree we’re in a unique...
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