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Ashburn couple indicted in $20M visa fraud scheme

An Ashburn couple along with four co-conspirators were indicted yesterday in federal court for allegedly defrauding the government by applying for more than 800 illegal immigration benefits under the H-1B visa program that resulted in more than $20 million in profits.

Election results: Middleburg, Round Hill, Hamilton and Lovettsville

Voters in the towns of Middleburg, Hamilton, Lovettsville and Round Hill elected mayors and council members in Tuesday's elections.

Facebook/Purcellville Mayor Kwasi Fraser

MORE: Mayor Fraser cruises to a second term in Purcellville; three incumbents ousted

Securing seats on council were newcomers T. Chris Bledsoe, the top vote-getter with 954; Nedim Ogelman right behind with 938 votes; and Ryan J. Cool with 795 votes.

Trump campaign chairman in Virginia to run for governor

Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, told The Associated Press on Saturday that he plans to launch an official campaign in October.

As Purcellville confronts more growth, mayor and council races turn contentious

Purcellville residents will head to the polls May 3 to elect a mayor and members of the town council in what is turning out to be a continuous race with some residents calling for long-time incumbents to leave the dais.

Significant premium hikes expected under Obama health law—especially in Va.

Expect insurers to seek significant premium increases under President Barack Obama's health care law, in a wave of state-level requests rippling across the country ahead of the political conventions this summer.

Loudoun County Department of Animal Services Director Nina Stively with a dog from Louisiana that will be available for adoption at the Homeward Bound adoption event May 7 at the Loudoun County Animal Shelter. Photo Courtesy/Loudoun County

Loudoun Animal Shelter to host Homeward Bound adoption event May 7

More than a dozen dogs from Louisiana arrived at the Loudoun County Animal Shelter Thursday where they hopefully will be adopted during a May 7 event.

Facebook/Dick Black

UPDATE: Sen. Black meets with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad

Black's views of the conflict and Assad are at odds with the official American policy toward the years-long conflict.

Leesburg, Loudoun County to discuss options for solving downtown parking puzzle

At a closed-door session on Wednesday night, Leesburg Town Council Members authorized discussions with the county on projects that would help alleviate parking in downtown Leesburg that includes spaces for county employees.

Virginia Republicans call for special session on rights restoration

Republican leaders of the Virginia General Assembly called on Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe to convene a special legislative session to discuss the governor's recent restoration of voting and other civil rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons.

Leesburg town staff responds to complaints about Winter Storm Jonas

Three months since the end of Winter Storm Jonas, the Leesburg Town Council considered its response to the historic blizzard.

Here’s what the Loudoun chairwoman’s mother texted her during last week’s meeting

Moms will be moms. Even when their daughter leads the governing board of a 370,000-person county.

Safety concerns force Purcellville pavilion removal

The Town of Purcellville’s maintenance staff, out of an abundance of caution, recently removed the picnic pavilion in Dillon’s Woods on the Fireman’s Field property.

Shawn Williams served nearly one term as the Broad Run District supervisor. Times-Mirror File Photo

Former Loudoun County supervisor appealing assault, trespassing convictions

Former Loudoun County Supervisor Shawn Williams is appealing his two convictions for simple assault and unlawful entry.

Lovettsville 7-Eleven permit reaches town council for a vote

On April 20, the Lovettsville Planning Commission met to, among other things, vote on the 7-Eleven Conditional Use Permit and make the commission’s recommendation to the town council.
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