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Ashburn man pleads guilty to receiving child pornography

Roger Wheaten Webb, 53, of Ashburn, pleaded guilty today to receipt of child pornography.

Sterling man charged with animal cruelty, wielded knife at dog

A Sterling man has been arrested and charged with malicious wounding and animal cruelty after attempting to harm a family dog with a knife, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

Loudoun sheriff, local police chiefs discuss ‘State of Law Enforcement’ at annual forum

Loudoun’s Sheriff Mike Chapman spoke of a safe county, a continuing opioid epidemic and LCSO recruitment woes at the sixth annual Loudoun Crime Commission State of Law Enforcement in Loudoun County forum Friday.

TSA sees spike in number of guns at Washington-area airport checkpoints in 2016

Transportation Security Administration officers say they saw a 34 percent increase in the number of guns caught at security checkpoints at the region’s three major airports in 2016 compared to 2015.

Leesburg man found guilty of second-degree murder for 2016 stabbing

A Leesburg man was found guilty Friday of second-degree murder for the fatal stabbing of his half-brother last February, according to the Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Office.

Attorney General Mark Herring and interfaith leaders at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Sterling. Courtesy Photo

Herring, legislators, interfaith community unveil ‘No Hate VA’

State lawmakers, leaders from interfaith groups and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring gathered at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society Friday to show a united front for Herring's anti-hate crimes initiative.

UPDATE: Driver located in school bus hit and run

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit and run crash involving a school bus on Evergreen Mills Road near Black Branch Parkway.

Loudoun Sheriff’s Office says 14 firearms stolen from cars since November, urges gun safety

In light of a rash of firearm thefts from Loudoun County vehicles recently, the local sheriff's office is reminding residents to “store and secure their firearms responsibly.”

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Day after pig rescue, local crews scoop up goose trapped on frozen pond

Crews from the Dulles South and Aldie fire departments rescued a goose stuck on top of a frozen pond Sunday night, according to reports.

Virginia firearm sales nearly doubled during Obama tenure

State data shows total firearm sales in Virginia during President Barack Obama's tenure nearly doubled sales during President George W. Bush's two terms.

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Expect delays, congestion at East Market and Plaza streets in Leesburg

Town of Leesburg officials on Sunday night said "necessary repairs have proved more extensive than originally anticipated."

Firefighters battle Aldie blaze, rescue Pebbles the pig

Fire and rescue crews this morning battled a major house fire on Snickersville Turnpike in Aldie, where they were able to rescue the family pig named Pebbles.

Sterling man sentenced to 20 months in federal prison for smuggling guns to Bolivia

Joan Manuel Ramirez Lema, 41, of Sterling, was sentenced today to 20 months in prison for charges related to smuggling guns from the United States to Bolivia.

Loudoun Sheriff’s Office arrests suspect in Ashburn robbery and larcenies

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect in connection with a robbery and three larcenies in the Ashburn area, according to LCSO reports.

Chance of snow showers Thursday night

Forecasts are calling for a roughly 50 percent chance of snow, though accumulation is expected to top out around an inch or less.
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