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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.

Leesburg man charged with DUI, hit and run

A Leesburg man was arrested April 25 after he drove drunk and hit a parked car in Sterling before driving onto the grass of an elementary school.

Sterling man charged with attempted carjacking

A Sterling man was arrested Tuesday after he forced the occupant of a vehicle out of his parked car, assaulted him and then attempted to steal the car.

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.

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.

Ashburn man drives intoxicated, crashes into two vehicles

An Ashburn man was arrested Sunday after deputies say he drove under the influence of drugs and crashed into two vehicles.

Woman caught trying to bring loaded gun onto flight at BWI

Maryland Transportation Authority Police on Saturday arrested a Frederick, Maryland woman after she tried to carry a loaded 9 mm handgun past security at Baltimore Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Fairfax man cited for bringing loaded gun to Dulles Airport

Transportation Security Administration officers at Washington Dulles International Airport stopped a Fairfax County man from bringing a loaded .40 caliber handgun onto a flight on Wednesday.

UPDATE: Ashburn man arrested for robbing skateboarder

An Ashburn man has been in charged in connection with an April 21 strong-armed robbery in Sterling where a skateboarder was assaulted.

Loudoun detectives release Sterling burglary surveillance video

Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Eastern Loudoun Station have released surveillance video of an April 17 smash-and-grab style burglary at a Sterling jewelry store.

Citizens who attended a domestic violence forum April 19 held a candlelight vigil outside the Loudoun Government Center following the event. Times-Mirror/Crystal Owens

Loudoun domestic violence survivors share their stories

Survivors on April 19 shared their stories with a room of concerned citizens after the recent death of 34-year-old Christina Fisher of Leesburg at the hand of her ex-boyfriend prompted a forum on how to help the domestically-abused.

UPDATE: Loudoun deputies arrest Tinder-related sexual assault suspect

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office have arrested a 27-year-old Ashburn man in connection with a sexual assault sparked by a relationship on Tinder.

Barbara Amaya, a human trafficking survivor, was a keynote speaker at this year’s Loudoun’s Victims’ Services Award Ceremony on Friday at the county courthouse. Photo Courtesy/Heather Williamson

Loudoun County honors those who give crime victims a voice

Two Loudoun law enforcement detectives and an Ashburn couple were honored Friday for their work in helping crime victims.

Sterling jewelry business burglarized

A Sterling jewelry business in the 21500 block of Atlantic Boulevard was burglarized Sunday, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Portion of Evergreen Mills Road closed this weekend

Evergreen Mills Road between Stone Springs Boulevard and Loudoun County Parkway will be closed from 10 p.m. Saturday, April 16 to 10 p.m. April 17 for pipe replacement, weather permitting.
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