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A Loudoun Sheriff’s deputy stops a motorist for honking in support of protesters who line the sidewalk across the street from Calvary Temple. Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Protests against Sterling’s Calvary Temple heat up

It's been three months since two women came forward with sexual assault allegations against members of Sterling's Calvary Temple, and protesters continue to line the sidewalk across from the Pentecostal church each Sunday.

Crisis Intervention Team expands to better address psychiatric emergencies

The Loudoun County Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services (MHSADS) will expand its Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program and establish a CIT assessment center in Leesburg this fall.

Leesburg Police arrest Exxon robber

A 48-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the June 23 robbery of a Leesburg gas station.

Man exposes himself to mother, children

A woman was with her two children in the area of Trailside Park in Ashburn about 12:25 p.m. Monday when an unknown man exposed himself to her and the children, according to Loudoun Sheriff's Office reports.

Caulkins Jewelers backdoor, where a dumpster full of debris is filled to the top. Times-Mirror/Anna Harris

Leesburg King Street fire cause determined

The blaze displaced residents of the second and third floor apartments above the jewelry store, and smoke and water damage forced Caulkins Jewelers, a staple of Downtown Leesburg for the last 60 years, to relocate for at least a year.

County EMS Transport Fee to begin July 6

Loudoun County will begin charging an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Transport Fee on July 6.

Deputies investigating Chantilly sexual assault

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident of sexual assault after an unknown man reportedly inappropriately touched an employee of a Chantilly business.

Loudoun NAACP, sheriff discuss race relations in county

The Loudoun chapter of the NAACP raised issues with the transparency and population representation of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office during an online radio discussion June 23.

Firefighters survey the scene after a Waterford home was hit by lightning Tuesday, causing $150,000 in damages. Photo Courtesy/Loudoun Fire and Rescue

Lightning strike damages Waterford home

A lightning strike at a Waterford home Tuesday caused $150,000 in damage during the violent storm that hit the county late afternoon, the Loudoun Fire Marshal's Office confirmed today.

Purcellville apartment fire caused by smoking materials

The Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office has determined that a fire Tuesday on Dominion Terrace in Purcellville was caused by improperly discarded smoking materials.

Crime in Loudoun slightly down in 2014

Crime was down overall in Loudoun County last year compared to 2013, according to a report recently released by Virginia State Police, although the county did see an uptick in incidents of robbery, extortion, forgery and fraud.

Man exposes himself to Ashburn resident

An unknown man exposed himself to an Ashburn resident Tuesday while he walked near Cayuga Court and Navajo Drive.

Virginia Department of Social Services announces cooling assistance program

The Virginia Department of Social Services has announced that low-income families can apply for assistance with cooling their homes for the summer.

Additional victim identified in investigation of former Loudoun volunteer paramedic

The investigation into a former volunteer paramedic for inappropriate contact with a minor has identified a second victim in the case.

Fairfax Times/Tim Nguyen

‘Serious safety lapses’ at Metro; region’s lawmakers ticked-off

The report has led federal lawmakers from the D.C. region to call for heads to roll at Metro, the second-largest heavy rail system in the U.S.
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