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Marco Corletto

Leesburg man receives maximum sentence for second-degree murder

Marco Corletto, 45, was convicted by a jury in February of second-degree murder and stabbing in the commission of a felony. The jury recommended the maximum sentence for both charges, which was upheld by Judge Douglas Fleming in Loudoun County Circuit Court.

New crosswalks to reduce risk in downtown Purcellville

On any given day in downtown Purcellville, cars barrel past pedestrians waiting to cross Main Street. The drivers aren’t being rude. They just don’t see pedestrians waiting – and this is a huge risk.

Gilberto Carlos McFarlane

Ashburn crack dealer sentenced to seven years in prison

Gilberto Carlos McFarlane was sentenced on one count of possession with intent to distribute a schedule I or II controlled substance and one count of distribution of a schedule I or II controlled substance by Judge Stephen E. Sincavage in Loudoun County Circuit Court.

Mercy Carrion

Sterling woman arrested for sacrificing chickens appeals for custody of seized rooster

A Sterling woman who was arrested in May for allegedly sacrificing chickens multiple times a week for religious purposes appealed to regain custody of a rooster that was seized from her in Loudoun County Circuit Court today.

Courtesy/Town of Leesburg

Leesburg names new police chief after extensive search

Leesburg Town Manager Kaj Dentler announced that Gregory Brown has been selected as the new Leesburg chief of police. He will begin his duties Oct. 3.

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue awarded $2 million grant

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue today was awarded a $2 million grant for operations and safety from the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters Grant.

Loudoun deputies investigating gang-related, underage prostitution ring

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office's Tactical Enforcement Unit is investigating an underage prostitution ring spanning Virginia, Maryland and D.C. ran by MS-13 members for the profit of the gang's leadership in El Salvador.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office released this surveillance image of a robbery at the Giant Pharmacy in Ashburn in progress.

Loudoun detectives seek public’s help in identifying Ashburn armed robbery suspect

An Ashburn pharmacy was robbed this morning of prescription drugs by an individual who implied he had a weapon, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

Bethany Decker.

Loudoun deputies file new search warrant in Bethany Decker missing person case

The search warrant, filed on July 7, requests access to a cellphone, tablet and laptop belonging to Ronald Roldan, a person of interest in the 2011 disappearance of 21-year-old Bethany Decker, who was five months pregnant when she went missing.

Loudoun deputies arrest six over the weekend for public intoxication, assault

Loudoun County deputies battled this past weekend with several calls throughout the area of drunken individuals who were apparently looking for a fight.

Warner Construction awarded $7.3 million contract to build Kirkpatrick Fire and Rescue Station

The Board of Supervisors approved a $7.3 million contract on Thursday to Warner Construction to build the new 17,874-square-foot Kirkpatrick Fire and Rescue Station in the Blue Ridge District.

Loudoun deputies subdue alleged assailant with stun gun in Ashburn

Loudoun County deputies today used a stun gun to subdue a man who reportedly assaulted a cyclist in the area of the 20300 block of Clairborne Parkway, near Trailside Middle School in Ashburn.

Round Hill house fire ruled accidental

A July 12 house fire in Round Hill that displaced three residents and injured one has been ruled accidental by the Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office.

Leesburg Officer Matt Ware poses for a photo with a preschooler who wrote a note of encouragement to law enforcement. Courtesy Photo

Loudoun police appreciation group forms in wake of recent shootings

“My goal is going to be to hit every department in Loudoun County. But I don't want it to be just now, I want them to be reminded all the time. The goal is at least twice a year, but definitely once a year to give them a reminder that they're appreciated," said Leesburg resident Sarah Kim, founder of the Loudoun Police Appreciation group.

Loudoun Commonwealth’s Attorney sues governor, seeking list of felon voters

The Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney has filed suit against Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Kelly Thomasson, seeking to get the names of some 200,000 convicted felons who had their voting rights restored in April.
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