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Hero driver saves 32 kids from smoking Loudoun school bus

While driving her usual route to Harmony Middle School yesterday morning, Michele Coates was faced with an emergency she's trained for, but never thought she'd have to encounter.

17 Loudoun middle schoolers taken to hospital after school bus smokes and leaks gas

The bus was on the way to school on Berlin Turnpike when a call was made to emergency services for a bus fire, according to an email notification from Harmony Principal Eric Stewart.

Checkpoint in Purcellville nets summonses for 39 motorists

Law enforcement on Wednesday issued summonses to 39 motorists for moving and non-moving violations in a 1 to 4 p.m. checkpoint at Berlin Turnpike and Piggott Bottom Road in Purcellville.

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Investigation into fatal Lansdowne crash that killed baby continues

Authorities are refusing to comment on how long they believe it will take to conclude an investigation into the death of a 5-month-old boy who, along with his mother, were hit by an SUV three weeks ago in Lansdowne.

Woodgrove High School principal refutes online rumors of violent threat to campus

Woodgrove High School Principal William Shipp this afternoon sent an email notification assuring parents and students it is safe to attend class tomorrow despite rumors circulating social media that there will be a “violent incident” on campus.

Missing Loudoun County teen found safe in Dale City

A 17-year-old River Creek girl who was reported as a runaway this summer was located safe last week in Dale City, Va., according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

Ashburn man pleads guilty to international identity theft, money laundering conspiracy

An Ashburn man pleaded guilty today in federal court in connection with a case where authorities say he defrauded more than 1,000 victims out of more than $25 million.

Heroin documentary, addiction panel discussion to be held Tuesday in Ashburn

The public is invited to attend a free screening on Tuesday of the film “Chasing The Dragon,” a 45-minute documentary on heroin and opioid addiction.

Charges dismissed against Loudoun Sheriff’s deputy

A Loudoun County Sheriff's Office deputy charged in connection with an Aug. 24 domestic violence incident outside the county courthouse is back on duty.

Loudoun deputies save woman from possible heroin overdose in Lovettsville

Loudoun County deputies today rescued a woman suffering from a suspected heroin overdose by administering Naloxon.

Warrant: Suspect in Sterling gym peeping tom case had multiple cellphones, cameras

A woman who entered the women's locker room at the gym around 5:30 a.m. Aug. 11 told detectives she saw a shadow outside of her shower stall. When she looked down she saw a silver iPhone under the stall door pointing in her direction, according the warrant.

Sterling man leads deputies on chase, crashes in median

A Sterling man was arrested early Sunday after giving chase to Loudoun deputies before crashing on Route 7 with four occupants in his vehicle.

Leesburg man arrested for burglary, trespassing

A Leesburg man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly broke into a home in the 43000 block of Firestone Place.

Loudoun deputy named Virginia Sheriffs’ Association Deputy Sheriff of the Year

A Loudoun County deputy was honored this week as the Virginia Sheriffs' Association Deputy Sheriff of the Year for his work on high-profile investigations, including a 2015 homicide.

Safe driving for seniors presentation set for Sept. 19 in Potomac Falls

The Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging and Falcons Landing will host “Safe Driving for Seniors,” a panel presentation and discussion at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19.
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