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Police investigating sexual assault at NOVA Loudoun campus

Police at Northern Virginia Community College's Loudoun campus are searching for a man who inappropriately touched a woman as she walked to her car last night.

Leesburg Capt. Vanessa Grigsby

Capt. Vanessa Grigsby named interim Leesburg police chief

Leesburg Capt. Vanessa Grigsby has been named the interim chief of the town's police department, effective March 1.

Ashburn man sentenced to five years for possession of child pornography

An Ashburn man was sentenced Jan. 29 to five years in prison after police found more than 80 images of child pornography in his home.

A fire destroyed this historic Lincoln home on Monday. Photo Courtesy/Loudoun Fire & Rescue

UPDATE: Historic Lincoln house fire under investigation

The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office has determined that a blaze that ravaged a historic Lincoln home on Monday was caused by flammable vapors that were ignited by an electrical source.

Juvenile charged with making Loudoun Valley bomb threat

Loudoun County deputies on Tuesday served a juvenile with a petition to appear in court for threatening to bomb a Purcellville high school on Jan. 15.

Leesburg man accidentally shoots himself while cleaning gun

A Leesburg man was wounded Sunday when he accidentally shot himself.

Herndon man tries to take Loudoun deputy’s gun during struggle

A Herndon man was arrested Sunday after he struggled with a Loudoun deputy and attempted to remove his firearm from its holster.

UPDATE: Man killed in Leesburg domestic-related dispute

A 27-year-old Leesburg man died early Monday after his step-brother stabbed him during an argument.

Loudoun Fire & Rescue crews were called to a house fire about 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Brambleton. Photo Courtesy/Loudoun Fire & Rescue

Brambleton fire displaces two, causes $350,000 in damage

The improper disposal of matches on Saturday left two Brambleton residents displaced and a home with damages of $350,000, according to Loudoun County Fire & Rescue.

Loudoun deputies seek identity of ‘skimming’ suspect

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a person of interest who may have information regarding an electronic access device that was placed on an ATM at a Sterling, convenience store.

Deputies arrest Sterling man after possible heroin overdose

A Sterling man was arrested Tuesday after his acquaintance possibly overdosed on heroin.

Three days later, crews still clearing major roads in Loudoun

Nearly three days after Winter Storm Jonas dumped at least three feet of snow on Loudoun, residents were still digging out.

Times-Mirror Photo/Adrian Dillenseger

What went wrong? Leesburg residents enraged at town’s blizzard response

Supervisor Kristen Umstattd (D-Leesburg) blames man's death in part on slow snow removal and emergency response.

Winter storm rescue efforts in Loudoun prove treacherous, futile

Winter Storm Jonas barreled through Loudoun Jan. 22 and 23, leaving behind a three-foot sea of white and burying residents in their homes for days.

Snow clean-up update

The Virginia Department of Transportation is aiming to have plows make at least one pass in all Loudoun neighborhoods by Wednesday at 6 a.m., according to county Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D-At Large).
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