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Dominion to hold second round of venting in Loudoun on Oct. 3

Dominion Transmission will conduct a second round of venting at the Loudoun Compressor Station at Cove Point Lane in Leesburg on Monday, Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D-At-Large) announced in a statement today.

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A new day in Leesburg: Brown sworn in as police chief

Brown takes over at a time of intense racial tension across the nation stemming from police shootings and killings of unarmed black men.

Domestic assault charges against Loudoun deputy dropped

A misdemeanor domestic assault charge filed against Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Deputy Josiah Kennedy were dropped yesterday after a review by the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. 

Ashburn resident reports hand gun stolen after leaving it in unlocked car

A person living in the 4300 block of Felicity Place in Ashburn recently reported a hand gun being stolen from their car.

Ashburn hit and run suspect arrested

The hit and run took place yesterday at the intersection of Harry Byrd Highway and Ashburn Village Boulevard. The driver was identified as Abdiel J. AguilarPineda, 18, of Ashburn. Aguilar-Pineda was arrested and charged with felony hit and run and operating a vehicle without a driver's license.

Loudoun deputies arrest man for crashing into guardrail while intoxicated, fleeing the scene

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office deputies late Tuesday night arrested a man for driving while intoxicated, crashing into a guardrail and leaving the scene of the accident in Sterling.

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UPDATE: Missing Leesburg woman found safe

The Leesburg Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding 39-year-old Colleen Hondel who was reported missing and endangered today by her family.

Round Hill man charged with DUI, hit and run following Sunday night incident

A Loudoun County man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and misdemeanor hit and run following a Sunday night incident in Round Hill, according the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

Dominion performing natural gas venting in Loudoun, no danger to residents

Loudoun County's 911 call center received a high number of calls from residents related to the smell of a natural gas this morning, according to a release from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Dominion Transmission this afternoon released a statement saying the cause of the smell is scheduled natural gas venting.

Aldie man charged in hit and run incident

An Aldie man was arrested Saturday after he struck a vehicle at the intersection of Evergreen Mills Road and Stone Springs Boulevard before fleeing the scene.

Purcellville town hall to focus on online safety for children

The Purcellville Police Department will be hosting a town hall meeting about online safety for children in support of October being National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the Purcellville Town Hall, 221 S. Nursery Ave.

Courtesy Photo/Autumn Echols

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.

Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

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.
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