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Heroin and opioid deaths outnumbered highway fatalities in Va. in 2014

Officials say deaths in Virginia from heroin and opioid use outnumbered highway fatalities for the first time last year.

Sen. Kaine: U.S. strategy in Syria ‘a joke’

Kaine has been a consistent critic of both the president and Congress for failing to adopt a war authorization against the Islamic State.

Purcellville experiencing town-wide power outage

The Town of Purcellville is currently experiencing a wide-spread power outage.

Expansion of apprenticeships in Virginia raises question: What’s an apprenticeship?

Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed an order Oct. 6 expanding registered apprenticeships in the state, hoping to encourage a skilled workforce, decrease employee turnover and up workers’ loyalty to their company.

The 3rd Annual Sprout 5K at Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm will be held starting at 9 a.m. Oct. 25. Photo Courtesy/Sprout

Fall 5Ks in Loudoun to raise funds for local causes

Lace up your running shoes and start training for several road races in Ashburn over the next month, which will all raise money for some important and local causes.

Lovettsville Historical Society Lecture to discuss newly discovered musical instruments

“Finding Music in the Barns of Lovettsville,” is the next talk featured in the Lovettsville Historical Society's 2015 lecture series. Mark Levin will discuss historic music instruments – a fiddle and a cello – that were recently discovered in Lovettsville at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 at the St. James United Church of Christ.

Meeting on Loudoun government support center expansion plan set for Oct. 15

Loudoun County will host a public information meeting Oct. 15 to present a proposed development plan for expansion of the county’s Government Support Center site located east of Sycolin Road.

Fourth suspect charged in July Ashburn home invasion

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office on Thursday arrested a fourth suspect believed to be involved in a July home invasion robbery in Ashburn.

Loudoun school bus crash injures four

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office reported today that a bus carrying Banneker Elementary School students crashed about 3 p.m. Thursday into a tree while trying to avoid hitting a deer that darted in front of the vehicle.

House signs off on Planned Parenthood probe

The Republican-led House voted Wednesday to create a special panel to investigate Planned Parenthood and its procurement of fetal tissue as the GOP continued pressing an issue that has galvanized conservatives since secret videos surfaced this summer.

Chantilly resident gets early Halloween trick

The tricks or treats have started a bit early in Chantilly, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

UPDATE: McCarthy drops out of House speaker’s race

U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R), the presumed front-runner to succeed outgoing House Speaker John Boehner, has withdrawn from the speaker's race, according to multiple media outlets.

Fire marshal’s office searching for Sterling arson suspect

The Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a failed arson attempt on a Sterling home early Wednesday morning.

Prank call brings police to Ashburn home, puts school on 20-minute lockdown

A fake 9-1-1 call brought Loudoun deputies to a home on the 23300 block of Higbee Lane in Ashburn Oct. 7 at 8:52 a.m. and caused Creighton's Corner Elementary School to initiative a precautionary 20 minute lockdown.

Manassas man arrested in Sterling for Gainesville murder

A Manassas man was arrested at a home in the 190 block of St. Johns Sq. in Sterling Oct. 6 around 5:30 p.m. on murder charges surrounding a Sept. 12 homicide in Gainesville, according to a release from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
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