Officials say three adults and three children were killed in a shooting at a private Christian grade school in Nashville. The female suspect was killed by police during a confrontation. The shooting occurred Monday at The Covenant School. Police say the shooter died after they were “engaged by” officers. Police said the shooter was 28 years old and was armed with two assault-type rifles and a pistol. The Covenant School has had an enrollment of about 200 students from preschool to sixth grade in recent years. The killings come as communities around the nation are reeling from a spate of school violence.
Following a recent social media post by Loudoun County Supervisor Tony Buffington, R-Blue Ridge, regarding recent actions by the Purcellville Town Council including the firing of its town manager, placing the town attorney on administrative leave and voting to reject county projects in town …
Concerns about academic rigor, hate incidents, and special education were raised at the first Loudoun County Public Schools community listening session, hosted by acting Superintendent Daniel W. Smith.
This four-bedroom home located at 17237 Cannonade Drive in Leesburg is new on the market for $1,495,000.
Loudoun County Transit has restored all local, Silver Line and commuter bus service, according to a March 24 press release from the county. A labor dispute between the private operator contracted to provide bus service and the company's employees led to a two-month strike that ended March 20.
A northern Virginia police officer has been fired after fatally shooting a shoplifting suspect last month following a foot chase at a busy shopping mall. Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis announced the dismissal Thursday at a press conference in which he also released body camera footage showing the Feb. 22 shooting of Timothy McCree Johnson outside Tysons Corner Center. Davis said two officers who chased Johnson that night used their weapons; the one who shot the fatal round has been fired, while the other officer remains on restricted duty as the investigation continues. Johnson's family saw the video on Wednesday. The family's lawyer characterized Johnson's death as an execution.
Justice was delayed, but not denied for Franklin Antonio Carcamo Giron's victim.
Loudoun County Supervisor Caleb Kershner, R-Catoctin, is running for reelection. Save Rural Loudoun cofounder John Ellis is challenging him as an independent, claiming that Kershner and other supervisors haven’t done enough to restrict land development rights in western Loudoun.
Sam Kroiz, a Lovettsville farmer who earned 17% of the vote in the 2019 Catoctin District supervisor election, has launched an independent countywide bid to unseat Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis Randall, D-At Large, who has held the position since 2016. Kroiz said that the…
When Katie Fallon, founder of the Leesburg-based nonprofit Bridle Paths, started a therapeutic riding program about 11 years ago, she knew that horses have a way of healing people a variety of ways and she wanted to share that experience with the community.
Loudoun County Public Schools board member Denise Kofoid Corbo, At-Large, hasn't attended board meeting in person since Aug. 5, 2021, and plans to continue attending by video from home.
A Virginia judge has denied a request from attorneys for one of seven sheriff’s deputies charged in the death of a mental patient to prevent the man’s body from being released until they decide whether to seek an independent autopsy. Dinwiddie Circuit Court Joseph Teefey Jr. ruled Wednesday that defense attorneys could instead ask for an independent examiner to be present during the autopsy currently being performed by the state medical examiner’s office. Irvo Otieno died March 6 while he was being admitted to Central State Hospital. A prosecutor has said that Otieno was suffocated to death, but an autopsy has not yet been completed. Video shows the deputies and hospital employees pinning Otieno to the floor for more than 10 minutes.
Acknowledging that they had no ability to stop a data center being built near a residential neighborhood in Sterling, county supervisors voted 7-2 March 21 to grant a company’s request to build a larger facility just east of Route 28 than allowed by right in exchange for concessions from the…
For the second year, Lily McBride, a Woodgrove High School junior, is organizing a prom dress pop-up shopping event at the Twice Is Nice Thrift Store which is run by the Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital in Leesburg.
Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin has hired a Tennessee education official to serve as Virginia’s chief schools officer after the previous employee in that role resigned for reasons the administration has declined to explain. The Virginia Department of Education said in a news release Wednesday that Tennessee Chief Academic Officer Lisa Coons will take over the role of superintendent of public instruction effective April 17. Coons’ hiring was announced less than a month after Jillian Balow announced she was stepping down from the post. In Coons’ most recent job in Tennessee, she led all birth to grade-12 academic programming.
Loudoun County’s newest winery and tasting room opened March 3 on Snickersville Turnpike in Round Hill, making it number 52 in DC’s Wine Country, according to Visit Loudoun.
With a new mayor and several new town council members at the helm since January, staffing changes continue to be the trend in the town of Purcellville after the town’s economic development director Don Dooley resigned in January and Town Manager David Mekarski was placed on administrative le…
After a staff briefing during the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors’ March 21 meeting, the board voted 9-0 to adopt the Finance/Government Operations and Economic Development Committee recommendations for changes to the proposed projects in the town of Purcellville.
In response to the recent news that Purcellville Town Attorney Sally Hankins has been placed on administrative leave, Loudoun County Supervisor Tony Buffington, R-Blue Ridge, condemned the mayor and town council for their actions over the past few months in a post on social media.
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., visited the Academies of Loudoun March 21 to promote his latest effort to expand access to federal aid for students pursuing career and technical education. Kaine called the magnet school, which is comprised of three separate STEM and vocational magnet schools ope…
People of different races and religions gathered stones to restore a vandalized gravesite at the African American Burial Ground for the Enslaved at Belmont on March 22 while vowing to restore unity in Loudoun County.
The Loudoun Bed and Breakfast Guild held its annual meeting on March 9 hosted by Bluemont Station Brewery and Winery in Bluemont.
Inova Loudoun recently unveiled a new name and announced an expansion of service for women who are uninsured and have limited resources or are insured by Medicaid — Inova Cares Clinic for Women — Lansdowne, according to a press release from Inova Loudoun Hospital.
An elementary school teacher who was shot by her 6-year-old student says she thought she had died when she passed out from her injuries. First-grade teacher Abby Zwerner spoke publicly for the first time since the January shooting in and interview with NBC that aired Tuesday. Zwerner taught at Richneck Elementary in the Virginia city of Newport News. She said she'll never forget the look on the student's face while he pointed the gun at her. She also remembers her students screaming after she was shot. Zwerner said the shooting has changed her life. She still has vivid memories and nightmares about that day.
Newly obtained surveillance video shows a group of sheriff’s deputies and other employees at a Virginia mental hospital pinning a patient to the ground until he was motionless and limp. The video shows unsuccessful resuscitation efforts then began on Irvo Otieno. Otieno's death at the hospital March 6 has led to second-degree murder charges against seven deputies and three hospital workers. The surveillance video was available through a link included in public court records. It shows the workers pressing down on a prone Otieno who was handcuffed and shackled. Final autopsy findings in Otieno's death have not been made public. Defense attorneys for several defendants have indicated they plan to vigorously fight the charges.
Oviya Amalraj, a J. Michael Lunsford Middle School sixth grade student, needed elan to get through 10 rounds and win the 41st annual Loudoun County Public Schools Regional Spelling Bee on March 9.