Top Fairfax City Headlines of 2012
Bryan Glenn, Kitty Pozer Park, Eleven Oaks, Silverthorne and DeMarco, derecho and more.
This year's top headlines list includes the sudden closing of a long-lived thrift store, a new mayor and councilmember, tank farm controversy, plans for Kitty Pozer park, a derecho, and an accident at Daniels Run Elementary.
Keep reading for a list of the top Fairfax City news stories of 2012.
Bryan Glenn's Disappearance and Death: Behind the Story
A 17-year-old Woodson student went missing for a week before volunteers and family found his body in the woods near Pickett Road fields. The Fairfax community rallied about the Glenns during and after the search. Click here to see all related coverage.
Silverthorne Continues in Father's Footsteps, DeMarco Successful on Second Try
Fairfax City voters chose new leadership and added a brand new member to the council.
Death of Yesterday's Rose a Mystery
The long-lived thrift store bailed on its downtown Fairfax located, leaving behind donated goods and a half-eaten birthday cake.
What You Need to Know About the Storm Aftermath in Fairfax
A derecho struck Fairfax at the end of June, cutting power to hundreds of thousands in Northern Virginia and killing a few. See also: What is a Derecho? (With Timelapse Video) and Fairfax County Says Verizon to Blame for 911 Outages
Visions for Vacancies: Old Gas Station at Main and East
What would you like to see built in the old gas station location at Main and East streets? Chime in with other city residents.
Naked Man Caught Biking Down Jermantown Road
Hill Street man arrested and charged with indecent exposure.
Neighbors Stand Against Bus Lot at Tank Farm
Though city officials say latest plan is best option, Comstock HOA cites safety, environmental concerns in opposition to proposal. See also: The Bus Lot That Could've Been: List of Properties Eliminated from Eleven Oaks Relocation
What Happened to America's Dog?
Pit Bulls were once loved and revered in America. How did they become so maligned in today's society?
Strong Storm Dumps Tornado Warning, Heavy Rain, Wind on Fairfax
A strong storm threw trees on houses and cars, and blew down the Fairfax High School baseball bleachers in early September. Heavy winds and rain had residents thinking they could be in a tornado, though weather officials later ruled out that possibility in Northern Virginia. See also: PHOTOS: Saturday Storm Damage in Northern Virginia and NWS: 'No Evidence of a Tornado at This Time'
Several Injured in Car Crash at Daniels Run School
A driver had a medical emergency on Old Lee Highway. His car flipped over a van in the Daniels Run Elementary School parking lot.
School Officials to Consider Moving Students from Fairfax, Lanier to Other Schools
Fairfax County School Board members agreed to consider moving county students to schools outside Fairfax City to relieve overcrowding at Fairfax High School and Lanier Middle School.
Fairfax City Chooses Obama, Kaine, Connolly
Voters in Fairfax City lean left, stay in line with much of Virginia in Tuesday's elections. See also: Obama Talks Economy, 'Romnesia' at GMU Rally, Photo: President Obama's 'Romnesia' Speech at GMU, Romney Rallies in Fairfax on Eve of Election Day, Photos: Mitt Romney Rallies in Fairfax, Obama Talks Women's Rights, Health Reform at Mason and Hundreds Gather for Romney Rally in Fairfax
Last-Minute Surprise Doesn't Stop Kitty Pozer Plans
Old Town Fairfax business owners groaned as one by one the Fairfax City council members expressed their support for a plan that would expand Kitty Pozer over the temporary gravel parking lot next to Old Town Hall. Read more about Kitty Pozer here.