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Top News: Murder Conviction, Holiday Flash Mob, Fort Belvoir Fatality and Robbery Follows Online Exchange

Plus, Darth Vader in a holiday parade, and the last resort for one city: deer sterilization.

Screen shot of U.S. Air Force Technical Sgt. Edward Prevost at the Dec. 3 Flash Mob.
Screen shot of U.S. Air Force Technical Sgt. Edward Prevost at the Dec. 3 Flash Mob.

By Greg Hambrick

Patch has 31 sites in Virginia and Washington. Here are some of the top stories from around the region over the past week.


Holiday Flash Mob: Manassas Cellist Leads First Ever by Air Force Band

Museum was rocking to “Joy to the World” jam. And there’s video, which has nearly 2 million views so far.


Stuart Lee Sullivan Convicted in Jason Plaster Murder

Body recovered earlier this year in cold case.


Runner Knocked Out by Flying Deer: 'Im Surprised I Made it Out Alive'

Vehicle strikes deer, deer lands on jogger.


Armed Abduction and Robbery at Herndon Hotel

Man held at gunpoint, tied up and robbed after meeting woman online.


Former D.C. Teacher Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Production

He was on the FBI's Top-Ten Most Wanted List for a year.


A Scottish Walk to Remember

Darth Vader in a kilt, and in the Christmas spirit.


Fairfax City First in Virginia to Try Deer Sterilization

Previous efforts to allow limited deer hunting in the city to control the population failed.


Man, 69, Dies After Car Accident in Fort Belvoir

The man died last week as the result of injuries received in a car accident in November.


Coming Soon to Tysons: 50 Kinds of Rum, Latin Food

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar is opening up a location in the spring.


Chantilly Nonprofit Completes Renovations for the Homeless

Chantilly-based nonprofit HomeAid Northern Virginia renovated 14 properties for the area’s homeless this year, benefiting 250.


In Arlington's Civic Life, One Less Voice

Friends of Robert Atkins were making final arrangements last week for the late civic and community activist.


Vola Lawson, Alexandria's First Female City Manager, Dies at 79

A principal figure in the city’s modern course and history passed away Tuesday.   


Cookie Exchange Benefits Ashburn, Leesburg Childhood Cancer Funds

Laura Hoyler never really understood what it meant for families of children enduring childhood cancer.


Sterling Scuffle Results in Multiple Charges for Leesburg Man

Arrest after fight at Sterling restaurant.


Oakton High Schools Gymnastics Team Wins Meet

Four area schools competed in the event Dec. 4. Was your school involved?


Lake Ridge Rotary Club is Ringing in the Holidays

Members of the Rotary Club of Lake Ridge spotted ringing the Salvation Army’s red kettle bells.


New Pizza Restaurant to Open in Burke

Chicken chain and sushi had been rumored, but Coal Fire Pizza will open in Rolling Valley Mall.


Cyclists Can Now Get ‘Hitched’ in McLean

Bike hitches a bicycle- and pedestrian friendly measure.



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