The Top News Stories in Fairfax in October

These 11 stories had the most readers clicking, sharing and commenting in October.

Fair City Mall in Fairfax City celebrated the opening of two stores earlier this month. (Courtesy Photo)
Fair City Mall in Fairfax City celebrated the opening of two stores earlier this month. (Courtesy Photo)
October was a busy, news-heavy month in Fairfax City and the surrounding area—and not just because our federal government shut down for 16 days, and a little thing called Obamacare went into effect.

In fact, those two stories didn't even break our top 11. Fairfax City had plenty of its own news going on—like new stores opening around town, controversial pet lawsuits, an exciting change for the Fairfax High theater department and more.

Take a glance back at our top news stories for the month of October:

11. Bedroom Fire in Fairfax City Displaces 5 Children, 2 Adults

10. Charges Dropped Against Librado Cena, Suspect in April Road-Rage Death

9. Police: Victim Robbed at Gunpoint in the Fair Oaks Mall Parking Lot

8. Fairfax High's New Theater Arts Director Shaking Things Up

7. UPDATE: Driver Who Plowed Through Farrcroft Entrance Arrested

6. Fairfax City Petland Cited for Misdemeanors, Changes Contracts

5. Fair City Mall Celebrates Grand Opening of Two Stores

4. Adult Male Found Deceased in Fairfax City

3. Fairfax Woman Convicted For Sex Trafficking 15-Year-Old Girl

2. Another Fairfax City Petland Dog Dies - This Time, Customer is Being Sued

1. New Coffee & Chocolate Shop in Fairfax City Has One Very Special Twist

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