Monday, March 18, 2013
Top news of the week from our Patch sites around Virginia and DC.
Patch has 31 community sites in Virginia and D.C. Here are some of the top stories from around the region over the past week. 19. More Than 200 Pack Serial Groper Meeting Thursday Night in Springfield: Approximately 250 Springfield residents packed a Fairfax County Police community meeting Thursday night to discuss their concerns about a series of assaults — likely 22 in all — by a man dubbed "the serial groper," that have occurred throughout the Springfield area since September. FCPD scheduled the meeting to update residents on the case and answer questions from concerned citizens. 18. Vice President Biden Visits Injured Officer's First Responders: Vice President Joe Biden visited the Alexandria Police Department last Friday, meeting with…
Monday, February 4, 2013
Temperatures will warm up into 40s by Wednesday.
The big chill in Northern Virginia continues through Tuesday night with highs in the 30s on Monday and Tuesday. Expect cloudy skies during the days and a possiblity for snow flurries Monday and Tuesday nights, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will feel much colder Monday. Wind gusts up to 25 mph will continue through Monday afternoon. As a result of the wind, the National Weather Service has issued a Small Craft Advisory until 3 p.m. Monday that includes the Potomac River. This means that wind speeds of 18 to 33 knots are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions for small craft. Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid boating in these conditions. Here are the daily …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Connect with Northern Virginia organizations that need food, volunteers in aftermath of derecho
Several area organizations, centers and homes in Northern Virginia are going on more than 48 powers without power, drinkable water, or in some cases, food or resources. We're compiling a list of these groups that need food, water, fans or volunteers over the next several days. Post information about local groups in need in the comments or email erica.hendry at patch.com to be added to the list. Please try to include as much information as possible, such as a contact person and phone number, address, name of organization and best hours to stop by. We will update this list as often as we're able. This article has been updated. Do you know of a group in need? Leave information in the comments.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Governor says citizens should prepare for a multi-day power restoration and recovery effort.
UPDATE - Sunday, 7 a.m.: For a full update of conditions, outages, water restrictions and more across Nothern Virginia on Sunday, see this story: 290,000 Still Without Power in Northern Virginia Sunday Morning. --------- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) declared a state of emergency Saturday morning as Virginia prepares for what he says will be a "multi-day event with the potential for further problems." At least 2.5 million people in the state lost power in the rare derecho storm, which ripped through the area with winds from 60 to 80 miles per hour around 10:30 p.m. last night. There were six fatalities - two in Fairfax County, the governor said. All were killed when trees fell on homes or cars. "This is the largest non-hurricane power …
Emergency responders advise people to go to their local police or fire stations for emergencies.
Updated 4:21 p.m. A "total failure" is what Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova called the 911 outages in the county, NBC4 reports. The exact cause is still unknown, but NBC4 reports that officials "believe it stems from the Verizon Command Center in Arlington, Va." As of 3:50 p.m. the Fairfax County Emergency Information website reported that "911 has been partially restored to Fairfax County. If you cannot get through, please call 703-691-7561 or 703-691-3680." Original Post In the wake of the storm that slammed Northern Virginia Friday night, the region is experiencing an impact to the 911 phone system, according to an alert from Fairfax County. A spokesperson could not be reached because of issues with telephone …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Let us know where you fall on the issue in our Patch poll.
President Obama stopped by the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College on Monday to talk about his 2013 budget, which includes an $8 billion fund to train people for careers in high-demand industries. The proposal also includes programs that will increase taxes on the wealthy and increase spending on infrastructure. If you'd like to get into the nitty-gritty, a full copy of his proposal is available on the White House's website. Let us know your inital reaction to the plan by weighing in on our Patch poll. Feel free to elaborate in the comments section.