Crash Closes Sully Road In Fairafx Crash Closes Sully Road In Fairafx
Crash Closes Sully Road In Fairafx A bad crash closed Sully Road (VA-28) in Fairfax on Monday, June 17. The VDOT site said the crash happened near the ramp to McLearen Road. As of 11:45 a.m., the north let shoulder, left lane, and left center lane were closed. Footage from the scene shows emergency response vehicles as of 11:45 a.m.
Bear Cub Killed On I-395 In Arlington (VIDEO) Bear Cub Killed On I-395 In Arlington (VIDEO)
Bear Cub Killed On I-395 In Arlington (Video) Arlington County Animal Control was called to I-395 to remove a dead bear from the roadway over the weekend, authorities said. The bear was spotted near Exit 8C around 2:10 p.m. Saturday, June 15, Virginia State Police spokesman Matthew Demlein said. At 5:48 p.m., a passing motorist said he'd struck the bear but did not stop because he was feeling ill. He was not injured. Meanwhile, a video shared by Angela Chin and posted to WashingtonianProbs on Instagram shows a young bear scampering along the highway. It was not immediately clear if this was the same bear that was struck. …
Arsonist Arrested More Than Year Later In Loudoun County, Fire Marshal Says Arsonist Arrested More Than Year Later In Loudoun County, Fire Marshal Says
Arsonist Arrested More Than Year Later In Loudoun County, Fire Marshal Says A 31-year-old arsonist has been arrested in a two separate fires in 2023, authorities in Loudoun County said. Austin Bostic, of Ashburn, is believed to have set the fires around 2:30 p.m. on April 5, 2023 on Thistledown Terrace, the county fire marshal's office said. He was charged with burning or destroying a dwelling and setting fire to woods, fences, grass, and more, officials said. He was held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.
Tragic Ending For Family Of Missing Woman, 26, Found Dead In Springfield Tragic Ending For Family Of Missing Woman, 26, Found Dead In Springfield
Tragic Ending For Family Of Missing Woman, 26, Found Dead In Springfield For days, Fayra Bonilla Rubi's family was stricken with worry. The 26-year-old's loved ones said that "despite all kinds of problems," she remained good spirited. But in the late afternoon on Friday, June 14, Bonilla-Rubi was found dead in the 7600 block of Highland Street in Springfield, as previously reported by Daily Voice. "She was a good, kind, loving, sweet, fun person... she remained cheerful and always gave a smile to her loved ones," reads a GoFundMe campaign launched by Nery and Nancy Umanzor. "She was a person who had no problems with anyone, and her departure is…
Missing Woman Found Dead Near Wooded Area In Fairfax County, Police Say Missing Woman Found Dead Near Wooded Area In Fairfax County, Police Say
Fayra Desiree Bonilla-Rubi Found Dead In Virginia Woods A 26-year-old woman reported missing for nearly a week in Fairfax County was found dead near a wooded area, police say. Springfield resident Fayra Desiree Bonilla-Rubi was reported missing to the Fairfax County Police Department by family members on Monday, June 10, only to be found dead in the 7600 block of Highland Street late on Friday afternoon, according to officials, who say they were alerted to the body by a member of the community. The investigation into her death is ongoing, and an autopsy is being conducted to confirm the cause and manner of death. No additional details were…
Arrest Made In Murder Of Maryland Mom Rachel Morin, Officials Say Arrest Made In Murder Of Maryland Mom Rachel Morin, Officials Say
Arrest Made In Murder Of Maryland Mom Rachel Morin, Officials Say An arrest has been made nearly a year after Rachel Morin was found dead near a Harford County trail, authorities said on Saturday. Victor Antonio Martinez-Hernandez, 23, was taken into custody in Tulsa, OK, in connection with Morin's August 2023 killing, according to the Harford County Sheriff and Morin's family's legal team. Harford County Sheriff Gahler said that DNA evidence was key in linking Martinez-Hernandez to the murder. "Three weeks ago, on May 20, which should have been Rachel's 38th birthday, investigators uncovered a lead, and we're here today to tell you Rachel's murde…
Wanted Man From Maryland Busted For Shoplifting From Lowe's In Virginia, Police Say Wanted Man From Maryland Busted For Shoplifting From Lowe's In Virginia, Police Say
Wanted Man From Maryland Busted For Shoplifting From Lowe's In Virginia, Police Say A Maryland man who was already wanted in multiple jurisdictions crossed state lines into Virginia and is behind bars after being busted by police in Loudoun County on Thursday afternoon, police say. Laurel resident Ronald Canan, Jr. 41, who is no stranger to law enforcement, is facing new charges in Leesburg after being caught attempting to steal from Lowe's on Russell Branch Parkway SE. Shortly before 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, officers were called to the store to investigate a reported shoplifting incident when Canan walked out of the store with a shopping cart loaded with unpaid mercha…
VIDEO: 2 Firearms, Magazine, Stolen Car Found In Arrest Of Teens At Springfield Mall, Cops Say VIDEO: 2 Firearms, Magazine, Stolen Car Found In Arrest Of Teens At Springfield Mall, Cops Say
Video: 2 Firearms, Magazine, Stolen Car Found In Arrest Of Teens At Springfield Mall, Cops Say Police in Virginia have released footage of the arrests of two Maryland men who they say were found with firearms, a magazine, a stolen vehicle and more at a local mall. Detectives spotted a car with a stolen license plate around 1 p.m. on June 6 at the Springfield Mall, Fairfax County police said.  Shopping center detectives were able to identify the occupants of the vehicle as Jordan Ewell and Khalil Harshaw, both 19, of Maryland, FCPD said. Video shared to X shows officers approaching the pair, and Harshaw initiating a foot pursuit. He didn't get far, as officers apprehended him se…
Facebook Marketplace Centreville Carjacker Arrested, Cops Say Facebook Marketplace Centreville Carjacker Arrested, Cops Say
Facebook Marketplace Centreville Carjacker Arrested, Cops Say A 25-year-old Maryland man has been arrested in a Virginia carjacking, police said. Rodney Hart Jr., had expressed interest in buying a vehicle two victims had listed for sale on Facebook Marketplace, and set up a meeting around 10:10 p.m. on June 5, on the 14600 block of Seasons Drive in Centreville, police in Fairfax County said. While Hart was inspecting the vehicle’s interior, he told the victims to get out, police said. The victims refused to exit the vehicle and a struggle ensued. Hart fled the area prior to police arrival. One victim was treated for minor injuries at the scene. An i…
'Angel On Earth:' Grandmother Killed In DC Carjacking Mourned As Selfless 'Angel On Earth:' Grandmother Killed In DC Carjacking Mourned As Selfless
'Angel On Earth:' Grandmother Killed In DC Carjacking Mourned As Selfless A 55-year-old woman who died as the result of a carjacking in Washington DC is being mourned for her altruism Leslie Gaines was sitting in the front seat of a Mazda SUV outside of Washington Hospital Center around 1:10 p.m. Monday, June 3, when her daughter got out to get her a wheelchair, DC Metro police said. That's when 22-year-old Kayla Brown hopped behind the wheel and drove away, Gaines still in the car. Around 1:30 p.m., Brown tried to turn left from 6th Street NW onto D Street, but failed to negotiate the turn and crashed into a building. Brown got out and tried to flee on foot but…
E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Popular Northern Virginia Lake, State Health Officials Say E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Popular Northern Virginia Lake, State Health Officials Say
E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Popular Northern Virginia Lake, State Health Officials Say A cluster of stomach viruses including some people who have been diagnosed with E. coli has been linked to a Northern Virginia lake, state health officials said. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) said it is investigating a cluster of gastrointestinal (GI) illnesses in people who were in the Lake Anna area over Memorial Day weekend.  E. coli infection causes stomach cramps and diarrhea (often watery or bloody), and symptoms can also include vomiting, fever, and chills. In severe cases, the infection can damage organs, such as the kidneys, and lead to hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS…
Instantly Richer: Chantilly Woman Wins Virginia Lottery Prize While Sipping Morning Coffee Instantly Richer: Chantilly Woman Wins Virginia Lottery Prize While Sipping Morning Coffee
Instantly Richer: Chantilly Woman Wins Virginia Lottery Prize While Sipping Morning Coffee A Fairfax County woman is tens of thousands of dollars richer, thanks to the Virginia Lottery. Naiyimai Abuduwaili tells lottery officials she was sitting at home with a cup of coffee, playing a Virginia Lottery game online when she felt that she was going to win big. That feeling was correct: The Chantilly woman won $146,105 playing the Cash Buster Multiplier game. “Boom – it just happened,” she said.
Teen Sentenced For Murder, Abduction Of Maryland Man After Nightclub Altercation In DC Teen Sentenced For Murder, Abduction Of Maryland Man After Nightclub Altercation In DC
Teen Sentenced For Murder, Abduction Of Maryland Man After Nightclub Altercation In DC A 17-year-old has been sentenced to decades in prison for his role in the murder of a man they abducted after an altercation in a DC nightclub, the Charles County State's Attorney's Office announced. Nijuan Wilson was sentenced by a judge to life in prison with all but 30 years suspended in connection to the death of Deangelo Beale last summer. On June 9, 2023, officers responded to an apartment complex in Waldorf to investigate a reported shooting, where they found Beale in the parking lot suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A second person, Marqui…
Controlling Man Sentenced For Beating Ex, Threatening Her From Behind Bars In DC (UPDATED) Controlling Man Sentenced For Beating Ex, Threatening Her From Behind Bars In DC (UPDATED)
Controlling Man Sentenced For Beating Ex, Threatening Her From Behind Bars In DC (Updated) A District man who couldn't last a week after his ex-girlfriend gave him a second chance is heading to prison after violently attempting to control her, federal officials say. Barrington Hart, 36, was convicted on a host of charges in DC after he was in a romantic relationship with a woman, broke up, then reunited for four days, during which he terrorized her last summer, according to authorities. On Friday, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison and five years of supervised release. Prosecutors say that Hart and the woman got into an argument on July 27, 2023, when he accused her of cheat…
County Camera Zooms In On Reporter At Scene Of Arlington Water Main Repair: Reports County Camera Zooms In On Reporter At Scene Of Arlington Water Main Repair: Reports
County Camera Zooms In On Reporter At Scene Of Arlington Water Main Repair: Reports An investigation is apparently under way in Arlington into apparent misuse of a county camera. Fox5 had been watching Arlington County's camera system to observe repair work at the scene of a ruptured 16-inch pipe at South Walter Reed Drive, just north of South Four Mile Run Drive, last Friday, June 7, when employees notice something awry. One of the camera operators zoomed into a WDVM/DC News Now reporter at the scene, according to Fox5 and the reporter's employer. A county spokesperson issued the following statement to Daily Voice: Arlington County staff from multiple departments u…
NJ Amtrak Employee Lied To Feds Investigating Sleeper Car Sex Assault, DOJ Says NJ Amtrak Employee Lied To Feds Investigating Sleeper Car Sex Assault, DOJ Says
NJ Amtrak Employee Lied To Feds Investigating Sleeper Car Sex Assault, DOJ Says An Amtrak employee from New Jersey has been charged in a federal indictment for lying to federal investigators questioning him about a sexual assault he allegedly carried out on a passenger during a trip from Washington DC to Chicago, authorities said. Maurice Driver, 35, of Gloucester City, NJ, was charged with lying to a federal agent in a five-count indictment unsealed on Tuesday, June 4, U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves and Special Agent in Charge Mike Waters of the Amtrak Office of Inspector General Eastern Area Field Office announced. Driver had been working as a lead service atte…
Cyclists Ride For Popular Alexandria LGBTQ+ Advocate Killed In Maryland Bicycle Crash Cyclists Ride For Popular Alexandria LGBTQ+ Advocate Killed In Maryland Bicycle Crash
Cyclists Ride For Popular Alexandria LGBTQ+ Advocate Killed In Maryland Bicycle Crash If it weren't for Scott Binde, the Resplendent Rappahannock Ride, Bike Berryville, and Prince William County Ride may not have happened. Now, those who knew and loved him are organizing two special rides just for him. Binde, 63, of Alexandria, VA, was struck by a Toyota 4Runner while trying to cross US Route 15 and Catoctin Furnace Road in Frederick, MD on Saturday, June 1, officials said. He was pronounced dead by first responders. Google Maps street view Binde's untimely death prompted an outpouring of support from the cycling and LGBTQ+ communities. Click here for details on…
Dealer Who Sold Thousands Of Fentanyl Pills In DC, Maryland To Undercover DEA Agent Sentenced Dealer Who Sold Thousands Of Fentanyl Pills In DC, Maryland To Undercover DEA Agent Sentenced
Dealer Who Sold Thousands Of Fentanyl Pills In DC, Maryland To Undercover DEA Agent Sentenced One half of a dubious duo who sold thousands of fentanyl pills will spend years in prison after admitting to his role in the distribution scheme, authorities announced. Beltsville resident Edward Steven Monge, 23, was sentenced to 96 months in prison for participating in a fentanyl distribution conspiracy in which he sold at least 4,500 pills in a scheme involving 26-year-old Silver Spring native Jennifer Echeverria Flores. According to prosecutors, between February and August last year, Monge sold more than 4,500 pills containing fentanyl to Echeverria Flores, who then sold those…
Dog Owner Finds Dog She Put Down Alive On Falls Church Rescue's Website, Can't Get Him Back Dog Owner Finds Dog She Put Down Alive On Falls Church Rescue's Website, Can't Get Him Back
Dog Owner Finds Dog She Put Down Alive On Falls Church Rescue's Website, Can't Get Him Back A former Maryland resident who made the difficult decision to put her puppy down due to unrelenting health conditions has learned that he is healthy and still alive — and she won't be getting him back. Kristie Pereira, 32, who recently moved to San Antonio, TX from of Laurel, MD, adopted Amos Hart from Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation in Falls Church, VA in December 2022. She renamed him Beau, and Pereira says the two were "happy as can be." That is, up until February 2023, when Pereira noticed Beau was exhibiting strange behavior.  "He'd be pacing around and at times I'd lo…
9-Foot Shark Pings Off Virginia Coast To Kick Off Memorial Day 9-Foot Shark Pings Off Virginia Coast To Kick Off Memorial Day
9-Foot Shark Pings Off Virginia Coast To Kick Off Memorial Day In what appears to be the first of beach season, a shark has pinged off the Virginia coast. According to OCEARCH, a non-profit organization dedicating to researching sharks and other forms of marine life, a 9-foot, 3-inch gal named Anne Bonny "pinged" just off the coast of Virginia Beach around 7:20 a.m. on Memorial Day. OCEARCH OCEARCH tracks its sharks using a Smart Positioning and Temperature Tag, or a SPOT Tag. The tags create a "ping" when sharks fins break the surface of the water, according to its website. Anne Bonny is a 425-pound white shark who was first tagged by OCEARCH in Ap…
Body Recovered From Potomac River Believed To Be Missing Swimmer Heading From VA To MD Body Recovered From Potomac River Believed To Be Missing Swimmer Heading From VA To MD
Body Recovered From Potomac River Believed To Be Missing Swimmer Heading From VA To MD A body recovered from the Potomac River on Monday morning near Sandy Landing at Great Falls Park is believed to be that of a swimmer who was reported missing over the holiday weekend, officials say. Searches for the swimmer began on Friday night, when two men were reportedly attempting to swim from Virginia to Maryland, but only one made it successfully through the trip. 5/27 8a Potomac River - body recovered - believe to be the missing swimmer https://t.co/i2Z90YSZkB — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) May 27, 2024 "Presumably this all began on Friday, where we had a report of a couple swimme…
Man Assaults Officer Telling Him To Back Off Of Security Guard In Arlington, Cops Say Man Assaults Officer Telling Him To Back Off Of Security Guard In Arlington, Cops Say
Man Assaults Officer Telling Him To Back Off Of Security Guard In Arlington, Cops Say A Maryland man has been arrested in Virginia after assaulting and seriously injuring an officer overnight, police said. The officer was conducting parking enforcement on the 2900 block of Columbia Pike in Arlington when he saw 29-year-old Otis Brown, of Waldorf, MD, confronting security of a nearby business around 12:50 a.m. Sunday, May 26, county police said. The officer approached Brown and told him to stop, but Brown shoved the officer into a parked, unoccupied vehicle, causing property damage, then hit the officer several times, county police said in a release. Brown fled on foot w…
Good Karma: Florida Truck Driver Wins Pick 3 Lottery Ticket On Drive Through Virginia Good Karma: Florida Truck Driver Wins Pick 3 Lottery Ticket On Drive Through Virginia
Good Karma: Florida Truck Driver Wins Pick 3 Lottery Ticket On Drive Through Virginia A Florida trucker returned to Virginia to claim the lottery prize he'd won on a recent trip. Lamar Howard, of Orlando, FL, was passing through Virginia when he stopped and bought three Pick 3 tickets at the Love’s Travel Stop at 5021 Lee Highway outside Warrenton, lottery officials said.  While he was there, he helped another trucker who was having a difficult time. That’s not unusual, since Howard says he enjoys volunteering and helping other people. So maybe it was karma when Howard won $700 in that night’s Pick 3 drawing. The winning number combination in the April 29 drawing …
Newly-Minted Millionaire: Burke Construction Worker Buys $1M Powerball Ticket In Alexandria Newly-Minted Millionaire: Burke Construction Worker Buys $1M Powerball Ticket In Alexandria
Newly-Minted Millionaire: Burke Construction Worker Buys $1M Powerball Ticket In Alexandria When Nicholas Perez of Burke bought a ticket for the April 1 Powerball drawing, the jackpot stood at a jaw-dropping $1 billion.  He bought his ticket at Safeway at 8646 Richmond Highway in Alexandria. First, the bad news: He didn’t hit the jackpot, lottery officials said. The good news: His ticket matched the first five winning numbers to win Powerball’s $1 million second-tier prize. The ticket was one of six in the nation to match the first five numbers and the only one in Virginia. The winning numbers for the April 1 Powerball drawing were 19-24-40-42-56, and the Powerball numbe…
Baby Alligator Confiscated From Home By Spotsy Sheriff's Office Baby Alligator Confiscated From Home By Spotsy Sheriff's Office
Baby Alligator Confiscated From Home By Spotsy Sheriff's Office A baby alligator is settling into its new home at the Luray Zoo after being confiscated from a local resident. The Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office said the county's animal control division confiscated the young animal. "These creatures are not native to Virginia and personal ownership without proper licensing is illegal throughout the Commonwealth," the sheriff's office said. The Luray Zoo A Rescue Zoo website says it's a privately owned facility operating as a haven for unwanted pets, retired zoo animals, and abused animals.
Virginia Rocker, Founding Member Of Train Charlie Colin Dies, 58 Virginia Rocker, Founding Member Of Train Charlie Colin Dies, 58
Virginia Rocker, Founding Member Of Train Charlie Colin Dies, 58 Charlie Colin, a Virginia native and founding member of the band Train, died at 58 years old. The bassist was raised in Virginia before moving to California, but had been living in Belgium at the time of his death, according to his social media profiles. Train penned a tribute to Colin on X, saying he was "THE sweetest guy." When I met Charlie Colin, front left, I fell in love with him. He was THE sweetest guy and what a handsome chap. Let’s make a band that’s the only reasonable thing to do. His unique bass playing a beautiful guitar work helped get folks to notice us in SF and beyond.…
District Man Pleads Guilty Mid-Trial To Attempted Murder Caught On Camera In Maryland (VIDEOS) District Man Pleads Guilty Mid-Trial To Attempted Murder Caught On Camera In Maryland (VIDEOS)
District Man Pleads Guilty Mid-Trial To Attempted Murder Caught On Camera In Maryland (Videos) A District man saw the writing on the wall and decided to plead guilty in the middle of a trial for an attempted murder that was caught on camera in Maryland, authorities announced. Demonte Hewitt, 22, indicated on Tuesday, in the middle of a jury trial, that he wanted to enter a guilty plea in connection to a shooting in a well-known Silver Spring alleyway following a wild chase in June 2022, according to the Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office. Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office Prosecutors said that in the early morning hours of June 15, 2022, a man left a birthday ce…
Fairfax County Man Wins $600K Playing VA Lottery's Pick 5 Fairfax County Man Wins $600K Playing VA Lottery's Pick 5
Fairfax County Man Wins $600K Playing VA Lottery's Pick 5 Daniel Choi says he got lucky. The Fairfax County resident had 50 plays in the May 1 Pick 5 nighttime drawing, each using the Fireball. The winning numbers in that drawing were 1-4-6-6-1, and the Fireball number was 5.  While Choi didn’t match the five digits, he matched using the Fireball, which replaced one of the digits, to win $12,000 for each of those 50 plays. Choi won $600,000. Choi bought his tickets at the CVS at 7500 Centreville Road in Manassas. He said he has no immediate plans for his winnings, except to pay his student loans. Pick 5 drawings are held daily at…
Body Found In Belle View ID'd As CNN Political Commentator Alice Stewart, CNN Says Body Found In Belle View ID'd As CNN Political Commentator Alice Stewart, CNN Says
CNN Political Commentator Alice Stewart Dies The body found on a Fairfax County street in a Fairfax County neighborhood has been identified as that of 58-year-old CNN political commentator Alice Stewart, CNN announced. Sources tell Daily Voice that no foul play was suspected and she was believed to have suffered a medical emergency. Stewart, a veteran political commentator at CNN and Emmy Award-winning journalist, was found dead in a Belle View neighborhood early Saturday, May 18, as previously reported by Daily Voice. In a company email, CNN CEO Mark Thompson said Stewart was "a political veteran and an Emmy Award-winning …
Global Saxophone Legend Dies Days Before The Birchmere Performance Global Saxophone Legend Dies Days Before The Birchmere Performance
Global Saxophone Legend Dies Days Before The Birchmere Performance David Sanborn, an internationally renowned, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist, died on Sunday, May 12, days before he was set to perform in Northern Virginia. Sanborn's comes after an extended battle with prostate cancer with complications, according to a statement shared to his website. Sanborn had been set to perform on Wednesday, May 15 at the The Birchmere Music Hall in Alexandria. ​"Mr. Sanborn had been dealing with prostate cancer since 2018, but had been able to maintain his normal schedule of concerts until just recently. Indeed he already had concerts scheduled into 2025," the…
$1.3 Billion Luxury Marriott Hotel One Step Closer To Opening At Reston Station $1.3 Billion Luxury Marriott Hotel One Step Closer To Opening At Reston Station
$1.3 Billion Luxury Marriott Hotel One Step Closer To Opening At Reston Station The first-ever JW Marriott Hotel in Virginia is one step closer to opening at Reston Station. Last week, the developer, Comstock Companies, held a Topping Out ceremony to commemorate the placement of the final beam in the $1.3 billion project to construct a 243-room, 26-story luxury hotel. Setting new benchmarks at every turn, the JW Marriott Residences, Reston Station, has reached a new milestone with last... Posted by McWilliams|Ballard on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 The JW Marriott Hotel and Residences, spanning approximately 1.5 million square feet, will offer upscale accommodations …