Patch has 31 sites in Virginia and Washington. Here are some of the top stories from around the region this week.
The Lakeside Inn, the neighborhood bar and restaurant for a generation of Restonians, announced it will be closing by the end of October.
A candidate forum between incumbent Republican state Del. Barbara Comstock and Democratic challenger Kathleen Murphy in Great Falls for Tuesday night was canceled due to the anticipated crowd being too large for the venue.
One email from the Great Falls Citizens Association's debate team that was forwarded to Patch blamed the cancellation on "outside disruption."
The move has angered gun safety advocates, who had planned a small demonstration outside of the event and wanted to pressure the incumbent into talking about her record.
The brakes were put on two dueling lawsuits Wednesday between the infamous Fairfax City Petland store and one of its customers, who purchased a $2,400 Maltese puppy named Ty back in May that died 13 days later of multiple causes including an upper respiratory sinus infection and hypoglycemia. Petland’s management is suing customer Kevin Mulcahy for the $1,100 balance on the puppy, while Mulcahy is countersuing for the initial $1,300 deposit he put down as well as vet bills, supplies and several days of lost wages to care for the sick puppy and appear in court at least three times thus far.
After Patch ran a story last week on a serious collision that took place on the Washington & Old Dominion trail that sent a cyclist and a jogger to the hospital, hundreds of Patch readers clicked on the story and some weighed in.
Police are stepping up their presence on the popular trail after the serious crash between a cyclist and jogger Sunday before last, according to a news release from the City.
Police Chief Mary Gavin announced last week the additional deployment of bicycle and motorcycle officers along the popular (W&OD) trail, to educate and enforce park and traffic laws.
Michael Youlen is a force to be reckoned with—a police force, that is.
Youlen, a former Manassas Police officer and private detective, started his own police force, the Manassas Housing Police Authority, in Manassas just over a year ago.
What are some things more popular than Congress right now?
Hemorrhoids, toenail fungus and dog poop among other items, according to Public Policy Polling released Tuesday.
Tyson’s Corner-based CustomInk was named one of the top places to work.
The custom T-shirt company was ranked eighth out of 25 medium-sized workplaces on the Great Place to Work list. The company was profiled due to employee perks like weekly meals, parties, tuition reimbursement, and an informal dress code, according to the list.
Local ghost tour guide and paranormal investigator Kay Pietrewicz has collected even more ghostly tales this year, just in time to guide visitors through the haunted streets of Occoquan during Halloween season.Third Accident Raises Fatality Total in Loudoun Over Weekend to Five
Another fatal accident over the weekend reported by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office raises the total to five.
An accident in Aldie Friday afternoon killed a Texas woman on a weekend when two additional accidents too the lives of four other people in Loudoun County, according to reports from the LCSO and Virginia State Police.Mars Candy Heiress Was Driver in Fatal Crash Friday in Loudoun
The driver of a Porsche SUV that struck a minivan occupied by several Texas women in Aldie on Friday has been identified as Jacqueline Mars, one of the richest women in the world and a co-owner of Mars Inc., the world’s largest candy company.
One of the passengers from the minivan died in the accident, and prosecutors are reviewing the case to determine whether charges should be filed.Man Stable After Falling 15 Feet Through Grate in Ballston
A man in his mid-50s fell through a grate in the small grassy area between 950 N. Glebe Road and an adjacent building shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Rescue workers were able to pull the man to safety and transport him to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he was in stable condition.
The man was walking to a meeting when the grate collapsed under him, Arlington County Fire Capt. Bill Shelton said. Shelton could think of only one other similar instance of something like this happening in the last 17 years.
Fairfax County residents have until Oct. 23 to weigh in on the proposed roundabout which would replace the existing four-way stop that transportation officials say has to go.
The intersection of Braddock and Pleasant Valley roads in Centreville is considered problematic and is now the subject of a $4 million improvement project that could transform it into roundabout.
The intersection, which is near Cox Farms, is currently a four-way stop, with a single lane in each direction, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) data shows.
Problems occur during peak hours on weekday morning and evenings, when the intersection becomes extremely congested, causing backups on Braddock Road.Police: Arlington Man Sexually Assaulted Roommate While She Slept
A 31-year-old Arlington man has been accused of sexually assaulting his roommate while she slept.
Police say Allister Kennedy entered his 24-year-old roommate's bedroom at about 11:50 p.m. Monday. Kennedy allegedly pinned the woman down while she slept and sexually assaulted her.
The woman eventually fought him off and called 911, police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said.
Two people were killed and a third person injured early Sunday morning when a car crashed into a bridge pillar on Van Dorn Street near Vine Street, police said.
Fairfax County police responded to a call around 6:40 p.m. Monday in the Huntington area of Alexandria after a woman reported she was inappropriately touched while riding a public transit bus.Man Charged in Deadly Crash on I-95 in Stafford
Virginia State Police charged a Hampton, Va., man with reckless driving in a Tuesday morning four-vehicle crash on I-95 which killed one, injured two and snarled the morning commute for hours.
A 16-year-old boy was robbed and assaulted while walking on Old Blacksmith Drive near Villagesmith Way in Burke Monday.
The teenager was ambushed by three people around 6:40 p.m. and had his property stolen, according to the daily crime report released by Fairfax County Police Department Tuesday.
As part of their recently-announced Virginia Values Bus Tour, the Duggar family, stars of the TLC reality TV show "19 Kids and Counting," will be visiting Woodbridge next Wednesday to raise support for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli.
Three adults were found dead in a Triangle trailer after a fire broke out early Tuesday morning, Prince William County Fire and Rescue officials said.
Firefighters responded to a fire at the mobile home near the 18700 block of Fuller Heights Road around 3:22 a.m. They were able to extinguish the fire, but found three adults dead inside the building. Officials believe the three victims, who are unidentified at this time, were residents of the home.