Articles by: FCNP.com

Critter Corner: McDuck

August 15, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

THIS IS MCDUCK, as the photographer arbitrarily named this duck, was standing on a log during the photographer’s recent visit to Roosevelt Island off of the George Washington Parkway, overlooking the rest of his flock.

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April Death of Disabled F.C. Man Ruled an Accident

August 12, 2016 12:37 PM0 comments

The April 20 death of a 45-year-old Falls Church man who was being restrained by the police was ruled an accident in the Fairfax Department of Health, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, according to the Fairfax County Police Department. The autopsy report said the cause of Paul Gianelos’ death […]

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Van Service Driver Charged with Sexual Assault

August 11, 2016 2:31 PM0 comments

Detectives with the Sex Crimes Division of the Fairfax County Police Department charged a 35-year-old man working under contract with Diamond Transportation as a driver for the MetroAccess paratransit service on Wednesday, Aug. 10 with allegedly sexually assaulting a 51-year-old woman on Tuesday, June 28 in the 3400 block of Carlin Springs […]

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Guest Commentary: The Impact of Local Environmental Activism

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By Bryan Ricketts, Dan Sehlhorst & Thu Trinh Climate change is often viewed as too catastrophic to comprehend, too wonky to understand, and too political to discuss. But across Virginia, many are actively combating this view by taking local action to preserve the health, security, and economy of the Commonwealth. […]

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F.C.’s Living History Saturdays to Make Up for Rainy Civil War Day

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by Grace Hodgman The Living History Saturdays fall on two days in August that focus on the Falls Church community during the Civil War era. The first of the two Living History Saturdays took place on Saturday, Aug. 6 and the second will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27, from […]

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Fairfax City Mayor Due to Resign

August 10, 2016 6:54 PM0 comments

Scott Silverthorne, arrested by Fairfax police for drug possession in a sting involving his effort to set up a group sex-for-meth encounter at a hotel in Tysons Corner last Friday, was due to officially resign as mayor of the City of Fairfax today. Silverthorne, 50, was released on personal recognizance […]

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Editorial: On Newspapers: ‘Content is King’

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Social commentator and humorist John Oliver struck a nerve on his HBO weekly show, Last Week Tonight, on Sunday night, devoting a full 19-minute segment to a starkly precise commentary on the demise of the U.S. newspaper industry, spiced as the best conveyances of such harsh realities often are, with […]

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UPDATE: Alleged Wells Fargo Bank Robber Linked to Two Other Area Bank Robberies

August 9, 2016 6:27 PM0 comments

UPDATE at 12:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10: This report has been updated to include information about the alleged bank robber arrested in connection with the Wells Fargo Bank robbery on Tuesday, Aug. 9 being linked to two other bank robberies in the region and more information about the suspicious […]

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Flow Circus Comes to Mary Riley Styles Public Library

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Flow Circus, an organization that aims to promote active learning and play through the juggling arts, is coming to Mary Riley Styles Public Library on Wednesday, Aug. 17 for two events. The first event, which will take place from 3 – 4:30 p.m. in the library’s conference room, is for […]

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Fairfax County PD Awarded National Accreditation

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The Fairfax County Police Department received national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, as well a great deal of praise from the commission, at at a hearing on Saturday, July 30. The hearing was attended by Fairfax County police chief Edwin C. Roessler, Jr. and other members […]

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