Hikers Rescued, Year’s First Snow, Boy Stabbed, Housing Demand and Victim Shot Four Times But Survives

Plus, police using infrared to find suspect discover house fire instead.

A police cruiser prepares to leave the scene of a shooting in the parking lot of Taco Bell in Falls Church Saturday morning; restaurant workers were cleaning up blood left from the shooting. Photo by Mary Ann Barto

Patch has 31 sites in Virginia and Washington. Here are 13 of the top stories from around the region over the past year.

Hikers Rescued at Great Falls Park

Check out a picture of the rescue.

Police Chopper Searching for Suspect Discovers Something Else Dangerous

Check out infrared video of the discovery.

Manassas Park Homicide Victim Identified

It’s the first homicide in the small city in at least five years.

Police: Drunk Man Abducted, Beat Ex-Girlfriend for 2 Hours in Arlington

The alleged crimes happened in a car, in a garage and in the woman’s apartment before she was able to get help.

Victim Survives Four Gunshots in Falls Church Taco Bell Parking Lot

Falls Church police investigating incident.

Police: Boy, 12, Stabbed at Seven Corners Center

Boy was stabbed Thursday night while walking in Falls Church.

Annandale Man Charged with Assaulting a Police Officer

Suspect found dancing in the street on New Year’s Eve and was later arrested.

Fatal Shooting in Springfield Home

A 41-year-old woman was found dead in her home. Police are investigating it as a "suspicious death.”

First Snow of 2014

Photos from Alexandria’s start to the year — under three inches of snow.

New Year, New Water System for Fairfax City Residents

The City of Fairfax signed on the dotted line, completing the sale of its water system to Fairfax Water Thursday.

Relive the Roses: Watch the Westfield Band in the Rose Parade

The Chantilly high school band made history this week in Pasadena.

Fire in Centreville Causes $150,000 in Damage

Find out what caused this fire and how it was discovered.

Hot Iron Causes Thousands in Damages in Centreville Apartment Fire

Several senior residents had to be rescued.

Family of Fallen Police Officer Gather With Others for Tribute

Watch video of the vigil on the anniversary of his death.

Man Wanted in New Year’s Day Shooting in Manassas Area

Police found the victim injured on a sidewalk.

The Five Most Expensive McLean Homes Sold in December

How many million do you think the top house fetched?

In Wake of McDonnell Scandal, Transparency Bill Aims to Limit Gifts, Increase Disclosure

Should state and local officials be held to higher standards? See why one delegate says yes.

That’s A Lot of Bricks! New Home Demand to Surge in Fairfax County

Fairfax County needs how many new homes a month?!

Vienna’s Alegria Restaurant Making Changes

Local restaurant abandoning Mexican cuisine for a different menu.

Early Morning Armed Robbery at The State Theatre in Falls Church

Armed robbery that took place just before 7 a.m. New Year's Day.

Hundreds Turn Out for First ‘First Night Vienna’ on New Year’s Eve

Celebration was a big success with hundreds of residents enjoying music, food and fun.

Fairfax Resident, Independent to Challenge Gerry Connolly for Congress

Mark Gibson inspired to run because of “underperforming” Congress.

Date Set for Special Election to Fill Mark Herring's State Senate Seat

Voters will have three candidates to choose from.

Chantilly Business Robbed on Christmas Day

No injuries in armed robbery. Read a description of the suspect.

30,000 DC Guns To Be Registered, Owners Fingerprinted In 2014

DC police start the process, enacting a 2009 law.

New Falls Church Restaurant Opening Day Announced

A new burger spot is set to open, highlighting fresh ingredients.

Fire Truck Driver Cleared in Pedestrian Death

The victim was crossing a darkened, six-lane section of Warrenton Road when he was hit.


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