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, January 28, 2013
Multiple fights at Central Station in Fredericksburg progressed into multiple shots fired.
Two men were shot and a large crowd interfered with officers trying to make an arrest early Sunday at KC's Music Alley and Central Station, Natatia Bledsoe, a City of Fredericksburg Police Department spokesperson told Patch. Officers were in the area due to previous altercations during certain types of events at this facility, Bledsoe said. At about 1:50 a.m., an officer nearby but not on the property called in on the radio that he heard multiple shots fired, coming from the venue. Responding law enforcement encountered hundreds of people exiting the building, Bledsoe said. A security guard was assisting one victim, who had been shot in the leg. The 29-year-old male from Montross, Va., was transported by ambulance to Mary Washington …
Monday, July 16, 2012
A campaign official confirmed the visit but there aren't any additional details yet.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Woodbridge store will be spared.
Two Best Buy stores in the Northern Virginia area will be closing, Best Buy announced Saturday. The Woodbridge store at 2730 Prince William Parkway will remain open as the company closes 42 of its "big box" stores. Stores in Fredericksburg and Landmark Mall will be closing. In a press release Saturday, the company said it was "not an easy decision to make" in closing the stores. "We will be working to help these employees find other positions inside Best Buy," said the press release. "If they don’t find new positions, or if they choose not to work at a different location, a transition including severance packages will be available." The company expects that most of the stores will close by May 12. The affected stores are located at 9745…