MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — An Army staff sergeant convicted of fatally shooting his wife and a rookie Virginia police officer has been sentenced to seven consecutive life terms.
Virginia plans extension of Beltway express lanes
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says the state will extend its variable-toll Express Lanes on the Capital Beltway all the way to the Maryland state line as part of $1 billion in planned road improvements in the region.
Northam announced Tuesday in Richmond that the state also plans to add an additional lane on southbound Interstate 95 in Woodbridge to address a bottleneck at a bridge over the Occoquan River.
Teen shares lifetime peanut butter supply with furloughed
WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia teen with autism is sharing his lifetime supply of Lidl peanut butter with federal workers who are furloughed like his father.
The Washington Post reports that 15-year-old Eric McKay and his family gave away several peanut butter jars Wednesday and are planning another giveaway Saturday.
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Doctor pleads guilty to large-scale opioid distribution
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia physician faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to using his pain clinic to illegally distribute more than 600,000 oxycodone pills.
Sixty-five-year-old Shriharsh Laxman Pole operated the Excel Medical Clinic in Woodbridge, even though his license had been suspended by the Virginia Board of Medicine for improper prescription of opiates.
Police: Suspect who set up police ‘ambush’ shot, wounded
WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — A suspect in Virginia has been wounded in what police described as an "ambush."
Citing a Prince William County police release, news outlets report that officers responding to a call about gunshots were fired upon by someone with a rifle Sunday night. The statement says a police cruiser was hit multiple times, and the suspect was hit in the upper body when two officers returned fire.
Jury spares life of soldier convicted of killing wife, cop
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A Virginia jury spared the life of an Army staff sergeant convicted of fatally shooting his wife and a rookie police officer after deadlocking Thursday on whether he should be executed.
Life-or-death decision faces jury in cop killer case
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors asked a jury Tuesday to impose what would be the first death sentence in Virginia since 2011 against an Army staff sergeant who killed his wife and a rookie police officer who responded to her call for help.
"Put him in the grave because that's what he deserves," prosecutor Matthew Lowery urged the jury as he pointed to the defendant, Ronald Hamilton, 34, of Woodbridge.
Man charged in 11-year-old girl’s abduction, sexual assault
WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — A man who police say has no fixed address has been charged in the abduction and sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl who was walking to school.
News outlets report 26-year-old Adam-Seth Nathaneal Walter was arrested Tuesday, the same day Prince William County police reported the girl was grabbed.
Police: Girl abducted, sexually assaulted on way to school
WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Police in northern Virginia are looking for a man they say sexually assaulted a girl after abducting her as she walked to school.
Prince William County Police say the girl was walking Tuesday morning on Essex Road in Woodbridge when an unknown man grabbed her.
Police say the man then forced his way into a nearby home and assaulted a woman who lived there before fleeing with the girl.
Soldier convicted of capital murder in deaths of wife, cop
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — An Army staff sergeant is facing possible execution after being convicted of capital murder in the deaths of his wife and a police officer who responded to the woman's 911 call.
A jury in Manassas returned guilty verdicts Wednesday on all counts against 34-year-old Ronald Hamilton of Woodbridge. He was charged in the 2016 shootings of his wife, Crystal, and officer Ashley Guindon, who was working her first shift after being sworn in.
IDs released for officer and slain man after deadly struggle
TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland are identifying a slain man and the officer who shot him during a struggle over a gun.
Prince George's County police released a statement Tuesday saying Cpl. Joseph Keifline is on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into the Monday shooting of 23-year-old Jose Alvarez of Woodbridge, Virginia.
Jury hears opening statements in police officer’s death
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — It began with an argument between husband and wife over whether she'd attend a male dance revue. It ended with the wife dead, a police officer fatally wounded and two other officers shot and bleeding on a suburban northern Virginia lawn.
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Death penalty trial begins in 2016 killing of police officer
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Jury selection is scheduled to get underway at the trial of an Army veteran charged with killing his wife and a police officer who responded to his northern Virginia home in 2016.
Thirty-four-year-old Ronald Hamilton of Woodbridge is facing a possible death penalty when his trial begins Monday in Manassas with three weeks of jury selection. At least 200 potential jurors are being called to the courthouse this week
WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia man has died after getting out of his car in a road-rage confrontation and getting pinned between two vehicles.
Prince William County Police say 53-year-old Larry Dean Walker of Woodbridge was driving his pickup truck on the Prince William Parkway in Woodbridge Wednesday when he got into an argument with a 34-year-old man driving a sedan. It's unclear what sparked the argument.
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — An Army veteran has pleaded not guilty to killing his wife and a police officer who responded to his northern Virginia home in 2016.
Thirty-four-year-old Ronald Hamilton of Woodbridge is facing a possible death penalty when he goes on trial Monday for the shooting death of his wife, Crystal Hamilton, and Officer Ashley Guindon, who was working her first shift when she was shot and killed.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia farm team for the Washington Nationals plans to move its home stadium about an hour south.
The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the Potomac Nationals announced their intention to move from Woodbridge to a new baseball park in Fredericksburg in 2020.
WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Police in northern Virginia say a man found dead in a burning vehicle earlier this year was abducted and murdered by four MS-13 gang members.
Prince William County police said in a news release Wednesday that the victim has been identified as 25-year-old Santos Arquimidis Sorto Amaya of Woodbridge.
The news release says Sorto Amaya was last seen leaving his home March 13 to go to work. His body was found in a burning car in a park two days later.
WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — A pedestrian in Virginia has been seriously injured by a commuter train.
WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — A man is accused of trying to stab a pregnant teenager with a screwdriver in Virginia.
WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Authorities have identified two brothers who died after their small boat capsized on the Potomac River.
The Department of Natural Resources Police in Maryland identified them Monday in a tweet as 45-year-old Fermin Alvarado and 31-year-old Matias Alvarado-Arrue. Both men lived in Woodbridge, Virginia.
Their bodies have been taken to the medical examiner's office in Baltimore for autopsies.
WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a man is accused of grabbing a woman by the neck and choking her during an argument last month.
Prince William County police say the 20-year-old woman reported serious injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Police say girl lied about being attacked over headscarf
WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Police in northern Virginia say a girl has been charged after she lied to police, falsely reporting that she had been held at knifepoint by a man who ripped off her headscarf.
Prince William County police said in a statement Tuesday that further investigation into the girl's report revealed "no altercation had occurred."
WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say four people have been arrested after a body was found in a burning vehicle.
A Prince William County police news release says 23-year-old Erick Alexander Contreras Navarro and 19-year-old Denis Ludwin Espinal Alvares were charged with murder and arrested Tuesday in North Carolina.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say two suspected MS-13 gang members wanted for murder in Virginia have been arrested in North Carolina.
News outlets report that police in Prince William County, Virginia accuse 19-year-old Denis Ludwin Espinal-Alvares and 23-year-old Erick Alexander Contreras-Gonzalez in the March 13 shooting death of an unknown male.
WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — A police officer in Virginia is accused of multiple domestic violence incidents over a period of more than six months.
Prince William County police announced 31-year-old Khurram Abbas Chaudhary was arrested March 16 on charges of rape, malicious wounding by caustic substance and domestic assault and battery. Chaudhary, of Woodbridge, is a nearly four-year veteran of the Alexandria Police Department. The agency announced Tuesday that he's been placed on administrative leave.
Two men wanted in connection with a murder in Virginia were arrested Tuesday in Raleigh.
Denis Ludwin Espinal Alvares, 19, and Erick Alexander Contreras Gonzalez, 23, are both citizens of El Salvador with multiple aliases, according to the warrants for their arrests.
Police: Man had sexual relationship with a 12-year-old
WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Police in northern Virginia say a man faces rape and other charges for a sexual relationship with a 12-year-old girl.
Prince William County police say officers responded Monday to a Woodbridge home, where they found a missing girl from King George County.
An incident report says that as officers tried to make contact at the front door, 20-year-old Tyquan Stoney tried to flee out the back door. Officers detained Stoney and made contact with the girl.
WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia high school principal says extra police will be on scene at his high school on Monday after graffiti was found that threatened a school shooting.
Police: Man and woman found dead in idling SUV
BURTONSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Police in suburban Maryland say a man and woman have been found murdered in a vehicle that was idling in a townhome community.
WJLA-TV reported that the victims were found about 10 p.m. Thursday in Burtonsville, Maryland, which is about 25 miles north of Washington, D.C.
Northern Virginia man charged with threat to bomb police car
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia man has been charged with threatening to blow up a police car.
Fairfax County Police announced Wednesday that 46-year-old Virgil Snyder of Woodbridge is facing a charge of threatening to bomb a means of transportation.
Mom-daughter duo show 2 carjackers crime and cocoa don’t mix
WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Police in the Virginia suburbs of the nation's capital say two would-be carjackers fled from their intended victims when a splash of hot cocoa and a dash of resourcefulness entered the mix.
Postal worker wins $10 million in lottery scratch-off game
WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Postal Service worker bought a Virginia Lottery scratch-off ticket last week on impulse, sat in his car — and screamed.
Woody Simmons found he had won $10 million in the Extreme Millions game.
And then, lottery officials say, Simmons went to his job as if nothing had happened. He kept the ticket in his pocket.