The 2013 Cherry Blossom Kite Festival is pictured. (Credit: Matt DelSignore/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Weekend Guide: What’s Happening in Your Area March 27 – 29

Spring has finally arrived! And while it may not feel like it outside yet, there’s at least plenty to do to celebrate the new season this weekend.


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Va. GOP Candidates Forgo Primary, Agree to Party Canvass

Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart will seek re-election through a party canvass after a clerical error denied him the right to compete in a primary.


Police charged Jesse Matthew Jr. (left) with abduction in the case of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. (Photos from Charlottesville Police)

1 Charge Dropped Against Suspect in Hannah Graham Case

One charge filed against the suspect in the slaying of a University of Virginia student has been dropped in Charlottesville because the same charge is being pursued in Albemarle County, where the woman’s body was found.


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Dominion Virginia Power Ratepayers to See Monthly Bills Dip

Customers of Dominion Virginia Power will see their monthly electric bills decline April 1 as a result of state regulatory actions involving five cases.


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Governor Signs State Budget With Raises for Va. State Workers

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed a new state budget that includes a pay increases for state employees, boosts cash benefits for welfare recipients and has more money for the governor to spend on economic development.


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Pilot Reported Turbulence Before Plane Crash in Norfolk

Federal investigators say a pilot reported turbulence before a small plane crashed while trying to land at Norfolk International Airport.


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Case Continued for Virginia Student in Bloody Arrest

In a show of solidarity, supporters crowded into a courtroom Thursday as a University of Virginia student made his first court appearance after a bloody arrest outside a bar that sparked a police investigation.


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Ebola Patient at NIH Upgraded to Serious Condition

The condition of the American healthcare worker being treated for Ebola at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda has improved.



Court Hears Appeal in Terror-Related Custody Dispute

A federal appeals court in Virginia is considering whether to revive a parental rights lawsuit by a radical Muslim convert serving a 25-year prison sentence for supporting terrorism.


Metro's 7000-series rail car. (Photo credit: WMATA)

Metro’s First 7000-Series Train to Debut in April

Metro has announced that the system’s first 7000-series train will enter passenger service April 14 on the Blue Line. It will depart from Franconia-Springfield shortly after 7 a.m.