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

Jesse Matthew Scheduled for Pretrial Hearing in Virginia

A Charlottesville man charged with the murder of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham will be in court Friday for a hearing in a separate case.


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Memorial Day Travel Volume in DMV Expected to be Highest in a Decade

AAA expects the number of drivers traveling during the Memorial Day weekend in the D.C. area to be the highest in a decade.


Study: Distracted Drivers Using Social Media

Distracted drivers are no longer just texting and talking on their cellphones in their car — now, they’re using social media and surfing the internet.


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Unions Urge Amtrak to Put 2nd Crew Member in Locomotives

The union for Amtrak’s locomotive engineers urged the railroad on Tuesday to put a second crew member at the controls of trains on the busy Northeast Corridor, where a derailment killed eight people and injured more than 200 others.


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Teenager Shot, Suspects at Large in Fairfax

A teenager was shot and injured in Fairfax Tuesday evening, police say.


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Confirmed Case of Measles in Fairfax County and D.C.

The Fairfax County Health Department and the District of Columbia Health Department are investigating a confirmed case of measles in an adult with recent history of international travel.


Wild ponies cross a small creek after being rounded up to be herded to a holding pen before making next weeks annual swim across the Assateague Channel to Chincoteague Island, on July 21, 2012 in Assateague Island, Virginia. Each year the wild ponies are auctioned off by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Chincoteague Stud Surfer Dude Found Dead: ‘He Was The Man’

A Chincoteague stud named Surfer Dude has been found dead. He apparently sired dozens of the island’s ponies.


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Va. May Turn Away From Private Financing of I-66 Project

Virginia may rely less on the private sector as it embarks on its next massive transportation project: the addition of express toll lanes on Interstate 66 outside the Capital Beltway.


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D.C. Holiday Pushes Tax Deadline Back to April 18 Next Year

Mark your calendars: Next year, Tax Day falls on April 18.


Scene of a police-involved shooting in Arlington. (Credit: Kris Ankarlo/NewsRadio 99.1)

One Person Dead, 2 Officers Injured After Shooting in Arlington

A man is dead and two police officers have been hospitalized following a shooting in Arlington.