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Pileup involving four tractor-trailers, 14 cars closes I-95 north near Fredericksburg

Traffic was detoured off Interstate 95 north near Fredericksburg Wednesday afternoon for a multi-vehicle crash involving at least four trac… Read more



COVID-19 winter surge underway, but not as bad as prior two years

Virginia recorded nearly as many COVID-19 cases in 2022 as it did in the first two years of the pandemic combined, and another winter surge… Read more


COVID-19 cases bottoming out in Northern Virginia; surge ahead?

As area hospitals strain under an influx of patients with the flu and other respiratory diseases, indications are that COVID-19 cases may h… Read more

New omicron-specific booster shots available throughout Northern Virginia

New COVID-19 booster shots that target both the original COVID-19 strain and the omicron subvariants are now available throughout the North… Read more


COVID-19 case levels remain high in Northern Virginia, but impacts minimal

Driven by new variants, COVID-19 case levels remain significantly higher than they were either of the past two summers in Northern Virginia… Read more


COVID-19 cases triple in Northern Virginia; summer surge forecast

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Northern Virginia and statewide has more than tripled since earlier this spring, and health forecasters… Read more


Virginia records 20,000th death from COVID-19; case rates ticking back up

Virginia reported its 20,000th death related to COVID-19 on Friday as case rates are ticking back up both statewide and in Northern Virgini… Read more


From the publisher: Why we're ending our weekly COVID-19 updates

From the moment on March 7, 2020, that Virginia’s first COVID-19 case was reported – right here in Northern Virginia, on Fort Belvoir -- we… Read more


COVID-19 case numbers continue to get better in Northern Virginia, but pace of improvement slowing

COVID-19 numbers in Northern Virginia and the state continued to decline this week, although the pace of the improvement has slowed, new da… Read more