Body Found, Recount Ramp-up, Teacher Bust, Retired Horse and Billionaire Heir Sentenced

Plus, deadly crash and outrageously beautiful painting.

A rendering of how Tysons Corner could look in the future from Fairfax County officials.
A rendering of how Tysons Corner could look in the future from Fairfax County officials.

By Todd Richissin

Patch has 31 sites in Virginia and Washington. Here are some of the top stories from around the region over the past week.

Bill Would Outlaw 'Revenge Porn' in Virginia

Revenge porn? Yes, revenge porn. See what that involves.

Officer Down (But Not Out); Help Him Up

See how.

LaunchPad: Two Startups Win Cash, Office Space in Ballston Challenge

The year-long Ballston LaunchPad Challenge started with more than 225 entrepreneurs and startups and ended with not one, but two winners. See who won and for what.

Police: 31-Year-Old McLean Woman Found Shot to Death in November

Acting on a reader tip, McLean Patch was able to confirm a November shooting that left a 31-year-old woman dead.

For Mandela’s Death, Only One Place to Go

See where.

Hey, Foodies: Ballston to Launch 'Next Signature Restaurant' Search in January

You can cook and have a business sense? Read this.

Witnesses Say Manassas Driver Was Racing Before Deadly Crash

Witnesses describe the moments before impact.

Jennifer Boysko Files For State-Funded Recount in Herndon Delegate Race

When will we have official winners?

Caught on Video: GMU Athlete Suspended for 'Stepping On' Opposing Player

As one reader commented, “I had to see my alma mater's reputation sullied because of one stupid capitulation to violence.” One of the more blatant fouls you’ll ever see.

The Snowfall That Led to a Photo That Inspired a Painting

See the painting. It’s something.

Funeral Mix-Up for Fairfax Family: ‘This is Something You Read in a Fiction Novel’

When the family viewed the body, something was very wrong.

Cutting 'Corner' Out of Tysons Corner and Other Ways Officials Want to Transform Tysons

See the plans.

Chantilly Named No. 7 on 'Best Cities in Virginia' List

See the full rankings.

Clifton Therapy Horse "Peachy Keen" Set to Retire

And what are the horse’s retirement plans?

Police Seek Help Finding Missing Hybla Valley Man

Authorities are seeking help finding a 37-year-old man who went missing Tuesday.

Cedar Lane ES Teacher on Leave After DUI Charge at the School

Oh, boy. Really?

Mars Candy Heir Sentenced in Fatal Car Crash

Nobody involved wanted to see her get jail time.

5 Arrested, Most Guns from Cajun Experience Theft Recovered

Armed to the teeth.

10-Year Investigation into Del Ray Murder Remains Active

Police promise to never put this case on the shelf.

Alexandria Commission Signs Off on Proposal for Huge Waterfront Restaurant

How many seats?


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