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The Loudoun Tribune is the County's largest circulation newspaper and digital news source -- a free, non-subscription print edition that will be mailed to more than 116,000 homes each week, and a web site that is updated every day. Eye-catching in print and organized by easy-to-follow sections, the Tribune strives to be different. Our editorial approach focuses on breaking news, behind-the-scenes stories, and thought-provoking opinions. We’re committed to the highest standards of fairness and integrity in our news coverage. We’ll follow the facts wherever they take us, and we’ll call things like we see them. We encourage community engagement via our Facebook post comments, however obscene, profane and vulgar language or personal attacks will be deleted. Repeat offenders of these community guidelines may be blocked.

03/23/2019

Sterling Foundation - Sterling chili cook off until 5pm. Chili - music and beer

The cooking has begun! See you tomorrow. Are YOU GOING??
03/23/2019
The Loudoun Tribune

The cooking has begun! See you tomorrow. Are YOU GOING??

Chili Cook Off is Saturday.

Do you like the possible new paint/decal scheme for cruisers of the Virginia State Police?
03/23/2019

Do you like the possible new paint/decal scheme for cruisers of the Virginia State Police?

Do you need that Spring cleaning of your computer? Need more memory? Running out of space on your hard drive? Have virus...
03/23/2019

Do you need that Spring cleaning of your computer? Need more memory? Running out of space on your hard drive? Have viruses you can't get rid of? Do you want your computer reimaged to start fresh? These are all things that can be handled by our friends over at Austin Tech Computer Warehouse.

Any Loudoun Trekkies gonna make the TREK?
03/22/2019
WTOP News

Any Loudoun Trekkies gonna make the TREK?

Reagan National Airport will be hosting a Star Wars dance party on May 4 at the airport's historic Terminal A.

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office
03/22/2019

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office

Just a heads up to our commuters this morning! With the recent rain our roadway, especially secondary roads, like Oatlands Rd (pictured) may unexpectedly flood.

Please remember, if you come across a roadway that is flooded, never attempt to drive or walk thorough the water.

It takes only six inches of fast-moving flood water to knock over an adult and two feet to move a vehicle.

Turn Around, Don't Drown!

For real-time traffic-related incidents in Loudoun County, please visit sheriff.loudoun.gov/traffic.

03/22/2019
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

LIVE SPACEWALK: Astronauts Anne McClain and Nick Hague will venture into the vacuum of space for their first spacewalk and the 214th spacewalk at the International Space Station. The spacewalkers will work for about 6.5 hours to install lithium-ion batteries, replacing older nickel-hydrogen batteries, on the station’s truss structure power channels, continuing a series of spacewalks to replace all batteries on the station. Watch live starting at 6:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, March 22.

Rain to stop on Friday.. and warming to 60°F on Sunday!
03/21/2019

Rain to stop on Friday.. and warming to 60°F on Sunday!

03/21/2019
Loudoun County Sheriff's Office

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office

Please Share: LCSO would like to remind residents to take a few quick easy steps to avoid theft of their delivered items. The video is of a package larceny that occurred on March 18th at 3:14 p.m. in the area of the 46000 Block of Carriage Court in Sterling.

LCSO asks if you recognize the suspect in this video please contact Deputy Pingon at [email protected].

#SafetyTips to Prevent Package Theft

(1) Consider sending the package to your workplace or to a family member, friend or neighbor who is home during the day. Send it to your nearest delivery company's office location.

(2) If possible, make arrangements to pick-up packages at a package store or postal service facility.

(3) Request a signature, if you're shipping or receiving something of high value.

(4) Ask for the delivery person to ring the doorbell or ask that packages be left on a back porch or set beside the front porch. This prevents the packages from being visible from the roadway.

(5) Use free package tracking options when you place an order. This will help you know when the package was delivered and make arrangements to have it picked up or brought inside immediately. It will also help you confirm that the package that was delivered is now missing.

03/21/2019
Jills House Ride 2018

A great cause to donate too as well as a fun, escorted ride.

Donate or register today!

Http://tiny.cc/LoudounTeam

Video from last year below

Hundreds of bikers on a trek to empower kids with intellectual disabilities. The 10th Anniversary Ride for Jill's House raises critical revenue so kids with ...

03/21/2019

Happy First day of Spring to you! Need to whip that whip into shape for spring with a nice hand wash, clay bar, paint protection coatings and films? Contact Mobile Detailing By Corsair and get on the schedule to make your car, truck or motorcycle shine!

A Loudoun County, state police officer, shares his views in this article
03/21/2019
Rethink Speed

A Loudoun County, state police officer, shares his views in this article

What if officers are crashing because their cars are too slow? A new test evaluates vehicles.

Virginia State Police
03/20/2019

Virginia State Police

West Virginia Man Arrested in Clarke County Homicide of Loudoun County Man

A West Virginia man has been arrested and charged with the murder of a Loudoun County man. The Virginia State Police has obtained warrants in Clarke County, Va., for 1st degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon for Dale Lee Wright, 50, of Charles Town, W.Va. Wright will appear in Clarke County upon pending extradition from West Virginia.

Thanks to the many tips and information provided the Virginia State Police since the homicide occurred Sunday morning, VSP special agents were able to quickly identify Wright as the individual Jeffrey B. Evans, 72, of Bluemont, Va., met in a gravel lot on Castleman Road on March 17, 2019. They met up at approximately 11:15 a.m. Sunday for a business transaction they had prearranged.

During the course of their meeting, an altercation ensued and Evans was shot by Wright. Evans was able to drive away from the lot, but then crashed at the intersection of Castleman Road and Route 7 at approximately 11:24 a.m. Wright was seen by several motorists on Route 7 running on foot over to Evans' pickup truck after it crashed. Wright then fled the scene.

Evans succumbed to his injuries at the scene. His remains were transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Manassas for examination and autopsy.

The criminal investigation remains ongoing at this time. The West Virginia State Police, Pennsylvania State Policet, Tennessee Highway Patrol and Clarke County Sheriff's Office have been assisting VSP with the investigation.

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office

loudounsymphony | ENSEMBLES FOR EVERYONE
03/20/2019
loudounsymphony | ENSEMBLES FOR EVERYONE

loudounsymphony | ENSEMBLES FOR EVERYONE

For eight years, the Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestra has presented Ensembles for Everyone, a fun-filled interactive concert for young children and children with special needs.  Everyone is encouraged to participate by dancing and using percussion instruments loaned by the Loudoun Symphony.  The c...

Leesburg Police Department, Leesburg VA
03/20/2019

Leesburg Police Department, Leesburg VA

***Three Charged After Weekend Incident Involving a Firearm***

Two Leesburg residents and an Ashburn resident have been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, attempted robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and shooting into an occupied vehicle in relation to an incident which occurred in the early morning hours on March 16, 2019 in the 500 block of Fort Evans Road NE.

The investigation has revealed that the three suspects attempted to rob the victim who immediately fled the area in his vehicle. As the victim was fleeing the area, one of the suspects fired a weapon striking the victims’ vehicle. No one was injured during the incident.

The suspects were identified as Elizabeth Lazeri, 19, of Ashburn, Riley Orwig, 22, of Leesburg, and Michael Avjean, 22, of Leesburg. Lazeri and Orwig were arrested and each was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and attempted robbery. Avjean was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, attempted robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and shooting into an occupied vehicle.

All suspects are being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond.

Media Contact:
Officer Sam Shenouda
Public Information Officer
Office of the Chief of Police

03/20/2019
Leesburg Police Department, Leesburg VA

Leesburg Police Department, Leesburg VA

***Lucketts Man Charged with Carrying a Firearm on School Property***

A Virginia man has been charged with carrying a firearm on school property in relation to a suspicious incident that occurred earlier this afternoon at Tuscarora High School.

Shortly after 2:30 p.m., police responded to Tuscarora High School for a report of a man inside the school who was carrying a holstered gun. Police made contact with the man who reported that he was a recent Tuscarora High School and military boot camp graduate intending to speak with students about joining the military.

The man was identified as Mi-Allah Justice Grant, 18, of Lucketts, VA. Grant was subsequently arrested and is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond.

Officer Sam Shenouda
Public Information Officer
Office of the Chief of Police

Virginia State Police
03/19/2019

Virginia State Police

VSP Seeking Public's Help with Clarke County Homicide of Loudoun County Man

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Culpeper Field Office is seeking the public's assistance with an ongoing homicide investigation in Clarke County that occurred near the Shenandoah River at the Loudoun County line. The investigation remains ongoing at this time and the shooting appears to be an isolated and targeted incident.

At approximately 11:15 a.m., Jeffrey B. Evans, 72, of Bluemont, Va., was parked in a gravel lot off Castleman Road in Clarke County. He was there to meet an individual about a possible business transaction. Witnesses have told state police that they saw a white male standing outside Evans’ gray Ford pickup truck while it was parked in the gravel lot.

Within a matter of minutes, Evans had been shot but was still able to drive away and make it to Route 7. The pickup truck then crossed over Route 7 and crashed straight into the embankment at approximately 11:24 a.m. Other witnesses have reported seeing a white male run across Route 7 and up to the pickup after it crashed.

Evans died at the scene. His remains were transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Manassas for examination and autopsy.

Anyone with information about the suspect or may have seen another vehicle in the gravel parking lot or on Route 7 near the pickup truck is encouraged to contact the Virginia State Police by calling 540-829-7400 or 1-800-572-2260, or by email at [email protected].

Clarke County Sheriff's Office Loudoun County Sheriff's Office

Did you get out to BURGERFI yet to try the new Chicken Burger?
03/17/2019

Did you get out to BURGERFI yet to try the new Chicken Burger?

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office
03/17/2019

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office

Join us as we wish a Happy Retirement to our own Alex Koppius! Alex has been a key member of the LCSO team and will retire today after 13 years of service. We have been extremely fortunate for the time he has dedicated to the Sheriff's Office. We will miss you, Alex!

03/16/2019

THE PIT STOP now open in Cascades

Douglas J Green Memorial Foundation
03/16/2019

Douglas J Green Memorial Foundation

When I see our troops opening the care packages it warms my heart and I know Doug would be smiling😊 Thank you to everyone who continue to donate to the Douglas J Green Foundation you make it all
possible! Thank you for supporting DJGMF and the troops💚🇺🇸🇺🇸

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office
03/16/2019

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office

Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman is proud to announce that Captain TJ DeLitta has graduated from the 275th session of the FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia.

Captain DeLitta was one of 253 veteran law enforcement officers who graduated March 15, 2019, from the 10-week program. Captain DeLitta is an over 18-year veteran of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. He began his career as a deputy in the Field Operations Division. He has worked as a School Resource Officer and held supervisory positions in patrol, including as a 1st Lieutenant as the assistant station commander of the Western Loudoun Station. Captain DeLitta is currently the station commander for the Eastern Loudoun Station.

“This prestigious program increases the professionalism of our leadership staff and is part of the reason the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is a premier law enforcement agency in our region and in the country,” said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman

Captain DeLitta is the 27th member of the Loudoun Sheriff’s Office senior staff to have graduated from the FBI Academy since 1970 when then-Sheriff Robert W. Legard completed the training with the 86th session.

Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program, held at the FBI Academy in Quantico, offers 10-weeks of advanced investigative, management and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies. On average, these officers have 21-years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions.

Training for the program is provided by the FBI Academy instructional staff, Special Agents and other staff members holding advanced degrees, many of whom are recognized internationally in their fields of expertise.

Good luck Sean!
03/15/2019
Bungalow Alehouse: Ashburn's Newest Hotspot Opening Soon - The Loudoun Tribune

Good luck Sean!

Like the proverbial sports team in the well-worn coach’s cliche, Sean Early would prefer to take his life-changing events “one-game-at-a-time.” Life, unlike football, can’t always be scheduled that way. Early and his fiancée, Jaimee, welcomed their first child, Sean Jr., on March 13. If tha...

Evergreen Hammers, Ripped Performance announce partnership.
03/14/2019
Play To Win: Like-Minded People Building Character Through Sports - The Loudoun Tribune

Evergreen Hammers, Ripped Performance announce partnership.

After selling his successful software company, Chris Bourassa had the means to do pretty much whatever he wanted. He wanted to coach – to help young people to become better athletes, better students, and better people. While he was coaching, Bourassa had an epiphany that led him to start another b...

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office
03/14/2019

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office

Join the LCSO in wishing K9 Barney a Happy Birthday, he turns 7 today! 🎂🎈🎉 To be a police K9 you must balance being cute and ferocious at the same time and K9 Barney is doing this quite well! 😃 Keep up the good work and Happy Birthday!

Sterling Foundation, Virginia
03/14/2019

Sterling Foundation, Virginia

Mark your calendars - our Stream Clean Up date has changed!! Save the date for April 13th, and visit Stream.SterlingFoundation.Org to learn more!

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office
03/14/2019

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office

Two Annandale men are in custody and seven pounds of marijuana were recovered after a joint investigation between the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS).

A package being shipped from California was scheduled to be delivered through the U.S. Mail, to a residence in Fairfax County, was identified as containing suspected marijuana by Postal Inspectors. The package was located at a local mail facility, and two suspects arrived on March 12 to retrieve the package after tracking the package to the mail facility in Ashburn.

The suspects, Warsame A. Ali, 22, and Daud H. Jabril, 23, were both taken into custody by members of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) Special Operations Section, in coordination with the LCSO Tactical Enforcement Unit and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

Ali and Jabril are both charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and conspiracy to distribute over five pounds of marijuana. Both men remain held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond.
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Loudoun Museum
03/12/2019

Loudoun Museum

🚨Save the dates!

We are excited to announce our spring lectures and tours. Stay tuned for details on how to register. We hope you can join us for these events and stop by to see our most recent exhibit, “Caught in the Maelstrom of Civil War: Loudoun County Divided”. #loudouncounty #nova #history #museum #civilwar #leesburg #lecture #loudoun #today #visitloudoun #virginia

Hobby turns into small business Katrina Johnson runs out of her kitchen.
03/12/2019
Cake Me With You: Custom Cake Design by Katrina - The Loudoun Tribune

Hobby turns into small business Katrina Johnson runs out of her kitchen.

Katrina Johnson has been able to spend a lot of time at home as her three children have been growing. Being able to start and grow a business out of her kitchen was, well, the icing on the cake. Johnson starting making and decorating cakes for her own family to enjoy. Her business – Cake

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