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Rose McGowan.Courtesy photo

Rose McGowan court date postponed

McGowan, who is charged with felony drug possession, was due to appear before Loudoun General District Court Tuesday. Her preliminary hearing will now be heard March 21, according to online court records.

Fire at Leesburg school causes $50K in damages

A fire at the Monroe Technology Center in Leesburg around midnight Saturday caused an estimated $50,000 in damages, according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue.

Marvin Otero. Courtesy Photo

Sterling man sentenced to 20 years for rape

Marvin Otero, 44, was sentenced to 20 years for one count of rape by Loudoun County Circuit Judge Gaylord L. Finch Jr. Wednesday.

FBI: Sterling man accused of obstructing terror probe had child porn

Court documents say a Sterling man charged with obstructing a terrorism investigation had child pornography on a smartphone.

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Loudoun sheriff’s office looking for Sterling teen missing since June

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public's help in finding a missing Sterling teenager.

Two suspects in custody in relation to Sterling robberies

Loudoun County authorities say two teens are in custody in connection with an attempted robbery and robbery in the Sterling area last month.

Rose McGowan.Courtesy photo

Loudoun commonwealth’s attorney recuses himself from Rose McGowan drug case

Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman (R) has recused himself from actress and activist Rose McGowan's impending trial for felony possession of a controlled substance, citing conflict of interest.

West Virginia man charged in juvenile’s death at Leesburg health care facility

An employee of a behavioral health care center near Leesburg has been charged in connection with the November death of a juvenile patient at the facility, according to Loudoun County authorities.

Loudoun sheriff’s office charges seven with driving under the influence over MLK weekend

The LCSO arrested at least seven people over the weekend with driving under the influence, with one of the arrestees being underage.

A security camera captured the removal of Rosemary Lawler’s banner from outside her Leesburg farm. Courtesy photo

Leesburg woman applies for permit for anti-KKK, anti-Trump sign

A Leesburg woman who put up an anti-Ku Klux Klan, anti-Donald Trump banner outside her farm is applying for a permit to display the banner after a formal complaint was filed with Loudoun County.

Jim Freund with his wife Sibyl and New Jeresy Gov. Chris Christie (R). Courtesy photo/Jim Freund

Ashburn father chairing newly formed Addiction Policy Forum in Virginia

After experiencing firsthand how addiction can tear families apart, an Ashburn father is now leading the newly created Virginia chapter of the Addiction Policy Forum.

UPDATE: Leesburg and Purcellville police investigating reports of KKK materials

Leesburg Police are investigating several incidents involving propaganda fliers being distributed by individuals claiming to be Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members throughout the Northeast quadrant of the town.

Loudoun sheriff’s office seizes guns and cocaine from Sterling residence

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office officials announced today that a nearly three-month investigation conducted by the LCSO Tactical Enforcement Unit has resulted in the seizure of marijuana, cocaine and two firearms, and one suspect is in custody on multiple felony charges.

Samuel D. Lovejoy. Courtesy Photo

Ashburn man who fled country after sexual assault charges to be extradited

An Ashburn man who fled the country in 2017 after being charged for the sexual assault of a juvenile was apprehended Tuesday in Cambodia, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

Loudoun County Courthouse evacuated due to water pipe break

According to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, the Loudoun County Courthouse has been evacuated and is closed due to a water pipe break.
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