Daily Archives: November 11, 2020

2 Men Shot at Fairfax County Gun Range

Two men are critically injured after a shooting outside a gun range in Lorton, Virginia, Wednesday night, police say. The shooting apparently happened just before 9 p.m. in the parking lot at Sharpshooters Indoor Range and Pro Shop at 8194 Terminal Road, Fairfax County police said. Both men were taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. The gun…

Metro Closes Numerous Stations for Coronavirus Cleaning

Metro has had to close a number of stations for what it calls “routine deep cleaning†in the last few days. Metro’s been doing plenty of cleanings during the pandemic, but a lot of those have happened overnight, when the system is closed and there’s no real impact to riders. But some are wondering why more cleanings are happening during…

Doug’s Winter Weather Outlook: Winter of 2020-2021

If you’re a snow lover like me, the last four winters have been near-total disappointments for snowstorms. In D.C., we’ve had only one storm with more than 6″ of snow in the past four winters, and three of those four have had below average snowfall. You’d have to go back to the winter of 2015-2016 to find the last above-average snowfall…

Something in Your Trash is Causing Big Problems and Wasting Big Bucks

Battery fires are becoming a regular problem for Montgomery County’s trash transfer station. A recent News4 I-Team report revealed the county had at least 16 so far this year. Now the county is considering spending $5 million to upgrade the fire suppression system.   But the problem isn’t isolated to just Montgomery County. According to Call2Recycle, the country’s leading consumer battery…