Monday, May 6, 2013
Park is located in Arlington, off of George Washington Memorial Parkway and just north of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
Update (4:53 p.m.): The body found Monday afternoon in the area of Gravelly Point Park in Arlington is that of 83-year-old Victoria Kong, who was reported missing Friday, the U.S. Park Police have confirmed. "The exact location was north of the airport, south of Gravelly Point off the George Washington Parkway approximately 30 feet from the bike trail in a wooded area," spokesman Paul Brooks said in an email. A search and rescue team with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department found Kong, according to Brooks. The investigation is ongoing. Original story (4:11 p.m.): The U.S. Park Police are investigating the body of a woman found Monday afternoon at Gravelly Point Park. The body was found about 30 feet off a bike …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Sequestration could affect every traveler at airports nationwide, say U.S. Reps. Jim Moran, Gerry Connolly and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine speaking from Reagan National Airport Monday.
Federal sequestration could mean fewer flights and increased wait times at airports, Virginia lawmakers said Monday. In addition to flight delays caused by sequestration, it threatens to close small- to mid-sized airports across the country. The massive, indiscriminate spending cuts Congress put in motion to force a budget compromise would cut $600 million from the Federal Aviation Administration if they go into effect Friday. Jobs on the Line Under sequestration, the FAA would have to furlough employees for 11 days — with as much as 10 percent of its workforce furloughed on any given day — and the agency would be unable to hire replacements for the 30 percent of its workers eligible to retire. Up to 2,200 air traffic controllers would be …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The airport has experienced growth in recent years, the Washington Examiner reports.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport’s growth has resulted in challenges for airport officials, who hope that millions in scheduled upgrades will meet the demand from passengers, according to the Washington Examiner. The Examiner reports that the airport has seen a 4.4 percent increase in passengers from the previous year as more airline carriers offer flights to National. To quell that demand, a $45 million upgrade that should be completed by the end of 2013 is planned for Terminal A. Read the full story in the Washington Examiner.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Robert Lee Scott Jr., 48, of Capitol Heights, Md., was spotted masturbating on the Metro, according to police.
An online reporting tool helped Metro Transit Police catch a man who witnesses said was fondling himself on a train. Robert Lee Scott Jr., 48, of Capitol Heights, Md., was charged with two counts of indecent exposure within the Metrorail system in the July 26 incident. Witnesses had reported seeing a man masturbating on a train at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport station in Arlington. Police responded and officers detained Scott, who matched the description that witnesses gave to police. The detective noticed that Scott was wearing a shirt with a logo that matched the description from two previously reported incidents: one reported online earlier the same day and one reported the previous day. Scott was charged with two counts…
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Air traffic sat still as Discovery made four flyovers at Reagan National.
Heather Manoogian and her four daughters joined hundreds of others from the Washington area to get a glimpse of the Space Shuttle Discovery on Tuesday. The shuttle will now call the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center home since it was retired. As the shuttle appeared from behind some nearby trees, Manoogian’s daughters yelled, “There it is!” “We’ve always wanted to see the shuttle take off and never made it,” said Manoogian of Damascus, Md. “This was a chance of a lifetime.” Air traffic at Ronald Reagan National Airport sat still on the ground as the Boeing 747 transport plane carried the shuttle for four flyovers. People who couldn’t make there way into the parking lot at Gravelly Point Park parked along the roadways to get pictures of the …
Friday, November 25, 2011
WaPo: MWAA reviewing legality of appointment.
Republican Caren Merrick, the McLean businesswoman who ran unsuccessfully for the state Senate this year, has been appointed to the Metropolitian Washington Airport Authority. Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the appointment of Merrick and Todd Stottlemyer of Oak Hill to the authority on Wednesday. The move is in line with McDonnell's long-term approach to having more say on regional transit boards, and follows successful legislation spearheaded by U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., to expand the MWAA board from 13 to 17 members, according to the Washington Post. The MWAA board opposed Wolf's effort and is reviewing the legality of the governor's appointments, the Post reports. The authority oversees Dulles International and Ronald Reagan Washington…
Monday, October 31, 2011
Five things to know about what's going on in and around Arlington.
1. U.S. Army Lt. Chad Ware won the 36th Annual Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, finishing with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 19 minutes and 16 seconds -- the best time the race has seen in 14 years, according to the Washington Post. 2. Arlington Central Library will present "Prohibition in Arlington" at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 featuring local author Garrett Peck. 3. It's Halloween! Don't forget, send us your photos of your child in his or her costume for a chance to win $1,031 for your favorite charity and a trip to New York or Los Angeles to meet model Heidi Klum. The contest runs through 9 p.m. today. 4. The unveiling of a new statue of former President Ronald Reagan will be unveiled Tuesday at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, likely …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
A solution is still months away.
For some Arlington residents, the next six months will pass one low rumble at a time. The Radnor/Fort Myer Heights Civic Association, which represents people living between Wilson Boulevard and Arlington National Cemetery from the Potomac River as far west as Courthouse Road, met with representatives of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on Tuesday to discuss increased airplane noise and its adverse effect on their community. Many residents said they often were unable to sleep due to planes flying overhead at all hours of the night. One woman even said she sometimes sees landing lights in her bedroom and can’t sleep with her windows open due to the noise. “It’s only temporary,” said Mike Jeck, assistant manager of Washington …