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Oral Sex Now Legal In Virginia

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Frank Green | Posted 05.13.2013 | DC

A divided three-judge panel of the Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday overturned Virginia's anti-sodomy law in a Colonial Hei...

LOOK: Woman With World's Longest Legs Has A Surprise Neighbor

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.12.2013 | DC

Northern Virginia is, it increasingly appears, rich in genetically-gifted world record-holders. Arlingtonian Annie Hawkins-Turner -- her stage name...

Does This Painting Portend The Apocalypse? A Virginia Artist Says Yes

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.08.2013 | DC

Virginia artist Athalyn Rose says she did not have this particular thing in mind when she asked for a miracle in 1998. "What I was hoping for was p...

LOOK: $45 Million Versailles Look-Alike To Be Built On Kennedy Estate

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.07.2013 | DC

A gigantic mansion fit for a queen, or a lawsuit, is getting its second story. With a Kennedy. Last we heard, litigious neighbors had derailed plan...

Watch: Real Estate Agent's SHOCKING Behavior Caught On Video

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 03.04.2013 | DC

This real estate agent wanted more than just a commission. On Feb. 9, Stephen Brumme, a 60-year-old real estate agent from Silver Spring, Md., was ...

LOOK: This $6 Million Virginia Farm Is Unusually Horse Friendly

Posted 03.02.2013 | DC

Dogs and cats in real estate photos have gotten to be adorably commonplace. But horses roaming around inside the house? Definitely not common enough. ...

This Bizarre Milk Prank Hails From Virginia

Posted 02.27.2013 | DC

Sure, they may be making a mess, but at least they're creating jobs. Or making people hate the jobs they have. Pranskters and recent HuffPost Live ...

WATCH: This Virginia Cat Thinks She's Michael Phelps

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.01.2013 | DC

Holly the cat goes swimming, wearing a life vest, at a day spa for animals just outside the nation's capital. Holly's owner, Dani Lawhorne, says th...

Theft Most Fowl: Chicken Reported Stolen From Northern Virginia Crock Pot

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.26.2013 | DC

Arlington Now reports that a most dastardly crime has been reported in Northern Virginia: A resident on the 600 block of S. Carlin Springs Road tol...

CRAZY Road Rage Story Involves A Mercedes And A 2x4

Posted 02.19.2013 | DC

First, a botched left turn. Then, a turn for the worse. Much worse. The drivers of two cars -- a 2008 Chevrolet Impala and a 2004 Mercedes-Benz S45...

Ready For 'Doomsday Dollars'?

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Markus Schmidt | Posted 04.13.2013 | DC

If you ask Del. Robert G. Marshall, doomsday might be just around the corner. That's why the Prince William County Republican wants to prepare Virgin...

LOOK: Would You Live HERE?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.09.2013 | DC

Every once in a while, a lighthouse will come up for sale. And the minds of those who crave adventure, solitude and sturdiness -- but who, paradoxical...

CRAZY Things Are Illegal In Virginia.. Like Oral Sex

Richmond Times-Dispatch | A. Barton Hinkle | Posted 04.05.2013 | DC

Only one or two centuries late, Virginia lawmakers have decided it is none of their business if unmarried couples share a roof. So the legislators are...

Hank The Cat Has Some Thoughts About The Trillion Dollar Coin

Posted 01.14.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Hank the Cat, the feisty Virginia feline who retired from politics in November after losing an unusual bid for a U.S. Senate seat, has b...

Don't Use Drones To Spy On Virginia Hunters, Says Lawmaker

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Jim Nolan | Posted 03.15.2013 | DC

Virginians don't like anything to come between them and their hunting. And if Sen. Frank M. Ruff Jr., R-Mecklenburg, has his way, you'll be able to ad...

LOOK: Obama-Inspired Dress Ready For Inauguration Return

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Instead of wearing her love for President Obama on her sleeve, Lola Lombard wears it on her skirt -- right around the right hip. The ...

UPDATED: Tied-Up Goat Mystery Is Solved

Posted 11.29.2012 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. -- This goat keeps getting gotten. Staten Island has its wayward zebras and ponies. Northern Virginia and Maryland have stolen goat ...

PHOTOS: These Special Turkeys Like Carly Simon Music

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 11.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Gobbler and Cobbler will be spared. The most famous turkeys of 2012 are spending a few days in the lap of luxury at the W Hotel near the...

Pardoned Turkeys Often Have 'Short Retirements'

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.20.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, President Obama is scheduled to pardon one of two 19-week-old, Virginia-raised, 40-pound male turkeys, otherwise known as ...

Famous Cat Senate Candidate Retires From Politics

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.25.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Hank the Cat once urged Virginians to "vote the humans out" -- and vote the cat into the U.S. Senate. Hank's message got through. A ...

Virginian Tries, Fails, To Shoot Squirrel

News & Messenger, Manassas, Va. | David Pierce | Posted 12.27.2012 | DC

BUCKHALL, Va. -- A Buckhall-area man faces gun charges after police said he shot toward another man while trying to peg squirrels Thursday. The 34-ye...

FOWL WEATHER: Raw Chicken Rains From Clear Sky

Posted 10.11.2012 | Weird News

It's a bird! It's a plane! NO IT'S A BIRD! In a fowl turn of events, chicken rained down on a teen taking a horseback riding lesson in Virginia on ...

Long-Haired Croatian 'Healer' Will Stare At You For $8

Posted 10.05.2012 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Braco stares. He gazes. Silently. He gets paid $8 to do it for some 10 minutes at a time in hotel meeting rooms. Friday, Saturda...

Reston Zoo Head Found Guilty In Wallaby Death

Patch | Posted 09.29.2012 | DC

Reston Zoo Director Meghan Mogensen - accused of inhumanely euthanizing an injured wallaby - was found guilty by a Fairfax County General District jud...

Rabid Beaver Chases Children

Posted 09.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Some friendly advice: Stay away from Northern Virginia's beavers. It's hard to beat The Washington Post's description of the latest i...