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Fatal Car Wreck, Falling Plane Part, Car On Bike Trail, Local Olympian and Redskins Become Statehouse Joke

Plus, water cannon rescues swan stuck to an iced-over lake.

A woman drove her red Honda Civic down the W&OD trail on Saturday; the path is not for cars. Patch file photo
A woman drove her red Honda Civic down the W&OD trail on Saturday; the path is not for cars. Patch file photo
Unlike Monday, the weather over the weekend was nearly springlike in Northern Virginia, so folks were heading out for a walk, a jog, a cycle — and a drive — down the W&OD trail. The W&OD is a path for bicyclists, joggers, strollers and walkers. 

Read about the latest (of many) wrong turns by area motorists, along with the other top stories from across our Virginia Patch sites.

Here We Go Again: Woman Drives Honda Civic on W&OD Trail

2 Dead in Single-Car Accident in Fairfax County

Virginia Lawmakers Joke: Not Enough Drugs in the World to Fix Redskins

Investigators: Falling Plane Part May Have Crashed Through Roof

Lululemon, Yoga + Running Gear Store, Coming to Old Town

Stuck Swan Saved from Iced-Over Lake

DC Teen Leads Police on High-Speed Chase Before Crashing Stolen Van in Lorton

Winter Olympics Freestyle Skiing Competitor from Ashburn

Ed Gillespie Headlines Four-Person GOP Race to Challenge Sen. Mark Warner

Fairfax Schools Mistakenly Post Students' Personal Data Online

Democrat John Foust Raises $217,000 for Congressional Race

Police Arrest Suspect in Jan. 3 PNC Bank Robbery at Foxchase

WETA to Debut Documentary on Arlington National Cemetery

Bank Robbery Images May Be Key to Arrest

VIDEO: Meet the 'Top Cop' of FCPD's New Tysons Urban Team

Police: Sex Assault Charges for Occupational Therapist

Virginia Job Openings: Fairfax Volvo, Randstad, NVCC, Goodwill and More

Police: Robbery Charges in Two 7-Eleven Holdups

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