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43 min ago | Patch.com

Crime Maps: Gas Station Robbed, Armed Robberies and Indecent Exposure

Fairfax County Police Department provides a searchable map for crime incidents in your neighborhood.

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Related Topix: McLean, VA, Franconia, VA

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Post-gazette.com

The orbiting revolution

Only powerful nations used to go into space, now it's becoming a place for do-it-yourselfers, explains writer ZACH ROSENBERG Last November, a rocket built from a decommissioned U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile lifted off from Wallops Island, Va., carrying not nuclear warheads headed for the Soviet Union but rather 29 small satellites bound ... (more)

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Wallops Island, VA, Opinion

Fairfax Times

Best of Reston honors eight

After the addition of some new donations acquired at the April 10 Best of Reston Gala, a check for $1,178,000 for the work of Cornerstones was displayed by, from left, Kerrie Wilson, Cornerstones CEO; Jill Norcross, chairman of the Cornerstones Board; Angela Harpalani, immediate past chairman of the Cornerstones Board; and Jane Raymond, chairman of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Reston, VA, Herndon, VA, Fairfax, VA, Entertainment

The Washington Post

Loudoun considers ending Thomas Jefferson bus service

Loudoun schools officials are mulling over a number of potential cuts to address a projected $37.7 million shortfall in next year's $950 million budget.

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Related Topix: Education

Fairfax Times

TJ admissions numbers expose continued racial disparity

Admissions statistics for next fall's incoming class at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology show continuing racial and ethnic disparity at the magnet school.

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Related Topix: Fairfax, VA

NBC Chicago

Heroin Dealer Gets 30 Years

A drug dealer has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Prosecutors say his heroin killed at least three people in Fairfax County.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Fort Belvoir, VA

The Atlantic

More Money, More Life: The Depressing Truth About Inequality in America

Brookings economist Barry Bosworth crunches the data on income and lifespans for the Wall Street Journal , and the numbers tell three clear stories.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Patch.com

Falls Church Man Killed In Car Wreck

A Falls Church man was killed and his passenger injured in an early morning crash Friday in the Great Falls area.

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Related Topix: Falls Church, VA, Great Falls, VA

Fairfax Times

Public safety notes

A 62-year-old McLean man has been charged with multiple offenses after a noise complaint from his neighbors resulted in a nearly 8-hour standoff with police.

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Fairfax County

Alexandria Area Mobile Home Explosion, Fire

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department 4100 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 Phone: 703-246-3801, TTY: 711 and Fax:703-385-1687 Duty PIO : 703-877-3702 fire-rescue.PA-LSE@fairfaxcounty.gov News Release 14-40 Date: April 17, 2014 Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to an explosion and mobile home fire Thursday, April ... (more)

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Related Topix: Explosion, Fairfax, VA, Mount Vernon, VA, Alexandria, VA

Fairfax Times

Stepping up to the challenge of Alzheimera s

Shamus Ian Fatzinger/ Fairfax County Times Andrew Carle, founding director of the Program in Senior Housing Administration at George Mason University, poses with the GPS Smart Sole he devloped for Alzheimer's patients.

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Related Topix: George Mason University, Reston, VA

CBS Local

Man Killed In Violent Crash In McLean

A man was killed when a car slammed into a tree on Old Dominion Drive near Towlston Road shortly after 3 a.m. Old Dominion Drive is closed in both direction between Towlston Road and Peacock station while Fairfax County Police investigate the crash.

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Fairfax Times

Historical Fairfax City walking tours set to begin

Shamus Ian Fatzinger/ Fairfax County Times Jenee Lindner, a board member of Historic Fairfax City, Inc , stands in the historic Fairfax County Courthouse built in April of 1800.

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Patch.com

Water Mine Passes On Sale Now; Pool Opens May 24

It's still a bit chilly out there this week in Northern Virginia, after the cold front hit, but soon school will be out and the kids will want to hit the pool.

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Related Topix: Reston, VA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Patch.com

Food Delivery Man Held Up by Four Suspects

Fairfax County Police report that a food delivery man was robbed by four men in the early hours Tuesday morning; one of the men displayed a handgun, according to police.

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WJLA-TV Arlington

Peter Laboy receives Alexandria Valor Award

These men and women have been by his side every step of the way, beginning with the moment on February 27, 2013, when Laboy was shot in the head while making a traffic stop.

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The Washington Post

Three people linked in death, by heroin, a longtime D.C. drug dealer and an addiction

Ann Schachinger's daughter, Kara, 22, died of a heroin overdose in February 2012.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Mantua, VA, US Military, US Army, Fort Belvoir, Fort Belvoir, VA

Patch.com

Easter Weekend: Wagon Rides, Campfires, Garden Tours and Breakfast with the Birds

Saturday Bunny Train Visits McLean Central Park Hop aboard the Bunny Train at McLean Central Park ! Take an interpretive tour on Engine #62 of the Resources Railroad from noon to 2 p.m. The cost is $3.

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Related Topix: Breakfast, Life, Food, Home Gardening, Home, Holidays, Easter, McLean, VA

Patch.com

Laurel Hill Equestrian Center to Open Ring Saturday, April 26

It stands in the shadow of the old dairy barn at Lorton Reformatory, but the newly completed Laurel Hill Equestrian Center holds nothing but promise for a bright future.

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Related Topix: Lorton, VA

The Washington Post

Clear leaders emerge in primary races in Northern Virginia, finance reports show

Both Republican Barbara Comstock, in the 10th district, and Democrat Don Beyer, in the 8th District, were far ahead of their opponents in raising funds for their respective contests to win party nominations.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Frank Wolf

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