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2 hrs ago | NBC12

Over 1400 texting and driving convictions in Virginia

So far, Virginia's convicted 1427 people of texting while driving, that's double what we saw 6 months ago.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Prince William County, VA, Virginia Beach, VA

6 hrs ago | Patch.com

Photos: Missing Pets in Loudoun/Fairfax County Area As of July 11

Recognize any of these furry friends? Animal shelters are filled with pets who went missing or were found over the holiday weekend.

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9 hrs ago | Patch.com

ATM Skimmer Scam at Fairfax County ATMs

Detectives are hoping to identify three suspects in a case of ATMs in the Fairfax area compromised by skimming devices .

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Related Topix: Fairfax, VA

12 hrs ago | Business Journal

Virginia tosses in $65M more for Columbia Pike streetcar, no federal funding needed

Virginia will boost its financial role in the controversial Columbia Pike streetcar project by up to $65 million, bringing the state's contribution to roughly 50 percent of the $358 million job.

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Related Topix: Arlington County, VA, Arlington, VA, Fairfax, VA

13 hrs ago | Fairfax Times

Potomac School investigation uncovers more victims

Fairfax County Police photo Christopher Kloman is currently serving a 43-year sentence for pleading guilty to innapropriately touching five female students at the Potomac School in McLean during his tenure there from 1965 to 1994.

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Related Topix: McLean, VA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

15 hrs ago | Business Journal

From Pholicious to Torrid, 15 more tenants for the Springfield Town Center

The tenants continue to roll in for the new Springfield Town Center. I've counted at least 15 previously unreported tenants since our last update on Vornado Realty Trust's $250 million overhaul of the former Springfield Mall.

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19 hrs ago | Loudoun Times

Sterling gets its exciting back

Rio Cantina in Sterling is one of the major nightlife offerings in the "fourth most exciting place in Virginia," according to Movoto.

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Related Topix: Sterling, VA, Virginia, Loudoun County, VA, Blog News, Alexandria, VA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Patch.com

Wilderness Survival Camp Set at Lake Accotink

Two Fairfax County Park Authority parks are teaming up to offer kids an opportunity to be part of an adventurous camp in Springfield this summer, according to a news release from Fairfax County.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Springfield, VA

Patch.com

Weather Alert for Northern Virginia

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the entire Northern Virginia area, including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County and Falls Church.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Arlington, VA, Falls Church, VA

Patch.com

Police Plan Sobriety Checkpoint Saturday Night in Reston Police District

Fairfax County Police announced Thursday that there will be a sobriety checkpoint in the Reston Police District Saturday night, July 12. The Reston Police District includes Reston and parts of Great Falls, Vienna, Oak Hill and Herndon.

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Related Topix: Reston, VA, Herndon, VA

Patch.com

Candidate to Ask for Accessible Voting for McLean's Absentee Voters

Rip Sullivan, the Democratic nominee for delegate in Virginia's 48th House District, will speak before the Fairfax County Electoral Board and advocate for an early, in-person satellite voting location in the Fairfax County portion of the 48th District.

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Related Topix: McLean, VA, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News

The Virginian-Pilot

Virginia teen's lawyer: Police want explicit photo in sexting case

Police in Manassas City, Virginia and Prince William County prosecutors are taking a unique approach to collecting evidence in a "sexting" case involving a 17-year-old male: Authorities want to take a photo of the teen's erect genitalia to compare with a cellphone video, his attorneys said.

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Related Topix: Prince William County, VA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Patch.com

Petition Seeks to Ban Outdoor Smoking at Reston Town Center

Reston was the first and perhaps only town in the DC area to ban the e-cigarette from Reston Association common areas.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Reston, VA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Patch.com

Traffic Alert Near Fairfax After Dump Truck Overturns

Fairfax County authorities are encouraging motorists to avoid the area of Lee Highway at Ridge Top Road on Wednesday morning.

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Patch.com

Fire Does $150,000 Damage to Vienna Area Home

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire Tuesday night in the Vienna area of Fairfax County.

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Related Topix: Vienna, VA

Business Journal

Fairfax County ISO new land development chief, issues four-page help wanted ad

A four-page help wanted ad is a rare sight, but so is an opening for Fairfax County's land development chief.

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Patch.com

Police Release Sketch of Suspect Who Stabbed Woman, 65, While She Was Watching Fireworks

Fairfax County Police will be visiting neighborhoods looking for the suspect in a Fourth of July stabbing attack on a 65-year-old woman while she was watching fireworks in the Falls Church area.

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Potomac Local

Occoquan Supporters Push for Special License Plate

Whether you're allegiance is to the military branch you serve, your college, or a special interest group, drivers in our state have their pick of specially designed plates.

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Related Topix: Occoquan, VA, Prince William County, VA

WTOP-FM Washington

Arlington releases streetcar videos as Rt. 1 busway nears opening

Arlington County is working hard to boost support for the Columbia Pike streetcar line, even as a new rapid bus system is set to open next month that could help commuters dodge traffic along U.S. Route 1 between Alexandria and Crystal City.

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Related Topix: Arlington, VA, Bailey's Crossroads, VA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Patch.com

Columbia Pike Gas Station Held Up by Knife-Wielding Suspect

A Columbia Pike gas station was robbed at knifepoint Sunday, according to Fairfax County Police.

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