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2 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

15 hrs ago | 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

19 hrs ago | 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

23 hrs ago | 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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Patch.com

Storm Knocks Out Power to 30,000 Homes in Northern Virginia

A storm packing winds of up to 70 miles per hour has knocked out power Tuesday night to 30,000 homes across Northern Virginia, according to a Dominion Power outage map .

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Related Topix: Virginia, Great Falls, VA, Burke, VA, Vienna, VA, McLean, VA

MediaShift

Take an Interviewing Approach to Find Stories in Data

With data and visualization on the rise in journalism, EdShift looks at the why and how of teaching these key skills with a special week-long series.

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Related Topix: Journalism, University of Florida

WTOP-FM Washington

Babysitter charged with raping 9-year-old girl

A frank conversation two Fairfax County parents had with their 9- and 6-year-old daughters revealed something that shattered their trust in the children's babysitter.

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ABC News

Silver Line Will Link Smithsonian's Space Museum

When Metro's new Silver Line opens later this month, it will provide the first public transportation link between the National Air and Space Museum's locations in D.C. and northern Virginia.

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Related Topix: Chantilly, VA, National Mall, US National Parks, Travel

The Washington Post

Ten months of silence in the Fairfax police shooting death of John Geer

John B. Geer, shot and killed by a Fairfax County police officer on Aug. 29, 2013, while he stood in the doorway of his Springfield townhouse.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Patch.com

Police: Injured Raccoon Euthanized After Testing Positive for Rabies

Fairfax County Police were called to the Vienna area last week for a report of an injured raccoon.

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Related Topix: Vienna, VA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Patch.com

Police Charge 3 with DWI on Fourth of July in Mount Vernon Police District

Fairfax County Police patrolled the Mount Vernon Police District on Friday on the lookout for drunk drivers.

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