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2 hrs ago | Patch.com
UPDATE 1:40 p.m. Hannah Elizabeth Graham, the reported missing student, is a graduate of West Potomac High School , according to NBC-4. The school is located in Fairfax County in an area south of Old Town Alexandria, often referred to as "Alexandria."
6 hrs ago | Patch.com
Fairfax County Police set up a sobriety checkpoint in Reston Friday night that netted three drivers charged with DWI, according to a news release from police. Police do not release the whereabouts of the checkpoint beforehand.
10 hrs ago | Patch.com
The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Admissions Office will be holding an information session for prospective students at a school near you. Last spring, the school offered admission to 487 students for the Class of 2018 , out of 2,900 who applied.
15 hrs ago | Patch.com
The City of Manassas announces the hiring of Bruce Goudarzi as the Deputy Director of Public Works. Goudarzi comes to the City with more than 30 years of government experience in the public works arena.
16 hrs ago | Patch.com
On September 12, 2014 Dr. Jorge Arias left this world for his heavenly home where he can rest and find peace. Jorge married the love of his life, Kathy Arias, in California in 1971.
16 hrs ago | Reason Magazine
Three features of civil forfeiture law and five Supreme Court decisions make it easy for police to take money from motorists. One afternoon in August 2012, Mandrel Stuart was driving with his girlfriend into Washington, D.C., when a Fairfax County cop pulled him over on Interstate 66, ostensibly because the windows of his SUV were too dark.
We're starting the week off with a roundup of some of our more uplifting stories from the past week, from our Patch sites in Northern Virginia and DC. PHOTO: The annual Fall for the Book Festival continues this week at George Mason University in Fairfax.
On Wednesday morning, Jennifer Whiteree left her home in Manassas at 7 to begin a 15-mile commute to her job in Chantilly. She arrived an hour and 45 minutes later, at 8:45.
Barbara Comstock, Republican candidate for Congress, smiles while chatting with a constituent during the Hob Nob in the Valley held at Lord Fairfax Community College Friday evening in Middletown. Rich Cooley/Daily John Fox, right, gives assistance to Marilyn Williams, left, and Rick Steele, center, both of Front Royal, while they cast their votes during a straw pole during Friday evening's Hob Nob in the Valley event held at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown.
Arcadius Hakim, 94, of Bailey's Crossroads served in the U.S. Navy and later became an ear, nose and throat physician, practicing for nearly 50 years and amassing a pretty hefty nest egg.
The incident took place around 11 p.m. in the 7100 block of Kenfig Place, Falls Church. The area is off of Route 50 between Route 7 and Interstate 495.
Garza presented her “Portrait of a Graduate” to the School Board on Monday, laying out the model of a Fairfax County graduate.
Oliver Skinker offers popcorn sampler to Dominic Laakso-Larson, 2, from his Kettle Corn Guy stand at last Saturday's Fairfax City Farmers' Market.
Former Virginia lieutenant governor Don Beyer on Thursday announced three proposed changes in gun laws that he said he would support if he is elected on Nov. 4 to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Moran Beyer said gun control was the first of "Eight Ideas in the 8th" that he would highlight to voters in the 8th Congressional district before Election Day. To a small crowd of supporters outside his field office in the Huntington area of southern Fairfax County, he called for tighter controls on gun ownership, citing the 30,000 deaths nationwide caused by guns, the majority of them suicides .
A Fairfax County woman is left to pick up the tab after someone racked up more than $1,000 on her E-ZPass when her transponder was stolen following a severe car accident. "The last thing I knew, there were headlights right in front of me," said Gaertner.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 07:53 pm
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