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1 hr ago | Patch.com

UVA Student, 18, from Alexandria Reported Missing

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."

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Related Topix: Alexandria, VA, University of Virginia

5 hrs ago | Patch.com

Sobriety Checkpoint in Reston Friday Night Nets DWIs

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.

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Related Topix: Reston, VA

10 hrs ago | Patch.com

VIDEO: Thomas Jefferson High School Holding Info Sessions on Admission

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.

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Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Herndon, VA, Chantilly, VA, Vienna, VA, Fairfax, VA

14 hrs ago | Patch.com

New Deputy Director of Public Works Selected

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.

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Related Topix: Manassas, VA

15 hrs ago | Patch.com

Jorge Arias, 71

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.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Whittier College, UC Riverside

15 hrs ago | Reason Magazine

How Cops Became Robbers

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.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Staunton, VA, US Politics, US News

21 hrs ago | The Free Dictionary

USA Today Founded

USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company . It was founded by Al Neuharth on September 15, 1982.

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Related Topix: Tysons Corner, VA

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Patch.com

GOOD News: Fall for the Book, New Businesses, Fairfax County on 'Best' List, Tourism Up in Virginia

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.

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The Washington Post

Manassas town hall meeting addresses Route 28 congestion

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.

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Related Topix: Manassas, VA, Chantilly, VA

Northern Virginia Daily

Virginia Air Show

Wing walker Jana Leigh McWhorter of Lancaster, Pa., stands on top of this 450 HP Stearman airplane during the Virginia Air Show held Saturday at the Front Royal-Warren County Airport. McWhorter's show was part of the Flying Circus from Bealeton.

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Related Topix: Fort Belvoir, VA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Fairfax Times

News Briefs -- FairfaxTimes.com

Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust , who is running for Virginia's 10th Congressional District, launched his first television ad of the campaign this week.

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Related Topix: Tysons Corner, VA, McLean, VA, Herndon, VA

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Northern Virginia Daily

House candidates take chance to make their case to electorate

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.

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

Fairfax Times

Senior guardianship rate regulation at issue in the courts

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.

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Related Topix: Bailey's Crossroads, VA, Otolaryngology, McLean, VA

Patch.com

Fairfax County Police Report Carjacking in Falls Church Area

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.

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Related Topix: Falls Church, VA

Fairfax Times

Superintendent shares vision for Fairfax County public schools

Garza presented her “Portrait of a Graduate” to the School Board on Monday, laying out the model of a Fairfax County graduate.

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Fairfax Times

Pop, meet kettle

Oliver Skinker offers popcorn sampler to Dominic Laakso-Larson, 2, from his Kettle Corn Guy stand at last Saturday's Fairfax City Farmers' Market.

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Related Topix: Reston, VA, Annandale, VA, Entertainment

WTOP-FM Washington

Reports: Cougar sighting in Alexandria

Be careful if you frequent the area near Riverside Elementary School in Alexandria. There have been two reports of early morning sightings of a large cat over the past few days -- possibly a cougar -- near the school, according to Fairfax County Police.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Washington Post

Beyer campaigns for stricter gun control

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 .

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

NBC Washington

E-ZPass Stolen After Severe Wreck Costs Va. Woman $1,000

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.

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Forbes.com

How Cops Got A License To Steal Your Money

I am a senior editor at Reason magazine and a nationally syndicated columnist. I am the author of Saying Yes: In Defense of Drug Use and For Your Own Good: The Anti-Smoking Crusade and the Tyranny of Public Health .

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

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