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3 hrs ago | Fairfax County

136th Recruit School Graduates 63

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 14-72 Date: July 22, 2014 For approximately six months, 63 recruit firefighters have been undergoing training to respond to fires, ... (more)

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7 hrs ago | TBD.com

Fairfax County Police combat the rise of sex trafficking among young girls

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. Fairfax County Police are seeing an increase in the sex trafficking of young girls, and investigators say the Internet is helping criminals expand their business.

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Related Topix: Alexandria, VA

8 hrs ago | Patch.com

Dog Stabbed, Silver Line, Wednesday Storms, Food Trucks and KISS in Concert

Patch has 31 community sites in Northern Virginia. Here are some of the top posts from the past 24 hours.

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Related Topix: Reston, VA, Arlington County, VA

9 hrs ago | Patch.com

Police: Capital One Bank Robbed on Leesburg Pike

A bank in the Bailey's Crossroads area was robbed Friday, after another branch of the same bank, also on Leesburg Pike, was robbed in June, according to police.

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Related Topix: Bailey's Crossroads, VA

9 hrs ago | Patch.com

Fairfax County Considers Easing Food Truck Restrictions

Fairfax County could soon adopt new zoning rules that will make it significantly easier for food trucks to conduct business by allow them to visit construction sites, office buildings and shopping centers.

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12 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Six defining stats about Tysons as it enters the Silver Line era

The Silver Line is here. It's connecting Washington to Tysons, once a rural crossroads with a single gas station but now a place that Fairfax County officials think could become the next major American city .

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Related Topix: Dulles, VA, US Politics, US News

13 hrs ago | Fairfax Times

Dawn of a new day for transit

Dawn of a new day for transit

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Related Topix: Reston, VA, Fairfax, VA

15 hrs ago | Patch.com

Fairfax Hunt Club Owner Submits Proposal for Option to Develop Land

The owner of the Fairfax Hunt Club in Reston would like the option to develop the land, according to an online proposal submitted to Fairfax County by Robert P. Hostler.

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Related Topix: Reston, VA, Wedding, Fairfax, VA, Vienna, VA, Herndon, VA

17 hrs ago | Potomac Local

Foust Opens Manassas Office, Seeks to Replace Frank Wolf in Congress

It's a joint election office for Senator Mark Warner who is seeking reelection, and for John Foust, a Fairfax County Board of Supervisors member hoping to replace outgoing Congressman Frank Wolf .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Frank Wolf, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Manassas, VA

18 hrs ago | Patch.com

Police Release Results from Sobriety Checkpoint in Franconia-Springfield Police District

Fairfax County Police have announced the results of Friday night's sobriety checkpoint conducted in the Franconia Police District.

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Related Topix: Franconia, VA, Lorton, VA

19 hrs ago | Patch.com

Police: Pedestrian Held Up at Knifepoint in Falls Church Area

Fairfax County Police report that a pedestrian was held up at knifepoint early Sunday morning in the Falls Church area, according to a news release from Fairfax County Police.

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Related Topix: Falls Church, VA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Patch.com

Texting While Driving: Virginia's Worst Offenders

It's been one year since Virginia adopted its strictest law yet to curb texting while driving.

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

Patch.com

PHOTOS: Silver Line Ribbon-Cutting at Open House for Wiehle Ave/Reston East Metrorail Station

If you missed the open house this weekend at the Silver Line's Wiehle Avenue/Reston East Metrorail Station, no worries.

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Related Topix: Reston, VA

Fairfax Times

Public library system celebrates 75 years

The first Fairfax County Public Library building was completed in 1950. Though triple the size of the bookmobile, it was still small, it housed one table and four chairs.

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Related Topix: Libraries

Patch.com

Fairfax County Police Hold Bicycle Safety 'Rodeo'

If you happened to see dozens of kids on bicycles recently at Chantilly National Golf & Country Club in Fairfax County, here's what was going on: Officers from Fairfax County Police's Sully District Station partnered with the Boy Scouts and Inova Fairfax Hospital Injury Prevention Coordinators to host a Bike Safety Rodeo at the club.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Patch.com

Crime Maps: Jogger Attacked, More ATM Skimming, Pedestrian Tickets, DUI Checkpoints and More

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

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Related Topix: Reston, VA, Alexandria, VA, McLean, VA

WTOP-FM Washington

Silver Line: What you need to know

After years of waiting and months of delays, the first phase of the Silver Line will open on Sunday, July 26, and that means it's time for riders to figure out which stops are most convenient and whether the new stations are worth using.

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Related Topix: Reston, VA, Franconia, VA, McPherson Square (Washington, DC), Dulles, VA

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Fredericksburg.com

Local texting-while-driving data is in It's been just more than a...

IT'S BEEN just more than a year now since texting while driving became something a cop can stop you for and give you a ticket.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Fredericksburg.com

SPCA welcomes first full-time vet A new full-time veterinarian will...

One year after opening an in-house clinic, the Fredericksburg Regional SPCA is expanding to full-time service, Executive Director Debra Joseph said.

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Related Topix: Fredericksburg, VA, US Military, US Army, Fort Belvoir, Fort Belvoir, VA

WTOP-FM Washington

Traffic relief coming to I-66, just not yet

Still, local officials are optimistic about proposed changes to the traffic- jammed roadway , even if the adjustments won't start until 2017.

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