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  1. Metro officer sentenced to 15 years in prison for aiding ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

    A former transit-agency police officer convicted in a sting operation of attempting to help the Islamic State was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison and 15 years of supervised release to follow. Nicholas Young, 38, of Fairfax, Virginia, was a patrol officer in the D.C. region's Metrorail system.

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  2. Fairfax budget proposal includes tax increase to pay for teachers and staff raises newRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 20 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Fairfax County taxpayers would see a 2.5-cent property tax increase next year largely to pay for teacher, staff and law enforcement raises under the county executive's budget proposal presented Tuesday morning to the board of supervisors. County Executive Bryan Hill warned that not all board priorities are funded in the budget and that current plans for continued cost of living raises and other new programs beyond the budget year that begins in July are not sustainable without significant reforms in coming years.

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  3. Slippers with a soulRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 19 | WTOP-FM Washington

    For most of his career, the Northwest D.C. native ran a music school in Tysons Corner. But his tune changed last year when he joined childhood friend and former Potomac School classmate Steven Anderson in a business venture that took him out of Northern Virginia guitar studios and into a women-run arts collective in Kyrgyzstan.

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  4. Hundreds protest outside Nra HQ following Florida school shooting newRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 17 | WTOP-FM Washington

    More than 100 protesters stood outside the National Rifle Association headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, on Friday night demanding action on gun control in the wake of Wednesday's school shooting in Florida. Among the attendees were friends of some of the 17 students and teachers who were killed in Parkland, Florida; Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va.; and relatives of those shot and killed at Virginia Tech in 2007.

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  5. DC leads nation in how fast expensive condos sell newRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 13 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Condos in D.C. sell just as fast as they do in Silicon Valley, according to a real estate firm's report. WASHINGTON - High-end condos in the District don't stay on the market long, according to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC's new report on luxury residential sales, which profiles nearly 50 " Power Markets ."

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  6. Fairfax school system's appeals process leaves some minorities out newRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 3 | WTOP-FM Washington

    It's an annual rite in Fairfax County, which has one of the wealthiest, best-educated populations in America: Hundreds of second-graders troop off to private psychologists for IQ tests to prove they're worthy of advanced academic programs in the public schools. The competition is fierce.

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  7. Va. man threatened to blow up police car, burn down governor's mansion: police newRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A man has been arrested after the Fairfax County police said he threatened to shoot and blow up a police car, and posted threats to burn down the Virginia Governor's Mansion and several houses of worship. The police said that Matt Snyder, 46, of no fixed address, called the Mount Vernon District Station in the predawn hours of Jan. 2 and spoke to an officer.

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  8. Long & Foster turns 50. Coin flip decided whose name came firstRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Chantilly, Virginia-based Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., a two-man operation when it was founded in 1968, marks its 50th anniversary this month. Long & Foster was founded by two 30-somethings, P. Wesley "Wes" Foster Jr. and Henry "Hank" Long, with its first location at a 600-square-foot office in Fairfax, Virginia grew to be the No.

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  9. Fitness chain in Md., Va. bans cable news on gym TVs newRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A national fitness chain with locations in Maryland and Virginia is banning cable news channels from its gyms' TV screens. Life Time, which is headquartered in Minnesota, said the decision came after "significant member feedback" and what the company called its "commitment to provide family oriented environments free of consistently negative or politically charged content."

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  10. GOP pushes for random drawing in tied race to decide control of Va. HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2017 | WTOP-FM Washington

    In this Dec. 20, 2017, file photo, Del. David Yancey talks with reporters outside the Newport News, Va., Courthouse.

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  11. Fairfax Co. taxpayers line up to prepay property taxes ahead of new $10K capRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2017 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Hundreds of Fairfax County homeowners stood in line Tuesday morning to prepay property taxes ahead of the new tax law, which sets a $10,000 cap on property tax deductions beginning Jan. 1, 2018. Hundreds of people stood in line to prepay property taxes ahead of the new 2018 tax law in the Fairfax County Government Center in Fairfax, Virginia, on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017.

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  12. String of thefts from vehicles hit Fairfax County newRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2017 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Fairfax County police said that three people are responsible for a string of thefts from vehicles in the Fairfax area, and police ask for help identifying the suspects. Fairfax County police said that three people are responsible for the thefts, and police ask for help identifying the suspects.

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  13. How Va. runner went from 10 years off to qualifying for Olympic trials newRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2017 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Sarah Bishop's running career began just a few year ago when she set a goal to run for 30 minutes a few times a week. Now, she's preparing for the Olympic trials in the marathon.

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  14. Fairfax Co. adopts policy in hopes of reducing social inequality newRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2017 | WTOP-FM Washington

    The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors adopted a "One Fairfax" policy earlier this week, which aims to reduce inequities by forcing government agencies to consider racial and social inequality when adopting new policies or providing services. Codifying a resolution adopted last year, the measure carried support from nine of the 10 supervisors, with the other abstaining.

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  15. Best holiday craft shows in DC areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2017 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Circling the mall parking lot, hunting for a spot, jostling through crowds of greedy shoppers just to find a perfect present for everyone you care about is enough to fill everyone with holiday dread. Shopping online is a solid alternative but always risky, especially as delivery times skyrocket during the season.

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  16. Boston-area pizza restaurant coming to DC newRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2017 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Oath Pizza , a Boston pizza restaurant that started with its first location in Nantucket in 2015, chose the D.C. area for its first locations outside the Boston area. Oath Pizza opens Oct. 30 in Merrifield's Mosaic District, at 2920 District Ave. in Fairfax, Virginia, and will open a second location later this year in D.C.'s Navy Yard neighborhood.

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  17. YogaWorks buys more DC-area studios newRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2017 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Los Angeles-based yoga studio chain YogaWorks has acquired Pure Om's two studios in the D.C. area for an undisclosed sum, bringing the number of yoga studios owned by the L.A. based chain in the D.C. and Baltimore areas to 13. Los Angeles-based yoga studio chain YogaWorks has acquired Pure Om's two studios in Fairfax, Virginia and Bethesda, Maryland for an undisclosed sum. WASHINGTON - Los Angeles-based yoga studio chain YogaWorks acquired Pure Om's two studios in Fairfax, Virginia, and Bethesda, Maryland, for an undisclosed sum.

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  18. 5 alleged MS-13 members face federal charges in Va. mana s death newRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2017 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Five alleged members and associates of the MS-13 gang are facing federal charges in the death of a Fairfax, Virginia, man in Prince William County. The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday that Edgar Oswaldo Blanco Torres, 25; Jose Martir Larios Espenal, 21; Samuel Enrique Villalobos Sanchez, 19; Dimas Misael Canales Santos, 27; and Keyri Sujey Portillo Gonzalez, 19, have all been indicted by a federal grand jury.

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  19. Suspect in Fairfax Co. trail attacks faces additional charges newRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2017 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Fairfax County police have obtained additional charges against a man arrested for sexually assaulting women along various trails in the county. Jeremiah Whitmore Tolley, 21, of Fairfax, was arrested Friday and charged with abduction with intent to defile and sexual assault.

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  20. Northern Va. aids the US Virgin Islands a truck at a time newRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2017 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A 53-foot tractor-trailer in Fairfax, Virginia, is being filled one can, box and bag at a time to help hurricane victims in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Love of the Virgin Islands, and the people he met while living there for three years, inspired Daniel Craig of Ashburn to co-found with Denise Wierzbicki the NoVa United States Virgin Islands Hurricane Relief Drive .

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