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  1. Teens sound off on violence, crime at Metro stationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 22 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Stung by teenage violence, some of it deadly, Metro called area teens together Saturday afternoon for a summit on cutting crime and resolving disputes. Meeting at Metro Headquarters, the teens took part in workshops and panel discussions with Metro officials and Metro Transit police.

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  2. Police: Bystander shot in exchange between police, suspected robber in Fairfax Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 21 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Police say they're looking for an armed robber who exchanged gunfire with an officer, leaving a bystander seriously hurt, in Springfield, Virginia. According to Fairfax County police the Dubai Jewelry store at Brookfield Plaza shopping center was robbed at around 12:20 p.m. Police said the robber shot an officer after leaving the jewelry shop, triggering a shoot out with police.

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  3. Springfield teen dies after shea s struck by trainRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 17 | WTOP-FM Washington

    An 18-year-old Springfield, Virginia, woman died after she was struck by a train Monday night in Burke, Virginia. Police responded at 9:38 p.m. to the report of a pedestrian struck in the 9500 block of Burke Road.

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  4. Tips for detecting and preventing mold in your houseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 5 | WTOP-FM Washington

    All the recent rain might pose a challenge to sump pumps that aren't up to the task - mold that can become an issue whenever unwelcome water gets into a home. When a sump pump fails or a pipe bursts, experts say homeowners typically can work to dry out household items themselves.

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  5. Heroin, opioid use topic of discussion at Fairfax Co. town hallRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 3 | WTOP-FM Washington

    "Just yesterday we had another suspected heroin death in the county a 26-year-old man in Springfield; and a second female in Centreville who's in critical condition as a result of a suspected overdose," said Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity, who hosted the meeting at the Fairfax County Government Center. "We learned just yesterday that a Centreville High School student died as a result of a mix of prescription drugs, opioids and alcohol at a so-called 'farm party.'

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  6. Supervisors Approve Budget With Tax Hike for Fairfax County HomeownersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 26 | WTOP-FM Washington

    The average Fairfax County homeowner will see a rise of about $300 in his or her annual tax bill next year. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved its $4.01 billion Fiscal Year 2017 budget .

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  7. Fairfax Co. officer pleads guilty in shooting of John GeerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2016 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Almost two years after Fairfax County police officers shot and killed John Geer at his home, the department has new guidelines for handling barricade situations. FAIRFAX, Va.- The former Fairfax County police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and apologized.

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  8. Fairfax Co. police cruiser, school bus collide; several injuredRead the original story

    Apr 4, 2016 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A Fairfax County school bus and a police cruiser collided in the Springfield area Thursday, sending several people to the hospital. A Fairfax County school bus and a Fairfax County police cruiser crashed near the intersection of Backlick Road and Floyd Avenue at about 12:45 p.m., says Sgt.

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  9. Want a Dave & Bustera s job? Plenty are coming to MarylandRead the original story

    Apr 6, 2016 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Dave & Buster's will open its second location in Maryland later this month, and it has hundreds of jobs to fill. The new Dave & Buster's opens April 25 at Ritchie Station Marketplace, in Capitol Heights.

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  10. Police: Woman sexually assaulted behind Virginia shopping centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2016 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Police in Fairfax County hope security camera footage of a car will lead them to the man accused of sexually assaulting and robbing a woman in Springfield, Virginia. It happened around 6 a.m. Wednesday, behind a shopping center on the 7000 block of Commerce Street.

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  11. Evidence: Ex-Fairfax cop charged with murder was consumed by marital woesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2016 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Prosecutors will be allowed to tell jurors that a former Fairfax County police officer charged with murder for shooting an unarmed man during a 2013 domestic standoff had questioned whether he had acted out of anger over a deteriorating marriage. Former Fairfax County police officer Adam Torres is charged with shooting and killing John Geer at his home in Springfield, Virginia .

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  12. Va. man arrested for allegedly touching a studentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2016 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A Springfield, Virginia man has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault and battery in connection with an incident in a Fairfax County public school. Eric D. Pittelkau, 64, was arrested Friday afternoon.

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  13. Trial begins for nurse accused of sexually assaulting patientRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2016 | WTOP-FM Washington

    The case of a medical worker accused of sexually assaulting a patient at an area emergency room is now in the hands of a jury. On Thursday, jurors heard testimony from both Jared Kline, a nurse accused of the assault at Bowie Health Center, and the alleged victim, a woman who was 22 at the time of the January 2014 incident.

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  14. Man, 19, fatally stabbed in SpringfieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2016 | WTOP-FM Washington

    According to police, officers were called to the 7400 block of Loughboro Lane, off Franconia-Springfield Parkway, just before 2 p.m. There, officers found an unresponsive man with an apparent stab wound to the upper body. The victim, identified as Shaki Ezekiel Phillip, was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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  15. $390M secured for new FBI headquarters in suburbsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2015 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Democratic Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski has secured $390 million for a new FBI headquarters as part of the spending agreement negotiated in Congress. The agency is in the initial stages of relocating from an aging downtown Washington building to a new suburban campus.

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  16. What to expect from the post-holiday drive homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2015 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Millions of travelers braved getaway traffic delays in the days before Thanksgiving. But what "gets away" must eventually come back.

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  17. Man arrested in string of taxi cab robberiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2015 | WTOP-FM Washington

    D.C. Police may have brought down the curtain on a two-month string of robberies of D.C. cab drivers. Anthony Jones, a 19-year-old of Southeast D.C., is charged with robbing eight cab drivers since Oct. 1 - the last one on Tuesday, Nov. 24. He jumped in the back seat of a green and white Enviro cab that had just dropped off a customer at the Comfort Inn in Springfield, Virginia, according to court documents.

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  18. Board moves to implement police-review recommendationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2015 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Two years after a Springfield, Virginia man was shot and killed by a police officer in the doorway of his own house, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is moving forward with changes recommended last month by a joint community and law enforcement commission. The board on Tuesday recognized the members of the commission and is deciding who will be responsible for following up on each recommendation.

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  19. Armed Services YMCA honoring 5 military medics and corpsmenRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2015 | WTOP-FM Washington

    The Armed Services YMCA is showing its gratitude to military medics and corpsmen for taking lifesaving action while disregarding their own safety. The nonprofit organization is holdings its annual "Angels of the Battlefield" event Wednesday night in Washington.

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  20. South Lakes HS Makes Gains in All SAT Score AreasRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2015 | WTOP-FM Washington

    South Lakes High School was among 11 Fairfax County High Schools that made gains in all three SAT areas this year. FCPS released SAT results for the class of 2015 last week.

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