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  1. Virginia county settles police shooting lawsuit for $3MRead the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | WBNS

    A Virginia county has agreed to pay nearly $3 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit after one of its police officers shot and killed a man in the doorway of his home two years ago. Fairfax County Officer Adam Torres fatally shot 46-year-old John Geer of Springfield in August 2013 after a report of a domestic dispute.

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  2. John Geer family of Springfield to receive $2.95 millionRead the original story

    16 min ago | Fairfax Times

    Fairfax County has agreed to pay nearly $3 million to the family of former Springfield resident John Geer, who was shot by a Fairfax County police officer in August 2013 as he stood in his doorway with his hands above his head.

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  3. Virginia Man Charged in Murder of College HousemateRead the original story w/Photo

    26 min ago | KURB-FM Little Rock

    ... The Washington Post reports. Her father, Thomas Mann, is a juvenile and domestic relations court judge in Fairfax County, Virginia, according to The Free Lance-Star. Briel is being held in Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond on charges of ...

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  4. More Than 1,000 Mourn UMW Student Grace Mann, 20Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Patch.com

    ... "Our beautiful, sparkling, compassionate wonderful, funny, brilliant Grace is not with us." Thomas Mann is a Fairfax County judge. Fredericksburg Police said Tuesday that Mann's death was caused by "asphyxia due to strangulation" per the state ...

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  5. All gifts of $50 or more in value must be disclosedRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Fairfax Times

    ... government groups observe the implementation of this bill.” During the General Assembly session, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors expressed concerns that legislators were taking a “one size fits all” approach that did not ...

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  6. Fire Officials: Abandoned Dunn Loring House a Total LossRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Patch.com

    Fairfax County firefighters responded last Wednesday at approximately 11:30 p.m. to a house on fire in the Dunn Loring area of Fairfax County. The single-family house is located at 2400 Sandburg St. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found that the two-story home was engulfed in flames, according to fire officials.

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  7. Fairfax County to Settle Wrongful Death LawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WCAV

    Fairfax County has agreed to pay nearly $3 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit after one of its police officers shot and killed a man in the doorway of his home two years ago. Officer Adam Torres shot and killed 46-year-old John Geer of Springfield in August 2013 after a report of a domestic dispute.

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  8. First Look: Plans for St. John's Wood RedevelopmentRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WTOP-FM Washington

    Last fall, the developer filed a proposal with the Fairfax County Planning Commission to redevelop the nine-building, 250-unit garden apartment neighborhood in North Reston into a new complex of 635 new apartments and 34 townhomes. St. John's Wood is located at Reston Parkway and Center Harbor Drive close to North Point Village Center.

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  9. Fairfax pays $2.95 million to settle suit in John Geer police killingRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Washington Post

    Fairfax County on Tuesday agreed to pay $2.95 million to the family of John Geer to settle their wrongful death lawsuit over the August 2013 shooting of the unarmed Springfield man by a Fairfax County police officer. Geer, 46, was standing in the doorway of his townhouse with his hands on top of the storm door when he was shot once in the chest from about 13 feet away by Officer Adam D. Torres, police records show, while Geer's father and best friend watched in horror.

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  10. Ike Leggett pitches new direction for Montgomery County economic developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Business Journal

    ... replace Montgomery County's economic development agency with a public-private authority, along the lines of Fairfax County's Economic Development Authority. The goal of the authority, Leggett said, will be putting economic development ...

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  11. County Charges 3 Juveniles With Setting Fire in RestonRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Patch.com

    Fire investigators from the Fairfax County Fire Department have charged three juveniles with setting an outside fire at 12012 Greywing Square, in the Reston area of Fairfax. The fire occurred Sunday, April 12, and burned an area approximately 50 by 30 feet, according to the fire department.

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  12. FCPD officer charged with child porn resignsRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Fairfax Times

    A 15-year veteran and public spokesman for the Fairfax County Police Department posted a $15,000 bond and then resigned April 17 after being arrested on child pornography charges April 15. Detectives in the Major Crimes Division's Child Exploitation Unit arrested PFC William “Bud” Walker, 50, on April 15, at Police Headquarters.

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  13. Heroin epidemic continues in Fairfax CountyRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Fairfax Times

    Abuse of opiate-based painkillers and heroin is an epidemic both nationally and locally, according to experts who spoke at an April 13 forum sponsored by the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County at the FCPS' Gatehouse Administration Center in Falls Church.

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  14. Child abuse has countless victimsRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Fairfax Times

    ... Almost every day, abused and neglected children are being placed under court protection right here in Fairfax County. In many of these cases, the emotional trauma remains with these children long after the physical scars of abuse have healed. While ...

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  15. Fairfax supervisors approve budget $14 million shy of what schools wantRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a 2016 budget on Tuesday that keeps the property tax rate for homeowners the same and falls $14 million short of what county school officials were seeking for next year. The budget, which the board approved in a 7-to-3 vote, keeps intact what the supervisors informally agreed to last week in a budget committee meeting.

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  16. The BZA Erred on the Comprehensive Plan Requirement for Development of Reston National Golf CourseRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Patch.com

    The BZA got it wrong on the Comprehensive Plan issue. The Planned Residential Community ordinance is unique to only 3 geographic areas in Fairfax County, all of which have green open space as an integral factor in the planning.

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  17. Tennessee youth charged with making violent threat to Burke schoolRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    A juvenile in Tennessee was arrested last week for calling in threats to schools across the country, including one in Burke, Va., according to prosecutors in Tennessee. In a press release, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Tennessee said that the suspect, who was not identified because he or she is a minor, made bomb threats and "threats of extreme violence" to about 16 schools over a month-long period beginning on March 16. Lake Braddock Secondary School, a public middle and high school, was the school targeted in Burke, according to Fairfax County police spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell.

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  18. Springfield Man Caught After Police ChaseRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Patch.com

    A Springfield man ignored a Fairfax County police officer's order to pull over his car late Sunday night, but police stopped his car when he tried to speed away. Nikola Stepanovich, 27, was charged with driving while intoxicated, possession of cocaine, speed to elude and no seatbelt, according to a police report.

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  19. Weather Gang: Tornado watch: Storms developing in D.C. regionRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Washington Post

    ... severe. Radar shows some storms in northern Montgomery County, northeast D.C. and scattered through central Fairfax County - but these are more or less run-of-the-mill. Outside of these storms, radar is quiet, but we may begin to see storms ...

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  20. Tornado watch: Storms developing in D.C. regionRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Washington Post

    ... over the next 15-30 minhutes. A second, sprawled across central Prince William County, will zip into southern Fairfax County. Jason is currently the Washington Post's weather editor. A native Washingtonian, Jason has been a weather enthusiast since ...

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