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  1. Kelly: This Alexandria Boy Scout can't get any more merit badges. He already has them all.Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... . Sasha Bruce Youthwork works with homeless teenagers. Homestretch is a nonprofit assisting single mothers in Fairfax County.

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  2. Fairfax County Police Step Up Patrols During Holiday Shopping at TysonsRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Patch.com

    Police are ready for the massive influx of shoppers expected to descend upon the Tyson's Corner area this holiday season, beginning on Black Friday, according to a news release from FCPD. Every year, the Fairfax County Police Department deploys specially-trained groups of plain-clothed and uniformed officers to combat "seasonal" crimes such as larceny, fraud and retail theft.

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  3. Officials address alarming issue in online forumRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Fairfax Times

    Fairfax County law enforcement officials and rehabilitation specialists are greatly concerned about dramatic rises in heroin use in Fairfax County, where heroin-related deaths in 2014 are nearly double compared to the same time last year.

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  4. Give a little, get a lotRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Fairfax Times

    The holiday season represents many things in Fairfax County, perhaps none more important than recognizing the efforts of nonprofit organizations that assist our region's neediest families.

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  5. LiceDoctors Warns of 10 Most Common Places to Contract a Case of Head LiceRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | PR Log

    LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service alerts families in Fairfax County and surrounding areas in Virginia of the most likely venues to pick up a case of head lice. Take heed this holiday season when families are in close contact.

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  6. Police: Help Identify Man in Fatal Hit and RunRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Patch.com

    In an effort to locate the family of Hector Flores, a man who was hit by a car in Annandale and died last week , Fairfax County Police detectives have released his photo. Flores, 62, of Annandale, was struck and killed Monday, Nov. 17 in while crossing Columbia Pike in Annandale.

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  7. Fitch Rates Upper Occoquan Sewage Auth, VA's Regional Sewerage System Revs 'AA+'; Outlook StableRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | Business Wire

    ... MEMBER CREDIT QUALITY: The rating is based on the very high credit quality of UOSA's two largest members: Fairfax County (sewer system revenue bonds rated 'AAA' by Fitch), and Prince William County Service Authority (PWCSA). Sufficient step-up ...

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  8. Fairfax County Animal WatchRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    The following incidents were reported by the animal control section of the Fairfax City Police Department. For information, call 703-385-7924 or go to www.fairfaxva.gov and click on "Animal Control" on the department's main page.

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  9. Police: Help Find Missing Lorton ManRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Patch.com

    ... by texting "TIP187" plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131 . **Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Msg & data rates may apply. Go to ...

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  10. Man missing since Sunday from LortonRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | WUSA-TV Washington

    ... on Sunday, November 23 Check out this story on WUSA9.com: http://on.wusa9.com/1tgvsX1 LORTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Fairfax County Police are searching for 29-year-old Andres Felipe Rodriguez of Lorton, who was reported missing by his family on Sunday. ...

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  11. Fairfax County hires former Mark McGwire lawyer in John Geer police shooting caseRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... about his own steroid use, but in 2010 admitted he did use steroids. Bierbower has now been hired to advise Fairfax County on how to deal with a Congressional inquiry into the fatal police shooting of John Geer in August 2013. (Lucian Perkins/The ...

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  12. Arson Suspected At Herndon FireRead the original story

    Yesterday | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    This autumn fires affected residential areas, one causing an estimated $1.25 million worth of damage on Herndon apartment buildings. On Monday, Nov. 10 Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department responded to the fire at the 13800 block of Jefferson Park Drive at 9:50 a.m. Smoke and fire were coming from the building's top floor and attic.

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  13. Washington area seeks to break free from federal spendingRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Washington Post

    ... in the projected flow of tax dollars that help pay for schools, roads and other government services. In Fairfax County, the office vacancy rate climbed from 15.6 percent in 2011 to about 17 percent today. County officials say it has been a steadily ...

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  14. Fairfax County: 66 Heroin Overdoses, 17 Deaths So Far in 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Patch.com

    In order to help combat Fairfax County's growing problem with heroin, county officials today held an online question and answer session on the topic. Here's information from the county about it: Paul Cleveland from the Fairfax County Police Department's Office of Organized Crime & Narcotics and Peggy Cook, Director of Residential Treatment Services for the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board discussed the dangers and prevalence of heroin and opiate use and addiction facing our community in an online chat.

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  15. New development threatens citya s inventory of affordable unitsRead the original story

    Monday | Fairfax Times

    ... to build more dense projects in exchange for affordable housing contributions, such as what exists in Fairfax County and other neighboring jurisdictions. “Part of this is that we have to show developers that we're serious,” ...

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  16. Sears Auto Center Fire Causes $5000 in Damage, Displaces 100Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Patch.com

    Fairfax County Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at Sears Auto Center in Fairfax Sunday morning. The fire was caused by workers using acetylene torches, according to officials.

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  17. Secial Election SetRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WRVA-AM Richmond

    House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell on Monday set Jan. 6 for the special election to replace Dance in the House's 63rd District. Howell says in a news release that the special election will coincide with one scheduled the same day to fill a House seat vacated by Republican Barbara Comstock of Fairfax County.

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  18. Keep elections right where they areRead the original story

    Monday | Fairfax Times

    ... signs, post the voting results prominently for the public to view, submit the voting results to the Central Fairfax County Office of Elections, etc. The total hours for each election officer who works on election day are 17 hours, from 4 a.m. until ...

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  19. "Black Wednesday"Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Patch.com

    ... black out after indulging in alcohol and drugs, is a day normally spent with friends rather than family. Fairfax County schools let out early on Wednesday, so it is understandable that students would want to spend time with their friends. Many ...

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  20. With lanes slated to open next month, confusion abounds on E-ZPass transponders, hybridsRead the original story

    Monday | Fairfax Times

    ... Express Lanes traveling north, signs will tell you the current tolls for several exit points through southern Fairfax County. When drivers approach Franconia Road, other signs will inform them of the cost to continue on to additional exits, through ...

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