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  • 'East Coast Rapist' Suspect To Appear In Court Monday

    'East Coast Rapist' Suspect To Appear In Court Monday
    Aaron Thomas, who was arrested Friday in connection with rapes in four states over 12 years, is scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court Monday. Thomas, 39, is being held, with bail set at $1 million, at the Union Avenue jail, suspected in crimes...
  • School won't let student with epilepsy have service dog in class

    School won't let student with epilepsy have service dog in class
    A boy and his dog are inseparable, except when the boy is at school. Andrew Stevens, a 12-year-old boy from Virginia, suffers from epilepsy. Andrew has a service dog whose collar has a device that can help prevent Andrew's seizures but the school won'...
  • From Gangs to Traffic, DC Area Among Worst in the Nation

    From Gangs to Traffic, DC Area Among Worst in the Nation
    With a better job market than almost anywhere else in the country and a vibrant cultural and social scene, there are a lot of great things that can be said for living in the Greater Washington, D.C. area. Are things perfect here? Probably not, and two...
  • 21 local teachers earn National Board certification; 12 from Hampton

    21 local teachers earn National Board certification; 12 from Hampton
    Nearly 200 Virginia teachers earned certification this year, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards announced Wednesday. Hampton again topped the region with the number of certified teachers, with 12 this year. Newport News had 6 and...
  • U.S. States Expecting Cool Down on Monday

    U.S. States Expecting Cool Down on Monday
    At long last, a cold front will snap a stubborn heat wave that has roasted much of the country for more than a week. However, the front is also expected to bring storms as it moves through the Midwest and Northeast on Sunday. The front has already...
  • Virginia butt slasher caught in Peru

    Virginia butt slasher caught in Peru
    40-year-old Johnny Pimentel should have 'dialed 1-900-mix-a-lot...to kick his nasty thoughts.' Fairfax County police say Pimental -- appropriately dubbed the "butt-cutter" -- is linked to slashing the rear-ends of 13 young ladies in several different...
  • Accused Gunman Pleads Not Guilty in Oakland College Rampage

    Accused Gunman Pleads Not Guilty in Oakland College Rampage
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- A former nursing student plead not guilty Monday to seven counts of murder in a shooting rampage at a vocational school in Oakland. One L. Goh, 43, is also charged with three counts of attempted murder in the April 2 rampage at Oikos...
  • Counties complaining about unfunded state mandates ... here's your chance

    Gloucester County officials, including school officials, have complained in recent years about the increase in unfunded mandates handed down from the state. Something might -- emphasis on might -- be done about that. Gov. Bob McDonnell has created the...
  • Reports: Freddie Mac Official Found Dead

    WASHINGTON - David Kellermann, the acting chief financial officer of Freddie Mac, was found dead at his home Wednesday morning in what broadcast reports said was an apparent suicide. WUSA-TV and WTOP Radio reported that David Kellermann was found dead in...
  • Senators aim to close gun-show loophole

    Gun-control advocates have been largely stymied in their efforts to get significant new firearms restrictions, but they still believe they can achieve one goal: closing a loophole that allows sales at gun shows without background checks on purchasers....
  • House Dems anoint more challengers

     
    by Matthew Hay Brown The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today added 14 more challengers to its Red to Blue program, which gives Democrats running in Republican districts access to party money and advice. The new designees, who bring the Red.....
  • Early voting off the charts

     
    by Frank James As someone who had to wait over an hour to cast an early vote yesterday in Fairfax County, Va,, I can personally attest to the crowds at polling places with six days to go before Election Day......