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House fire in Loudoun Co. displaces 4

...Loudoun County Fire and Rescue said that the blaze in Lucketts broke out Friday afternoon at a home on Spinks Ferry Road. More Loudoun County News. Fire crews from Virginia and Maryland arrived on the scene to find the fire coming from the garage of a two-story, single-family residence.... ...Overheated compressors coming into contact with flammable items are the most common reason for refrigerator fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association....

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Woman dies after hitting tree in Prince William Co. motorcycle crash

...A woman has died after the motorcycle she was driving struck a tree in Prince William County, Virginia, on Saturday, according to police. Brooke Allyson Shambeck, 56, of Oakton, Virginia, died after being transported to an area hospital. More Prince William County News.... ...Separately, Fairfax County Police are also investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that happened on Saturday at Henderson Road and Devereux Station Lane in Fairfax Station....

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A Virginia zoo is auctioning the chance to name its adorable new siamang > virginia

...Siamangs are black-furred, tree-dwelling primates found throughout the forests of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, according to the Smithsonian National Zoo. The apes are endangered due to habitat loss and poaching for the illegal pet trade.... ..."A siamang birth is an important addition to this critically endangered lesser ape," Greg Bockheim, the zoo's executive director, said in the release. "And watching a baby grow and engage with its family is special for all of us."....

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4 hurt as car crashes into building in Arlington > arlington

...The police told WTOP the crash happened at North Courthouse Road and Wilson Boulevard at the Ireland's Four Courts restaurant just before 7 p.m.... ...WTOP's Kyle Cooper, who is on the scene, said police told him as many as 10 more may be hurt. All lanes of Wilson Boulevard and Clarendon Boulevard are blocked between N. Veitch Street and N. Rhodes Street. North Courthouse Road is closed from 14th Street North to Wilson Boulevard....

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New Virginia IG audit on what went wrong during I-95 snowstorm gridlock > virginia

...The 29-page audit by IG Michael Westfall of the actions taken by the Virginia departments of transportation, emergency management and the Virginia State Police during the incident, was submitted Thursday to Gov. Glenn Youngkin and included nine critical findings.... ...Despite the deteriorating situation, VDOT Fredericksburg management didn't alert executive management quickly enough and the absence of a Joint Information Center early in the storm contributed to poor communication between VDOT, VSP and Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM)....

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Fairfax County wants residents' input on designs of future bus stations along Richmond Highway

...Fairfax County wants the community to weigh in on the designs for each Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) station launching in 2030.... ...Once the survey closes on Aug. 14, the county's History Commission and Department of Planning and Development will work together to develop narratives for each station theme....

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