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  • Sterling man charged in fatal drunk driving case among 49 indicted by grand jury

    A Loudoun County Grand Jury on Sept. 8 indicted 49 individuals, including a Sterling man who killed a pedestrian while he drove drunk near Cascades Parkway. Loudoun Times, Sat, Sep 20 2014 @ 07:00 AM
  • Ashburn Man Arrested After Wielding Knife During Assault

    An 18-year-old Ashburn man reportedly assaulted a female acquaintance while the two were driving from Sterling to an Ashburn residence Tuesday night. The incident occurred Tuesday, Sept. Patch.com, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 04:29 PM
  • Suspect Arrested in Greenway Corporate Dr. Armed Robbery

    Loudoun County police arrested a Bristow man Monday following an armed robbery in the Greenway Corporate Drive area in Ashburn. Victims told officials they were approached shortly before 11:30 a.m. by a man who brandished a firearm and took their money and a cellphone before fleeing the area on foot. Patch.com, Tue, Sep 23 2014 @ 03:51 PM
  • Fairfax Deputy Charged in Target Shoplifting Case Pleads Guilty

    A retired Fairfax County deputy accused of shoplifted from a Leesburg Target in May pleaded guilty to one charge Tuesday. Robert Harold Palmer Jr., 50, of Leesburg, was charged Tuesday with two counts of petit larceny for allegedly shoplifting from a Leesburg Target in May. He pleaded no contest to the second petit larceny charge. Patch.com, Tue, Sep 23 2014 @ 03:50 PM
  • Loudoun's Household Incomes Still Highest in Nation

    Loudoun County once again tops the nation in median household income for the third consecutive year, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey. The county also ranked above the national average for computer and Internet access and below the national average for uninsured residents. Patch.com, Tue, Sep 23 2014 @ 06:09 PM
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