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Drain Flies and Mice Droppings: Restaurant Inspections Near Burke

BURKE, VA - Fairfax County regularly conducts health inspections for local restaurants. The frequency of inspections on the type of food served and how it is prepared. "In our experience, it is unrealistic to expect that a complex, full-service food operation can routinely avoid any violations," sta

PATCH - 2017-09-20 21:57:47

200 Take Part in Volksmarch in Burke

Bob Westin, left, showing off his one-man instrument. By By Robert Healy Burke On Saturday, Sept. 16, the eighth annual Volksmarch of Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church was held in Burke. Participants enjoyed a crisp fall day filled with hiking, music and bicycles. The scent of cooking bratwu


Man charged after bank robberies in Manassas, Montclair

A man suspected of bank robberies in Manassas and Montclair last week was arrested Wednesday in Silver Spring, Maryland. He also faces charges in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, for a third robbery. Jack Antonio Romero, 30, of the 2300 block of Coleridge Drive, Silver Spring, faces charges in Prince

INSIDE NOVA - 2017-09-21 16:33:00

Will Hurricane Maria Hit Virginia?

WASHINGTON, DC - After Hurricane Maria left behind a tattered Puerto Rico without power Thursday morning bruised by Category 4 strength winds and up to 35 inches of rain, forecasters warned the storm currently packing winds around 115 mph will likely follow the same path as Hurricane Jose once it le

PATCH - 2017-09-21 13:12:02

Woodbridge Restaurant Inspections: Buffalo Philly's, Grain of Heaven, More

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA - Prince William Health District officials recently inspected food preparation and storage in the area. Full reports can be accessed on the health department's website. "In our experience, it is unrealistic to expect that a complex, full-service food operation can routinely

PATCH - 2017-09-21 13:22:49

A Tale of Two Immigrants

Kathy Tran speaks at a press conference in her campaign headquarters announcing support from People for the American Way. Lolita Mancheno-Smoak campaigns for votes at the Burke farmer's market. One is from Ecuador. The other is from Vietnam. Both are successful professional women hoping to fill the


Home Prices Increased In Northern Virginia In August As Inventory Fell

Home prices in the Northern Virginia region increased while inventory remained low in August, according to the Long & Foster Market Minute reports. The Northern Virginia market includes the city of Alexandria and Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties. A lack of available homes cont

ALEXANDRIANEWS.ORG - 2017-09-22 17:25:56

Lawmakers, advocates say Equifax hack highlights need for more troop protections

The recently announced Equifax hack and breach of private information has spurred some lawmakers to call for more financial and privacy protections for the military community. And some consumer groups are highlighting the incident as an example of the need for reforms that would expand the rights

AIR FORCE TIMES - 2017-09-22 15:41:14

Syrian Kurds vote as part of move toward federal system

BEIRUT - Thousands were voting Friday in the predominantly Kurdish regions in northern Syria to elect heads of local communities as part of the minority Kurds' efforts to move closer to a federal system within Syria. The vote comes days before Iraqi Kurds are to vote on their independence from Bag

AIR FORCE TIMES - 2017-09-22 14:41:51

US urges all nations to stop the spread of nuclear weapons

UNITED NATIONS - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appealed to the international community, especially Russia and China, to stop the spread of nuclear weapons, calling North Korea a case study of the failure to prevent rogue states from obtaining weapons of mass destruction. U.S.-Russian relat

MARINE CORP TIMES - 2017-09-22 12:50:30

Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons test

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" and hinting at frightening new weapons tests. It was the first time for a North Korean leader to issue such a direct statement against

MARINE CORP TIMES - 2017-09-22 12:22:36

Feds OK Purdue acquisition of Kaplan

The federal government has given the green light to Purdue University to continue its plans to create a new online school through the acquisition of for-profit Kaplan University. Purdue, a public university, announced this week that the U.S. Department of Education has approved the move, which wou

AIR FORCE TIMES - 2017-09-22 16:24:12

California lawmaker backs preemptive strikes against North Korea

WASHINGTON - California Rep. Duncan Hunter believes the United States should consider a preemptive strike against North Korea, to ensure the rogue regime there doesn't attack American sites first. "The North Koreans have to see it from the American perspective," the Republican lawmaker said during

AIR FORCE TIMES - 2017-09-22 14:47:20

Puerto Rico's VA hospital weathers Hurricane Maria, but challenges loom

After Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, nearly two days passed before Veterans Affairs Emergency Manager Cosme Torres-Sabater had a chance to get outside and assess the damage the country. "It's like a nuclear device exploded in the center of Puerto Rico," the 15-year VA employee said on Friday.

MARINE CORP TIMES - 2017-09-22 16:43:33

Nine MARSOC Raiders eligible for retention bonus

Nine enlisted Marine special operators are eligible for a retention bonus of up to $50,000, based on how long they have served, Corps officials said. The bonus is for Marines at the rank of master sergeant and above in the military occupational specialty 0372, critical skills operators, according

MARINE CORP TIMES - 2017-09-22 16:00:51

Army rifle replacement program canceled before it takes off

Just one month into its official existence, a program to replace the Army's M4 carbine with a 7.62 mm rifle has been canceled, Army Times has confirmed. First reported Thursday by The Firearm Blog, the Interim Combat Service Rifle had been in development since at least this spring and was official

MARINE CORP TIMES - 2017-09-21 22:00:34

Iraq War vet, businessman John James seeks Michigan Senate seat

LANSING, Mich. - Republican John James, a political newcomer who flew Army helicopters in the Iraq War and now runs an automotive supply chain and logistics business in Detroit, said Thursday he is running for U.S. Senate. He is the second candidate in the GOP primary field, joining former state S

AIR FORCE TIMES - 2017-09-22 02:35:14

Chief master sergeant charged with killing teen in drunk driving accident has retired at a lower rank

Hector Soler, the former security forces manager for the 4th Security Forces Squadron who allegedly killed a teenager while driving drunk last year, retired in August at a reduced rank. Soler, who was a chief master sergeant, retired as a senior master sergeant on Aug. 1, Col. Edward Sholtis, dire

AIR FORCE TIMES - 2017-09-21 20:29:46

Former Ranger, current Steeler Villanueva will appear in upcoming 'Call of Duty' game

Alejandro Villanueva, the former Army Ranger now entering his third year on the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line, will return to combat this November. Sort of. Villanueva's likeness, and that of Pittsburgh teammate Le'Veon Bell, will appear in "Call of Duty: WWII," the latest edition of the pop

AIR FORCE TIMES - 2017-09-21 20:28:36

Vet organizations back Obama-era college regulations

Dozens of military and veteran service organizations are pushing back against the Department of Education's decision earlier this year to suspend enforcement of Obama-era rules aimed largely at for-profit colleges and universities. Leaders of 36 organizations, most military-oriented, wrote in a le

AIR FORCE TIMES - 2017-09-21 20:18:45