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Sept. 17-23: Former Swim Coach Indicted

Catalytic converters stolen from Koons Tysons Toyota

A grand jury indicted former Madison High School swim coach Noah Rucker this week on three felony counts of indecent liberties with a child while in a custodial or supervisory relationship, which will move the allegations forward to a trial.

Fairfax County Police are investigating a report of 24 stolen catalytic converters from Koons Tysons Toyota's storage lot, police said. 

Even before Tuesday's severe weather hit Northern Virginia, trees were knocked down in the Vienna Elementary School playground, barely missing the building and classroom windows.

Police Log: Cedar Lane Teacher Choked; Stranger Demands Entry to Woman's Home

Fairfax County Police Log: Sept. 6-12

What was slated as a forum for candidates vying for Virginia’s 11th congressional district turned into an impromptu debate between incumbent Gerry Connolly (D) and Republican candidate Col. (Ret) Chris Perkins.

The potential $500 billion in defense cuts looming in Washington took center stage Thursday at the Capital One Conference Center during the first of three debates between U.S. Senate candidates Tim Kaine and George Allen.

At least 66 percent of people surveyed in the Fairfax County Transit Network Study believe transit infrastructure is vital for the future of the Washington, D.C. metro area's future. But at what cost is still unclear, Fairfax officials said, because the study didn't put financial parameters around the questions it asked of its hundreds of respondents.  

Fairfax County faces an estimated $300 million per year gap in transportation funding for the next 10 years.

The Fairfax County School Board unanimously approved the creation of a 40-member committee charged with reviewing its student rights and responsibilities handbook Thursday, moving forward a months-long reform of its disciplinary process.

SPORTS

Liberty Game of the Week: Marshall Statesmen field hockey defeat Madison Warhawks 2-1. 

In its first Liberty District game, the Madison Warhawks rolled to a convincing 29-6 win over the McLean Highlanders.

Georgia and Carolina Ratcliff both rowed for the U.S. Junior National Rowing team — Georgia on the junior women's four and Carolina for the junior women's eight — and both U.S. boats walked away with second-place finishes in Plovdiv, Bulgaria last month. 

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