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Sept. 23 to 30: Bond Set for Oakton Man Who Fired Gun in Home

U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights launched a formal investigation into claims against FCPS.

An Oakton man arrested for firing a rifle in his home has a $5,000 bond set after an arraignment Thursday morning.

At the arraignment, Robert Horton Epperson, 50, of Geneva Hill Court, was formally charged on three counts: reckless handling of a firearm, unlawfully discharging a firearm and discharging a firearm in public.

He was released from the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center later Thursday.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. Nov. 7.

Police, Fire

Officer Wayne Twombly answers questions from readers

Police: ATM Skimming is on the Rise No arrests as Fairfax County police continue investigating a reported skimmed ATM machine.

Fair Oaks Police Log: Sept. 13-19

Rohrer Appointed Deputy County Executive As of Oct. 20, FCPD Chief Dave Rohrer will lead team overseeing public safety.

Government, Schools

Two months after local advocacy groups filed a discrimination complaint against Fairfax County Public Schools, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights launched a formal investigation into the claims Wednesday.

The complaint asserts FCPS has committed "clear violations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964" in allegedly perpetuating discrimination against black, Latino and disabled students through the admission process for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.

Kaine Visits Oakton to Rev Up Volunteers U.S. Senate candidate kicks off canvassing in Oakton area

Letter to the Editor: Consider All Sides of School Discipline Newly-approved committee charged with reviewing Fairfax County school discipline policy should research prevention, intervention, rehabilitation and restoration, community member says.

Richmond Not Likely to Help Transportation Funding Gap State senator weighs in as Fairfax County kicks off public meetings about $3 billion shortfall.

Save the Date: FCPS College Fair High school students can check out higher learning choices Oct. 21 at Fair Oaks Mall.

As U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th) prepares a bill that would change the makeup of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) Board of Directors, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors are asking him to include language that would give Northern Virginia more influence in appointing members.

Sports

Oakton Football Game Promotes Cancer Awareness Oakton, Annandale high schools partner to raise money for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Watts Throws Game-Winning Touchdown for Tulsa

Vote for Concorde District's Game of the Week There's still time to vote for the high school matchup you'd like to see featured on Patch the week of Oct. 1 to 5

Volleyball: Huskies Keep Win Streak Alive Flint Hill notches 10th win of the season

Community

What's Up with the Metro: Sept. 28 to 30

Fairfax County Launches Absentee Voting Can't get to the polls on Election Day? Cast your ballot early.

The insects migrate into homes during colder months but homeowners can protect against them

House Hunt: $1.1M Trousseau Lane Home Listed

Brad's Second Chance Meet Brad, a Boxer pup with a sad beginning and big hopes for a bright future.

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