Sept. 10-16: Odor Prompts Bus Evacuation

Oakton man arrested for driving while intoxicated

A bus driver requested assistance in unloading Waples Mill Elementary students Wednesday morning after detecting a fuel odor; in a later and separate incident, a medical helicopter landed on the schoolyard for an emergency in a nearby neighborhood, according to an email sent to parents.

An Oakton man was arrested last week for driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop in Vienna, according to the Vienna Police Department's weekly police highlights.

Fairfax County Police are looking for the people who placed a skimmer on an ATM machine at the Inova Fairfax Hospital Cardiac Care Center some time in August.

Fairfax County Public Schools students largely outperformed their peers on the 2011-2012 Virginia Standard of Learning (SOL) tests, including on more rigorous state math standards introduced for the first time last year.

FCPS will face a projected $147.9 million deficit in fiscal year 2014 — a gap that would require an 8.8 percent increase in the annual transfer it receives from the county.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors authorized the final sale of $54 million in bonds Tuesday that will help pay for the first phase of the Dulles Metrorail project.

Sharon Bulova, chairman of the Board of Supervisors, talked about poverty and the high cost of housing at a panel discussion at T.C. Williams High.

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority hosted its second of three public meetings in Reston, discussing toll hikes with residents. But will public opinion be enough to slow the rise in toll road rates?  

Transportation funding, federal cuts and the economy were among the topics addressed during a forum with candidates in the 11th congressional district race.

U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine and state Sen. Chap Petersen (D-34th District) took a tour of small businesses in Fairfax City.

Cost-containing measures have left Metro with a $28 million operating surplus for the fiscal year that ended June 30, the organization announced.

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With its 28-0 victory over Woodson for its home-opener Friday, the Oakton High football team improved to a 3-0 record to start the season. 

The Oakton High volleyball team lost a close match to West Springfield last week. 

Season Preview: With a smooth transition to a new head coach already behind them, the Flint Hill girls soccer team has set its sights on obtaining the Independent School League Championship title for the first time since 2008.

Oakton Patch has started a new series featuring updates of Oakton High and Flint Hill School alumni athletes, route: {:controller=>"columns", :action=>"show", :id=>"alumni-sports-notebook"} --> still playing their sports at new levels.


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