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Sept. 17-23: Police Use Stun Gun on Oakton Man

Fairfax County faces transportation funding gap

Fairfax County Police used a stun gun during the arrest of an Oakton man for driving while intoxicated, officials said. Robert Horton Epperson, 50, of Geneva Hill Court in Oakton, was arrested for driving while intoxicated — his third DWI offense in less than 10 years — and concealing a weapon while intoxicated

Fairfax County officials unveiled the new turf fields at Oak Marr Recreation Center. Each field, striped for multiple sports including cricket, measures 190'x370'. The yearlong project cost about $1.7 million, not including the $400,000 lighting system installed last year before construction of the fields began. 

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.

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.  

Fair Oaks Police Log: Sept. 6-12

Ask an Officer: What is Proper Etiquette for a Driver Being Pulled Over?

SPORTS

With seven sophomores — four of them returning starters — the Flint Hill volleyball team will continue to rebuild its program since graduating the majority of its undefeated 2010 Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Championship team. Last week, the Huskies swept both Broad Run and Oakton High.

With senior quarterback Kyle Downer leading a dominant rushing game, the Oakton High football team devastated the Annandale Atoms 45-7 to remain undefeated with a four-game win streak.

As the Oakton High volleyball team won the silver bracket of the Washington-Lee Tournament, Emma Olson and Misa Mori moved up in the program's record book.

After graduating nearly its entire starting lineup and naming a new head coach, the Flint Hill football team is working toward a winning season despite its inexperience and 0-2 start. On Saturday, the Huskies earned their first win of the season.

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