In this aerial photo taken Tuesday, April 28, 2015, a spillway sits more than a 100 yards away from the water level of Lake McClure in Mariposa County Northeast of Merced, Calif.  The State Water Resources Control Board is considering sweeping mandatory emergency regulations to protect water supplies as water levels at some of California's lakes and reservoirs continue to decline.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington,Tuesday, May 5, 2015, as he walks to a Senate GOP policy luncheon. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Nick Kyrgios from Australia speaks to the umpire as Roger Federer from Switzerland, right, walks to his seat during their Madrid Open tennis tournament match in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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FILE - In this April 22, 2008 file photo, a natural gas well pad sits in front of the Roan Plateau near the Colorado mountain community of Rifle, Colo. Federal officials sold oil and natural gas leases on nearly 55,000 acres of federal land on the Roan Plateau but development will not occur immediately because of protests of the leases. Significant amounts of natural gas on federal lands are being wasted, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year and adding to harmful greenhouse gas emissions, a congressional investigation has found. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
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Zach Kokinda, 18, waits for the second-round NBA basketball playoff series game between the Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers to begin Monday, May 4, 2015, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers canceled a plan to give away 20,000 arm slings to fans to show support for injured starting forward Kevin Love, who is out for the rest of the NBA playoffs. The Cavs handed out small white towels for Tuesday's game against the Bulls. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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People load in to a Daimler Freightliner Inspiration self-driving truck for a demonstration Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Las Vegas. Although much attention has been paid to autonomous vehicles being developed by Google and traditional car companies, Daimler believes that automated tractor-trailers will be rolling along highways before self-driving cars are cruising around the suburbs. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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FILE - In this July 29, 2005, file photo, former House Speaker Jim Wright of Texas stands next to the Texas pillar while touring the World War II Memorial in Washington. Wright, a veteran Texas congressman who was the first House speaker in history to driven out of office in midterm, has died. He was 92.  (AP Photo/Yuri Gripas, File)
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In this frame from video provided by the La Paz Sheriffs' Office, fake skeletons are strategically placed to appear as if they were sitting together with their lawn chairs bound to large rocks in the Colorado River near the Arizona and California border. A man snorkeling came across the two fake skeletons sitting in lawn chairs about 40 feet underwater and reported the skeletons to the La Paz County Sheriff's Office on Monday, May 4, 2015, launching a hunt for what authorities believed could be real bodies. (AP Photo/La Paz Sheriff's Office)
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  • Juvenile Faces Charges in Car Chase

    A juvenile driver led a Loudoun County sheriff's deputy on a car chase late Tuesday night on the streets of South Riding. The driver struck a signal pole and nearly hit another vehicle before coming to a stop, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Patch.com, Wed, May 6 2015 @ 01:01 PM
  • Stage is set in Loudoun for November general election

    With the recent nomination of Republican and Democratic candidates in three contested primary races, the slate of competitors vying for Loudoun County's elected offices in the November general election is taking shape. At a Loudoun County Republican Committee convention Saturday, delegates voted to support the party's incumbent candidates, awarding nominations to Sheriff Michael L. Chapman and Ashburn Supervisor Ralph M. Buona. The Washington Post, Wed, May 6 2015 @ 09:51 AM
  • DC ranks last among wealthy capitals for infant deaths

    "The disparity between the richest and poorest infants in D.C. is striking," said Bina Valsangaar about the District's infant mortality rates. DC ranks last among wealthy capitals for infant deaths "The disparity between the richest and poorest infants in D.C. is striking," said Bina Valsangaar about the District's infant mortality rates. WUSA-TV Washington, Tue, May 5 2015 @ 12:00 AM
  • Smoke alarms alert Sterling family to garage fire

    Smoke alarms allowed a Sterling family to safely evacuate their home. Fire crews responded to 20584 Birchfield Place at approximately 2:15 a.m. Monday to find a two-story, single-family home with smoke coming from its garage. Loudoun Times, Mon, May 4 2015 @ 05:35 PM
  • Improvements Are Coming to Route 28

    On Monday, the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority will kick off a series of widening and improvement projects along Route 28 through Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties. This is the first official event celebrating NVTA-funded major projects since it began receiving federal funding on July 1, 2013. Patch.com, Wed, May 6 2015 @ 03:56 PM
  • Historic Home Farm in Leesburg lists for $875,000

    Home Farm , a designated Virginia Historic Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places, was recently listed for sale at $875,000. The farm, at 40332 Mount Gilead Rd. in Leesburg, dates to the 1700s, when early histories of the area suggest that the Sycolin Indian tribe spent their summers from 1716 to 1719 on the front pasture land. The Washington Post, Wed, May 6 2015 @ 04:30 AM
  • Driver crashes into courthouse complex in Leesburg

    Loudoun County deputies investigate the scene at the Loudoun County Courthouse in downtown Leesburg after a woman drove through a fence on the property and then struck a tree. Loudoun Times, Tue, May 5 2015 @ 08:59 PM
  • Chantilly Resident Taken In By Fake IRS Agent

    A Chantilly resident told the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office on Sunday that he lost money to a con artist posing on the phone as an agent of the Internal Revenue Service. The resident, who lives in the 42400 block of Fawn Meadow Place, received a call from a person claiming to be with the IRS, the sheriff's office said. Patch.com, Tue, May 5 2015 @ 06:59 PM
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