Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton throws a pass during an NFL football practice in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
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--FILE--In this Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 file photo, Markus Kaarma, center, is flanked by his defense attorneys Brian Smith, left, and Paul Ryan, as he listens to testimony, during his trial in Missoula, Montana for murder in the shooting death of Diren Dede.  Kaarma was found guilty Wednesday in the death of the 17-year-old Dede who he shot with a shotgun last spring after Kaarma caught him in his garage.  The defense had said the shooting was in defense of himself and his family. (AP Photo/The Missoulian, Kurt Willson)
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen makes a statement on jobs and economic outlook, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at the Federal Reserve in Washington. The U.S. economy is finally doing better, and the Federal Reserve may be ready to acknowledge that fact.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
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Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., talks about his agenda for a GOP-controlled Congress during an interview with The Associated Press at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. McConnell says approving the Keystone XL pipeline will top the Senate agenda in January.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Officials from the Howe Caverns near Cobleskill, N.Y, wait as people opposed to a casino in East Greenbush hold up signs, as the Gaming Facility Location Board gets set to announce recommendations of applicants for licensure as commercial casinos in the state during a meeting at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, N.Y., Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/The Daily Gazette, Patrick Dodson)  TROY, SCHENECTADY; SARATOGA SPRINGS; ALBANY AND AMSTERDAM OUT
New York panel recommends 3 upstate resort casinosNew York panel recommends 3 upstate casinos in Sullivan, Schenectady and Seneca counties
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A man carries a bag of cold meats in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Cuba and the United States have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War, American officials said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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The facade of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Global stocks were mostly lower Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014 as oil prices tumbled again while investors waited for a U.S. Federal Reserve statement on monetary policy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
US stocks jump as Fed promises 'patient' approachUS stocks snap higher as Fed promises a 'patient' approach on rates; oil price steadies
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FILE-In this Aug. 26, 2014 file photo Congressman Ron Barber makes a speech during the Pima County Democratic Party election night gathering in Tucson, Ariz. Republicans will have their largest U.S. House majority in 83 years when the new Congress convenes next month after a recount in Arizona gave the final outstanding race to the Republican challenger. Martha McSally won a House seat over Democrat Barber by 167 votes out of about 220,000 cast, results released Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, show. (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Mamta Popat,File)
Republican wins Arizona House seat after recountRepublican Martha McSally wins Arizona congressional seat, last unresolved midterm race in US
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  • 85% of arrests, details about investigations go unreported in Loudoun and Leesburg

    The six men knew exactly what they were looking for when they broke into businesses in Ashburn's Piccadilly Plaza on Sept. Loudoun Times, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 06:07 AM
  • Winchester man charged with breaking and entering in Leesburg

    Stephen Price, 54, of Winchester broke into a residential home Dec. 15, according to a report released by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Tue, Dec 16 2014 @ 01:00 PM
  • Candland's proposal passed; Prince William County property tax increase capped at 1.7%

    The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a plan from Gainesville Supervisor Peter Candland to cap the maximum property tax increase to 1.7%, down from an annual 4% tax increase approved last April. Under the old 5-year tax plan approved in April, the average tax bill was to increase by at least 4% every year. Potomac Local, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 01:04 PM
  • Loudoun County crime report

    These were among incidents reported by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and the Leesburg, Middleburg and Purcellville police departments. For information, contact your police or sheriff's department. The Washington Post, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 12:14 PM
  • Loudoun County Animal Watch

    These were among cases received by the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services. For information on the county animal shelter's hours and location, adoption and licensing, rabies clinics and low-cost neutering, call 703-777-0406 in eastern Loudoun or 540-882-3211 in western Loudoun. The Washington Post, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 12:12 PM
  • New Route 50 Westbound Lane Opening Thursday Night

    The Virginia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that a third lane of westbound Route 50 will open Thursday, Dec. 18 from Stonecroft Boulevard in Fairfax County to Pleasant Valley Road in Loudoun County. Lanes will be temporarily closed between 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 and 5:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19 in order to complete the traffic shift. Patch.com, Tue, Dec 16 2014 @ 05:15 PM
  • Santa's Elves at Ashby Ponds Donate Toys for Loudoun Children

    For the sixth consecutive holiday season, resident Al Beyer has coordinated the annual Toys for Tots collection at Ashby Ponds. This year, resident "elves" at Ashby Ponds have already donated over a dozen large bags of toys for the program. Patch.com, Tue, Dec 16 2014 @ 10:36 AM
  • Playgrounds may be included when Loudoun builds future elementary schools

    At a joint committee meeting this month between members of the Loudoun County School Board and the Board of Supervisors, officials agreed to examine the possibility of including playgrounds in construction costs for planned elementary schools. Committee members also indicated that they would consider providing playgrounds for the four county public elementary schools that do not have them: Frederick Douglass in Leesburg, Moorefield Station in Ashburn, Cardinal Ridge in South Riding and Meadowland in Sterling. The Washington Post, Mon, Dec 15 2014 @ 01:54 PM
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