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    The following stories have been hand-selected by the Assignment Desk at News4:

    EX-COP BUSTED FOR IMPERSONATING A COP
    A former city police officer is due in court this week after being charged with posing as an undercover officer at a Southwest Baltimore high school. School police say 26-year-old Pierre Dorsey of the 4400 block of Shamrock Ave. told an officer he was working for the principal of Edmondson High School on an undercover detail to investigate illegal activities occurring in the school and crimes that involved students at nearby Edmondson Village Shopping Center. (Baltimore Sun)

    DANGEROUS BRIDGES OF ARLINGTON COUNTY
    Arlington drivers have to put up with some of the worst bridges in Virginia, according to federal and state documents outlining the poor condition of the county’s infrastructure. The crumbling concrete and sketchy overpasses have long plagued Arlington, with problems festering for decades. One 1950s-era overpass near the Pentagon, for example, has been structurally deficient for more than 20 years and has been rated dangerous bridge in Virginia. Yet no plans exist to replace it. (Arlington Connection)

    FAIRFAX FIRE SAUSAGE MAKER
    It's a safe bet that when Tom Papoutsis entered the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department years ago, he never dreamed he'd have an online following. A Google scroll-through turns up an engaging Papoutsis video, where he provides step-by-step instructions on how to make Italian sausages. The video has spawned fan mail, including this nugget from a happy viewer: (Fairfax Times)

    REDSKINS TRAINING CAMP MOVING?
    The Redskins wasted no time making drastic changes to the team following their unsuccessful 2009 season.  The most significant of those changes was hiring Mike Shanahan as head coach. While his name at the top of the roster has brought excitement to Redskins fans, local business owners are anxiously awaiting his announcement about whether he plans to keep the summer training camp here in Loudoun. (Loudoun Times)