Local Leads: 2/1/11

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

    RESTON GETTING SMALLER?
    Reston Connection: "Most groups planning for the future of Reston are concerned with making sure there are enough schools, roads and other infrastructure for what is projected to be a growing population. But according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Reston might have gotten smaller in the past decade.  The American Community Survey, a five-year population estimate for Reston for the years 2005-2009, estimated a population of 53,759, which is almost 3,000 fewer people than the 2000 census data, which was 56,407."

    LEGISLATOR WANTS RED LIGHT CAMS BANNED
    Insidenova.com: "If a Prince William legislator has his way, there won’t be any new “photo red” cameras placed at intersections in Virginia after July 1. Del. L. Scott Lingamfelter’s House Bill 2327, which was reported out of committee Thursday and is on its way to the house floor, would prohibit any new cameras that record and ticket people caught running red lights. Lingamfelter, a Republican representing the 31st District, said he’s pushing for the ban in hopes it will stop accidents."

    SHHHH IN GEORGETOWN
    The Georgetown Dish: "The Metropolitan Police Department will increase enforcement of noise violations starting in the early hours of Tuesday using a new law under which MPD officers may arrest violators based on whether noise is "likely to annoy" neighbors or is observable by police called to the scene, according to Lt. John Hedgecock, who spoke at the Georgetown ANC meeting Monday. "We plan on using this law effective tonight at midnight," said Hedgecock. Officers may use the law against a loud street musician, house party, car stereo and other disturbances, Hedgecock said."