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BUS DRIVER CLEARED, CONSIDERING LAWSUIT
The attorney for a substitute Loudoun County Public Schools bus driver accused of striking a student said his client may sue.
A judge on July 22 dismissed charges against Lavangila N. McKissic, 35, formerly of Round Hill, who was charged with simple assault after a 15-year-old Harmony Intermediate School student said she struck him during an argument over an MP3 player.
RED LIGHT CAMS TO FALLS CHURCH
City of Falls Church Police Chief Harry Reitze assured the Falls Church City Council at its meeting tonight that a resumption of its "photo red light" operation will begin with a 30-day trial this fall, echoing the frustrations of many due to the need, under new state laws, for VDOT to pre-approve of any intersection included in the operation before any set-up can occur. (Falls Church News Press)
INTERNS GET HANDS ON EXPERIENCE
Patrolling the streets in a police car is all Matt McGrew ever wanted to do. To prepare for a career as a police officer, McGrew, 23, of Poolesville began an internship with the Montgomery County Police Department last year, before he graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, in May 2009. Now overseeing five summer interns at the 5th District Police Station in Germantown as a volunteer intern coordinator, McGrew is gaining experience in leading groups to go along with other police training he received in more than a year in the program. (Gazette)
HELP IDENTIFY JOGGER STRUCK BY TRAIN
Montgomery County police are asking for help learning the identity of a man killed by a freight train while jogging in Kensington on Sunday. The man was found at 1:27 p.m. Sunday near Howard Avenue, about 50 yards southeast of the Kensington MARC station, said Montgomery County Police Capt. Paul Starks (Washington Examiner)