Local Leads: 8/12/11

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    NEWSLETTERS

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

    TOO MUCH TRASH
    Gazette: "New Market residents are throwing away too much trash. At least, that’s the consensus of the town’s elected officials. Each home in New Market threw away an average of 55 pounds of trash a week over the past year, a number officials want to lower by 40 pounds. That 15-pound difference would save the town nearly $500 a month in disposal fees, or about $5,000 a year, a “significant” savings in its $341,000 annual budget, said Mayor Winslow Burhans III."

    COPPER THEFTS

    Insidenova.com: "Prince William police are asking for help after a string of copper piping thefts from several homes in the Woodbridge and Dale City area since June. The latest incident occurred in the 14700 block of Darbydale Avenue, Dale City, police spokesman Jonathan Perok said."

    FAIRFAX HOME SALES DOWN
    Sun Gazette: "Home sales across Fairfax County in July were off slightly compared to a year before, with average and median sales prices also posting a slight decline. A total of 1,244 homes changed hands across the county last month, according to figures reported Aug. 10 by RealEstate Business Intelligence, an arm of the local multiple-listing service."