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Prince William County Forms Hoarding Task Force
InsideNoVa.com: "Anywhere from 8,000 to 20,000 Prince William County residents could be hoarders, said Neighborhood Services Coordinator Patricia Reilly. And because there are varying degrees of hoarding, public safety and other issues could arise if the problem goes unchecked. With that in mind, the county has created a hoarding task force. The task force is made up of various county departments and agencies like Neighborhood Services, Fire & Rescue Department, the Community Services Board and the Health and Social Services Departments."
Obama to Announce Fuel Economy Standards on Friday
Washington Examiner "President Barack Obama plans to announce new fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks for the model years 2017 through 2025 at an event Friday in Washington. The administration has been in negotiations with automakers on boosting fuel economy. Officials familiar with the talks told The Associated Press this week that recent changes to the standards for light trucks have reduced the proposal to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. The administration's initial target for cars and light trucks was 56.2 miles per gallon last month.":
Leesburg2day.com: "A deputy with the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is being credited this morning with saving a young child from a life-threatening situation—pulling her back over the railing from a three-story fall. Deputy Casey Johnson responded to an apartment complex near the intersection of Corkwood Drive and Ridgehaven Terrace in the Cascades area around 8:30 p.m. last night to assist rescue personnel with a 5-year-old that fell from the balcony of a third-floor apartment. As personnel with Loudoun County Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services arrived on the scene to tend to the child, Johnson spotted a second child that was hanging on to the outside of the railing of the same third-floor balcony, apparently with the intention of going to help her fallen cousin. Johnson yelled to the child, telling her to hold on to the bars and not to move."
National Guardsman Found Guilty of Murder in Afghan Civilian's Death
Herald-Mail.com: "A military jury has found a U.S. Army National Guardsman from Hagerstown guilty of premeditated murder in the shooting death of an Afghan civilian. Sgt. Derrick Miller was convicted Wednesday at Fort Campbell. His attorney had argued during two days of testimony that Miller acted in self-defense when he shot a man the military previously identified as Atta Mohammed. The man was not identified in court. Prosecuting attorneys brought witnesses who said Miller threatened Mohammed’s life before shooting him in the head."