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BASEBALL BAT ROBBER HITS DUNKIN' DONUTS
Police are looking for a baseball-bat wielding robber who struck in Tacketts Mill on Thursday.
The unknown man climbed through the drive-through window of the Dunkin’ Donuts at 2201 Old Bridge Road in Lake Ridge about 1:55 a.m. and took an undisclosed amount of cash, Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok said.
The man approached the dive-through window on foot and the employee working at the window fled the store before calling police, Perok said. (Inside NoVA)
'THE WIRE' MEETS 'MONOPOLY'
Watch your back, Uncle Pennybags, Omar's coming.
Well, not really.
A fake Monopoly board is making the rounds on the internet Thursday, completely re-done to be based off HBO's Baltimore-based drug trade drama "The Wire."
The board game re-design comes from the UK satire site The Poke, complete with the ability to take over drug corners, control the docks and even grease politicians at City Hall. (WTOP)
DROUGHT WATCH LIFTED FOR DC AREA
October rains have allowed D.C. area officials to lift a drought watch, which had been in effect since Sept. 9.
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments on Thursday lifted the drought watch, during which residents and businesses were encouraged to limit their water usage whenever possible.
“We’re thankful that the recent rainfall has allowed us to lift the watch,” said Drought Coordination Committee Chair and Fairfax County Executive Anthony Griffin. “However, we want to emphasize and encourage the public to use water wisely all year long.”
RHEE IS ALL THE RAGE
The Republican candidate for governor of Iowa thinks she'd be a great head of the state's department of education. Political chatter in New Jersey has her on Gov. Chris Christie's list of candidates for the top job there. Others see her as secretary of education in a second Obama administration, if there is one.
Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee has a job, for the moment at least. But after having campaigned against presumptive mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray (D) and then called his victory "devastating" for the city's public schoolchildren - an assertion she quickly sought to recast - Rhee is widely expected leave her post sometime in the near future. (Washington Post)