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Train Track Death, Toddlers on Roof, Silver Line Progress, 1,200 Laptops Stolen and Confederate Mandates

Plus, an officer's gun is stolen, used in drug-related shooting.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has resolved a computer software glitch on the Silver Line. (Patch File Photo)
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has resolved a computer software glitch on the Silver Line. (Patch File Photo)

Patch has 31 sites in Virginia and Washington. Here are the top stories from around the region over the past week.

See our region’s top stories of the week on Storify.


Police: Teen Escapes from Manassas-Area Kidnapper, Attacker


Babysitter Who Murdered Toddler Sentenced


Manassas Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Gainesville Girl


General Robert E. Lee’s Hair for Sale: Guess How Much?


Two Toddlers Rescued from Roof, Parents Arrested for Felony Child Neglect


After Baby's Death in Hot Car, Fundraiser Aims to Bolster Mother's Defense


Ink Master: Fredericksburg Resident Vies for Tattoo Title on Spike TV


Dog Tethering Law: Fairfax City Council Makes Decision


Chickens Move Forward in Herndon


Police Nab Suspected Herndon Bank Robber in Florida


Police Officer's Gun Stolen, Used in Drug-Related Killing


Vote Would Allow U.S. Congress and President Obama to Legally Hit the Bong


Jury Reaches Verdict In Georgetown Murder Trial


Fairfax County to Take Greater Role at Workhouse Arts Center


FCPS Employee Charged with Embezzlement


Annual 'Stuff the Bus' Food Drive Kicks Off Saturday


Oakton Church Seeks Help Packaging Meals for the Hungry


Chantilly High School Students Testify Before Congress


Oakton Bank Robbed, Police Seek Information


Alexandria Council Takes First Step in Eliminating Law Requiring Confederate Street Names


Alexandria Police, USPIS Conducting Joint Investigation into Del Ray Post Office Robbery


Opening Soon: The Fresh Market at Bradlee Shopping Center


Attempt to Repeal Virginia Gay Marriage Ban On Hold Until 2015


Jim Moran to Retire from Congress After 23 Years


String of larcenies have plagued Mount Vernon District


McKay Discusses Host of Civic Topics with Greenspring Residents


Woman Struck, Killed by Train Near Burke VRE Station


Plans Revealed for Proposed Annandale Bowling Alley Redevelopment


Former Ashburn Jeweler Gets 4+ Years in $20 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme


Burger 21 Opens Its First Virginia Restaurant at Loudoun Station


Phony Benjamins: Man Sought for Passing Fake $100 Bills at Leesburg Outlets


Diners in Sterling Reportedly Threatened by Knife-Wielding Ex-Con


Report: Silver Line Clears Safety Hurdle, Test Likely for Weekend of Jan. 25

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