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Bank Robbed On Little River Turnpike

(WUSA) -- Fairfax County police are looking for a man who robbed a Wachovia on Little River Turnpike Monday morning.

Around 11:15 a.m., a man entered the Wachovia bank located at 6565 Little River Turnpike. He walked up to the teller, implied he had a weapon and he demanded money. The teller turned over an undisclosed amount of cash and the man fled on foot.

No one was injured during the robbery.

The suspect was described as a black male, 25 to 35 years old, about 6 feet tall, between 160 to 200 pounds. He had long, straight, brown hair and wore a red sweater.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the crime is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Can Carbon Monoxide Be In Your Home?

From Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department:

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odorless, tasteless, toxic gas. It causes about 300 accidental fatalities in homes each year; thousands more are treated in hospitals for CO poisoning. 

Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning exposure include: headache, fatigue, nausea, dizziness, and confused thinking (victims do not think clearly enough to get assistance). Without treatment, the victim will lose consciousness and possibly their life. Carbon monoxide is produced by the incomplete combustion of fuels.

Common carbon monoxide causes include:

FCPS Schedules Groundbreaking for Lacey Center Site Elementary School

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a new elementary school at the Lacey Center site, 3705 Crest Drive in Annandale, on Friday, November 12, at 1 p.m. 

A new school will be built at the site to help alleviate overcrowding at nearby elementary schools. The new school will house 38 general education classrooms, two art rooms, three music rooms, two school-aged child care (SACC) rooms, and a gym and will have the capacity for 750 students. An energy-saving geothermal heating and cooling system will be installed in the school.

Canvassing Complete In Tight 11th District Race

FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA) -- The counting of provisional ballots in the 11th Congressional district is over and incumbent Rep. Gerry Connolly's lead over Keith Fimian has grown as a result in the race for a seat in Congress.

The count is 111,630 for Connolly and 110,700 for Fimian.

Fimian's supporters are not ready to concede yet.

"We'll look at the incident reports, the malfunctioning machines. I don't think anybody is saying fraud. I think he'll (Fimian) will make a decision in the next 12 or 24 hours," Fairfax County Republican spokesperson Anthony Bedell said.

Fimian has the right to ask for all the ballots to be recounted. If that happens, we may not know the official winner of the race until mid to late December.

Written by Peggy Fox
9NEWS NOW & wusa9.com

Keeping Warm: Alternate Heating Source Safety Tips

From Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department:

The fall and winter are upon us. The cooler temperatures cause many of us to seek out alternative sources to heat our home and keep warm. Alternate heating sources are a major contributing factor in residential fires. The following safety tips will help you keep a safe home.

Use Caution When Burning Candles

The following was sent to us by Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department:

Candles can provide ambiance and add warmth and coziness to a home. Candles are also often used when severe weather causes a power outage, leaving homeowners in the dark. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, approximately 17,400 candle-related fires occurred in homes annually. Approximately 180 deaths and 1,575 injuries are attributed to candle-related fires. On average, one home candle fire is reported every 34 minutes.

     The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department recommends residents use products such as battery-operated or electric candles and flashlights. If residents elect to use open-flame candles, follow these recommended safety tips:

Police Looking For Armed Robbers

MERRIFIELD, Va. (WUSA) --Two men, armed with handguns, robbed a thrift store Tuesday morning, police said.

It happened at the Unique Thrift store on 2956 Gallows Road at 7:30 a.m., Fairfax County Police said.

The masked men came in through the back entrance and ordered everyone in the store to get on the floor. Store workers handed over the cash and the men ran away, police said.

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The first suspect was described as black, about 5 feet 9 inches to 5
feet 11 inches tall, 190 to 200 pounds, wearing a black jacket. The
second suspect was described as black, about 6 feet 1 inch to 6 feet 4
inches tall, 240 to 260 pounds, wearing a gray sweat shirt, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at
1-866-411-TIPS/8477.