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Fairfax County Police Department Offer Online Shopping Safety Discussion

Fairfax County Police Department Offer Online Shopping Safety Discussion

From Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs:

It's the holiday season and millions of us are cybershopping from our homes rather than facing the overwhelming crowds and traffic. But do you know how to shop online safely? There can be risks, but there are precautions you can take. Learn more by joining financial crime detectives from the Police Department at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17, with your questions and concerns about online shopping and conducting safe online financial transactions.

You can submit a question now.

Fire damages house on Renwood Lane, Annandale

Fire damages house on Renwood Lane, Annandale

A house at 6535 Renwood Lane, Annandale, was badly damaged by fire early on the morning of Dec. 11. The owners were out of town at the time. Sheila Brackett said she rushed home from Alabama as soon as she heard about the fire.

Next-door neighbor Qamar Zaman, who was woken up in the middle of the night by fire engines, said the Brackett’s grown daughter was home at the time but was unhurt. It will take Fairfax County fire investigators a while to determine the cause of the fire.

In March 2006, an elderly couple, Edward and Alice O’Connor, perished in a fire on the same block of Renwood Lane. That fire was blamed on a lighted cigarette.

Northern VA Black Chamber Announces 2011 Board of Directors

From Gaea at Northern Virginia BCC:

Alexandria, VA – The Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2011 Board of Directors:  

Gaea L. Honeycutt, Chairwoman

G.L. Honeycutt Consulting, LLC

Alexandria, VA

Va. Bar Owner Pleads To Harboring Korean Illegals

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- The owner and managers of a northern Virginia "room salon" that catered to Korean men with provocatively dressed hostesses have pleaded guilty to harboring illegal aliens.

Authorities say that since 2007, dozens of female employees at the salon -- which operated under the names "High Society" and "Tomato" -- were illegal immigrants from South Korea.

Patrons at the Falls Church establishment paid $300 for bottle service in private rooms and were served by women who were required to drink and flirt with customers. Court documents indicate some women were also encouraged to engage in sexual relations with customers.

The three defendants -- Annandale residents Sang Bun Surh, Young Mi Kim and Fairfax County resident Hyeon Chul Kim -- all face up to 10 years in prison.

Va. Bar Owner Pleads To Harboring Korean Illegals

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- The owner and managers of a northern Virginia "room salon" that catered to Korean men with provocatively dressed hostesses have pleaded guilty to harboring illegal aliens.

Authorities say that since 2007, dozens of female employees at the salon -- which operated under the names "High Society" and "Tomato" -- were illegal immigrants from South Korea.

Patrons at the Falls Church establishment paid $300 for bottle service in private rooms and were served by women who were required to drink and flirt with customers. Court documents indicate some women were also encouraged to engage in sexual relations with customers.

The three defendants -- Annandale residents Sang Bun Surh, Young Mi Kim and Fairfax County resident Hyeon Chul Kim -- all face up to 10 years in prison.

Number of FCPS Students Taking AP and IB Exams Continues to Rise

Number of FCPS Students Taking AP and IB Exams Continues to Rise

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Route 50 Lane Closures Set for Weekend of December 11-12

From Springfield Governmental Center: