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Murder Trial, Bright Lights, Homeless College Students, Bank Robbery and a How Filing Suit Becomes a Felony

Plus, hairy men for a cause.

The Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce lit the McLean Holiday Tree on Tuesday. Photo by Jason Spencer
The Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce lit the McLean Holiday Tree on Tuesday. Photo by Jason Spencer

By Todd Richissin

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


Man 'Slips' On Banana Peel — And Gets Charged with Felony
See how he slipped up trying to sue the Metro system.


Clifton Man, 24, Dies in Crash

Authorities identify victim.



Why Was This Man Dancing in His Underwear in the Streets of Herndon?

He was never so happy to lose a bet—read the story to find out why.



Homelessness at George Mason University: 'It Does Exist'

Yes, it’s true - there are homeless students at GMU, and one senior fought for nearly two years to get the university to support a program to get them fed. Read the story to find out how.


Pink Ribbons One Month, Hairy Men the Next

That person with a full beard who wants to adjust your spine isn’t a delusional mountain man who thinks he’s a doctor ...


Man Who Ran Over Police Officer is Sentenced

See what the judge handed down.



Help Finalist Win $500,000 Dream Dog Park for Community

Just take a look at these design plans.



50 Years Later, Irish Cadets Return to Kennedy's Gravesite at Arlington Cemetery

On Nov. 25, 1963, retired Lt. Col. John Dunne was one of 26 Irish Army cadets that formed the honor guard at President John F. Kennedy's funeral. Read about the return.



Bandits Rob North Arlington Bank; 82-Year-Old Woman Injured

Just how low can someone go? Read what these robbers did.



Chamber Lights McLean Holiday Tree

Damp and frigid — but oh, so bright.


Trial Set For Georgetown Man Charged With Wife's Murder

See the latest on the trial date for German expatriate Albrecht Muth, charged with the murder of his wife, Viola Drath.


Give Back on Giving Tuesday

There are hundreds of opportunities here to do the right thing. See how.


Hard-Wax Brazilians Make for ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ Experience

Tiffany Markarian esthetician and partner at Thibiant Beverly Hills, a new boutique-style spa in Fairfax, tells us what services customers can expect.

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