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Glenys Medina, whose family owns a salon in Tacoma Park, I am very, very happy. As the immigrant daughter. I haven't very satisfied of the outcome. Her family's originally from the Dominican Republic, and as a young businesswoman, she says she's inspired by the thought of Kamala Harris as vice president. Take Ryan. W T O P News In other news this morning. A Virginia state trooper is out of the hospital after a crash involving her patrol car. Police say that around 11 30 Friday night a 2014 Volkswagen traveling east on I 66 through a mobile work zone, changed lanes and slammed into the back of the police car. It happened just before exit 69 in Arlington, VW's female driver and male passenger then took off on foot. Police later called the passenger 37 year old Christopher Rush of Woodbridge, Hoover. Fused to identify the driver. He was arrested for being drunk in public and obstruction of justice. Police are still working to identify and locate the driver. Ah, local police chief is stepping down and it's welcome news for some officers shortly after Fairfax County police announced chief Ed Rossler would retire in February. Brad Carruthers, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, 77 says he felt relief for officers. I think it's a weight taking off their shoulders. That they know there is impending change coming. The county maintains that the chief's retirement was planned, but her other says tensions were mounting. After some 300 officers attended a listening session in September with rustler and shared concerns about his leadership. There been a tremendous amount of pressure for him to resign or to retire. One officer who asked We don't use his name, spoke to the lack of confidence that the chief would back him up. If they had to use force on a suspect. People are they have no idea where that line is, and they're afraid of the chief. Throwing him in handcuffs in July after Rossler admonishing officer for his use of force during an arrest, the F O P, wrote the chief urging him to step down. I definitely believe if if you're doing your job, your home, your employers would have your back. That officer was later indicted on three counts of assault and battery. In a statement on his retirement, Rossler said, quote our county leaders community and its great police department or position to continue to serve as a model for the next generation of policing in America. Second clarity. W T O P News, a large abandoned home in McLean went up in flames late on Halloween night. Investigators are suspicious because teens and young adults often gathered at the house. There were no injuries in the fire, and investigators haven't yet pinpointed the cause. They want to hear from anyone who might have seen people hanging out of the house in the last two weeks of October there, also hoping that parents whose Children might have been in the area on Halloween will ask their kids if they know anything about the fire, and they're asking people who lived nearby who have homes. Security footage to call the fire marshal. The fire constant estimated $621,000 in damage. Christopher Cruz w T. O P News, DC, is closer to having a dedicated bus lane along 16th Street Northwest, The Washington Post reports. Construction is expected to begin before the end of the year on a $9.5 million project that allowed rush hour bus lanes as well as bus stops and other road improvements to a nearly three mile stretch of the busy commuter route. The work is expected to be completed in a year and should improve Commutes of thousands of transit users. Some Montgomery County workers apparently improperly received extra Covad pay. The county approved an extra $10 an hour for workers who put themselves in harm's way because they still had to interact with the public. But now a new county inspector general's report finds that some workers In the office of permitting Services claimed the hazard pay even when they were working at home. The report does not detail the amount of money and properly paid out. The report calls for the money to be paid back and county procedures improved to guard against this in the future. It also says the problem may exist another county departments as of September 26. The county has paid out more than $49 million in covert pay across all departments. Kyle Cooper w T o P News Sports at 15 and 45, powered by Red River technology decisions aren't black and white. Think 8 15..

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