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Train Track Death, Missing Person, Confederate Mandates, Abduction Escape, and Bao Bao's First Selfie

Plus, animal control agents on alert for 'lost' birds a long way from home.

Anyone who sees the Eared Grebes should call for an Animal Control Officer at 703-691-4131.
Anyone who sees the Eared Grebes should call for an Animal Control Officer at 703-691-4131.

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A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a train near the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Burke Centre Station on Wednesday. A train was traveling southbound from Washington, D.C., to Manassas when the accident occurred.

Read more about the circumstances of the incident and more in our daily digest of news from across our Patches in Virginia and Washington, DC.

Woman Struck, Killed by Train Near Burke VRE Station

National Zoo Anticipates Baby Panda Bao Bao's Public Debut

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

Falls Church Police Issue Missing Person Alert Wednesday

Jim Moran to Retire from Congress After 23 Years

Police: Teen Escapes from Manassas-Area Man Who Kidnapped, Sexually Assaulted Her

Report 'Lost' Birds to Fairfax County Animal Control

Fairfax County to Take Greater Role at Workhouse Arts Center

Washington Post Takes 'Second Glance' at Fredericksburg Fire Station

Manassas Pole Dancer Makes Some New Moves

Chickens Move Forward in Herndon

Georgetown Murder Case Goes To Deliberation, End In Sight

Plans Revealed for Proposed Annandale Bowling Alley Redevelopment

Police Arrest Suspect in New Year's Day Shooting

Centreville: What Do You See in the Old Ned Devine's Building?

Surprise Candidate Spurs Tension At DC Mayoral Debate

Manassas Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Gainesville Girl

VIDEO: Fairfax County Board Chair Sharon Bulova Delivers 'State of the County' Address

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