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Game Night Lineup: Playoff Edition Part 2

(WUSA)- Tonight marks the start of the second round of playoff games in Maryland and Virginia.  Here are the games we will be covering in tonight's edition of the Toyota dc.highschoolsports.net Report:

-Huntingtown at Friendly (7:00 p.m.)

-Washington-Lee at Hayfield (7:30 p.m.)

-Liberty at Birar Woods (7:30 p.m.)

-Quince Orchard at Damascus (7:00 p.m.)

-Gaithersburg at Sherwood (7:00 p.m.)

-Loudoun Valley at Osbourn (7:30 p.m.)

-Robinson at Lake Braddock (7:30 p.m.)

Cheaters Allowed to Retake Tests, Parents Outraged

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  (WUSA) - "I think they're setting them up for failure down the road," said a parent of a high school student. That's what many people think about a new policy at West Potomac High School in Fairfax County.  It that allows students caught cheating to retake the test.

"There's a majority of our students who don't cheat and who dedicate themselves to good academics and being honest. And good character. And I think it's kind of unfair," said Emily Keith, a junior at West Potomac High School.

The change was part a new policy announced by Principal Cliff Hardison who said "cheating should result in a disciplinary consequence separate from an academic consequence," with the goal of getting all children to learn the material. Some students say it made sense at first.

"It could be a good thing to give a second chance. Look at Michael Vick. He got a second chance and look what he did," said Jemuel Adams, a junior.

Coach Berggren Led Hayfield's Volleyball Team to Winning Streak

ALEXANDRIA, V.A. (WUSA)- Hayfield Secondary School's girls varsity volleyball team won twenty-one straight matches this season, and as a result they have fought their fair share of battles. 

Va. AG Backs DMV Refusal to Accept Permit

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is not required to accept a federal work permit as proof that a driver's license applicant is legally in the U.S., state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said in an official opinion.

DMV Commissioner Richard Holcomb requested the opinion, which Cuccinelli issued a little more than two months after the agency temporarily quit accepting Employee Authorization Documents as proof of legal status. The Department of Homeland Security issues the document to people who are temporarily in the U.S. and looking for work.

"Individuals who have the EAD now need another document to verify legal presence," DMV spokeswoman Pam Goheen said Monday. About 20 other federal documents are still accepted.

Northern Virginia Bank Robber Sought

WINCHESTER, Va. (WUSA) -- Multiple police agencies, including the FBI are searching for a man they believe robbed banks in each of their areas.

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, the Winchester Police Department and the Fairfax County Police Department have joined the FBI in the search for the suspect.

The most recent bank robbery occurred at the Bank of Clarke County
located at 200 block of North Loudoun Street on November 4, 2010 in
Winchester, Virginia. Witnesses in all incidents described the suspect
as a white male in his late 20's between 5'7" and 5'9", and weighing 150
to 180 pounds, police said. 

A second similar incident occurred in Fairfax County on October 21, 2010
at the Presidential Bank in the 1600 block of Reston Parkway in Reston,
Virginia. The robber implied having a weapon but did not show one.

Two People Critically Injured In Route 1 Crash

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- Police say two people sustained serious injuries in a late-night crash in Alexandria.

Police say a vehicle collided with a utility pole near the intersection of Route 1 and Buckman road around 11:30 Monday night. The two occupants of the vehicle were transported to Fairfax Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Repair crews also had to respond to the scene to service the pole that was damaged in the incident.

Fairfax County Police are investigating the incident.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ten Fairfax County Employers Designated Best Workplaces for Commuters

From Fairfax County Department of Transportation: 

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT), in partnership with the University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research, have designated ten Fairfax County employers as “Best Workplaces for Commuters” for 2010. The employers were recognized for the range of transportation options offered to their employees.

The “Best Workplaces for Commuters” designation acknowledges employers who have excelled in implementing green commuter programs including ridesharing, transit benefits, biking and walking, teleworking, alternate work schedules and other Transportation Demand Management strategies. The employers are: