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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.

Thanksgiving--Busiest Day for Fires

From Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department:

Thanksgiving Day is the busiest day for the fire service. From 2006 to 2008, an estimated 4,300 Thanksgiving Day fires occurred in the United States causing 10 deaths, 50 injuries, and $30 million in property loss, according to the U.S Fire Administration. 

An estimated 2,000 Thanksgiving Day fires in residential buildings are reported to fire departments each year and cause an estimated average of five deaths, 25 injuries, and $21 million in property loss. Thanksgiving Day fires in residential structures occur most frequently in the afternoon hours from noon to 4 p.m., peaking from noon to 1 p.m.

Virginia Wants More Hunters For Deer Season

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says it's trying to lure former hunters back to the deer woods.

The agency says it's started sending postcards to former hunting license holders. The message encourages them to return to the sport and to share the experience with others.

The recruitment drive comes as Virginia's main deer season approaches. The gun season is scheduled to open Saturday.

While hunters kill about 250,000 deer a year in Virginia, the Game and Inland Fisheries Department says it needs hunters to keep the 1 million-strong population in check.

9NEWS Morning Personality in Holiday Edition of 'I AM Modern'

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)-- Andrea Roane shares a news about a morning show colleague featured in the latest edition of I AM Modern Magazine.

Leigh Macdonald profiles traffic and entertainment anchor Angie Goff in an article titled 'Living Her Calling.'  Photography by Michael Vonal.

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Reminder: Detours Set for Thursday and Friday Nights

From the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project:

Interstate I-66 westbound at the Dulles Connector Road (Route 267) will be closed overnights Thursday, Nov. 11 and Friday, Nov. 12, between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. because of Dulles Metrorail construction.

When I-66 westbound lanes close, thru traffic will be detoured on to the Dulles Connector Road west bound, to Route 123 south toward Tysons Corner, to a right turn to the ramp to the Capital Beltway south toward Richmond. Drivers can then rejoin I-66 from the Beltway. For local traffic, drivers have options to exit I?66 prior to the closing.

University of Phoenix to Launch Nursing Program in Northern Virginia

From the University of Phoenix:

RESTON, Va.–To help meet the ever growing demand for competent nurses in Virginia, University of Phoenix today announced that its Northern Virginia Campus will offer registered nurses the opportunity to complete their education with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing beginning in early 2011.  Based in Reston, Virginia, University of Phoenix’s Northern Virginia Campus is the first campus in the Northeast to offer the two-year completion program in the classroom as well as online.