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There was plenty of news across Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia on Thursday. If you missed any of it on your local Patch, here's a roundup of some of the top stories from the past 24 hours.

Man's $100K Lottery Win A Holiday Surprise

A Falls Church man got to start off his new year right with a $100K grand prize win in the Virginia Lottery.

IRS Phone Scam Victimizes Residents: Police

Authorities recently have received several reports of residents being fleeced by bogus Internal Revenue Service agents, according to a sheriff's office.

Gymboree Bankruptcy Could Save VA's Janie And Jack Stores

Kids' clothing retailer the Gymboree Group filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as expected Wednesday and said it will close 800 stores, but is working to save its 140 upscale Janie and Jack stores. Under the bankruptcy plan, the retail chain would close more than 800 Gymboree and Crazy 8 stores, including some in Virginia.

Airbnb Offers Program For Federal Workers Impacted By Shutdown

Home-sharing company Airbnb announced a program for federal employees not getting paychecks during the government shutdown in Virginia and elsewhere. Airbnb's 'A Night on Us' program allows hosts to get paid for an extra night up to $110.

Alexandria Man Accused Of Dumping 1,000 Tires

An Alexandria man has been charged for dumping over 1,000 tires in DC, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

Police Warn Of Fake Charity Phone Calls

If you get a call from someone claiming to be from the Arlington County Police Department and asking for money, don't buy it. Scammers claim they're with the police department and ask for donations to benefit disabled and underprivileged children.

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