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Police search for woman in Va. bank robbery


FALLS CHURCH, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police are searching for a woman who robbed a bank at Loehmann's Plaza in Falls Church Tuesday morning.

Police said the incident happened around 10:58 a.m. on Tuesday when a woman went into the PNC Bank located at 7235 Arlington Boulevard and demanded money.

Authorities said she fled with money and no one was injured.

The robber is being described as a black woman. She is about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 200 pounds. The suspect was wearing glasses, a read head scarf and a black sweater at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text "TIP187" plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.


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Va. resident objects to deer extermination without warning


FALLS CHURCH, Va. (WUSA9) -- WUSA9's business and consumer correspondent Jessica Doyle is raising questions about culling deer in heavily populated areas after an incident at her home in Falls Church on Good Friday.

"I'm furious," Doyle said. "The worst part about it is, I would have liked to have known they would be out there doing this."

Two men approached Doyle at her home in the Sleepy Hollow section of Falls Church Friday afternoon to ask if they could come on Doyle's property to collect a wounded deer that had run there and died. The men explained they were members of a non-profit group called Suburban Whitetail Management of Northern Virginia who were bow hunting on nearby property to reduce the nuisance deer population in the neighborhood.

Police: 4 arrested after police chase through Va, DC


FALLS CHURCH, Md. (WUSA9) -- Fairfax County police say six small children were passengers in a car that was involved in a police pursuit on Saturday.

Four adults were in the car during the chase, which began in Virginia and continued into D.C.

Police say the suspects in the car were wanted for their involvement in an armed robbery of two women at an apartment complex in the 3100 block of South Manchester Street in the Falls Church area.

Officers located the armed robbery suspects in a vehicle in the area of Leesburg Pike and Carlyn Springs Road and initiated a traffic stop but the suspect vehicle fled, according to police.

Police say that during the pursuit, the suspect vehicle hit another car in Arlington County at Columbia Pike and South Glebe Road. The pursuit continued into D.C. before the vehicle crashed into a barrier wall at C Street and Washington Avenue.

Police: Woman with knife bit victim's leg

Police: Woman with knife bit victim's leg


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a woman who they say bit another woman's leg and pushed a police officer.

Bonnie Lu Jackson, 42, of Manassas, has been charged with attempted malicious wounding, assault & battery on a LEO, and domestic assault & battery.

On April 19 at 12:51 a.m., officers responded to the 7300 block of Castle Road to investigate a domestic disturbance. The victim, a 44-year-old woman, reported that she and Jackson were involved in a verbal altercation that had escalated, according to police.

Police say that Jackson assaulted the victim and bit her leg. At some time during the altercation, Jackson grabbed a knife and charged towards the victim. Another person was able to separate the two women.

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April is Litter enforcement month in PWC

 PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA . . . Did you know that dumping trash, companion animals and other stuff on a public roadway is a crime? Or that pitching lighted matches, cigarettes, cigars, etc., from your vehicle can result in a ticket? Did you know that it’s against the law to drive trucks and other vehicles that let contents drop, sift, leak or otherwise escape from them? These and many other litter and illegal dumping laws will be enforced throughout this month as Prince William County Police join law enforcement agencies throughout the metropolitan Washington region in observing Litter and Illegal Dumping Enforcement Month. This campaign is part of an effort to raise awareness of litter, illegal dumping and related crimes, as well as reduce litter by strictly enforcing existing laws.Officers will concentrate on litter laws, illegal dumping and unsecured truck load laws throughout the County.

Thursday Pothole Alert: Falls Church


FALLS CHURCH, Va. (WUSA9)--A whopper of a pothole in Falls Church is driving Terry Freeman crazy. So it is Thursday's Pothole Alert.

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The crater is near Loehmann's Plaza. It is located on Graham Road when you turn right from Westmoreland Road. Freeman says it is impossible not to hit the sucker without going out of your lane into oncoming traffic.

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Va. justices hear former Dem activist's appeal


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Supreme Court is considering the appeal of a former Democratic activist from Falls Church who was convicted of molesting two children.

The justices heard arguments in Michael Gardner's case Wednesday. A decision is expected in June.

In May 2012, an Arlington County Circuit Court jury convicted Gardner of molesting two girls who attended a sleepover party for his daughter's 10th birthday. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on a charge that Gardner molested another child the previous night.

Gardner's lawyer argued Wednesday that separate trials should have been held for the first incident and the sleepover incidents. A lawyer for the state disagreed.

Gardner had been chairman of the city's Democratic committee and his wife is a former mayor.

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