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Black hat bandits rob Wells Fargo Bank in Falls Church


FALLS CHURCH, Va. (WUSA9) -- The "Black Hat Bandits" robbed a Virginia bank on Monday afternoon, according to the FBI.

The robbery took place around 12:44 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Bank located at 1000 W. Broad Street in Falls Church.

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Two armed suspects dressed in all black entered the bank with ski masks covering their faces while a third suspect waited in the car, officials said.

The suspects brandished small firearms before fleeing in a vehicle toward toward West and Broad Street.

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Police search for Falls Church missing 76-year-old woman


FALLS CHURCH, Va. (WUSA9) -- Fairfax County Police are looking for a missing 76-year-old woman who was last seen at the Seven Corners Center Shopping Center on Friday evening.

Police are looking for Ngan Nguyen, who was last seen between 5 and 6 p.m. Friday at the Capital One Bank, located at 6367 Seven Corners Center in Falls Church.

She is about 5'2" tall and weighs around 105 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue coat with a red liner, authorities said. Nguyen was wearing dark-colored pants and carrying a large green bag.

If you see her please call: 703-691-2131.


MONZA COLLECTS 60 COATS for SERVE

MONZA COLLECTS 60 COATS for SERVE

Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. collected 60 coats for the local community shelter, SERVE, during January. For more information, call 703.368-5522 or go to www.eatmonza.com.

“Our winter coat drive was a great success due to the generous support of the Manassas community,” said Alice Pires, owner of Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. “SERVE does so much for those in need, it’s our honor to help them with their programs,” said Pires.

Gavin Ohler of Arlington, Va. Wins Third Place in LearningRx National Presidents Day Contest

Gavin Ohler of Arlington, Va. Wins Third Place in LearningRx National Presidents Day Contest

Gavin Ohler, 10, of Arlington, Va. was awarded third place in LearningRx’s annual Presidents Day contest, by reciting the U.S. Presidents in order while playing Hannon on the piano. The U.S. President recitation is a memory-enhancement exercise that helps LearningRx students increase their short-term and long-term memory. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

The contest is designed to encourage kids across the country to create videos that demonstrate the memory and focus skills they improved with LearningRx brain training.

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METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

Students interested in attending the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. can audition on Sun., Mar. 1 at MSA Lorton Campus at 9601 Ox Road. Auditions are required as part of the 2015-2016 academy registration. The MSA Academy audition is for performing arts students from 6th grade to 12th grade. Students should call 703-339-0444 ext.3 or visit www.metropolitanarts.org to register for an audition time. 

The audition process will give prospective students an opportunity to demonstrate his or her skills in dance, music and theater for the chairs of the respective arts departments.  Applicants must attend a live audition if they live within three geographical states of MSA.  Prospective students living beyond the three-state radius may submit a DVD audition. 

LEESBURG LEARNINGRx to HOST ANNIVERSARY EVENT, SAT. FEB. 28

LEESBURG LEARNINGRx to HOST ANNIVERSARY EVENT, SAT. FEB. 28

LearningRx of Leesburg, Va. is celebrating their anniversary on Sat., Feb. 28 from
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 305 Harrison St., NE, Ste. 100A in Leesburg, Va. The family-friendly events offer door prizes like free LearningRx cognitive assessments, gift cards from Starbucks, and Leesburg Hobbies and Collectibles, and many more. Refreshments and brain-boosting snacks like pumpkin trail mix, avocado gelato and blueberry smoothies will be served. Kids can enjoy Test Your Memory contests, Attention- Speed Races and Remember-the-Name game. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com/leesburg.

Limited parking is available in the adjacent parking, but street parking is accessible. The Leesburg LearningRx anniversary event is a family-friendly, indoor event.

VA man exposes himself in front of family with baby


FALLS CHURCH, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police arrested a man who masturbated in front of a couple and their baby son at Munson Hill Park in Falls Church, Va. Sunday afternoon.

The family was in the park enjoying the weather when a man walked by looking at them while he was masturbating, the couple told police.

Police responded to the park and were able to find the man. The victims identified the suspect and he was then arrested.

The 32-year-old man is being charged with felony exposure towards a child under age 15 and indecent exposure.