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Va. boy,14 arrested for assaulting 8-year-old girl


CITY OF FALLS CHURCH, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Falls Church Police Department arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with assaulting an 8-year-old girl in Cherry Hill Park in Falls Church, Va. Friday night.

Police said the assault happened around 9:30 p.m. at 312 Park Avenue. An 8-year-old girl was physically and sexually abused by the same 14-year-old boy twice that night, police said.

An adult stopped the incident the first time and the teenager ran away, police said. The girl screamed for help the second time and the adult came and called the police.

The assault happened at a community event in the park, according to authorities.

The 14-year-old is being held in a juvenile detention facility, police said.


Man exposes himself in front of girl in Va.


FALLS CHURCH, Va. (WUSA9) -- Falls Church Police are searching for a man who asked a 14-year-old girl for directions and then exposed himself in Falls Church, Va. Tuesday morning.

The incident happened in the 700 block of Parker Avenue close to the intersection with Irving Street around 11:45 a.m., police said.

The victim was walking to her friend's house when an older model red Chrysler minivan pulled up next to her. The suspect asked her for directions and then exposed himself, authorities said. Police said, the man then drove off on Parker Avenue headed towards S. West St.

The man is being described as a white Hispanic man, with a Spanish accent. He is in his late thirties, has black hair and a dark complexion, police said.

Comfort Inn robbed in Falls Church


FALLS CHURCH, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police are looking for a man who robbed a hotel in Falls Church early Monday morning.

According to Fairfax County Police Officer Roger Henriquez, the robbery happened at the Comfort Inn in the 6100 block of Arlington Boulevard at approximately 4:19 a.m. A man entered the lobby and announced a robbery. He displayed a handgun before fleeing with cash.

No one was injured, says Henriquez.

The suspect was only described as a black male in his mid-twenties.


Take the Plunge: Join Design Army X Karla Colletto for Pool Party, Fashion Show on Friday, Aug. 22

Take the Plunge: Join Design Army X Karla Colletto for Pool Party, Fashion Show on Friday, Aug. 22

Design Army X Karla Colletto to debut their swimwear collection - Swim At Your Own Risk - on Friday, August 22 from 7-10 p.m. at Capitol Skyline Hotel

On the heels of judging the global 61st Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France as one of two US judges in the Design category, Pum Lefebure, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Design Army, just released her first swimwear collection, Swim At Your Own Risk, in collaboration with Karla Colletto. A capsule collection for Colletto’s Cruise 2015 line and Lefebure’s first venture into fashion design, the five-piece graphic swimsuits and beachwear debuted at the Miami Swim Show on July 19th.

FOUND: Miguel Bermudez Alvarado of Falls Church


FALLS CHURCH, Va. (WUSA9) -- On Tuesday, Fairfax County police said they found Miguel Bermudez Alvarado, who was reported missing by his family.

Police said Bermudez Alvarado was last seen at his family's home on Broadway Drive in Falls Church on Saturday at 9 p.m. His family reported him missing on Sunday.

Police later found Alvarado on Monday. They say he was "safe and sound."


Local family stranded on whale-watching boat


BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — They weren't castaways, but like the tourists on Gilligan's Island, a group of whale watchers expecting only a three-hour tour got much more after their boat was snagged by a mooring cable off Massachusetts and they were forced to spend a long night at sea.

The Boston Harbor Cruises whale watch vessel was freed Tuesday and docked at Boston's Long Wharf shortly after 8 a.m., some 17 hours after the voyage began. No injuries were reported for any of the 157 passengers or six crew members, but a number of people suffered seasickness during the long wait, according to passengers.

MANASSAS UTILITIES’ NEW LOAD MANAGEMENT DEVICES SAVE ON USAGE and CUSTOMERS EARN UTILITY CREDITS

MANASSAS UTILITIES’ NEW LOAD MANAGEMENT DEVICES SAVE ON USAGE and  CUSTOMERS EARN UTILITY CREDITS

The City of Manassas Utilities are using new load management devices which will enable them to decrease usage demand during high peak periods and help lower utility rates, while customers can get a one-time $25 utility credit for each load management installed on their electric hot water heater, heat pump and air conditioner. In addition, the hot water heater load management devices earns an annual $2 credit on utility bills, while air conditioning devices get $9 credit per month from July through October, and $3 per month credit for electric heat pumps from November through June.  For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.