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Man riding bike assaults girl in Sterling


STERLING, Va. (WUSA9) -- A man riding a dark blue bike on a path in Sterling assaulted a girl when she was with some friends Monday night, Loudoun County Sheriff's office said.

The assault happened when the victim was with some friends in the area of the 46700 block of Sugarland Run Dr. at 9:40 p.m. The man grabbed the girl and made inappropriate remarks to her, according to officials.

The group walked away and the man continued to follow them and then grabbed the girl again. The group then ran away from the area, officials said.

The suspect is being described as an older Hispanic man with a heavy build. He was described to have a chubby face and black hair. The man was wearing a white shirt, long shorts, and black shoes at the time of the assault. He was riding a dark blue bicycle.

Deputies searched the area, however had no luck finding him.

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Loudoun Co. teens accused of stealing drivers' ed car


STERLING, Va. (WUSA9) -- A group of Loudoun County teenagers are accused of stealing a student training car and taking it out for a joyride before crashing it into a tree.

According to Loudoun County police, the teens stole the vehicle overnight Thursday from Potomac Falls High School on Algonkian Parkway.

However, the students didn't travel far in the vehicle, crashing it into a tree down the street from the high school, police say.

Police discovered the car just after 6 a.m. with no occupants in the vehicle.

An investigation identified seven students, two of whom are juveniles, as being involved in the incident.

The case is still under investigation and charges are pending.

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METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS’ STUDENT to PERFORM in DISNEY’s NEWSIES at NATIONAL THEATRE

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS’ STUDENT  to PERFORM in DISNEY’s NEWSIES at NATIONAL THEATRE

Metropolitan School of the Arts’ (MSA) student, Ben Cook, 17, of Lorton, Va. will perform in the Tony Award®-winning production of Disney’s NEWSIES at National Theatre in Washington, D.C. from June 9 to June 21. Cook is an alumnus of Lorton Station Elementary School in Lorton, Va., where his family still resides. At age 7, Cook began theatre and dance training at Metropolitan School of the Arts in Alexandria, Va., and began to regularly audition for professional theatre at 9 years old. For more information on MSA, go to www.metropolitanarts.org.
 

LEARNINGRx HOSTS 21st ANNUAL TYSONS REGIONAL CHAMBER STARS EVENT; Awards 35 Local Students

LEARNINGRx HOSTS  21st ANNUAL TYSONS REGIONAL CHAMBER  STARS EVENT; Awards 35 Local Students

Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Vienna and Reston, Va. hosted the 21st Annual Tysons Reginoal Chamber of Commerce Stars event which honored 35 students from 18 local schools for their positive achievements and significant improvements. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

Loftus serves as the chair of the youth and education committee for the Tyson’s Chamber of Commerce, and along with Dr. Karen Garza, superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools, awarded each student their certificate.

“Each of the students here chose to work hard to overcome their own obstacles, rather than quitting,” said Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Reston, Va. and Vienna, Va. “It’s their perseverance and hard work that will empower these students to be shining stars for years to come,” said Loftus.

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Va. man exposes himself during kids's birthday party


STERLING, Va. (WUSA9) -- A 49-year-old man exposed himself in his backyard while a neighbor was having a children's birthday party next door in Sterling, Va., officials said.

The incident happened in the 21800 block of Railway Terrace on Saturday afternoon.

William J. Campbell, 49, of Sterling was arrested and charged with indecent exposure, Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said.

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DEVIL'S BACKBONE BREWERY BEER DINNER at MONZA

DEVIL'S BACKBONE BREWERY BEER DINNER at MONZA

Monza is hosting a Devils Backbone Brewery Beer Dinner on Thurs., Apr. 30 at 6:30 p.m. for $70 inclusive, per person. The four-course dinner will feature Devils Backbone beers that complement new spring menu items. For reservations, go to eatmonza.com.

Monza is presenting a four-course dinner that includes: Vienna Lager with meat and cheese platter; Striped Bass Pale Ale with gourmet fish tacos, cabbage, jalapenos, scallions, avocado, pico de gallo, Sriracha aioli and a corn tortilla; Apricot Weiss served with  insalata del palmera with hearts of palm, roasted peppers, fresh basil, balsamic vinaigrette; wood-aged Kilt Flasher 2014, comes with Kilt Flasher drunken NY strip with sautéed peppers, onions, potatoes, and beer molasses steak sauce; and for dessert, Schwartz Beer is served with homemade chocolate mousse cake with layers of homemade chocolate cake and chocolate mousse.

More protests of alleged abuse at VA Calvary Temple


STERLING, Va. (WUSA9) -- A few dozen people protested Calvary Temple Ministries in Virginia Friday claiming the church is a cult that abuses and brainwashes its members.

Many members left the church, claiming verbal and sexual abuse. Members also claim brainwashing.

Protesters say church members are not allowed to question the church's teaching or its leaders.

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that they have recently reopened the case of alleged sexual abuse at Calvary Temple Ministries, a decade after they closed a case involving similar accusations.

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