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Families Flock To the Skies

DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (WUSA) -- Lines, security check points, and bad weather; traveling for the holidays can be an emotional journey.

Katie Pierozzi hugged her mother and they both started traveling. She traveled from Rio De Janeiro to see her family.

"I come home about twice a year," she said.

Snow in the UK made Kate Arnold and her husband Andrew Barnd's journey to Iowa very trying one.

"We've actually been traveling since Monday, and with all the problems they had, our flight got delayed and cancelled three times," Arnold said.

"Inside the terminal, there was no place to stand, no place to move, people are frustrated and tired," Barnd said.

Rachael Kern and her father say they're going to cut down a tree for Christmas.

"We're going to Montana to see my Uncle," said Rachael.

The Bower Family is moving home for the holidays.

Residents Warned of Telephone-Based Jury Duty Scam

Residents Warned of Telephone-Based Jury Duty Scam

Loudoun County, VA:  The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Loudoun County Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court are advising residents of a potential telephone-based scam known as the “jury duty scam”.  

In the jury duty scam, the scammer, posing as a local court worker, tells you that a warrant has been issued for your arrest or you owe a fine because you failed to report for jury duty. During the phone call, the scammer will ask for your date of birth and Social Security number so that he or she can "verify" your jury duty notice. In some cases the scammers will ask for other confidential information such as credit card or bank account information.  

Loudoun Jury Sends Habitual Drunk Driver to Prison

Loudoun Jury Sends Habitual Drunk Driver to Prison

From the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office:

LEESBURG, Virginia – December 14, 2010.  Kenneth Wright, 50, of Sterling was convicted after a one day jury trial of his 4th Offense for Driving While Intoxicated within the last 10 years, a Felony under Virginia law.  Wright was also convicted of Driving a Motor Vehicle after his license had been revoked due to prior DWIs.

West Virginia Man Charged in Connection with Two Sterling Bank Robberies

From Loudoun Sheriff:

Wiki Leaks and Whistleblowers: Why Private Information Goes Public

Ask an average person to name a whistleblower and they’re likely to think of ‘private citizens’ like Erin Brokovich, Karen Silkwood, and Jeffrey Wigand or journalists like Carl Berstein and Bob Woodward.  These red, white and blue American whistleblowers have been portrayed in Academy Award-winning movies as admirable people who had the courage to reveal wrongdoing in workplaces and government agencies in a spirit of justice.  

But are there other motivations that drive people to release sensitive documents and information that bring down companies and governments?  I believe the answer is yes.  Fame is certainly a motivator...and so is vengeance.  Employers in the private and public sectors that stubbornly refuse to acknowledge the link between employee engagement and corporate security are likely to find themselves the victims of leaks. 

Toyota dc.highschoolsports.net Game Night Brief

STERLING, Va. (WUSA) -- Last Friday Stone Bridge fell to defending state champ, Potomac Falls, 68-56. 

It was an intense matchup as the Panthers took the lead early in the game with 23 points to the Bulldog's 10 in the first quarter.  Stone Bridge showed signs of recovery, but their final push to win with 24 points in the fourth quarter was not enough to defeat Potomac Falls.  

Center Greg Graves (#50) led the Panthers in scoring with 17 points, a feat this 6-foot-7 junior achieved with ease.  Mike Hamrick (#21) racked up 23 points for the Bulldogs and Tommy Dunne (#20) also had a strong scoring game.

Potomac Falls finished the weekend with another victory over Heritage, 82-56, on Saturday.  The Panthers will take on Freedom-South Riding on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Police Investigate a Series of Hit-and-Run Crashes

Police Investigate a Series of Hit-and-Run Crashes

From Virigina State Police:

ARLINGTON CO. – Virginia State Police are coordinating with Arlington County Police and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) Police to investigate a series of hit-and-run crashes that occurred Monday morning (Dec. 13).

At 9:24 a.m., Virginia State Police Senior Trooper J.T. Johannes was called to investigate three hit-and-run crashes that occurred near the 70 mile marker in the westbound lanes of Interstate 66. A blue “SuperShuttle” van was headed west on I-66 when it twice sideswiped the passenger side of a Dodge Charger. The van then rear-ended a Chrysler Pacifica, which caused the Pacifica to run off the right side of the interstate and into a ditch. Next a taxicab was struck from behind by the van. The taxicab ran off the right side of the interstate and struck the guardrail.