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Snails on a Plane at Dulles International Airport

This past Labor Day weekend, a traveler coming in from Ghana attempted to bring over a dozen Giant African Land Snails into the states. U.S. Customs agents see a vast array of unusual items coming through Dulles International Airport, but snails are up there on the list of out of the ordinary items. These snails could also have been devastating to American crops; these particular snails are one of the most invasive species and can cause a great deal of damage to crops.

These are not your average snails! Each Giant African Snail is about the size of a young child's balled-up fist, reproduces rapidly, and can grow to nearly 8 inches long and 4 inches wide. Customs had to dispose of the snails because they are illegal in the United States. The traveler was not fined because he declared the slimy creatures.

WUSA's Angie Goff shares how she's trying to stay fit during pregnancy

STERLING, VA (WUSA) Peggy Fox is following WUSA's Angie Goff's pregnancy and today they're talking fat and how to avoid gaining too much of it.

MEET MORE MOMS: Oh My Baby on Momslikeme

Angie has turned to Kathy Corbey's Mommy Bootcamp in Northern Virginia. Kathy explains why it's important for moms-to-be to stay active and continue to strengthen their upper bodies and even abs.

EXTRA: How to motivate when you feel too tired or nauseous

 

 

WashDCHotels Partners With Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets in Leesburg, VA to Offer Incredible Shop

STERLING, Va., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- WashDCHotels.com has partnered with Simon Malls & Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets to offer amazing shopping packages in Loudoun County, VA to both tourists and locals, alike.  "The shopping package was created to showcase our commitment to offering value and service to our guests," says Kathryn Berkhimer, the Senior Interactive Marketing Manager for WashDCHotels.com.

Loudoun County Sheriff: Missing 8-Year-Old Boy Found

STERLING, Va. (WUSA) - The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said the missing 8-year-old boy from Sterling, Va., has been found.

Authorities said Ashton Labosette was last seen at approximately 1 p.m., in the area of Sanderson Drive in Sterling.

He was located shortly before 6 p.m., unharmed.

Men Busted For Upskirting At Target And Best Buy

STERLING, Va. (WUSA) -- Loudoun County detectives say two men in separate cases have been charged with taking inappropriate pictures of female shoppers at a Target and Best Buy in Sterling.

Investigators say it's likely there are more victims than the three they've accounted for.

Authorities arrested 35-year-old Chet Chandararith of Sterling for taking photos up women's skirts while they were shopping inside the Target store off Cascades Parkway and Route 7.

Elise May shops at the Target and says, " It's sad and disgusting."

Francelyne Dasilveria is a frequent shopper at the same Target and says, "That's horrible i don't know; it's scary."

In a separate case, investigators say 24-year-old Christopher Edward James Steinhardt, also of Sterling, is charged with taking inappropriate pictures at the Best Buy near the Dulles Town Center mall.

Sterling Resident Involved in Fatal Crash in Chantilly Area

This morning, August 20, at around 1:30 a.m. there was a fatal crash at Lee Jackson Memorial Highway and Lees Corner Road. A 71-year-old woman driving a 2003 Acura MDX was traveling west on Lee Jackson Memorial Highway when she struck the driver of a 2001 Volkswagen Passat traveling north on Lees Corner Road.

The driver of the Passat, 21 year-old Burbuqe Mirena of Sterling, was immediately transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital, but was pronounced dead at around 6:30 a.m. this morning. The driver of the Acura was transported to the hospital as well, but later released with non life-threatening injuries.

No charges have been placed and investigations are ongoing. If you witnessed the crash, detectives would like to hear from you. You can call 1-866-411-TIPS, text “TIP187,” email at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org , or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.