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Gunman Kills Himself, Mother At Johns Hopkins; Doctor Wounded

BALTIMORE (AP) -- A man who became distraught as he was being briefed on his mother's condition by a surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital pulled a gun and shot the doctor Thursday, then killed his mother and himself in her room at the world-famous medical center, police said.

The doctor, who was wounded in the abdomen, was expected to survive.


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Marine's Body Exhumed

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA) -- The Army says two people were buried in the wrong graves at Arlington National Cemetery.

Wednesday's revelation came amid an ongoing investigation into bookkeeping problems and burial mix-ups at Arlington.

Fortunately, a family from Ohio can now rest easy about the remains of THEIR son.

Scott and Melissa Warner came to Arlington for the exhumation of their son's remains.

Marine private Heath Warner was killed in Iraq in 2006.

However, missing paperwork raised doubts as to whether he was buried in the right place at Arlington.

Wednesday's exhumation, though painful for the family, showed Private Warner WAS buried properly.

Private Warner's remains were placed in a new casket, then reinterred at the cemetery.

The Arlington Community Tries to Save the Westover Beer Garden

A year ago, the Westover Market opened a small beer garden that has been embraced by the community. On weekend nights, it is the best place to meet your neighbors; a family friendly place where kids dance to live music and neighbors share drinks and stories. It is one of the places that make the town of Westover such a unique and tight-knit community. Unfortunately, after receiving a noise complaint, the county zoning commission forced the Beer Garden to go silent.
 

Clarendon Day 2010

On Saturday, September 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. come celebrate the 13th Annual Clarendon Day! Clarendon is Arlington’s original downtown and this year there will be a full day of music, art, kids’ activities, health screenings, fitness classes and more! The event will take place rain or shine and this year it is sponsored by the Clarendon Alliance and Virginia Hospital Center Foundation. Find out what tunes, eats, shopping and fitness activities the day has to offer. 

Arlington Pushes Back Car Tax Deadline To October 15

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA) -- People in Arlington County, Virginia are getting an extension on paying their personal property tax bills, also known as the "car tax." That is because a lot of them have not received their bills yet.

Arlington County delayed the mailing of 115,000 personal property tax bills due to a printing error. The county treasurer said the forms from Graphics Communications were defective. The cost of reprinting will be picked up by the graphics company. But the end result means the tax bills did not go out early enough to give taxpayers time to meet the October 5 deadline to pay their taxes.

Arlington County Offers Project Lifesaver

Project Lifesaver, a program designed to assist people with cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer’s, autism, Down syndrome and dementia, is now available in Arlington County. People with these particular conditions tend to wander and Project Lifesaver is an electric search and rescue program designed to track down those people when they go missing.

The Arlington County Police Department has teamed up with the Waddell Group to bring this program to Arlington. Project Lifesaver International has certified 11 Arlington County Police Officers so far. Clients who are enrolled in the program must wear a wrist-watch sized radio transmitter at all times on their ankle or wrist. When a client goes missing, the transmitter helps police track down the location of the person and the average rescue time is about 30 minutes. The service is now available and to enroll a loved one, you can contact LoJack Safety Net at 877-434-6384.

 

 

EVERY Week in Crystal City

Crystal City has lots of activities to offer that you may not know about!

 

EVERY Monday: Water Park Yoga. On Mondays at 7:00 a.m. you can enjoy outdoor yoga at the Crystal City Water Park across the street from 1750 Crystal Drive.

 

EVERY Tuesday: Freshfarm Markets. On Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. until October 26th there is a farmer's market between 18th and 20th Street on Crystal Drive.

 

EVERY Wednesday: Outdoor Zumba. On Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. there is Outdoor Zumba in the Coutyard at 2345 Crystal Drive.

 

EVERY Friday: Hub Spin. On Fridays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Revolution Cycles City Hub at 220 20th Street.