Our network

News

Capitals home opener will be Oct. 10 against Devils


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Get ready, hockey fans! The Washington Capitals just announced that the home opener will be October 10 against the New Jersey Devils at 7:00 p.m.

The Capitals are still 6-1-1 all-time in season openers at Verizon Center. Washington posted a 4-1-0 record against New Jersey last season and outscored the Devils 17-6.

The Capitals are 98-74-13-13 all-time against New Jersey and 58-29-6-7 against the Devils at home.

Like this story? Like us on Facebook

OTHER NEWS:

Residents, officials to discuss Reagan National noise


ARLINGTON (WUSA9) -- A meeting about Reagan National airport noise issues will be held by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Metro Washington Aviation Administration (MWAA) Thursday evening in Arlington.

Residents living in the area of the airport and others who are impacted by the airplane noise in the area are being invited to discuss their issues and hear possible solutions suggested by the FAA and MWAA.

The meeting is taking place at the Courthouse Plaza located at 2100 Clarendon Blvd on the third floor of the County Administrative building in room 307. The meeting will be from 7 to 9 p.m.

Like us on Facebook

RELATED NEWS:

Potty mouths in Arlington may now be fined up to $250


ARLINGTON (WUSA9) -- An amended law has potential potty mouths talking in Arlington.

This comes after Arlington County's Board changed the fine for a first offense of public cursing to an amount of up to $250, from a previous fine of $100.

However, the code used to cap the maximum fine for three or more instances of public cursing within a year at $500. Now, a maximum of $250 is in effect. The actual fine is up to a judge to decide, within those guidelines.

Intoxication or using profane swearing in public is a Class 4 misdemeanor in Virginia, according to the Washington Post.

Cool off with Slide the City in Arlington


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- First Baltimore and now Arlington. Now the D.C. Metro can cool off this summer with Slide the City at the end of this month.

PREVIOUS:
McFly Report: Slide in the City comes to Baltimore

Slide the City features 1000 feet of plastic padding, down a city street with some water splashed onto it. It's as simple as that.

So if you feel like sliding through Arlington to cool off on a hot summer's day then this is perfect for you, your family and friends. The slide will be in town on June 27.

Children as young as five can take part in the fun.

Man assaults boy in Arlington restaurant bathroom stall


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A man who pulled a boy into a restaurant bathroom stall and touched the victim inappropriately in Arlington on June 2 has been arrested, Arlington County police said.

Police arrested Cesar Muz-Moya, 53, in connection with the assault that happened in the 900 block of N. Stafford Street around 7:48 p.m. Moya fled the scene after the incident, however was found later by police.

Moya was arrested and is being charged with aggravated sexual battery and abduction. He is being held without bond, authorities said.

Moya was previously arrested and charged in connection with an Arlington peeping incident that happened on February 8. He was caught looking at a woman through a bedroom window apartment on the ground floor in the 4000 block of N. 5th Street, Arlington County police said. He was arrested and charged with peeping and drunk in public.

Parents of found 3-year-old boy located


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- The parents of this young boy have been located. A family friend saw the coverage and tracked down the young boys father.

A 3-year-old boy was found wandering the streets Saturday afternoon, according to the Arlington County Police Department.

A passerby saw him wandering the streets alone and contacted police, according to officials. The young boy was walking along 4th Street North in Arlington.

Officials located the boy around 1 p.m. and drove him around multiple neighborhoods in hopes he would recognize his home. He did not recognize any of the homes and there have been no calls for a missing child, according to officials.

Reverse 911 calls were used to contact residents in the area.

The child is now with Child Protective Services in Arlington, according to Dustin Sternbeck, spokesperson Arlington County Police.

Therapist convicted for sexually abusing teen patient


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- An Arlington therapist has been convicted of six felonies in connection to the sexual abuse of a minor who was his patient.

Garry Stephen Hankins, age 45 of Arlington was convicted of six total counts of felony indecent liberties by a custodian in connection to with acts committed on April 3rd, 2014 and April 10th, 2014.

The jury in Hankins case found that while working as a social worker and therapist in Alexandria Hankins engaged in sexual conduct and acts with his 17-year-old patient.

Hankins exposed himself to his the victim, proposed sexual contact, and sexually abused the victim, the jury found.

A sentence of 10 year in prison, 20 months for each of the six counts, was recommended by the jury.