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MONZA COLLECTS 60 COATS for SERVE

MONZA COLLECTS 60 COATS for SERVE

Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. collected 60 coats for the local community shelter, SERVE, during January. For more information, call 703.368-5522 or go to www.eatmonza.com.

“Our winter coat drive was a great success due to the generous support of the Manassas community,” said Alice Pires, owner of Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. “SERVE does so much for those in need, it’s our honor to help them with their programs,” said Pires.

Large water main break in Arlington


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA 9) -- A large water main break is causing water to gush down a steep hill in Arlington, according to Arlington Police County Police Department.

The main break happened at 5th Place North and North Littleton Street in Arlington, police said.

We will update this story as more information become available.

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Gavin Ohler of Arlington, Va. Wins Third Place in LearningRx National Presidents Day Contest

Gavin Ohler of Arlington, Va. Wins Third Place in LearningRx National Presidents Day Contest

Gavin Ohler, 10, of Arlington, Va. was awarded third place in LearningRx’s annual Presidents Day contest, by reciting the U.S. Presidents in order while playing Hannon on the piano. The U.S. President recitation is a memory-enhancement exercise that helps LearningRx students increase their short-term and long-term memory. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

The contest is designed to encourage kids across the country to create videos that demonstrate the memory and focus skills they improved with LearningRx brain training.

Armed robbery suspect arrested, police search for weapon in Va.


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- An armed robbery and carjacking suspect was arrested in Arlington on Tuesday, and police are searching for the handgun he used during the crime.

At 2:13 a.m. Tuesday morning, a suspect identified as Antonious Sallis, age 33, entered a 7-11 convenience store, held a knife to the throat of one of the sales clerks and demanded cigarettes and cash from the registers, police said.

Sallis was also armed with a handgun.

As Sallis was fleeing the scene he demanded the wallet of a delivery truck driver who was at the 7-11 making a delivery. Sallis forced the delivery truck driver to start the truck in an attempt to use it as a getaway vehicle, but he was unable to disengage the air brake, police said.

Police release photos of suspects in McDonald's armed robbery


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police have released surveilance photos of the two suspects involved in an armed robbery at a Virginia McDonald's.

The armed robbery occurred at about 4:40 a.m. on Friday at the McDonald's located in the 2600 block of Jefferson Davis Highway, police said.

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One suspect was caught on surveillance video jumping over the counter and showing employees a handgun, while the other suspect served as a lookout, according to police.

McDonald's in Crystal City, Arlington robbed by 2 men


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Arlington County police officers are searching for two men who took money out of a safe at a McDonald's in Crystal City early Friday morning.

According to police, two males armed with guns robbed the fast food restaurant located at 2620 Jefferson Davis Hwy at approximately 4:40 a.m. The full staff was there for a shift at the 24-hour McDonald's and customers inside and outside of the McDonald's also reported the incident.

Police say that no one was injured before the two males took off in a black or gray Toyota with D.C. license plates. Officials say officers ran the tags but they didn't come back with any results.

Both men are believed to be in their mid-twenties. The first suspect was described as heavy set and of medium height. He was wearing a Northface jacket. The second suspect had a thin build and was wearing blue jeans.

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

Students interested in attending the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. can audition on Sun., Mar. 1 at MSA Lorton Campus at 9601 Ox Road. Auditions are required as part of the 2015-2016 academy registration. The MSA Academy audition is for performing arts students from 6th grade to 12th grade. Students should call 703-339-0444 ext.3 or visit www.metropolitanarts.org to register for an audition time. 

The audition process will give prospective students an opportunity to demonstrate his or her skills in dance, music and theater for the chairs of the respective arts departments.  Applicants must attend a live audition if they live within three geographical states of MSA.  Prospective students living beyond the three-state radius may submit a DVD audition.