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Marchers want relief for millions of immigrant families


ARLINGTON (WUSA9) -- Around 40 marchers are walking from Arlington to the White House Friday in honor of immigrant families and to end deportations.

Crews respond to Arlington house fire


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Fire crews are responded to a fire at an Arlington home Thursday morning.

The fire was at the house located at Columbia Pike and S. Moore, Arlington Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Association said.
Arlington Fire reports that the fire is out.

Officials said the call came in around 8:09 a.m. for the fire in the basement of the single family home. No injuries have been reported. The fire remains under investigation at this time.

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Arlington Co. says yes to Syrian Refugees


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- While more than half of the nation's governors are saying "no" to Syrian refugees in their states, one county in our area is actually rolling out the welcome mat.

In fact, Arlington County, Va. is offering refugees services in both Arabic and English.

Even the US Census Bureau called Arlington "the world in a zip code." One hundred different languages are spoken in Arlington and this community could soon become even more diverse, if it accepts Syrian refugees.

Arlington, Va. has long been a melting pot of cultural diversity.

"We're all people. We're the human race. We should be able to work together and get along and enjoy one another, said Arlington resident Angel Austin.

In fact, when WUSA9 stopped random people on the street for interviews, most were immigrants.

Arlington water main break causes road closures


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- There are road closures in Arlington Tuesday due to a water main break, Arlington police said.

Flight at Reagan National evacuated after 'suspicious activity'


ARLINGTON (WUSA9) -- A flight at Ronald Reagan National Airport bound for Boston was evacuated after crew members reported "suspicious activity" by two people on the plane.

K9 units swept American Airlines flight 2124 after all the passengers were off and did not find anything suspicious. The flight reboarded and left for Boston.

The two passengers were questioned by authorities and released. They did not reboard the flight, but American says they will be re-accommodated on a later flight. 

Arlington man accused of killing wife had violent past, documents show


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- An Arlington man accused of killing his estranged wife inside her home had a violent past that began well before their marriage, according to search warrants.

David Black was charged with first-degree murder in October in connection to the death of his estranged wife Bonnie Black. Prosecutors say David Black entered his estranged wife's home and stabbed her to death during the early morning hours of April 17, four days before their final divorce hearing.

During their investigation, detectives found a letter the 42-year-old wife and mother two wrote documenting an assault by David Black on Thanksgiving Day 2014, according to the warrants. Bonnie Black got a protective order against her husband, but he was arrested days later for violating it.

Homeless man arrested for being at Reagan airport after hours


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- For years, Reagan National Airport was open to the public every minute of the day. It became a safe place for some of the areas homeless.

Last week, that changed, and public defenders in Arlington tell WUSA( they have their first client arrested for staying in the airport past public hours. 

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The man, who said his name is Abdi, didn’t want to show his face on camera, but he and his attorney say he's the first victim of the new policy, which prevents people from staying overnight without a boarding pass.