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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. 

Arlington man kidnapped in fraternity prank at WVU, police say


MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (WUSA9) -- A 21-year-old Arlington man attending school at West Virginia University was kidnapped as part of a prank by a fraternity, according to Morgantown police.

On Wednesday at around 11:29 a.m., police say the victim was found in the trunk of a car in Morgantown bound with duct tape. The victim was removed from the vehicle and released.

Medical emergency leads to multiple car accident in Arlington


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A multiple car accident occurred Wednesday afternoon in Arlington after a driver lost control of their vehicle while having a medical emergency.

According to Dustin Sternbeck of the Arlington County Police Department, the driver stuck 13 other vehicles on the Jefferson-Davis Highway near 20th Street while having a medical episode and was transported to an area hospital from the scene. Their condition is unknown. 

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Kenneth Williams of the Arlington County Fire Department said that there were two minor injuries stemming from the accidents. Both people were transported to Virginia Hospital Center for treatment.

Reagan National Airport closes doors to homeless


 

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- After serving as a de facto refuge for years, Ronald Regan National Airport is shutting its doors to the homeless. 

In late September, the Airport Authority signed a new policy, taking effect Monday, prohibiting people from being in the airport overnight unless they have a boarding pass.

Estranged husband charged with wife's murder


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- The estranged husband of an Arlington woman found dead inside her home in April has been charged with her murder, Arlington County police said.

David Black, 46, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder Thursday afternoon in connection to the death of his estranged wife Bonnie Black, according to police. He was also charged with one count of burglary while armed with the intent to commit a felony.

Bonnie Black, 42, was found dead inside her home in the 1100 block of 18th Street S. on April 17. Investigators said she was stabbed to death during the early morning hours.

Woman stopped at DCA for trying to bring gun on plane


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A Virginia woman was stopped at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport for trying to bring a handgun on a flight to Boston on Saturday, officials said.

Transportation Security Administration officers stopped the Warrenton woman at checkpoint and found an unloaded .22 caliber handgun.

The woman told officers that she was moving and did not want to the leave the gun at her home. Officials cited her on weapons charges.

This was the 11th gun found this year at DCA checkpoints, according to authorities. Officers found 14 guns at the airport last year.

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