WASHINGTON, August 16, 2013 — The daily local news round-up from the Washington D.C. metro region.
Fairfax County, Virginia:
Lee’s con was uncovered when he emailed his wife in Norfolk asking her to send money, saying he had been captured and tortured by North Korean agents while on a secret mission to China.
NCIS agent discovered that he was not in
Agents confiscated a CIA coin, a handgun and materials used to make counterfeit CIA badges from the
Lee was tracked down in
Bigamy is a class 4 felony in
Loudoun County, Virginia:
Virginia’s embattled governor, Bob McDonnell, is touring the state highlighting the accomplishments of his administration.
The last day of his tour, McDonnell found himself in
“I think people are forgiving and I’ve made an apology for the distraction that has caused the people of
The governor has already paid back the loans and returned the gifts that were the center of controversy.
Governor Bob McDonnell still faces state and federal investigation into the gifts and loans received by businessman Jonnie Williams and has over four months remaining on his term in office.
Montgomery County, Maryland:
Some things just cannot wait.
A woman delivered a baby girl in the back of her Honda Civic along I-270 southbound between Middlebrook Road and Route 118 yesterday in Germantown.
The child came before medical units could arrive at 6 a.m.
“This was actually pretty easy compared to working on an accident;” said
The whole family was taken to
This unexpected delivery comes just weeks after a baby boy was born on the platform at L’Enfant Plaza metro station in
The National Park Service has declared that the cleanup of the Lincoln Memorial is finally complete just three weeks after it was vandalized with the splattering of green paint.
Park Service spokesman Carol Johnson said that the final treatment to removed the difficult stains has been washed off today and the scaffolding that has been put up around the monument during the cleaning process has been removed.
Johnson says that all of the paint has been removed.
Jiamei Tian, a 58 year old tourist traveling with a Chinese passport but on an expired Visa, has been charged with vandalism of the National Cathedral. The green paint found at the National Cathedral appears similar to the paint splatters at the Lincoln Memorial.
Not only were the vandalism acts extremely similar but a shoe print left at the Cathedral match one left at the Memorial.
Tian, has been released to a halfway house with an electronic monitor. No motive has for the acts have been released.
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