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School Supplies Scarce At Stores

FALLS CHURCH, Va.  (WUSA) - Most  kids heading back to school this week have their school supplies ready go.  But for those families who waited until the last minute to go shopping,  many found themselves out of luck.  

The countdown to the school bell underway, it was a last ditch, frantic effort  to buy supplies.   

Nicole Smith went to the Greatland Target at Seven Corners and said, "I went into the store to buy a composition notebook and some pencils.  They have nothing.   I was very shocked." 

Mother of three Kay Leherr was glad she did most of her school supplies shopping several weeks ago, "There's nothing left.  Even last week we had a  hard time finding stuff we needed."

Some parents ordered their children's supplies  school through a company they does it for them.    

Fairfax Fugitive Coach Captured In Poland

FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA)  More than a year after sexual misconduct charges were filed against him, a one-time youth coach in Fairfax County is in custody.

Fairfax Police say 39-year-old John E. Hamilton was arrested Wednesday by the Polish Border Guard as he attempted to cross into the Czech Republic.   Efforts are now underway to have him extradited back to the United States.

Hamilton faces two counts of aggravated sexual batter of a child and two counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count of crimes against nature with a minor.  All the alleged crimes took place in Fairfax County.

In 2009, a 24-year-old man came forward and accused Hamilton of committing the acts twelve years earlier.  Hamilton was a little league baseball coach for the Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association at that time.

 

Fixing Bridges In Storm's Aftermath

VIENNA, Va. (WUSA) -- In the storm's aftermath, VDOT crews were busy trying to fix what heavy rain and flooding left behind.

In Vienna and Mclean two bridges buckled.  Crews didn't waste anytime Thursday morning fixing the bridge at Browns Mill Road and Beulah Road.  Just this morning, the crumbled street had branches popping out of it, but by noon time it was passable.

It was more complicated at Swinks Mill Road near Georgetown Pike.

 

A massive tree came down on a fire hydrant knocking out water for residents.  It also damaged part of the bridge structure.

The fix won't be completed until Friday.

 

Some residents say they've been through this all before. 

Counterfeit Merchandise Sold in Local Thrift Store

Fairfax County Police Department, along with the United States Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Blazer Investigations, recently seized thousand dollars worth of counterfeit merchandise.

The investigations began this past winter with a complaint from a customer who was sold counterfeit goods from the “Unique Thrift Store” in the 2900 block of Gallows Road.  Shortly after the complaint, Fairfax County Police Department launched an undercover investigation and several search warrants were executed.

An estimated $841 thousand dollars worth of “Knock-off” designer brand shoes, boots, purses, sunglasses, DVDs, CDs, jewelry, perfume, and clothing were seized as a result of the investigation. It has been determined that the goods were manufactured and shipped from China, and once inside the U.S.

Local CEO Recognized as One of DC’s Top Female Leaders

Dr. Deirdre Maull, DMD, of McLean, VA and Maull Orthodontics has just received a 2010 Washington SmartCEO Brava! Women Business Achievement Award. Maull is one of 25 local female CEO’s to receive this award for entrepreneurial success and positive community impact. 

Dr. Maull’s McLean office provides orthodontic care for both adults and children. Her business possesses a commitment to high-quality care using the most advanced technologies and focuses on the patient experience by providing ample time with each patient.

Maull was selected as one of the winners for not only her strides in her business, but also her passion for giving back to the community. Maull is a volunteer member of the multi-specialty Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children Craniofacial Team.

Expect Road Delays Due to Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project

Beginning on August 4 the eastbound lanes of the Dulles Connector Road, Route 267, will be closed for 3 nights starting at 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. The construction will be impacting drivers using the eastbound Dulles Toll Road and the Dulles Airport Access Highway. Drivers will be required to detour onto the southbound I-495 Capital Beltway and exit on to northbound Route 123 toward McClean and then rejoin the eastbound Dulles Connecter Road from northbound Route 123.

While the initial construction has set times of closure, there will be more periodic closures over the next few weeks as required. However, the detour will remain the same. Keep in mind that all work is subject to change if there is inclement weather. For more information about the Metrorail project itself you can visit www.dullesmetro.com.