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METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to FEATURE NUTCRACKER on Nov. 22 and 23 in ANNANDALE

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to FEATURE NUTCRACKER on Nov. 22 and 23 in ANNANDALE

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. will present their annual Nutcracker performances on Sat., Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and on Sun., Nov. 24 at 12 p.m. and
5 p.m.at the Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus in Annandale, Va. Ticket prices range from $21 to $27 and can be purchased online at www.metropolitanarts.org.

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LEARNINGRx OFFERS MILITARY FAMILIES 11 % OFF of BRAIN TRAINING; DONATES $111/student to SEMPERMAX

LEARNINGRx OFFERS MILITARY FAMILIES 11 % OFF of BRAIN TRAINING; DONATES $111/student to SEMPERMAX

For Veteran’s Day, LearningRx of DC Metro Area is offering 11 percent off of their brain training programs for military families Nov. 11 through Nov. 30, located at six, local centers, Chantilly, Va., Fairfax, Va., Leesburg, Va., Reston, Va., Vienna, Va. and North Potomac, Md. For each military child they train, LearningRx will also donate $111 to SemperMax, a program to enhance the morale and welfare of wounded veterans and their families. LearningRx programs have been helping traumatic-brain-injured military veterans, like U.S. Army Capt. Patrick Horan (Ret.) of McLean, Va., recover their speech and memory skills, and LearningRx is now extending brain training to military families that are looking to make learning easier or for those who struggle with learning disabilities, ADHD or autism. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

Woman hit & killed while crossing Va. highway


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A pedestrian was hit and killed Tuesday night while crossing a Prince William County highway, officials said.

Amelu G. Felix, 51, of Woodbridge was crossing the 13400 block Jefferson Davis Highway just before 7 p.m. when she was hit by a 2003 Toyota Highlander traveling southbound, according to police.

The driver, a 61-year-old Springfield woman, stayed on the scene and was not injured. Felix was taken to the hospital where she died, police said.

Investigators determined that Felix was not in a designated crosswalk and was wearing dark clothing when she was hit. Weather may have also made her difficult to see, police said.

The driver was not charged.


Murder suspect's body found near Va. school


BRISTOW, Va. (WUSA9) -- The body of a man accused of murdering his girlfriend was found near the baseball fields of a Prince William County school Monday.

Police were looking for Edward Everett Hale Jr., 35, of Glen Burnie after his car was found in the parking lot of T. Clay Wood Elementary School in Bristow Monday morning.

Hale shot his girlfriend, Jessica Leigh Wilson, 31, of Bristow, Va., early Sunday morning in the 12700 block of Lednock Way in Bristow, police said.

Neighbor Milt Sharp said he saw Hale and Wilson in Wilson's car having a conversation. A few minutes later, Sharp said he saw Wilson's feet fluttering outside the driver's side and Hale was choking her. Sharp yelled at him and he stopped long enough for Wilson to get out, but she tripped and fell, according to Sharp.

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Suspect sought for raping teen in Woodbridge


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police are looking for a man who they say raped a teenage girl while she was walking home.

It happened around 11:30 p.m. on October 11 in the area of Powell's Creek Boulevard and Patrick Henry Drive in Woodbridge.

A 17-year-old female was walking home when an unknown man forced her into a nearby wooded area and raped her, police said.

The victim told a friend about the rape on Oct. 15, and the friend took her to a hospital for treatment. Police were then notified.

The suspect is described as a male, possibly black or Hispanic, approximately 30 years old, 6' tall, 200 pounds, with a medium build, medium complexion and short medium dark hair. He was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweater, according to police.

Va. parents accused of smothering infant


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- The parents of a three-month-old girl have been arrested for smothering their baby, Prince William County police said.

Jessenia Isabel Soriano, 19, and Jose Francisco Rodriguez, 23, both of Woodbridge, face felony child abuse.

On August 25, detectives began investigating an assault after the infant was admitted to a hospital with significant facial bruising and swelling. Official said the injuries were consistent with smothering.

At the time of the incident, the parents were the only people caring for the baby, police said. They were arrested on Oct. 14.

The child is currently in the care with other family members, according to police. Both parents are being held without bond.

2 Va. men arrested for posting child porn on Tumblr


BRISTOW, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two Virginia men face multiple child porn charges after police received a tip about naked pictures of underage boys that were uploaded to Tumblr.

Billy Scott McGhee, 47, of Bristow and Aaron N. Landers, 36, of Bristow were arrested after a search of their home located at 13580 Dodsworth Drive, according to Prince William County police.

Police began investigating on August 8 after receiving a tip through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children "about nude and sexual images of underage boys being uploaded to a specific account via the social media site called Tumblr," officials said.

The account was traced to the men's home, where police executed a search warrant and found multiple electronic devices with illicit images of minors, according to officials.