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Man charged with robbing bank inside Woodbridge Giant


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A man was charged Tuesday with robbing a PNC Bank inside a Giant Grocery Store in Woodbridge, Va.

According to Prince William County police, James Scotto robbed the bank on July 2 at around 12:08 p.m. An anonymous tip led police to identify Scotto as a suspect.

Scotto, 26, approached the bank area, displayed a handgun and demanded money, police say. He then took an undisclosed amount of money and fled on foot towards the rear of the grocery store.

Scotto was charged with robbery, entering a bank with intent to commit a larceny and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. He was already in police custody after being arrested July 17 on an unrelated matter.

Car arson leads to two arrests


TRIANGLE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two people have been arrested after police found evidence connecting them with a car arson.

Robert Paul Basista and Timothy Wilburn have been charged with two counts of arson after allegedly burning a BMW alongside Possum Point Road. The vehicle, which was found by crews supported by blocks, burned to shreds as a result of the fire.

Police were able to identify several pieces of evidence before the fire was extinguished and an initial investigation along with help from the public confirmed the fire was intentionally set as well as the suspect's identities.


Music Theatre Workshop to Kick Off at Metropolitan School of the Arts/Broadway Instructors

Music Theatre Workshop to Kick Off at Metropolitan School of the Arts/Broadway Instructors

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) is bringing together an all-star instructor ensemble from around the U.S. to provide a Music Theatre Workshop tailored to provide real-world experience by teaching students the integration of drama, voice, movement and choreographed dance from July 13 to July 24 for ages 8 years-old to 18 years-old for $900 and a junior class from July 20 to 24 for ages 6 years to 7 years old for $500. Both classes are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the MSA Alexandria studio at 5775 Barclay Drive. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org.

Man wanted for robbing PNC Bank inside Va. Giant


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William police are looking for a man caught on video robbing a PNC Bank inside a Giant Grocery Store in Woodbridge.

Police say that at around 12:08 p.m. Thursday, the man approached the bank area, displayed a handgun and demanded money from an employee. The suspect then took an undisclosed amount of money and fled on foot towards the rear of the grocery store.

The suspect is described as a male between the ages of 20 and 30 with a slender build. His height is between 5-feet 3-inches and 5-feet 4-inches. Police do not know his race.

Police say the suspect was last seen wearing a gray and black North Face hooded jacket, dark colored sunglasses, blue jeans and a black scarf covering his face.

No injuries were reported during he robbery.

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LEARNINGRx’s SUMMER STUDY TIPS; AVOID THE ACADEMIC ‘SUMMER SLIDE’

LEARNINGRx’s SUMMER STUDY TIPS; AVOID THE ACADEMIC ‘SUMMER SLIDE’

LearningRx brain training centers in the Washington, D.C. area are helping parents avoid the academic “summer slide” by providing summer brain training tips. During the summer, kids can lose an average 2 months of grade-level equivalency in math skills and 25 percent of their reading skills. LearningRx suggests cognitive exercises and games that can build brain ‘muscle’ and be fun too. For a free booklet of games, or for more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

“In many ways, the brain is like a muscle and the old adage “use it or lose it” certainly holds true,” said Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Reston, Va. and Vienna, Va.   “Mental exercise can keep the brain strong, just as physical exercise can keep the body strong,” said Loftus.

These exercises keep the brain energized while building cognitive skills, the underlying mental abilities needed to learn.

EASTER BRUNCH at CARMELLO’s, SUN., APR. 5; Kids 12 Yrs. Old and Younger Eat FREE

EASTER BRUNCH at CARMELLO’s, SUN., APR. 5; Kids 12 Yrs. Old and Younger Eat FREE

Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. is featuring a family-style Easter Brunch on Sun., Apr. 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The brunch is $30 per person (not inclusive), while kids 12 years old and younger eat free. The brunch will include a variety of eggs, waffles, paella, salads, meats, seafood, potatoes, pizza, biscuits, breads, fruits, desserts, as well as featured entrees. For reservations, go to www.carmellos.com

Carmello’s Easter Brunch menu includes:  an omelet station, waffle station, pizza station, paella pan, Portuguese salad, bruschetta, cheese and meat platter, risotto fritters, crab fritters, calamari, home fries, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, tortellini crema rosa, penne Italiano, chicken marsala, assorted fruit Pplatter, ham, bacon, sausage, croissants, bagels and assorted desserts.

MONZA COLLECTS 60 COATS for SERVE

MONZA COLLECTS 60 COATS for SERVE

Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. collected 60 coats for the local community shelter, SERVE, during January. For more information, call 703.368-5522 or go to www.eatmonza.com.

“Our winter coat drive was a great success due to the generous support of the Manassas community,” said Alice Pires, owner of Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. “SERVE does so much for those in need, it’s our honor to help them with their programs,” said Pires.