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MISSING: Alessio Denegri in Leesburg, Virginia


LEESBURG, Va. (WUSA9) -- Alessio Denegri has been missing from Leesburg, Virginia since October 22, 2010.

He was born on January 13, 2003. He has light brown hair and brown eyes.

He may be in the company of his father. They may travel to Peru. Alessio has a scar above his lip.

If you have any information about Alessio please call the Loudoun County Sherriff's Office

*All info from National Center for Missing & Exploited Children


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Upcoming 5K & Fun Run/Walk Events in Loudoun County

Upcoming 5K & Fun Run/Walk Events in Loudoun County

Spring is the perfect time for fitness endeavors and family outings. Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services is hosting three 5K races and fun run/walk events this spring! Participants of all ages can choose from the events listed below or sign up for all three!

On Saturday, April 19, Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park hosts the HIPPITY HOP EASTER TROT 5K, FUN RUN & EASTER EGG HUNT. The 5K course is USATF-certified. Register online at www.loudoun.gov/webtrac. Visit www.loudoun.gov/bolenpark  or call 571-258-3487 for registration form and more information.

Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

As the world embraces the age of technology, everything is available online----including the sale of pets. Guardians of Rescue, a nationwide animal rescue organization, has stepped up to protect these poor animals from the cruelty of being bought and sold via the Internet. Guardians of Rescue is working with law enforcement in various states to try to reduce the amount of harm inflicted on these innocent dogs.

“Getting a new pet is always a big decision, and buying a dog you haven’t met in person is not smart,” says Dori Scofield, vice-president of Guardians of Rescue, an organization whose mission is to protect the well-being of all animals. “If you buy a dog through the Internet, you risk supporting puppy mill cruelty and being scammed out of your money. The Internet is also used by criminals to buy and sell fighting dogs, using certain understood language.”

If you looking to adopt a new dog, here are five tips to think about before you decide where to buy:

PW COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL/HYLTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER TO PRESENT FREE ARTS ALIVE FESTIVAL, MAY 3

PW COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL/HYLTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER TO PRESENT FREE ARTS ALIVE FESTIVAL, MAY 3

Prince William County Arts Council and the Hylton Performing Arts Center of Manassas, Va. are hosting their fourth annual ARTS ALIVE Festival, a free, family-fun event that features local, Prince William County dancers, singers, artists, and performances, on Sat., May 3 from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, at 10960 George Mason Circle Manassas, Va. Admission and parking are free. For a schedule of events, call 703-221-2150 or go to www.pwcartscouncil.org.

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Plane flips over at Leesburg airport


LEESBURG, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Leesburg Executive Airport is closed after a plane veered off the runway and flipped over, according to the FAA.

FAA officials say a Cessna C205 aircraft landed at the airport, veered off the runway and flipped over at 12:11 p.m. on Tuesday.

The condition of the pilot, who was the only person on board, is currently unknown.

The extent of damage to the aircraft has not been determined yet and the FAA is investigating.


Manassas City UTILITES DEPT. AWARDED PLATINUM LEVEL-RELIABLE PUBLIC POWER DESIGNATION

Manassas City UTILITES DEPT. AWARDED PLATINUM LEVEL-RELIABLE PUBLIC POWER DESIGNATION

City of Manassas, Va.  is one of 184 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®)1 designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. This is the fifth year that the City of Manassas Public Works/Utilities department has received this designation. The City of Manassas was one of two public utilities in Virginia to be awarded the RP3 in 2013, out of 16 Virginia public power providers. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

The chair of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel presented the designees on April 7 during the association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in Oklahoma City, Okla.

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ‘SINGING the ‘BLUES’ for AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ‘SINGING the ‘BLUES’ for AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

In support of Autism Awareness Month, Metropolitan School of the Arts is asking all of its studio students to ‘go blue’ now through April 30.  Students who wear blue during class, Monday through Friday in April, Metropolitan School of the Arts will donate $1 for each student that wears blue, per day. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for a full schedule of classes and registration.

Metropolitan School of the Arts offers pre-professional dance, theatre, musical and vocal studio classes for youth and teens, as well as adult dance and fitness classes, including Metro Barre, yoga and Pilates.