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Police Believe Serial Burglar Is Back

GREAT FALLS, Va. (WUSA) -  Police are investigating more cases that may involve the serial burglary suspects in northern Virginia.

Fairfax County Police are investigating more attempted burglaries that happened sometime overnight, including one that was reported at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 10700 block of Riverscape Run.

Va. Gov. McDonnell's Father Dies

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- John F. "Jack" McDonnell, a World War II veteran and father of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, died Tuesday. He was 94.

The elder McDonnell had been ill for years with Alzheimer's disease.

Based in England during World War II, John McDonnell flew aboard bombers that made sorties into Nazi-occupied Europe. He served for 23 years in the Air Force.

The governor is the eldest of five children whom Jack and Emma McDonnell raised in a strict Irish-Catholic household in northern Virginia. In an 2009 interview, the governor described his father as "a tough, Boston Irish-Catholic Air Force officer who wasn't afraid to use the belt."

McDonnell said his father "encouraged me to work hard, dream big, and not make excuses in life and all things are possible."

"As the son of an Irish immigrant he lived the American Dream. I thank God he lived to attend my inauguration," McDonnell said in a statement.

Angie Goff joins the Kirk & Mike Morning Show Weekday Mornings

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)-- WUSA's Angie Goff joins the rockin' team of Kirk McEwen and Mike O'Meara on 105.9 FM The Edge.

LISTEN: Kirk & Mike Announce Angie's A-Coming

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Look for Angie's traffic updates and more on The Kirk & Mike Show weekday mornings between 5 AM-8:30 AM starting  Thursday November 4th.

Leesburg Police to Conduct Training Exercise

From the Leesburg Police Department:

The Leesburg Police Department will be conducting a training exercise on Saturday, November 6, 2010 in the Sycolin Road // Miller Drive SE area.  The exercise is for training purposes only, and there will be no live weapons fired during the training exercise.  The exercise is scheduled to begin at 8am and conclude at 12 Noon. There will be signboards in place on Sycolin Road during the timeframe of the exercise.  The exercise should not impact normal flow of traffic on Sycolin Road.  Traffic will be impacted on a portion of Miller Drive, SE.

Noodles & Company Comes to Leesburg

From Lindsey Mandel of Noodles & Company:

Noodles & Company, the restaurant that serves made-to-order noodles, salads and sandwiches inspired from around the world, right down the street and Heritage High School. Heritage High School’s mission is to give the skills, attitudes and knowledge that contribute to effective learning in school and across their life span. 

Noodles & Company has expanded in Virginia, with its opening in Leesburg, and is hosting a 100 percent benefit night for Heritage High School. The Grand Opening took place on Friday, October 22 and the fundraiser for the High School was Tuesday, October 26.

Noodles & Company’s new Leesburg location is 1607 Village Market Rd.

Revised Fall 2010 Milling and Paving Schedule

From the Town of Leesburg, VA – Due to contractor availability, the Town of Leesburg’s Public Works Department has revised the schedule for milling and paving work to be conducted in the coming weeks, with work now scheduled to begin on Wednesday, October 27, 2010.  The updated schedule, subject to inclement weather delays, is below with revisions highlighted in red. 

Part of the Town’s regular streets maintenance program, milling and paving is a surface replacement process that eliminates existing pot holes and creates a smooth new road surface.  Milling and paving extends the life of the Town’s streets and is done on any particular street about once every ten to fifteen years.

Virginia History Textbook Said To Contain Big Lie

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA) - It's well known, thanks to the movie Glory, that black soldiers fought for the Union. In the Confederate Army, historians say thousands of slaves worked as laborers, not as soldiers, but a new fourth grade textbook, "Our Virginia: Past and Present," has a different take.

"The people in Richmond who approved this book should be fired," said Jeremy Mayer, George Mason University Public Policy Associate Professor. "What do you have a credentialling board for textbooks for if not to catch howling errors?"

He and many historians are outraged about this line in the book, "Thousands of Southern blacks fought in the Confederate ranks, including two black battalions under the command of Stonewall Jackson."