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Teen in critical condition after near drowning in Va.


LEESBURG, Va. (WUSA9) -- A 16-year-old boy was listed in critical condition after nearly drowning at a pool at a home in Leesburg.

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office authorities say the incident happened on Saturday evening in the 15000 block of James Monroe Highway.

According to authorities, the teen was discovered at the bottom of the pool during a gathering at the home. He did not know how to swim.

The teen was initially taken to the Cornwall Campus of Inova Loudoun Hospital before he was transferred to Inova Fairfax Hospital, say authorities. He was listed in critical condition.


METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS TAP ENSEMBLE PERFORMS AT WEDNESDAY’s CHILD GALA

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS TAP ENSEMBLE  PERFORMS AT WEDNESDAY’s CHILD GALA

Metropolitan School of the Arts’ Youth Tap Ensemble tapped their way through a choreographed performance at the Wednesday’s Child Gala, which hosted potential adoptive parents and children at the Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City, Va. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org.

The Metropolitan School of the Arts Tap Ensemble is the resident, pre-professional tap dance company at the Metropolitan School of the Arts in Lorton, Va.  Tap dancers are 12- to 17 years old, and most of them have been tap dancing since kindergarten.  The 11 dancers in this year’s company are selected and audition every year to be a part of the ensemble.  They have performed in a variety of venues from New York City to Chicago, as well as the Atlas Performing Arts Center and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

MANASSAS CITY RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR 100 YEARS OF SERVICE

MANASSAS CITY RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR 100 YEARS OF SERVICE

Manassas City Utilities received the Century Award from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for its 100-year anniversary. Established in 1987, the APPA Century Award is given each year to public power utilities that have served their customers and community for 100 years.  For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

To commemorate the milestone, Manassas City Utilities hosted a 100-year anniversary event in October, 2013 that was attended by more than 600 people. At the event, they ceremoniously buried a time capsule containing memorable utility items from the past century and also raised more than $3,000 to donate to the American Cancer Society.

BELLEZZA SPA DONATES 20 PERCENT of Mother's Day Sales to LIFE WITH CANCER

BELLEZZA SPA DONATES 20 PERCENT of Mother's Day Sales to LIFE WITH CANCER

Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va. helped support Life with Cancer by donating 20 percent of all services sold during Mother’s Day, totaling $260.  Bellezza Spa owner, Paola Berrios, is an advocate and volunteer for Life with Cancer, a Fairfax-based program, part of Inova Health System.  For more information, go to www.bellezzaspava.com or call 703.266.0063.

“So many are managing day-to-day with cancer, and Bellezza Spa is actively committed to helping children with cancer receive the best possible care and support,” said Paola Berrios, owner of Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va.

Man charged for hit and run in stolen truck


LEESBURG, Va. (WUSA9) -- Loudoun County Sheriff's Office officials have arrested a man who they say was involved in a hit and run in a stolen truck.

James L. Jack, 50, was located after citizens reported seeing the stolen truck in the area of Briarcroft Plaza in Sterling.

Police issued an alert on Wednesday looking for information about the stolen truck and the suspect after he was involved in a hit and run in the area of Fort Evans Road and the Route 7/Route 15 Bypass.

The truck, a 2005 Freightliner, was reported stolen on May 7 from the area of Route 50 near Fleetwood Road. The vehicle was recovered and has since been returned.

Jack has been charged with auto theft and driving while a habitual offender. He also facing additional charges in Leesburg in connection with the hit and run.


METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS RAISES $8,000 for BLACK BOX THEATRE PROJECT in ALEXANDRIA, VA.

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS RAISES $8,000 for BLACK BOX THEATRE PROJECT in ALEXANDRIA, VA.

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) raised $8,000 at their second Annual Benefit Concert to go toward construction of their Black  Box Theatre project in Alexandria, Va. MSA is working toward a fundraising goal of $100,000 to complete the theatre project. Visit www.metropolitanarts.org for more information.

Metropolitan Youth Ballet, Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble and iMpulse Jazz Ensemble performed at the concert at the George Washington National Memorial in Alexandria, Va., hosted by FOX 5’s anchor, Annie Yu.

“We are so grateful to the community for helping our dance companies get closer to our goal of building our Black Box Theatre,” said Melissa Dobbs, presidents of the Metropolitan School of the Arts in Alexandria and Lorton, Va.

Shots fired into Va. house


LEESBURG, Va. (WUSA9) -- Leesburg City Police said shots were fired into a residence along the 100 block of Burnell Place in Leesburg, Friday night.

Police said they found evidence that shots were fired into the house, however no one was injured.

Deputies are still investigating the incident but believe there is no threat to the community.