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Suspect wanted for shooting at Herndon buildings


HERNDON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A person responsible for discharging a gun and hitting two buildings in two separate incidents in Herndon is being sought, Fairfax County Crime Solvers said.

The two incidents happened in the Herndon area earlier this month, officials said. The first incident happened on August 3, around 10 p.m. in the 2200 block of Monroe Street. The second incident happened between the hours of 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. on August 4, authorities said. The incident happened in the 2200 block of Corporate Drive.

The business was closed in both incidents. The suspects fired several shots and hit the front of the building. The town of Herndon has had two similar cases, according to Herndon police.

The incidents in Herndon happened on July 23, July 24 and July 28/29.

LEARNINGRx’s SUMMER BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE; AUG. 6 to AUG. 27

LEARNINGRx’s SUMMER BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE; AUG. 6 to AUG. 27

Drop off your back-to-school supplies at your nearest LearningRx brain training center, located in Reston, Va. Vienna, Va., Leesburg, Va., Fairfax, Va. and N. Potomac, Md. , to support needy students at local schools. A five percent discount for brain training is offered to those who donate a backpack and five school supplies. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

“Being prepared for school is the first step in helping students have a successful school year,” said Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Reston, Va. and Vienna, Va.   “We encourage everyone to help our local children get ready for the next school  year, whether it’s some pencils or paper or a backpack, every little bit helps,” said Loftus.

CARMELLO’s WINS WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE’s 2015 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

CARMELLO’s WINS WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE’s 2015 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. recently earned Wine Spectator magazine’s 2015 Award of Excellence for the sixth consecutive year, noted for its vast Portuguese wine selections. For more information, call 703-368-5522 or go to www.carmellos.com.

Carmello’s offers more than 100 Portuguese wines from Portuguese regions, such as Alentejo, Douro, Doa, Estremadura and Vinho Verde, and presents one of the largest Portuguese wine lists in the United States.

“We are always looking to ways to improve and enhance our wine selection,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s and Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. “We’re honored to be selected by Wine Spectator Magazine,” said Pires.

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS PERFORMS and DIRECTS Jonathon Larson’s “RENT”

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS PERFORMS and DIRECTS Jonathon Larson’s “RENT”

Metropolitan Youth Theatre students of the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. will present its student-directed and produced performance of Jonathon Larson’ RENT on Fri., July 31 at 7:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sun., Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. at the1st Stage Theatre in Tysons Corner at 1524 Spring Hill Road, McLean, Va. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased online at www.metropolitanarts.org.   


Jonathan Larson’s rock opera, which ran for 12 years on Broadway and won both the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize, is loosely based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La Bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in New York City's East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

Body found near Herndon parking garage identified


HERNDON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Fairfax County police have identified the woman found dead next to a Herndon parking garage Tuesday.

Brooke Lee Lancaster, 19, of Ashburn was found dead in a grassy area next to the parking garage in the 2300 block of Dulles Station Boulevard at around 7 a.m.

Police say no foul play was involved in Lancaster's death and there is no public safety threat.

The cause of Lancaster's death is still under investigation.

Lancaster's body was found less than 12 hours after Fairfax County police found a body Monday night in Woodlawn Park in Mount Vernon. Police have not released the identity of that body, but said there is no public safety threat.

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Body found near garage in Herndon


HERNDON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Fairfax County police are investigating their second body found in 12 hours.

Police say the body of a woman was found near a parking garage at 2300 Dulles Station Blvd. in Herndon at around 7:00 a.m. Tuesday.

Metro School of the Arts' Elite Dance Workshop includes Creative Director for Janet Jackson’s Tour

Metro School of the Arts' Elite Dance Workshop includes Creative Director for Janet Jackson’s Tour

An elite team of international dance instructors are set to teach dance students at Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) an intense workshop of hip, hop, contemporary, jazz and tap dance, including Stephani Kammer who’s noted for her work in Janet Jackson’s Rock Witch U world tour and the Michael Jackson tribute on the MTV Video Music Awards. Classes are from July 27 to Aug. 7 for ages 8 years-old to 18 years-old for $950 and a junior class from Aug. 3 to 7 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 or call 703.339.0444.