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Army parachutist killed during show had family in Virginia


CHICAGO (AP/WUSA9) - Members of a U.S. Army skydiving team will return to their base, where they will have access to counseling, after a parachutist from their unit died from injuries suffered during a stunt at the Chicago Air & Water Show.
    
Golden Knights spokeswoman Donna Dixon said Sunday that the team will head to Fort Bragg in North Carolina, where they can meet with chaplains. She says the Army wants to ensure everyone is mentally and physically fit to continue with the show season.
    
Sgt. 1st Class Corey Hood of Cincinnati, Ohio, was pronounced dead Sunday. The 32-year-old who had served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan was injured a day earlier when he collided in midair with a member of the Navy's precision skydiving team. That man was treated for a broken leg.

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.

Worker killed at silo identified


ASHBURN, Va. (WUSA9) -- A worker just shy of his 19th birthday was found dead a day after an 80-foot silo full of mineral filler partially collapsed at a Loudoun County quarry. An official with the Mine Safety and Health Administration identified the worker as 18-year-old Daniel Potter. 

The sand plant silo full of mineral filler partially collapsed Monday morning at Luck Stone Leesburg Quarry in Ashburn.

His family, who had not left the scene since Monday, and rescue workers had hoped that the young man would be found alive in a void inside the silo, but at approximately 7:25 a.m. Tuesday, a 

Loudoun 
County Fire Department official announced that the young man was found deceased.

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.

4 wanted in Ashburn housebreaking


ASHBURN, Va. (WUSA9) -- Four males are wanted in connection with a home invasion and robbery that happened at a home in Ashburn on Monday afternoon, Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said.

The home invasion happened at the home located in the 21300 block of Sawyer Square around 3:40 p.m., according to officials. Four men entered the home and confronted the teenager inside of the house.

One of the suspects pulled out a knife and demanded money. The suspects took the money from the victim and also stole a video game system and the victim' cell phone, officials said.

Another resident returned home while the robbery was ongoing and was confronted by the suspects. Nobody was hurt in the incident.

All four suspects are being described as black males. One suspect was wearing a black shirt with cargo shorts and had tattoos on his neck.

Bear spotted on George Washington Virginia campus


ASHBURN, Va. (WUSA9) -- A bear has been spotted on several roads on the George Washington University Virginia Thursday, according to George Washington University staff.

Staff members sent picture to WUSA9 showing the bear on roads located behind Discovery Hall and on George Washington Boulevard.