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Loudoun Co. schools could charge students for bus rides


LOUDOUN CO., Va. (WUSA9) -- Loudoun County Public Schools could be the first in the state to charge students for bus rides if they get the okay from state legislators.

Stephanie Cole picks up her nine-year-old daughter from Ashburn Elementary School, but her other two children in middle school ride the bus. Paying for bus rides would add up quickly.

"I don't like that at all. I think that's a terrible idea. I think we pay enough as it is," Cole said.

She says when her children buy lunches it could cost her $10 a day. Adding on a bus fee is a bit much, according to Cole.

"All we are asking to do is untie our hands to assist us with the tools to deal with budget issues," countered Bill Fox, the Leesburg representative on the Loudoun County School Board.

Fox says he would rather not have students pay, but in a pinch he wants that authority.

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Football players charged in Briar Woods High School locker room assault


ASHBURN, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two 17-year-old students at Briar Woods High School in Loudoun County have been charged with assaulting another student in the school's locker room in October.

Officials say the two teenagers allegedly assaulted an underclassman on the junior varsity football team on Oct. 9 after regular school hours. The suspects are both members of the school's varsity football team.

Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office began investigating the circumstances surrounding the assaults after being notified by a school resource officer on Oct. 17.

Va. high school football players under investigation


ASHBURN, Va. (WUSA9) -- Three high school football players who are under investigation have been suspended from Briar Woods High School in Ashburn. The allegations involve inappropriate touching of other students.

The team is a powerhouse which has won three state championships. On October 17, just before their game with Broad Run, allegations of assault surfaced and the three players were pulled before the game. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Department is investigating.

Loudoun school spokesman Wayde Byard says what happened does not point to hazing, but a dispute between individuals.

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to FEATURE NUTCRACKER on Nov. 22 and 23 in ANNANDALE

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to FEATURE NUTCRACKER on Nov. 22 and 23 in ANNANDALE

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. will present their annual Nutcracker performances on Sat., Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and on Sun., Nov. 24 at 12 p.m. and
5 p.m.at the Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus in Annandale, Va. Ticket prices range from $21 to $27 and can be purchased online at www.metropolitanarts.org.

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LEARNINGRx OFFERS MILITARY FAMILIES 11 % OFF of BRAIN TRAINING; DONATES $111/student to SEMPERMAX

LEARNINGRx OFFERS MILITARY FAMILIES 11 % OFF of BRAIN TRAINING; DONATES $111/student to SEMPERMAX

For Veteran’s Day, LearningRx of DC Metro Area is offering 11 percent off of their brain training programs for military families Nov. 11 through Nov. 30, located at six, local centers, Chantilly, Va., Fairfax, Va., Leesburg, Va., Reston, Va., Vienna, Va. and North Potomac, Md. For each military child they train, LearningRx will also donate $111 to SemperMax, a program to enhance the morale and welfare of wounded veterans and their families. LearningRx programs have been helping traumatic-brain-injured military veterans, like U.S. Army Capt. Patrick Horan (Ret.) of McLean, Va., recover their speech and memory skills, and LearningRx is now extending brain training to military families that are looking to make learning easier or for those who struggle with learning disabilities, ADHD or autism. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

Police: Woman hit by own car in Va.


ASHBURN, Va. (WUSA9) -- A woman was hit by her own car after it rolled backwards, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

It happened around 4 p.m. on Oct. 3 in the 20900 block of Runnymeade Ter. in Ashburn.

The driver's door was still open and it knocked her to the ground, officials said. As the car rolled back, the woman was hit.

She was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.


DEVIL’s BACKBONE FALL BEER DINNER at MONZA, Th.,Nov. 6

DEVIL’s BACKBONE FALL BEER DINNER at MONZA, Th.,Nov. 6

Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. is hosting a four-course Devil’s Backbone Brewery fall beer dinner, featuring beers like Vienna Lager, Kilt Flasher, Gold Leaf Lager and 4-point Pale Ale on Thurs., Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. for $65 inclusive. For reservations, go to www.eatmonza.com.

The four-course menu includes: Vienna Lager with Meat and Cheese Platter; Kilt Flasher with Kilt Flasher Beer Cheddar Soup with potatoes, bacon, chives; Gold Leaf Lager served with Pan-Roasted Wild Rockfish and artichoke, tomato fennell ragout, herb fingerling potatoes, grapefruit buerre blanc; 4-Point Pale Ale with All-Natural Slow Braised Beef Short Ribs, maple vanilla, sweet potato puree, caramelized bacon brussels sprouts, and crispy onions; and Danzig Porter Bittersweet Chocolate Cake Morello with cherry mousse, caramel popcorn and mint.