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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.

Music Theatre Workshop to Kick Off at Metropolitan School of the Arts/Broadway Instructors

Music Theatre Workshop to Kick Off at Metropolitan School of the Arts/Broadway Instructors

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) is bringing together an all-star instructor ensemble from around the U.S. to provide a Music Theatre Workshop tailored to provide real-world experience by teaching students the integration of drama, voice, movement and choreographed dance from July 13 to July 24 for ages 8 years-old to 18 years-old for $900 and a junior class from July 20 to 24 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.

Athlete bikes cross-country for Ashburn man

ASHBURN, Va. (WUSA9) -- A local endurance athlete has just bicycled 2,600 miles in 11 days to raise money for a young man from Ashburn.

Ryan Diviney suffered a devastating brain injury in a beating at college. Ryan was 20 years old, a sophomore in pre-law at West Virginia University, when two young men nearly killed him.

"It was late at night, Ryan was back pedaling trying to get out of the way, the next you know, one kid sucker punched him in the head," which sent him falling, explained Sue Diviney. "Another walked up and kicked him in the head. They said it was like punting a football," Sue said. The two thugs fled, leaving Ryan on the ground bleeding from his ears.

Jonathon May served seven months in prison, Austin Vantrease, served four years.



LearningRx brain training centers in the Washington, D.C. area are helping parents avoid the academic “summer slide” by providing summer brain training tips. During the summer, kids can lose an average 2 months of grade-level equivalency in math skills and 25 percent of their reading skills. LearningRx suggests cognitive exercises and games that can build brain ‘muscle’ and be fun too. For a free booklet of games, or for more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

“In many ways, the brain is like a muscle and the old adage “use it or lose it” certainly holds true,” said Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Reston, Va. and Vienna, Va.   “Mental exercise can keep the brain strong, just as physical exercise can keep the body strong,” said Loftus.

These exercises keep the brain energized while building cognitive skills, the underlying mental abilities needed to learn.

Man, woman found dead in Ashburn murder-suicide

ASHBURN, Va. (WUSA9) -- A man and a woman have been found dead in an Ashburn home and investigators believe their deaths are the result of a domestic murder-suicide.

According to a release issued by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to the 43100 block of Rockfield Court shortly before 9 p.m. Monday after someone reported a shooting and made suicidal statements before hanging up on dispatchers. When deputies arrived at the scene they were unable to make contact with anyone inside the home.

As a precaution, deputies treated the scene as a barricade situation, and residents in the area were told to stay inside their homes.

Deputies finally entered the home to find the two residents were dead.

Right now the names of the deceased are not being released pending notification of next of kin. The incident remains under investigation.

EASTER BRUNCH at CARMELLO’s, SUN., APR. 5; Kids 12 Yrs. Old and Younger Eat FREE

EASTER BRUNCH at CARMELLO’s, SUN., APR. 5; Kids 12 Yrs. Old and Younger Eat FREE

Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. is featuring a family-style Easter Brunch on Sun., Apr. 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The brunch is $30 per person (not inclusive), while kids 12 years old and younger eat free. The brunch will include a variety of eggs, waffles, paella, salads, meats, seafood, potatoes, pizza, biscuits, breads, fruits, desserts, as well as featured entrees. For reservations, go to www.carmellos.com

Carmello’s Easter Brunch menu includes:  an omelet station, waffle station, pizza station, paella pan, Portuguese salad, bruschetta, cheese and meat platter, risotto fritters, crab fritters, calamari, home fries, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, tortellini crema rosa, penne Italiano, chicken marsala, assorted fruit Pplatter, ham, bacon, sausage, croissants, bagels and assorted desserts.