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Northern Va. man gets 21 years in child's sexual abuse case


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A northern Virginia man has been sentenced to 21 years in prison in a case that prosecutors say involves the repeated sexual abuse of a child.

Jose Quintanilla was sentenced Thursday in Alexandria Circuit Court. He was convicted of forcible sodomy, aggravated sexual battery, production of child pornography and similar charges.

Once the 44-year-old is released from prison, he'll be on supervised probation until his death.

Between 2011 and 2014, prosecutors say Quintanilla performed sex acts on a victim under the age of 13, against the victim's will. They say Quintanilla videotaped the assaults a number of times and saved the files, which police recovered.

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Homeowner shoots armed burglary suspect


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- An armed home intruder was shot by a homeowner Tuesday, according to Fairfax County Police.

Fairfax County Police were called to the home on Lenore Lane in Alexandria Tuesday at about 8:40 a.m for a reported burglary.

Officers found that the homeowner had encountered a stranger trying to enter his home. An altercation followed and the resident shot the stranger in the upper body with a handgun, police said.

A resident of the neighborhood, Mr. Willis told WUSA9 that he heard glass breaking, and saw the injured man running from the side of his neighbor's house. Bullet holes could be seen in the glass french doors of the home.

Willis said he saw the wounded man running and got into his car to follow him so he could help identify the man if he got away.

Police investigate death of 17-year-old in Alexandria


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Alexandria Police Department is investigating after a 17-year-old male was found dead in the 2800 block of Park Center Drive.

Police say officers arrived around 7:45 a.m. and found the male deceased beside a building.

An autopsy was performed Friday and police say the cause of death is pending further investigation.

Police say the victim's injuries are consistent with a descent from a building. No other injuries have been identified.

We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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LearningRx is commemorating the 20th anniversary of Brain Awareness Week, Mar., 16 - 22, and provides a list of the top 20 brain foods that support brain function like broccoli, tomatoes, walnuts, blueberries, avocados, salmon, red wine, dark chocolate, cinnamon,  pumpkin seeds, olive oil, hummus, green and black teas, almonds, beets, whole grains, coffee, eggs, curry and garlic. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

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CITY of MANASSAS HOSTS SPRING RECYCLEFEST; CELEBRATES EARTH DAY

CITY of MANASSAS HOSTS SPRING RECYCLEFEST; CELEBRATES EARTH DAY
In celebration of Earth Day’s 45th anniversary, the City of Manassas Public Works and Utilities is hosting its annual Recyclefest on Sat., Apr.4 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Manassas Transfer Station, located at 8305 Quarry Road. Residents can recycle items and shred documents for FREE, check out recycling craft demonstrations, enter an American Disposal raffle contest to win Washington National tickets, and take a look at an American Disposal trash truck. For more information, call 703-257-8252 or go to www.manassascity.org.

Manassas, Va. residents will be able to recycle their household hazardous waste, electronic waste, gently used clothing and even shred paper documents for FREE. Last year more than 400 residents attended Recyclefest, and brought more than 20,000 tons of recycling in just four hours.

CARMELLO’S to HOST FLYING DOG BEER DINNER, TH., MAR. 26; AND RUFFINO WINERY WINE DINNER, TH., APR. 2

CARMELLO’S to HOST FLYING DOG BEER DINNER, TH., MAR. 26; AND RUFFINO WINERY WINE DINNER, TH., APR. 2

Monza and Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. are featuring a Flying Dog Beer Dinner with a four-course dinner, featuring beers like Bloodline IPA, Single Hop Imperial IPA HBC 431, Earl Grey Black Wheat, Lucky SOB Irish Red Ale and Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout on Thurs., Mar. 26 at 6:30 p.m. for $70 inclusive per person; and the Ruffino Winery Wine Dinner on Thurs., Apr. 2 at 6:30 p.m. for $85 inclusive. For reservations, go to www.eatmonza.com

Icy conditions cause problems throughout region


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- The icy conditions have made travel by car and by foot treacherous.

The roads have been treated but resident should not count on the sidewalks to be clear. People were slipping and sliding in Old Town Alexandria on Sunday.

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Michelle Ward tried to put traction outside of her art gallery. "It's dangerous because you don't see it looks wet. It's a frozen ice rink once again. It's treacherous," Ward said.