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Who's Watching You?

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- If your spouse was cheating on you, how far would you go to catch him -- or her?

Maybe you'd hire a private investigator. But would you want the government spying on them? 

At issue is a tracker based on the familiar GPS device, but stuck secretly under your car and used not to get you where you're going -- but to spy on you.

Private Investigator Mike Russell and his partner Rick Alpert have used the device for years to track cheating spouses at Legal Investigations, Inc in Alexandria. The newest technology pinpoints you live on a satellite photo.... and Rick is playing along.

"Hey Rick, it's Bruce Leshan at Channel 9, where the heck are you buddy?"

"I'm over here with a client meeting in Reston."

Actually, he's at a strip club in Springfield. "I got you at the Paper Moon Gentleman's Club."

"Hmm. Seems like I got some explaining to do."

Teen Wellness Center Grand Opening Celebration

T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia is excited to host the grand opening celebration of the new Teen Wellness Center, the very first of its kind in Northern Virginia. What does this wellness center have to offer? The Alexandria Health Department has brought its Adolescent Health Center inside the high school campus to offer better and confidential access to physical and mental health services for teens. 

The new Teen Wellness Center was formerly known as the Adolescent Health Center now calls T.C. Williams High School, located at 3330 King St., Alexandria, home. The entire community of Alexandria is invited out to participate in the grand opening celebration tomorrow, September 16, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Sam Del Brocco Was Found Dead In Pompano Beach Home

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- Police in Pompano Beach, Florida are investigating a murder mystery involving an Alexandria, Virginia businessman.

Investigators say 60 year-old Sam Del Brocco was killed in his Florida home. Del Bracco, the founder and president of PCI Communications, lived in Alexandria but traveled several times a month to his home in Pompano Beach, Florida.

Sunday night, when Del Bracco hadn't been heard from, a concerned 9-1-1 caller asked Sheriff's Deputies to check on his welfare. They found Del Bracco in his home, murdered.

"Unprecedented in over 20 years since I've been here. I guess you have to be careful everywhere these days," said Pompano Beach resident Dan Eaton.

In the quiet, gated community where Del Brocco's Florida home is located, residents were stunned to see a mobile crime lab and homicide investigators in their neighborhood.

Arlington Pushes Back Car Tax Deadline To October 15

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA) -- People in Arlington County, Virginia are getting an extension on paying their personal property tax bills, also known as the "car tax." That is because a lot of them have not received their bills yet.

Arlington County delayed the mailing of 115,000 personal property tax bills due to a printing error. The county treasurer said the forms from Graphics Communications were defective. The cost of reprinting will be picked up by the graphics company. But the end result means the tax bills did not go out early enough to give taxpayers time to meet the October 5 deadline to pay their taxes.

Fannie and Freddie losses hit $226 billion

The government backed mortgage finance companies have burnt through $226bn in capital since the middle of 2007. The majority of those losses, or about $166bn, came from guaranteeing loans on single family homes, according to the first in what will be a series of quarterly reports from the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which regulates Fannie Mae (which is headquartered in Washington, DC ) and Freddie Mac (which is headquartered in Tysons Corner, VA).

Ballooning losses at Fannie and Freddie, which have taken $148bn in government aid to stay afloat have become a subject of intense debate in Washington. Most of the decision makers agree that the government needs to continue to provide some kind of guarantee to backstop home loans as well as stem the rising tide of foreclosures, but what form that should take is still up for debate.

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

A special remembrance ceremony will take place this Saturday, September 11 at 12:00 p.m. at the George Washington Masonic Temple at 101 Callahan Drive in Alexandria, VA. Alexandria Mayor William D. Euille, Police Chief Earl Cook, Fire Chief Adam Thiel, and Sheriff Dana Lawhorne, along with the City of Alexandria’s public safety departments will co-host the memorial service to honor our nation’s first responders in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. There will be free parking on the grounds of the Temple and it will remain open to visitors during the service.

Congressman Jim Moran to Hold BRAC Mark Center Town Hall

This event was submitted by the Press Office of Congressman Jim Moran (VA-08):

One year before the Mark Center is scheduled to be occupied, stakeholders to discuss progress, problems


Washington, D.C.— On Thursday, September 16th, Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) will host a special community town hall to discuss the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) 133 situation at the Mark Center site in Alexandria. The event comes one year out from the military’s stated date of implementing the major BRAC relocation.

Six thousand four hundred people are scheduled to start work in the new Mark Center facility on September 15, 2011. Congressman Moran has raised major concerns regarding the traffic problems that will be caused by this relocation.