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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."

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.

Black Widow Sonya Thomas Devours 181 Chicken Wings

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The Black Widow of eating contests has gobbled up nearly 181 chicken wings in 12 minutes, devouring the national championship record in Buffalo, N.Y.

The National Buffalo Wing Festival says the wings originated in the city.

Sonya Thomas ate 4.86 pounds of chicken wings to win the festival's contest Sunday, besting world eating marvel Joey Chestnut. Thomas calls herself the Black Widow because she often beats male competitors in eating contests. The previous record was her 174 wings in 2005.

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Chestnut came in second after eating 169 chicken wings. That's 4.55 pounds.

Thomas says she's "so happy" because Chestnut had been favored to win. She says her technique of using her hands more than her mouth helped her.

80-Year-old Man Crashed into her Bike with his Car

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) Fairfax County Police are investigating a car accident that killed a 9-year-old girl near Alexandria Monday afternoon.

Police say a 2004 Mercury sedan struck Rebecca Johns, of Alexandria, who was riding with two of her friends, while driving along Franconia road near Cannon Lane.

The girl was rushed to the hospital where she later died from her injuries.

The driver of the car, an 80-year-old man, is not suspected of speeding or being under the influence of alcohol or any other drugs.

Police are warning motorists to be on high alert because school starts this week in Fairfax County.

Written by Manny Fantis

9NEWS NOW and WUSA9.com

Va. man gets 12 years in prison for $53M fraud

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia restaurateur has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for a plot that defrauded banks across the country of $53 million.

Thirty-one-year-old Osama El-Atari of Ashburn also was ordered to pay $53 million in restitution at sentencing Friday. He had pleaded guilty in April to three counts of bank fraud and one count of money laundering.

El-Atari owned a small chain of steakhouses in the Washington suburbs under the name Original Steakhouse and Sports Theater. He was known for driving Lamborghinis and Ferraris.

According to court documents, El-Atari presented the banks with fake life insurance policies as collateral to obtain fraudulent loans. The loans allegedly were for business ventures.

He fled the United States in May 2009 and was arrested in Texas in January 2010.

Water Main Break In Alexandria Being Repaired

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- Repair crews are on the scene of a water main break in Alexandria.

Jeanne Bailey, spokeswoman for Fairfax Water, says a 6-inch main burst on Burgandy Road between Norton Road and Elmwood Drive early Tuesday morning.

Bailey says 35 homes are without water on Tremont Drive, Norton Road and Elmwood Drive. Service is expected to be restored in approximately one and one-half hours.