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Silver Line brings changes to 11 bus routes


RESTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- In three days, the Silver Line opens for business, bringing the Metro Rail to Reston. While the new line will see new riders to Metro, some current riders will have to pay more for the same distance commute. The increase costs are due to some big changes with eleven Fairfax Connector bus routes.

Some Metro riders, who've have already been hit with a three percent rate hike last month, will now have to pay more for the same distance commute.

David Ramirez lives in Reston and works in Arlington. From a Park and Ride lot, he takes a Fairfax Connecter bus to the West Falls Church Station for $1.25 , the Metro rider discount fare. However starting Monday, the bus will take him to the new Wiehle-Reston East station instead. That longer ride on the Silver Line will cost more.

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Northern VA woman charged with terrorism


RESTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A Northern Virginia woman has been charged, along with four others, for supporting a terrorist organization, according to federal officials.

Muna Osman Jama, 34, of Reston, was arrested for providing support to a foreign terrorist organization, the Department of Justice reports.

According to court documents, Jama along with Hinda Osman Dhirane of Kent, Washington, led a fundraising organization providing financial support to the terrorist group al-Shabaab.

Court records allege that Jama and Hinda oversaw a network composed mostly of women who provided monthly payments to their conduits in Kenya and Somalia. Records show that Jama was primarily responsible for sending money to a conduit in Kenya.

4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda

4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda


BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA 9) -- Two Metrobus passengers are claiming injuries after the bus was involved in an accident on the Beltway Friday afternoon.

Authorities say that the Metrobus was involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle near the Old Georgetown Road exit on I-495.

Authorities report that two of the passengers in the involved vehicle are also claiming injuries.


FREE CUPCAKES AT OCCASIONALLY CAKE on SUN. JULY 20; DONATES 50% to METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS

FREE CUPCAKES AT OCCASIONALLY CAKE on SUN. JULY 20;  DONATES 50% to METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS

 

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. and Mount Vernon, Va. is celebrating its five-year anniversary on Sun., July 20 and handing out one free cupcake per person to all their patrons with no purchase necessary at their Old Town Alexandria shop at 207 King Street and Mount Vernon at 8859 Richmond Highway from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Occasionally Cake will donate 50 percent of all their sales that day to Metropolitan School of the Arts youth scholarships of Lorton, Va. For more information, call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com.

The free cupcakes will be available in Chocolate Marshmallow, Red Velvet, Snickerdoodle, Funfetti and Strawberry Key Lime flavors with other flavors available for purchase. A variety of other flavors will be available for purchase.  Occasionally Cake will offer an anniversary special of four cupcakes for $8.

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MANASSAS UTILITIES INSTALLS AUTOMATED METERED INFRASTRUCTURE

MANASSAS UTILITIES INSTALLS AUTOMATED METERED INFRASTRUCTURE

City of Manassas Utility crews won’t have to make periodic trips to read meters anymore, with the installation of Automated Metered Infrastructure (AMI). The utility department and the customers can now have better real-time consumption information. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.

Be the first to ride Metro's Silver Line!


RESTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- We've all been waiting for what seems like forever for Metro's Silver Line to open.

If you're antsy and ready to ride, why not be among the first passengers on the new line?

Metro announced Wednesday that it will randomly select 10 lucky winners to participate in the July 26 grand opening ceremony and ride on the first Silver Line train.

Each winner and a guest will receive reserved seating at the opening event, a ride on the first train, and an unlimited Metrorail one-day pass for travel to and from the inaugural activities, according to Metro.

50 PERCENT OFF at BELLEZZA SPA for ACTIVE DUTY/RETIRED MILITARY/SPOUSES

50 PERCENT OFF at BELLEZZA SPA for ACTIVE DUTY/RETIRED MILITARY/SPOUSES

Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va. is saluting our active duty and retired military, as well as their spouses by offering 50 percent off all spa services on Mon., July 7 and Tues., July 8. Offer valid for active duty military and spouses, and valid military identification is mandatory. For more information and appointments, go to www.bellezzaspava.com or call 703.266.0063.

“Independence Day is a time to honor our military and thank them for their sacrifices,” said Paola Berrios, owner of Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va. “We’re grateful for their commitment, and service to our country,” said Berrios.