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Stealthy Burglar Strikes Again

OAKTON, Va. (WUSA) -- Nearly 90 actual or attempted home and car break-ins have Fairfax County Police searching for a serial burglar.

The crimes have happened mainly in Reston, Fair Oaks, Mclean and Sully.

But on Friday, the burglar hit the Annandale area. Police say there were three break-ins and one attempted break-in on Prosperity Avenue and Morningside Drive.

Police believe they are all connected and the thief or thieves strike mainly between midnight and 6 a.m.

The first break-ins happened August 6th and the most recent happened Friday morning, October 1st.

Eight of the break-ins happened Thursday morning in the Oakton and Fair Oaks area.

Jan Dombroff has gone to great length's to secure her home.
She has a metal gate, surveillance cameras, even a doberman guard dog trained in Germany and three terriers. They were no match for the stealthy intruder.

Minimal Invasive Back Surgery

RESTON, Va. (WUSA) -- Melba Purkey, a 71-year-old Chantilly resident, had been coping with back pain her entire adult life. It was so bad and hurt her so much she could barely walk or stand up straight.

Melba strained her back from years as a nurse and long hours on her feet. "I would say the last 2 years it has been very gradual the curve it started developing and getting worst it is just unbelievable how much pain you can have when you have those nerves," she said.

Melba was diagnosed with degenerate disk disease and scoliosis. But for Melba undergoing major traditional back surgery worried her. She didn't want to be laid up for months.

Pink Streaks in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month: October 1-31

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

So Lofty Salon & Wellness Center in Vienna is offering

PINK HIGHLIGHTS

for just $10 each. No appointment necessary.

Celebrate Fairfax

Get ready to have some fun! Come out to the Celebrate Fall for Fairfax event this Saturday at Fairfax Government Center. Fall for Fairfax will run from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Activities include a train ride, a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, inflatables and several kid's performances. There will also be exhibits on education, sport and fitness, public saftey, personal health and the environment.

It is free to attend. For more info please go to http://www.celebratefairfax.com/ or you can contact (703) 324-3247.

Wildfire to Host Pork and Pinot Wine Dinner

This was sent to us from Wildfire Restaurant in Tyson's Corner:

Join us at Wildfire for a five course dinner featuring farm fresh ingredients from Round Hill Virginia’s Bay Haven Farm. Each course will be paired with a hand-selected pinot noir as Anna and Daniel Cohen, owners of Bay Haven Farm, share with us their journey from city to country life.

The evening will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, 3rd floor, McLean, VA. The reception will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and wine pairings at 7:00 p.m. Seating is limited.  Please call Michelle Bringham at (703) 442-9110 to reserve a table.

Capital One credit card charge-offs increase

Local credit giant Capital One (based in McLean, VA) has stated that its rate of uncollectible credit card balances increased in the third quarter. Initially, it seemed that consumers were showing progress in paying credit card bills, but with the rate of unemployment continuing to climb, consumers are concentrating on major bill payments such as mortgage and automobile payments.

Charge offs for Capital One have increased from $366.8 million to 368 million continuing to show that consumers are still under stress and enduring financial hardships. It has been noted that while consumers are attempting to make payments on their credit card debt, they are still delinquent in their payments.

It has been found that consumers are using credit cards for basic needs such as groceries, gas and prescription drug purchases. In addition, most consumers are carrying at least $10,000 in credit card debt and have at least 5 credit cards.

Parents save 70% on clothes, toys, furniture at consignment expo

LOUDOUN, VIRGINIA (WUSA)-- Angie Goff finds out how parents and moms-to-be can save big this weekend on kids and baby goods and clothes.

VIDEO: Angie with big deals at JBF Sale

Susan Gill of 'Just Between Friends' says families will find great deals on more than 40,000 new and gently used items at this Fall's big consignment extravaganza.

Consignors price and tag their own goods and earn up to 70% and shoppers save big. Gill showed us a brand new Baby Gap velvet dress that only cost $6. In addition to clothing, shoppers will find DVDs, toys and furniture to outfit the home.