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Fairfax Fugitive Coach Captured In Poland

FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA)  More than a year after sexual misconduct charges were filed against him, a one-time youth coach in Fairfax County is in custody.

Fairfax Police say 39-year-old John E. Hamilton was arrested Wednesday by the Polish Border Guard as he attempted to cross into the Czech Republic.   Efforts are now underway to have him extradited back to the United States.

Hamilton faces two counts of aggravated sexual batter of a child and two counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count of crimes against nature with a minor.  All the alleged crimes took place in Fairfax County.

In 2009, a 24-year-old man came forward and accused Hamilton of committing the acts twelve years earlier.  Hamilton was a little league baseball coach for the Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association at that time.


Reston's Very Own Restaurant Week

Reston's Restaurant Week is an extension of DC’s restaurant week. It started on Friday, August 20 and will run through Sunday, August 29. Enjoy prix-fixe menus at these participating Reston Town Center restaurants:


-American Tap Room

-Big Bowl

-Il Fornaio

-Mon Ami Gabi

-M&S Grill

-Market Street Bar and Grill (dinner only)

-Obi Sushi

-Paolo’s Ristorante

-Uncle Julio’s Rio Grande Cafe


Bon appétit!


Cupcake Class at Wildfire

Cupcakes have truly been all the rage. Now you and your kids can learn how to bake, frost, decorate, and devour your very own delicious cupcakes! On Saturday, September 25, Wildfire is hosting a cupcake class for the whole family. WUSA9 Reporter Jessica Doyle is hosting the class with her daughter Sophia along with Wildfire Executive Chef Steven Lukis with his son Spencer.

This hands-on cupcake class will be held at the Wildfire in Tyson’s Galleria in McLean, VA from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $20 per adult and this covers up to 2 kids. Part of the proceeds will go to Food for Others, which is the largest distributor of free food to people in need in the Northern Virginia area.

Make your reservations now by contacting Michelle Bringham at 703-442-9110.

Gear up for Reston Century Bike Tour

This Sunday, August 22, the Reston Bike Club is holding the Reston Century Bike Tour. Riders will meet at the Reston Town Center Pavilion and select between three different routes of around 30, 63, or 100 miles. Riders will meet in the Pavillion at 6:30 a.m. and finish in the same location. Lunch will be served from 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. You can visit www.restonbikeclub.org for more information.

Fixing Bridges In Storm's Aftermath

VIENNA, Va. (WUSA) -- In the storm's aftermath, VDOT crews were busy trying to fix what heavy rain and flooding left behind.

In Vienna and Mclean two bridges buckled.  Crews didn't waste anytime Thursday morning fixing the bridge at Browns Mill Road and Beulah Road.  Just this morning, the crumbled street had branches popping out of it, but by noon time it was passable.

It was more complicated at Swinks Mill Road near Georgetown Pike.


A massive tree came down on a fire hydrant knocking out water for residents.  It also damaged part of the bridge structure.

The fix won't be completed until Friday.


Some residents say they've been through this all before. 

Rain Damages Bridges In Fairfax County

FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA) -- Fairfax County Police say two bridges are now closed due to damage from Wednesday's rain.

One bridge is located at 800 Swinks Mill Road. The bridge at that location has buckled and will be closed for a long time today and maybe beyond.

The second is located in the northern Reston area at Browns Mill Road and Beulah Road. The bridge there has partially washed away and the road is buckled.

Get Registered for the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics

The 2010 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics is being held September 18 through September 29. The deadline to register is Wednesday, September 1! To be eligible you must be 50 years old by December 31, 2010 and live in a sponsoring jurisdiction, which include the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church. $10 includes one event and the following events are open:

Track & field, team line dance, racquetball, ten pin bowling, eight ball pool, Wii bowling, bocce, tennis, table tennis, fencing, golf, shuffleboard, chess, miniature golf, bunco, horseshoes, softball hit & throw, backgammon, scrabble, cribbage, yo-yo tricks, duplicate bridge, swimming, diving, pickleball, men’s basketball,  men’s and women’s free throw basketball

For more information you can visit www.nvso.us or call 703-228-4721.