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BELLEZZA SPA DONATES 20 PERCENT of Mother's Day Sales to LIFE WITH CANCER

BELLEZZA SPA DONATES 20 PERCENT of Mother's Day Sales to LIFE WITH CANCER

Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va. helped support Life with Cancer by donating 20 percent of all services sold during Mother’s Day, totaling $260.  Bellezza Spa owner, Paola Berrios, is an advocate and volunteer for Life with Cancer, a Fairfax-based program, part of Inova Health System.  For more information, go to www.bellezzaspava.com or call 703.266.0063.

“So many are managing day-to-day with cancer, and Bellezza Spa is actively committed to helping children with cancer receive the best possible care and support,” said Paola Berrios, owner of Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va.

Teen dies after mini-bike crash in Reston


RESTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A teenager has died after his mini-bike was involved in a multi-vehicle crash on Reston Parkway on May 8.

Seventeen-year-old Sean Logan was riding his "Pit Bike" on northbound Reston Parkway when he attempted to turn left onto westbound Wiehle Avenue.

The driver of a 2004 Acura MDX and the driver of a 2008 Lexus GX470 were both traveling south on Reston Parkway. Logan crossed into the path of the two oncoming vehicles and was hit by the Acura, which then hit the Lexus.

Sean Logan was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. He died from his injuries on May 12.

Police say the Acura and the Lexus had the right of way and they do not anticipate any charges.


METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS RAISES $8,000 for BLACK BOX THEATRE PROJECT in ALEXANDRIA, VA.

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS RAISES $8,000 for BLACK BOX THEATRE PROJECT in ALEXANDRIA, VA.

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) raised $8,000 at their second Annual Benefit Concert to go toward construction of their Black  Box Theatre project in Alexandria, Va. MSA is working toward a fundraising goal of $100,000 to complete the theatre project. Visit www.metropolitanarts.org for more information.

Metropolitan Youth Ballet, Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble and iMpulse Jazz Ensemble performed at the concert at the George Washington National Memorial in Alexandria, Va., hosted by FOX 5’s anchor, Annie Yu.

“We are so grateful to the community for helping our dance companies get closer to our goal of building our Black Box Theatre,” said Melissa Dobbs, presidents of the Metropolitan School of the Arts in Alexandria and Lorton, Va.

Fairfax Co. considers meals tax


FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WUSA9) -- Fairfax County residents could see a four percent meals tax on ready-to-eat foods.

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova created a special task force to explore the possibility. The tax would be applied to ready-to-eat foods and beverages wherever they are sold. It would not apply to groceries.

County officials say the meals tax, which already exists in Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church and Fairfax City,
would generate revenue of approximately $88 million annually.

"All of the cities and towns around and within Fairfax County have adopted a meals tax," Chairman Bulova said. "Throughout the past few years, there has also been growing sentiment from constituents and organizations for our Board to allow voters to decide whether they wish to avail themselves of this additional source of revenue."


Police: Woman with knife bit victim's leg

Police: Woman with knife bit victim's leg


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a woman who they say bit another woman's leg and pushed a police officer.

Bonnie Lu Jackson, 42, of Manassas, has been charged with attempted malicious wounding, assault & battery on a LEO, and domestic assault & battery.

On April 19 at 12:51 a.m., officers responded to the 7300 block of Castle Road to investigate a domestic disturbance. The victim, a 44-year-old woman, reported that she and Jackson were involved in a verbal altercation that had escalated, according to police.

Police say that Jackson assaulted the victim and bit her leg. At some time during the altercation, Jackson grabbed a knife and charged towards the victim. Another person was able to separate the two women.

MISSING: Fatina Jovel in Reston, Virginia


RESTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Fatina Jovel has been missing from Reston, Virginia since March 24, 2013.

She was born on December 28, 1995. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

She is 5'6" tall and weighs approximately 130 pounds.

She may be with a male companion. They may travel to New York.

If you have any information about Fatina please call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

*All info from National Center for Missing & Exploited Children


Silver Line contractors submit project


RESTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Dulles Transit Partners led by Bechtel, submitted Phase I of the Silver Line to the Metropolitan Airports Authority for substantial approval.

The DTP and Bechtel made today's deadline to avoid liquidated damages. That means the contractor could have faced fines of up to $25,000 dollars a day if it had not submitted the project for substantial completion on April 9, 2014.

The last time the contractors submitted the project for substantial completion was in February. MWAA did not accept the submission then, sending the contractors back with a laundry list of fixes.

Today, WUSA9 discovered not all the fixes are complete.