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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.

 

Centreville High Schools Offers Early Bird Yearbook Sales

Centreville High School yearbooks will be sold at the Back to School Festival on September 1! Get ahead of the game and stop by the booth to purchase your yearbook early for the one day price of $70. This is your chance to buy it before it gets to $90! You also can purchase it online until the end of August and get the same deal.

Officers Under Fire During Terror Drill

CHANTILLY, Va. (WUSA) -- Officers were under fire during terror simulation drills.

They were put to the test.  The instructors say it is crucial for the officers to feel and hear the simulated threat. 

They say it's important to get their heart rate pumping and adrenaline going so when it matters most they're training kicks in. 

Friday was no picnic for the Fairfax County Swat Team and student officers who came as far as Harrisonburg, Va.

The first scenario they encountered was a daycare shooting with an officer down.

The team of 20 moved in.  But some walked right past a planted explosive hanging above them in the fake daycare.

 

Student officers learn to be more careful and observant during high stress events.

Starlight Cinema Presents Drive-in Movie Night

On Saturday, August 21, Starlight Cinema in Centreville is playing “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.” This drive-in movie presentation is free and gates at 5870 Trinity Parkway will open at 6:00 p.m. For more information you can call 703-324-SHOW.

 

 

Dulles Expo Center to Host Capital Home Show

The Capital Home Show will be returning to the Dulles Expo Center once again. The event will run Friday, September 24 through Sunday, September 26 and will include lots of new features and highlights. Come learn some about some hot new products, energy saving tips, and see demo stages for all parts of the house from the kitchen to your bedroom.

There will be over 250 exhibitors and celebrity presenters including HGTV’s Andrew Downward of “Divine Design," designer Christopher Straub from Season 6 of “Project Runway,” and WTOP’s Gardening Editor and host of “Garden Sense,” Mike McGrath to name a few.

WFCM Holds Back-to-School Backpack Collection

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) is holding their annual backpack collection as we approach the new school year. They collect backpacks for the elementary, middle and high schools in areas such as Centreville, Fairfax Station, Clifton, and Chantilly to name a few.

WFCM is asking area residents to contribute whenever possible because so far they have requests for over 1,300 backpacks which are given to students with free or reduced-price lunches. Due to the rough economy, the numbers of backpack requests have gone up by 15% since last year. Some schools don’t even request a number, they just have asked for as many as possible.

If you would like to donate a backpack you can drop it off at WFCM located at 13981 Metrotech Drive in Chantilly, VA. WFCM asks that the backpack donations are dropped off on or before August 25 because the deliveries to the schools will occur by August 27.

Book Discussion Group for Kids

The Centreville Regional Library is hosting a book discussion for children ages 9-12 on Monday, August 16. The event will be held in the Centreville Library Meeting Room #1 and is being presented by a library volunteer.

The group will be discussing The Ghost’s Grave by Peg Kehret. Adults are welcome to accompany their children. The book discussion will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. and should run until 7:30 p.m.