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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.

 

Courtyard Marriott in Springfield Gets a Facelift

The Courtyard Marriott in Springfield, VA is almost done with the renovation that it began in April. Renovations of this Marriott include a brand-new lobby, updated business center, and new places to eat, including The Bistro restaurant and Market. Renovations to the courtyard and fitness center are still a work in progress and should be complete this fall.

Last Chance for Island Bash at Fireside Grill

Saturday Island Bash at Fireside Grill is a special evening of live island music, special drinks and appetizers and even special pricing. There is only one more Island Bash this summer and it’s this Saturday, August 28! Come and enjoy live music from 8:30 to midnight and let your taste buds enjoy flavors inspired by the Caribbean.

There will be margaritas (that you might need to hold with two hands) and traditional and flavored mojitos. Appetizers include margaritas shrimp skewers, with garlic bread and margaritas sauce, fireside ceviche, PEI mussels with tomato sauce, creole chicken skewers, and emerald bay crab and shrimp cakes. Some entrees include sunset tilapia, lobster flatbread, and Hemingway’s filet!

Fireside Grill is located at 9000 Lorton Station Bolevard in Lorton, VA. For more information you can call 703-372-1923 or visit www.firesidegrillVA.com.

Lions Club Meeting

Tonight, Tuesday, September 28, the Lions Club is holding their bi-monthly dinner. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. and there will be social time directly after the club meeting at 7:00 p.m. The venue for the meeting is the Springfield Golf and Country Club at 8301 Old Keene Mill Road in Springfield, VA.

Va. Police Seek Help in Identifying Human Remains

LORTON, Va. (WUSA) - Detectives with the Fairfax County Police Department are asking for the public's help in identifying human skeletal remains found Monday, July 12 just off Furnace Road.

Police said the medical examiner's office reported the victim died of trauma to the upper body and ruled the death a homicide. It is estimated that the remains went undiscovered for up to one year, detectives said.

A forensic anthropologist working with the medical examiner's office believes the skeleton is that of a European male with the possibility of East Asian or Hispanic ancestry. The anthropologist believes the man was in his mid 30s to early 40s and approximately 5 feet 3 inches tall.

The man had on a chain necklace with a stone-heart pendant and an evil-eye talisman attached. The stone pendant is multi-colored and has a geometric design on it.

Grand Re-Opening of JCPenney!

Today, August 20, is the official grand re-opening of the newly renovated JCPenney in Springfield Mall. Springfield Mall in Springfield, VA is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Holiday hours may vary!

90th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

This August marks the 90th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. There will be a celebration commemorating this historic event this Saturday, August 21 at the Workhouse Center in Lorton, VA.

Adults and children are welcome to arrive at 3:30 p.m. to learn about the history behind the Amendment, including the iconic woman that led the 1913 suffragist parade through the streets of Washington D.C on a white horse, Inez Millholland Boissevain. Boissevain’s last public words were, “Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty?”

Come to the Workhouse Center this Saturday for educational and fun activities for the whole family!