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FBI Opens Investigation Into Three DC Area Shootings

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) - The FBI announced it has opened an investigation into a series of recent incidents in which shots have been fired at the Pentagon, the Marine Corps Museum, and another, third case in Northern Virginia.

News of the third such shooting came on Tuesday, as Fairfax County Police reported an overnight incident at a Marine Recruiting Station in Chantilly. Investigators spent much of the day at the scene, scouring the parking lot and surrounding area for any evidence left behind.

Be Alert For Deer

From the Fairfax County Police Department:

Police caution motorists to stay alert for deer in the roadways.

Virginia was ranked among the top10 states in the nation for deer/vehicle collisions in 2009. The vast majority of these collisions occur during the deer breeding season between now and early January. Motorists should pay close attention and remain alert at all times, especially at dawn and dusk when deer are active and are likely to be seen quickly entering roadways in herds. Police are posting a mobile sign board on roads where deer/vehicle collisions have been reported in recent weeks, such as Braddock Road and Pleasant Valley Road.

Safety tips for motorists include:

Chantilly Woman Killed, Husband Charged With Murder

CHANTILLY, Va. (WUSA) -- Police in Fairfax County are investigating a domestic shooting in Chantilly that has left one woman dead.

Officer Bud Walker, spokesperson for Fairfax County Police, says police received a report from a family member of shots fired on Rembrandt Way around 3:00 Friday morning. Officers arriving on the scene found 44-year-old Kathleen Tran dead from a gunshot wound to her upper body.

Police say her husband, 43-year-old Tony Tong has been charged with murder. The couple's two sons, one in high school and the other in college were in the home at the time of the shooting.

The Vietnamese couple owned a popular barber shop in Sully Plaza.

Virginia History Textbook Said To Contain Big Lie

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA) - It's well known, thanks to the movie Glory, that black soldiers fought for the Union. In the Confederate Army, historians say thousands of slaves worked as laborers, not as soldiers, but a new fourth grade textbook, "Our Virginia: Past and Present," has a different take.

"The people in Richmond who approved this book should be fired," said Jeremy Mayer, George Mason University Public Policy Associate Professor. "What do you have a credentialling board for textbooks for if not to catch howling errors?"

He and many historians are outraged about this line in the book, "Thousands of Southern blacks fought in the Confederate ranks, including two black battalions under the command of Stonewall Jackson."

Murder Victim's Stolen Lexus Found

FAIRFAX STATION, Va. (WUSA) -- Police have found the stolen Lexus that belonged to a man murdered at his home.   Sixty-one year old Yong S.  Yun  was found dead Thursday afternoon. 

Monday night just after 11 p.m.  Fairfax County police say an alert officer found Yun's missing 2002 gold Lexus LX470.   It was parked in the 4300 block of Americana Drive in Annandale, which is off of Route 236, next to the Beltway.     The vehicle was taken to a crime lab for processing.  

Yun owned Dr. Wash, a Chantilly car wash business located on Lee Jackson Highway.  He was found dead Thursday afternoon after his wife discovered his body at their home on Ladues End Lane off Fairfax County Parkway in Fairfax Station.

An autopsy revealed he died of trauma to his upper body.

Chantilly Man Convicted of Using Business as Front for Cocaine Trafficking Ring in NOVA

The following was sent to us by the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Virginia:

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Jamin Dodamin Oliva-Madrid, 30, of Chantilly, Va., was convicted by a federal jury of conspiring with his brothers and other individuals to distribute cocaine throughout Virginia. In addition, Esteban Salguero-Ortiz, a/k/a Cadejo, 41, of Philadelphia, Pa., was also convicted today of conspiring with members of the trafficking ring in Northern Virginia to expand their distribution into Philadelphia.

        Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Ava A. Cooper-Davis, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, made the announcement.

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.