In the News… @ 9, Nov. 13, 2014

Fourth suspect sought in the murder of a Woodbridge High School student

Prince William County Police are still looking for a fourth suspect in connection to shooting death of a 16 year old Woodbridge High School student on Monday. 2 adults and one juvenile have been arrested. They are due to be arraigned later today.

Metro is looking for 3K volunteers for a new payment method

Starting in January, Metro will begin a 3 month test period that will allow customers to use their smart devices to pay their fare. The new methods will include contactless credit and transit cards as well as mobile wallet devices. Metro needs about three-thousand volunteers for the pilot program. If you are interested this is the link to sign up

Community leaders in Ferguson ask supporters to put off holiday shopping in a show of support for Michael Brown

Community leaders and some lawmakers in Ferguson are asking area residents to boycott area stores until after Black Friday. Zaki Baruti with the Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Coalition says the boycott of local businesses is called “No Justice, No Profit”. The boycott is out of frustration over a lack of action in the shooting death of 18 year old Michael Brown who was shot and killed last August by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer. A grand jury looking into the shooting is expected to make a decision of if charges will be filed any day now.

Verizon settles a suit that they misled MD customers about FiOs

Verizon has agreed to settle a suit that it mislead customers about pricing for FiOs services. The one-point-four-million dollar deal will also mean that those promised promotional items like free Televisions and gift cards will receive them. The suit also claimed the carrier also improperly charged for disconnection service and equipment fees.

The Washington Wizards are on a roll

The Wizards defeated the Piston’s at home last night 107 to 103. The team now advances to 6 and 2 –the best season start in decades. John Wall added 27 points and 11 assists and teammate Brandon Jennings added 32 points and 10 assists. The Wizards have home court advance on Saturday when they host Orlando.

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