Local Leads: 2/16/11

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By Charlie Bragale
|  Wednesday, Feb 16, 2011  |  Updated 10:01 AM EDT
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Local Leads: Where's Stormy?

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The following stories have been hand-selected by the Assignment Desk at News4:

WHERE'S STORMY?
Fredericksburg.com: "It would seem almost impossible for a 100-pound Great Dane to disappear, but that’s exactly what one Stafford County dog has managed to do. Stormy was an early Valentine’s Day gift from Candiss Holliday to her husband, Isaac."

PRINCE WILLIAM TO SUE HOMELAND SECURITY
Insidenova.com: " As far as the Prince William Board of County Supervisors is concerned, time has run out on the federal government. After receiving no information regarding illegal alien Carlos Martinelly Montano in a court-agreed upon date, the supervisors have decided to pursue litigation against the Department of Homeland Security. Martinelly Montano is charged in the accident that killed Benedictine nun Denise Mosier last August." 

A BIT OF BEN'S GIVEN TO GWU
Washington Post: " An old, stained menu and a photograph of President-elect Obama on his first visit to Ben's Chili Bowl are among the documents from the Washington landmark restaurant getting a permanent home at George Washington University."

UNEMPLOYMENT FALLS TO 9%
wtop.com/AP: " American businesses and consumers are giving the economy a boost by spending more, but the troubled housing market remains an obstacle, new data show. Consumers bought more from retailers for a seventh straight month in January. The gains came despite snowstorms that limited spending from workers with more money in their paychecks from a Social Security tax cut."

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