Local Leads: 4/19/11

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

    MAN ARRESTED TWICE IN ONE DAY
    Fredericksburg.com: "A young Stafford County man went to jail twice Sunday.The first time came after police charged him with a crime he had reported. The second time came after an arson charge. Sheriff's spokesman Bill Kennedy said Deputy Ron Jones went to the county School Board office at 2:07 a.m. in response to a reported vandalism. A caller who sounded intoxicated reported that he had seen several people spray-painting vehicles in the parking lot, Kennedy said." 

    10-TIME LOTTERY WINNER

    Insidenova.com: "Friends and co-workers said Monday was a lucky day for one Woodbridge man. The car salesman at Lustine Chrysler Jeep Dodge won $100,000 in the Virginia Lottery Cash 5 game Monday, they said. And not just once. He played the winning numbers 10 times, making his total winnings $1 million."

    SPEED CUP STACKING
    Springfield Connection: " Forget speed racing. One of the hottest competitive sports for local elementary students is speed cup stacking. Just ask the 300-plus students who raced the clock Saturday, April 2, at North Springfield Elementary School, stacking and unstacking plastic cups at lightening speeds in various pyramid configurations.  From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., participants practiced their stacking skills in the school’s cafeteria, and then competed solo, or in head-to-head relays, in the school’s gym. Sequences are usually pyramids of three, six or 10 cups, and range from simple stacks to more intense patterns and sequences like "the cycle."

    COKE ON THE PLANE
    Loudoun Times: " Dog may be man’s best friend, but drug smugglers could think otherwise. A Customers and Border Protection, or CBP, canine unit sniffed out 21 ounces of cocaine hidden in an airplane at Dulles Airport on April 14. The illegal drugs were concealed behind a cabin panel. The 607.7 grams of cocaine boast a $40,000 estimated street value. CBP officials were unable to link the narcotics from the plane, which arrived from Bogota, Colombia, to anyone, so no arrests have been made."