Local Leads: 04/29/10

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

    PRAYERS FOR MAN SET ON FIRE
    David Mould doesn't own much, but he shares the possessions he manages to scrape together. His friends describe him as the kind of guy who protected other homeless people, but last weekend, Mould needed protection. He suffered significant burns over 25 percent to 35 percent of his body early Saturday, Fredericksburg police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said. (Fredericksburg.com)

    MASSAGE PARLOR BUST
    After a six-month investigation by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office's Vice-Narcotics Unit deputies shut down a Potomac Falls business that allegedly was operating an unlicensed massage parlor. The owner and eight others face criminal charges.
    The business, Green Therapy in the Cascades Marketplace, was raided during the execution of search warrant Tuesday night. (Leesburg Today)

    E-MAIL PORN COSTS JOB
    An e-mail porn scandal has cost one Calvert County department head his job and dozens of Calvert County deputies have lost a week’s leave for illegally forwarding porn e-mails to other employees of the county. Calvert Sheriff Mike Evans refused to give any comment when asked today by St. Mary’s Today if he had taken disciplinary action against deputies for sending porn emails by forwarding them to others in the county computer system. (St. Mary's Today)

    DOGGIE ACUPUNCTURE
    Lying down on her side at the Catoctin Counseling Center in Thurmont last week, Trystie Crandell was ready for a therapeutic session with her acupuncturist. But as Fred Wolfson pricked her with one of about a dozen needles that would eventually be lined up along her back and in her legs, she growled softly at him. The reaction wasn't that out of character for Trystie, a 13-year-old black Labrador Retriever. (Gazette)

    SULLY IN QUANTICO
    Crowds began to line up at Quantico Marine Corps base before 10 a.m. Wednesday, copies of “Highest Duty” tucked under their arms. By the time Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger arrived at noon for a two-hour book signing, more than 100 people stretched down the center aisle of the Marine Corps Exchange. (Insidenova.com)