Local Leads: 5/3/11

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

    CIRCUS HEIRS SUIT
    wtop.com: "The late multimillionaire owner of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, Irvin Feld, left a renowned business stunningly at odds with a bitter family legacy. He built an empire of wholesome entertainment meant to bring families together, yet his own two children are so estranged they couldn't even mourn with one another in peace."

    ASSAULTS UP, DRINKING ARRESTS DOWN

    Fairfax Times: "Drinking-related offenses are down but assaults are up and fewer officers are patrolling on foot, according to Herndon's Police Department, which released its 2010 annual report this month. According to the report, "Group B" or "lesser" crimes, which include driving under the influence, drunk in public and liquor law violations, declined nearly 22 percent in 2010 from the previous year. "Drunk in public arrests were down 27 percent in 2010 as compared to 2009," said police spokesman Lt. Jeff Coulter. "DUIs were also down 15 percent." 

    WOMAN SUING STRIP CLUB
    Washington Examiner: "A woman is suing a strip club for sex discrimination because she said the bar charges women twice as much as men to enter the bar. An attorney for Ericka Wiggs said she and her husband went to The Mile High Club in Clinton in February to wind down from a long work week, but they didn't stay long because Wiggs was so angry over the nude dance club's policy to charge men a $10 cover charge and women $20. "She was [upset]," said her attorney Jimmy A. Bell. "She couldn't do anything else that night."