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EXTORTION PLOT LEADS TO ARREST
An extortion plot that resulted in the arrest last week of a Frederick man who demanded $3,500 from a former area public school teacher in exchange for silence about an alleged sexual molestation two years ago, according to charging documents.
Frederick resident Charles M. Kahiga, 24, has been charged with extortion, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years and/or a $5,000 fine. (Frederick News Post)
TOILET PAPER CAPER
A Stafford man used a roll of toilet paper to make a big mess for himself late Saturday, police said. Fredericksburg police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said the 46-year-old man was arrested after he stuffed a $1.19 roll into his pants and walked out of the Bragg Hill 7-Eleven. Sgt. Lloyd Holland was sitting outside the store when the man entered the business, and when he left eventually arrested Troy Rogers for shoplifting. (Fredericksburg.com)
GAS PRICES HOLD STEADY
Gasoline pump prices should stay in a fairly narrow range this summer, which should make a vacation driving trip or a commute to work less expensive. The national average for a gallon of unleaded regular was $2.715 on Monday, according to AAA, Wright Express and Oil Price Information Service.(Insidenova.com)
RECENT COLLEGE GRADS STRUGGLING TO FIND WORK
Recent college graduate Steve Wolfe, 22, of Chantilly, wants out of his parents' house -- and bad. The West Virginia University sports management major graduated in May and began his job search in March, but still has no bites. Without an income, he's living at home again, which has further motivated him to ramp up his job-finding efforts, he said. "What I've found out is, it's been pretty tough and there's a lot of people who are in the same boat I'm in," said Wolfe, adding that he's still not sure what he wants to do career wise. "I've had friends put in 50 to 100 [job] apps, and heard nothing back."