Local Leads: 9/15/10

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By Charlie Bragale
|  Wednesday, Sep 15, 2010  |  Updated 9:00 AM EDT
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The following stories have been hand-selected by the Assignment Desk at News4:

POLICE CHIEF SAVES DOG
You have to check out this tale of heroism by Howard County's police chief that first appeared in one of the Sun's sister publications, Patuxent. With all of the bad news about cops and dogs in the news lately, it's wonderful to see an officer going so far above and beyond the call. What a guy! Here's what happened, according to the report: On Aug. 30 Howard County Police Chief William McMahon was on the way to work when he saw a little dog frozen with fear on I-40.... (Baltimore Sun)

WHO'S STEALING THE SIGNS
City of Falls Church Police today issued a "Crime Solvers" bulletin that offers a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for the theft of six road signs on Aug. 6 and Aug. 18 in the City. The signs cautioned motorists to yield for users of the W&OD Trail and were posted at five intersections where the trail crosses streets in the City. (Falls Church News Press)

METRO SUICIDE PREVENTION PLAN
Metro officials are preparing to roll out a new $250,000 program intended to address the recent rash of successful suicide attempts involving the transit system. The Metro Board's safety committee on Thursday is scheduled to discuss a long-delayed suicide prevention program. But details of the agency's plan to stop people from killing themselves with the help of Metro trains and tracks are ill defined. (Washington Examiner

HAIR CUTTERY ROBBER STRIKES AGAIN 
Loudoun deputies are searching for a man who may be responsible for robbing two Hair Cuttery stores and a restaurant in Ashburn at knife point. Authorities believe the 2:30 p.m. Sept. 12 heist at the Hair Cuttery in the Ashburn Shopping Plaza as well as the 1:45 p.m. Sept. 14 heist at the Hair Cuttery in the 43700 block of Parkhurst Plaza be related to a similar case that happened Sept. 6 at the KFC/Taco Bell in the Farmwell Hunt Plaza, also in Ashburn. (Loudoun Times)

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