The Night Note: 02/23/2011

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    NEWSLETTERS

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

    Former Pastor Faces Stalking Charges
    A former pastor was charged Saturday with stalking a Woodbridge 17-year-old, his second arrest on charges involving an underage girl. Jason Roy Bolton, of 4817 Benecia Lane, is charged with stalking in connection with an incident Friday, Prince William County police said. A former pastor at the Potomac Crest Baptist Church at 15418 Cardinal Drive in Woodbridge, the 33-year-old was charged in July with sodomy involving a 17-year-old girl after they allegedly had a consensual sexual relationship beginning early last year. Police said it is unclear if Friday’s victim is the same person. (InsideNoVa.com)

    MS-13 Member Charged for Running Underage  Prostitution  Ring
    A city man and admitted MS-13 gang member faces felony charges in connection with a prostitution ring he allegedly ran with local, underage runaways. Authorities arrested Alexander Rivas — also known as “Casper” — almost two weeks ago, following a months-long investigation sparked when a parent of one of the girls tipped police off early in November. (Alexandria Times)

    Best Real Estate Market in the Nation
    The Washington area had the best real estate market in the nation during the last month of 2010 as home prices rose amid the biggest national price decline in more than a year, according to a new report. Prices in the region increased by 4.1 percent from the fourth quarter of 2009 to the fourth quarter of 2010, with Washington being one of only two metro areas to see a climb during that period. Nationally, prices fell by 4.1 percent, the biggest hit since summer 2009, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices released Tuesday. (Washington Examiner)

    HBO, Showtime Filming in DC
    Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) announced Wednesday that several new television productions will be filmed in the District this year, including an HBO comedy starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as vice president and an ABC pilot by "Gossip Girl" creator Josh Schwartz. The drama is called "Georgetown." Showtime also is filming a drama, "Homeland," starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin, in the city. Gray also noted reality series "Potomac Fever" and "DC Cupcakes." (Washington Post)