The Night Note: 07/20/2011

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    NEWSLETTERS

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

    Woman Charged with Leaving Dog in Car

    Fredericksburg.com: "A Manassas woman was charged Tuesday for leaving her dog in her hot car while she shopped at the Walmart in Central Park, police said. City police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said police received several calls about 6:45 p.m. regarding the dog, which was in obvious distress. Bledsoe said the temperature in the car was 93 degrees. The dog was given water and returned to 25-year-old Alexis Cardone, who was released at the scene after being charged with cruelty to animals."
     

    Prince George's Council Clamps Down on County's Dance Halls

    Washington Examiner:  "61 homicides have been linked to the venues since 2005. The Prince George's County Council passed legislation Tuesday aimed shutting down dance venues with a reputation for violent and sometimes deadly crime. The emergency bill is designed to make owners, event promoters and others responsible for security plans at dance halls more culpable for the violence occurring around them. The bill passed by a unanimous vote, in time for County Executive Rushern Baker to sign the measure and for county officials to begin enforcing it this summer."

    Parents Will Take Back Son Who Plotted to Kill Them

    Richmond Times Dispatch "A break for freedom that hinged on a gruesome murder plot earned five-year prison terms for a love-struck, crime-minded couple Tuesday in Henrico County Circuit Court. But Leo J. Gallant IV, 26, and his co-defendant girlfriend will be welcomed back to their respective homes when they finish their sentences — even by Gallant's mother and father, the intended victims. "He's my only son, and I love him. I can't turn my back on him because he made a wrong turn," Gallant's father said Tuesday after watching his son plead guilty to conspiring to kill him."

    Army Vet Wins Free Wedding

    WTOP : "U.S. Army veteran Eddie Casenover expected to wed his fiancee, Christine Briggs, in a simple civil ceremony. But thanks to a Maryland contest, they will instead get a free wedding at one of the state's top ten golf courses. Musket Ridge Gulf Club created the Love and Liberty Wedding Giveaway to recognize the bravery of military personnel and first responders on Sept. 11, a date that coincides with the club's 10th anniversary. Bonnie Swanson, the event manager for Musket Ridge, says they received many entries. Most are "stories that will bring you to tears" and Eddie's was a sure winner."