The Night Note: 10/13/09

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    US SOCCER STAR INJURED IN CRASH
    A striker with the U.S. soccer team was injured a fatal crash on the George Washington Memorial Parkway Tuesday morning.

    Charlie Davies was in the area with the team for a World Cup qualifier, ESPN.com reported. He was in stable condition following surgery Tuesday afternoon. Though his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, they could possibly be career-threatening, a U.S. Soccer Federation spokesman told The Washington Post.
    (NBC Washington)

    5 SHOT IN NORTHEAST DC
    One man is dead and four others have been shot in a northeast Washington neighborhood.

    Fire department spokesman Pete Piringer says three of them have life-threatening injuries.

    Piringer says the shooting happened shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday in the 5200 block of Clay Terrace in northeast D.C. In the past, police have raided the neighborhood because it has been home to a drug market.
    (WTOP)

    MAN FOUND IN CLOSET WITH DEAD BODY
    A Houston man found asleep with a corpse inside a closet of a vacant home has been charged with misdemeanor drug offenses, authorities said Monday.

    Cody Jean Plant, 21, was discovered Sunday after the owner of the house reported hearing voices and seeing signs of forced entry at the home in Cypress, about 25 miles northwest of Houston, according to a Harris County Precinct 4 Constable official.
    (MSNBC)

    SWASTIKA, "OBAMA" CARVED INTO GOLF COURSE
    Police along with the Secret Service are investigating after a local country club discovered a symbol that represents eastern religious beliefs carved into the green.

    Lakeville Country Club workers discovered the vandalism early Monday morning.

    Police believe the vandals meant to carve a swastika next to President Barack Obama's name on the 18th hole; however, the symbol was backwards and means hope and peace in some Eastern countries.  (WHDH)