The Night Note: 10/19/2009

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By Carlos Martinez
|  Monday, Oct 19, 2009  |  Updated 9:30 PM EDT
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The Night Note: Spy, Fake Hero and No Roll Calls

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

Local Man Accused of Spying

A Maryland scientist has been charged with attempting to give top-secret information to Israel, federal prosecutors said Monday. Stewart D. Nozette, 52, of Chevy Chase was arrested Monday on a charge of attempted espionage and is being held pending an initial appearance Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Washington, authorities said. (Washington Post)

Marine to Plead Guilty in Fake Hero Case

The Marine Corps says a sergeant charged with faking war injuries to obtain freebies intended for wounded warriors will plead guilty. First Lt. Joy Crabaugh of the Marine Corps Base in Quantico says Sgt. David Budwah will enter the plea at a court-martial hearing Wednesday in Quantico. Crabaugh wouldn’t say which offenses Budwah will acknowledge. The 34-year-old Marine from Springhill, La., faces eight counts carrying prison terms of up to 31 1/2 years.  (AP/Fredericksburg.com)

Murder Remains Unsolved

A 33-year-old Arlington man was out with friends on a Saturday night in Northwest Washington more than two years ago when he was shot and killed. His slaying remains unsolved. Damon Ward was shot in the chest on Feb. 26, 2006, at 2:54 a.m. in front of 1208 U St. NW. He was transported to Howard University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a few hours later. (The Examiner)

Frederick Co Runs Out of Flu Shots

Due to the overwhelming number of people who lined up Friday morning to receive their seasonal flu shot on the first day the Frederick County Health Department made it available, officials announced they have run out of the injectable form of the vaccine. Clinics at Brunswick, Gov. Thomas Johnson and Urbana high schools opened at 10 a.m. to long lines of residents. But by 1 p.m., officials had run out of the injections. (Gazette.net)

No Roll Calls for Cops

Anne Arundel County police have eliminated daily roll calls to avoid grouping officers in close quarters to prevent the spread of viruses through coughs, sneezes and handshakes.  And instead of gathering at the district stations prior to their shift, officers now report directly to their assigned areas, said Major Thomas Wilson, commander of the Patrol Services Bureau. It's all part of the precautions local police and firefighters are taking to prepare for the worst as health officials say an H1N1 influenza outbreak is possible this flu season. (Hometown Annapolis)

Va Tech Student Missing

Police are looking for a Virginia Tech student who has been missing since Saturday. University of Virginia Police say 20-year-old Morgan Dana Harrington was last seen near the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, where Metallica held a concert that night. Police say Harrington was wearing a black T-shirt with "Pantera" across the front in tan letters, a black mini skirt, black tights and black knee-high boots. (WTOP)

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