The Night Note: 1/26/10

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By Brendan Williams-Kief
|  Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010  |  Updated 6:30 PM EDT
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The Night Note: Frozen Dog Slims Down

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IS THAT BUS SMILING AT ME?
From Seth:

"I guess the driver of that X2 was really happy with him or herself."

and @rkaufman noticed the following in a tweet:

"Route sign on bus leaving #brookland: 'H6:)' Part of #wmata's new friendly image?" (Unsuck DC Metro)

POSSIBLE SEX ASSAULT AT MONTGOMERY COLLEGE TAKOMA PARK
The lockdown at Montgomery College in Takoma Park is over after police hunted for a possible sexual assault suspect.

Montgomery County Police say they were unsure whether the male suspect was armed. The campus was locked down for nearly two hours.

Students, staff and faculty were asked to shelter-in-place. (WTOP)

POLICE: REMAINS LIKELY THOSE OF MISSING VA TECH STUDENT
The months-long search for Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, who went missing outside an Oct. 17 rock concert in Charlottesville, appeared to have ended Tuesday when skeletal remains were discovered on a farm several miles southwest of where she was last seen alive.

Police said they think the skeletal remains are Harrington's, the Associated Press reported late Tuesday. Col. W. Steven Flaherty, Virginia State Police superintendent, said an autopsy would be conducted to confirm that the remains are Harrington's.  (Washington Post)

FAT DOG FOUND FROZEN TO A SIDEWALK SLIMS DOWN
A year after a “morbidly obese” dog froze to a Wisconsin sidewalk, the border collie mix has lost 40 pounds and is slowly returning to an active lifestyle. Jiffy is still portly, but his new owner said he's finally moving "like a regular dog."

The dog weighed about 120 pounds when he froze to a sidewalk in December 2008 in single-digit temperatures. His dense layers of fat probably helped him survive. (MSNBC)

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