The Night Note: 12/9/09

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    5 LOCAL MEN DETAINED IN PAKISTAN
    Five young Americans captured in Pakistan are under investigation for possible links to terrorism after their families found a disturbing farewell video the missing men left behind showing scenes of war and casualties and saying Muslims must be defended.

    Frantic relatives and worried FBI agents have been searching for the five men for more than a week, since their disappearance in late November. The missing men, ranging in age from 19 to 25, have family roots in the northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., area. One, Ramy Zamzan, is a dental student at Howard University. (WTOP)
     

    COSTCO HEADED TO DC
    Costco Is Coming to D.C. at Last was originally published on City Desk on Dec. 09, 2009, at 4:53 pm

    Get ready for bulk tube socks, massive packages of toilet paper, and giant tubs of rugelach -- Costco is finally coming to D.C.!

    At-Large Councilmember Kwame Brown claims that Costco has "finalized an agreement" with developers that would bring a store to Fort Lincoln, according to the Washington Post's Tim Craig. The site is near the intersection of New York and South Dakota avenues NE. (NBC Washington)

    BAD SANTA, REALLY BAD SANTA
    A man dressed in a Santa suit grabbed a 12-year-old Parma girl walking to school this morning, police said.


    Anthony Russo, 46, of Brook Park, was arrested.

    Police say this is what happened about 7:30 a.m. near Snow and Stumph roads[...] (Cleveland.com)
     

    URINE SAMPLES SWIPED
    Someone broke into public health offices in Logan and made away with 17 urine samples. The break-in happened early Monday morning at the Bear River Health Department.

    Spokeswoman Jill Parker said the thieves broke a window and somehow got into a padlocked refrigerator to steal the samples, which were stored in small, lidded plastic cups.(MSNBC)