The Night Note: 12/12/08

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

Police Make Arrest in Olney Murder

Montgomery County Police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of 74-year-old Gennaro James Fato of Olney. Spiro Mehilli, 25, was charged with first-degree murder and is currently being held without bond at the Montgomery County Detention Center. Fato was shot to death on Jan. 23 just outside his Olney home. He had just arrived home with his wife when he was confronted by two masked men armed with a long-barreled gun. (NBC Washington)

DC Wants More Money for Inauguration Security

The $15 million appropriated by Congress to pay for Inauguration security is not going to be enough, one local official says. "We're finalizing costs and are certain we'll need to request a supplement," Mafara Hobson, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty's director of communications, tells WTOP in an email. City Administrator Dan Tangherlini has been seeking support on Capitol Hill for additional funds. (WTOP)

Neighbor Shoots at Alleged Peeping Tom

A man shot at and eventually detained a man he said was peering into his neighbor’s apartment homes Sunday night in Lake Ridge. After peering into other homes, the resident said he saw the man walk toward his back door in the 4000 block of Farrington Court. He walked outside to confront the man and determined that he wasn’t a resident of the complex, said Officer Erika Hernandez, Prince William police spokeswoman. The neighbor felt threatened, grabbed his handgun and shot at the man. No one was injured. After the shots missed, the resident, his roommate and another neighbor detained the man until police arrived. (

Fairfax Looks to Intercept Redskins Deal
By a narrow vote Dec. 2, Loudoun's Board of Supervisors rejected a proposal to form a marketing partnership with the Redskins for a fee of $250,000. The money also would have been put toward plans for a Redskins hall of fame to be built in Loudoun. Now, Fairfax County is looking to pick up the ball and run with it. During a board meeting Dec. 8, the Fairfax Board of Supervisors approved a proposal to look at using tourism dollars to attract the Redskins. “Any kind of partnership with the Redskins would be advantageous to a jurisdiction like Fairfax County for the economic development and tourism tax dollars it could bring in,” Supervisor Patrick Herrity (R-Springfield) said in a written statement. (Loudoun Times)
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