The Night Note: 12/15/08

News you need to know

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

Obama to Ride Train to Inauguration

President-elect Barack Obama, Vice President-elect Joe Biden and their families will travel by train to Washington Saturday, Jan. 17, for the inauguration three days later, the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Monday. Mr. Obama will pick up Mr. Biden in Wilmington, Del., on the way to the nation's capital, it said. (Washington Times)

10-Year-Old Assaults School Employees

A student was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital today after he assaulted two staff members at Lewistown Elementary School, according to the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy First Class Jay Godlove responded to the school on Hessong Bridge Road about 10:15 a.m. today. Juvenile charges against the 10-year-old boy are pending, Cpl. Jennifer Bailey said. The staff members, a man and a woman, did not require medical attention, she said. (Frederick News Post)

Erotic Offer Precedes Shooting

A couple promising on the Internet to provide an "erotic service" arrived at an Arlington County man's house about midnight Dec. 7, according to court records. Booze flowed. Money was exchanged. At some point, the woman hopped in the hot tub and passed out. When she awoke about 4 a.m., she heard a man on the phone saying "I just shot a man," according to a police search warrant affidavit. When authorities arrived, they found Matthew Hicks, a 32-year-old Loudoun County resident, dead from multiple gunshot wounds. (Loudoun Extra)

Wild Scene at Grocery Store

A wild trip though a Stafford grocery store landed a county man in jail late Friday, police said. The suspect tried to run over a store employee with a battery-operated handicap cart after the employee confronted him about his actions, which police said included throwing eggs and Cheetos in multiple aisles and eating food he hadn’t purchased. The suspect left the Bloom store before police arrived, but was apprehended nearby a short time later, Sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said. (

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