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The Night Note: 08/25/2011

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    The Night Note: 08/25/2011

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

    Newlyweds Busted Trying To Shoplift For Their Wedding Reception

    The Smoking Gun   "A Pennsylvania couple married a week ago allegedly attempted to shoplift more than $1000 of merchandise from a supermarket--items they planned to use for their wedding reception last Friday afternoon. Brittany Lurch, 22, and Arthur Phillips, 32, were arrested after trying to walk out of a Wegmans with goods valued at $1,049.26, according to the Patton Township Police Department. The newlyweds, pictured in the above mug shots, were collared after wheeling the hot merchandise out of the store in two shopping carts to their waiting Hyundai.Phillips told arresting officers that the merchadise was “for their wedding reception” later that afternoon, according to a criminal complaint excerpted here."

    D.C. Cop Fights Sheen Escort Reprimand

    WTOP   "The former commander of a District of Columbia police division that provided a police escort to actor Charlie Sheen says he's challenging an official reprimand from the department.Hilton Burton, who commanded the special operations division until being demoted this month, told The Associated Press that he met Tuesday with an inspector from the disciplinary review branch and was given an official reprimand for the April police escort of Sheen from Dulles International Airport in Virginia to DAR Constitution Hall in Washington. Burton said he rejected the reprimand and is appealing it up the ranks because he doesn't feel that he or his officers did anything wrong."

    USGS: Bigger Earthquake Unlikely   "The good news? The fault line responsible for Tuesday's rare Virginia earthquake isn't believed to be capable of producing any tremors beyond 5.8 in magnitude. The bad news? Those jarring aftershocks will likely continue. Tuesday's quake has so far produced at least six measurable aftershocks ranging in magnitude from 2.2 to 4.5. The strongest, the magnitude 4.5, hit at 1:07 a.m. Thursday, waking many residents in Washington area. Another followed at 11:27 a.m., this one a magnitude 2.4. Paul Caruso, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Information Center in Colorado, said there is no way to predict how long the aftershocks will continue."