Local Leads:03/30/2010

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

Man Accused of Racial Threats

A local man was charged with a felony after he menacingly displayed a noose to a teenager in Fredericksburg, police said. Clifford Ingoglia, 21, of no fixed address was charged with displaying a noose on private property with the intent to intimidate and assault by intimidation. City police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said the incident took place about 11 p.m. at the McDonald's in Central Park. (Freelancestar.com)

Serial Killings in Va Remain Unsolved

When the attacker confronted Cathy Thomas more than two decades ago, putting a rope around her neck and cutting her throat, she reached out and grabbed some hair. Her brother said he hopes that it will be the evidence to point police to a suspected serial killer. Thomas, a vibrant redhead who was among the U.S. Naval Academy's earliest female graduates, is one of as many as eight people slain in southeastern Virginia in the late 1980s in cases believed to be linked to a single killer or a team of them. (Washington Post)

Downpours didn’t drown out what sounded like screams through a Gainesville neighborhood late Sunday night.  About 10:45 p.m., concerned residents in the Soapstone Drive community called police. Officers soon arrived and found the source of the chilling screams – a kitten trapped in a small drainage pipe. (InsideNoVa.com)

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