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BABY DIES, FATHER FACES MURDER INDICTMENT
Inside NoVA: "A 2-month old baby boy hospitalized since October with serious head injuries died Saturday, and prosecutors plan to upgrade charges against the infant's father to murder, police said.
The infant's father, 25-year-old Henry Lusvin Morales of Daisy Court near Manassas, has been jailed since Oct. 17 on charges of felony child abuse and aggravated malicious wounding.
Prince William County Commonwealth's Attorney Paul Ebert on Monday said he will ask the next grand jury to indict Morales on a murder charge."
MORE THAN 100 COPIES OF VIDEO GAME STOLEN FROM MARYLAND STORE
LA Times: "Patience is a virtue that some video game fanatics apparently don’t have.
With the hugely anticipated Call of Duty: Black Ops going on sale at midnight, two men jumped the gun when they stole more than 100 copies of the game from a retailer Saturday night."
THE CHESAPEAKE BAY HATES YOUR LAWN
Washington Post: "The Chesapeake Bay does not like your lawn.
That green grass is probably coated with pesticides and fertilizers and studded with pet poop. All that washes off in the rain and causes environmental problems downstream in the Chesapeake.
Now, the humble suburban lawn is a test case for the Obama administration, which is trying to overhaul the long-failed effort to clean up the bay."
PARENTS HOPE SKETCH HELPS FIND DAUGHTER'S KILLER
WTOP: "Family and friends hope a road trip will help identify a suspect in the killing of a 20-year-old Roanoke woman who disappeared after leaving a concert at the University of Virginia.
Morgan D. Harrington's parents conducted the trip Saturday from Roanoke to Charlottesville and Fairfax.
Forensic evidence links Harrington's case to a 2005 rape in Fairfax City. The woman in the Fairfax case survived and gave a description of the suspect to police."