ARLINGTON, Va. (AP/WJLA/NewsChannel 8) - Below are this week's Maryland and Virginia high school football scores. Watch a recap of ":High School Sports Final": in the video player above.
Annapolis 40, Harwood Southern 26
Arundel 42, Pasadena Chesapeake 20
Baltimore Douglass 69, Dubois 0
Baltimore Northwestern 28, Baltimore Poly 6
Bethesda 28, Richard Montgomery 0
Boonsboro 28, Poolesville 19
Boys Latin 35, Saint Paul's Boys 34
Broadneck 28, Meade 25
Brunswick 28, North Hagerstown 24
Bullis 31, Episcopal, Va. 17
Catoctin 42, Smithsburg 8
Catonsville 35, Parkville 6
City College 34, Carver Vo- Tech 28
Clarksburg 36, Magruder 3
Clear Spring 27, East Hardy, W.Va. 14
Damascus 41, Wheaton 6
Digital Harbor 28, Reginald Lewis 8
Dunbar 28, Edmondson-Westside 22
Eastern Tech 49, Overlea 20
Elkton 36, Harford Tech 20
FAET 44, Maritime Industries 6
Fallston 34, North Harford 24
Fort Hill 55, Mountain Ridge 20
Gilman 35, Calvert Hall College 7
Glenelg 47, Long Reach 6
Good Counsel 16, Bishop O'Connell, Va. 14
Hammond 45, Wilde Lake 14
Havre de Grace 36, Patterson Mill 7
Henry Wise 51, High Point 0
Hereford 73, Owings Mills 43
Howard 7, River Hill 0
Kent Island 48, James M. Bennett 0
Lake Clifton 12, Bluford Drew Jemison 6
Leonardtown 27, Chopticon 14
Liberty 57, Winters Mill 42
Linganore 35, Middletown 11
Manchester Valley 33, Francis Scott Key 7
Marriotts Ridge 41, Centennial 0
Maryland School for the Deaf 66, Rappahannock County, Va. 6
McDonogh School 35, Archbishop Spalding 14
Mergenthaler 54, Forest Park 0
National Academy Foundation 18, New Era Academy 0
New Town 19, Pikesville 0
North Caroline 20, Wicomico 14
North Point 42, La Plata 0
Northern Garrett 20, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 7
Oakdale 50, Tuscarora 20
Oakland Mills 55, Mt. Hebron 28
Old Mill 59, North County 15
Paint Branch 26, Sherwood 22
Pallotti 34, Annapolis Area Christian 2
Patterson 46, Southwestern 0
Patuxent 28, Calvert 20
Reservoir 53, Atholton 7
Rockville 56, Wootton 14
Seneca Valley 52, Albert Einstein 0
Severna Park 41, Northeast - AA 0
Silver Oak Academy 34, Hancock 8
South Carroll 26, North Carroll 13
South Hagerstown 34, Williamsport 16
South River 35, Glen Burnie 6
Spring Mills, W.Va. 29, Oakland Southern 28
Thomas Stone 20, McDonough 0
Urbana 35, Thomas Johnson 19
Walkersville 43, Frederick 8
Washington 25, Snow Hill 24
Watkins Mill 47, Northwood 28
Westminster 53, Century 7
Winston Churchill 41, Walt Whitman 7
Woodlawn 37, Kenwood 8
Abingdon 21, Tazewell 0
Altavista 34, Rustburg 0
Amelia County 51, Bluestone 7
Annandale 31, West Potomac 21
Appomattox 27, Nelson County 0
Armstrong 22, Lee-Davis 21
Auburn 34, Eastern Montgomery 0
Bassett 17, Martinsville 7
Bishop Sullivan 48, Norfolk Academy 42
Blacksburg 35, Cave Spring 34, OT
Broad Run 37, Woodgrove 34
Broadway 42, Harrisonburg 13
Buckingham County 58, Cumberland 14
Bullis, Md. 31, Episcopal 17
C.D. Hylton 34, Potomac 0
Centreville 49, Herndon 27
Chantilly 28, James Robinson 9
Charlottesville 27, Fluvanna 13
Chatham 37, William Campbell 22
Clarke County 54, George Mason 0
Colonial Beach 42, Lancaster 6
Colonial Forge 45, Stafford 7
Cosby 62, George Wythe-Richmond 0
Courtland 56, Chancellor 24
Covington 37, James River-Buchanan 28
Dan River 28, Gretna 19
Dominion 35, Park View-Sterling 3
East Rockingham 38, Buffalo Gap 7
Eastern View 42, Culpeper 21
Edison 28, J.E.B. Stuart 0
Fauquier 35, Brentsville 0
Fishburne Military 18, Covenant School 14
Forest Park 40, Woodbridge 14
Frank Cox 44, Bayside 25
Franklin 56, Windsor 8
Fuqua School 43, Broadwater Academy 32
Galax 48, Bland County 8
Gate City 41, Central Wise 18
George Wythe-Wytheville 49, Holston 14
Giles 48, Floyd County 12
Glenvar 27, Radford 21, OT
Goochland 58, Prince Edward County 28
Good Counsel, Md. 16, Bishop O'Connell 14
Graham 25, Fort Chiswell 22
Grayson County 28, Narrows 12
Green Run 29, First Colonial 24
Greenbrier Christian 54, Chincoteague 16
GW-Danville 21, Tunstall 0
Halifax County 30, Franklin County 15
Hanover 24, Varina 19
Hayfield 42, Falls Church 14
Haysi 35, Harlan, Ky. 0
Henrico 49, Glen Allen 11
Heritage-Lynchburg 29, Brookville 6
Hermitage 36, John Marshall 6
Highland Springs 65, Atlee 37
Hurley 44, Phelps, Ky. 6
Indian River 17, Grassfield 7
James Monroe 42, Spotsylvania 7
Jefferson Forest 55, E.C. Glass 14
John Champe 31, Heritage (Leesburg) 14
Kecoughtan 26, Phoebus 16
Kellam 16, Landstown 14
Kenston Forest 35, Roanoke Catholic 8
King George 40, Caroline 15
King William 49, West Point 6
King's Fork 37, Hickory 14
Lafayette 48, Warhill 0
Lake Braddock 62, South County 41
Lake Taylor 56, Granby 6
Lakeland 28, Deep Creek 6
Langley 21, James Madison 20
Lee-Springfield 25, W.T. Woodson 9
Liberty-Bealeton 42, Kettle Run 0
Liberty-Bedford 37, Amherst County 20
Lloyd Bird 54, Clover Hill 3
Lord Botetourt 35, Staunton River 27
Loudoun County 28, Loudoun Valley 24
Louisa 42, Albemarle 35
Luray 41, Stonewall Jackson-Quicksburg 0
Magna Vista 48, Patrick County 8
Manchester 41, James River-Midlothian 13
Marion 42, Virginia High 7
Maryland School for the Deaf, Md. 66, Rappahannock County 6
Massanutten Military 28, Brunswick Academy 14
Mathews 28, Charles City 21
Matoaca 73, Hopewell 13
McLean 49, TJ-Alexandria 0
Meadowbrook 27, Petersburg 6
Mills Godwin 23, J.R. Tucker 12
Monacan 29, Midlothian 0
Monticello 55, Orange County 34
Nansemond-Suffolk 76, Hampton Roads 20
New Kent 28, Bruton 26
Norview 28, Booker T. Washington 13
Nottoway 35, Central Lunenburg 21
Oscar Smith 37, Great Bridge 21
Parry McCluer 42, Bath County 0
Patrick Henry-Ashland 42, Deep Run 27
Patrick Henry-Glade Spring 40, Chilhowie 14
Patrick Henry-Roanoke 21, Carroll County 0
Patriot 42, Osbourn 19
Potomac Falls 8, Briar Woods 7
Powhatan 53, Western Albemarle 16
Prince George 36, Colonial Heights 16
R.E. Lee-Staunton 47, Fort Defiance 13
Richlands 34, Lebanon 14
Riverbend 35, Mountain View 21
Riverheads 49, Stuarts Draft 7
Rural Retreat 33, Northwood 22
Salem 51, Hidden Valley 24
Salem-Va. Beach 47, Tallwood 7
Sherando 28, Skyline 19
South Lakes 42, George Marshall 14
Southampton 46, Park View-South Hill 8
St. Annes-Belfield 45, Blue Ridge 6
Stone Bridge 41, Fairfax 14
Stonewall Jackson-Manassas 10, Osbourn Park 7
Strasburg 36, Warren County 28
Sussex Central 52, Greensville County 40
Tabb 49, Jamestown 0
Thomas Dale 20, Dinwiddie 13
Turner Ashby 34, Spotswood 20
Washington-Lee 27, Wakefield 20
Western Branch 28, Nansemond River 13
Westfield 35, Oakton 0
William Byrd 35, Alleghany 8
William Fleming 14, Rockbridge County 13
William Monroe 29, Manassas Park 6
Wilson Memorial 56, Page County 8
Woodberry Forest 42, Fork Union Prep 13
Woodrow Wilson 14, Churchland 9
Woodside 50, Denbigh 14
Woodstock Central 20, Madison County 13
York 42, Smithfield 28
Yorktown 28, Mount Vernon 21
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People thought Frank was making the calls from his Fairfax County home.
The calls, dozens of them, were apparently placed with fake Caller ID.
In the last few years, phone spoofing has become easy as several websites have sprung up to provide spoofing services.
For instance, spooftel.com sells a virtual "calling card" that provides a certain number of minutes of talk time. The user dials a toll-free number, then keys in the destination number and the Caller ID number to display. The service also provides optional voice scrambling, to make the caller sound like someone of the opposite sex.
Caller ID spoofing appears to be legal, though many of its uses are not. The Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009 basically prohibits the use of telephone spoofing for the purpose of defrauding someone or causing them harm.
In Frank's case, the calls spoofed from his phone appear to be "some sort of prank or joke." Nonetheless, he says it's left him feeling "violated and helpless."
"It's kind of creepy I hope it doesn't go any farther than this," he concludes.
If you believe you've been a victim of Caller ID spoofing, you can call your phone carrier. Some carriers track these type of complaints.
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The man charged with abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham -- whose body was later found on an abandoned farm -- is scheduled to face a judge Friday in a separate case in Fairfax, Virginia.
Jesse Matthew will appear for the brief procedural hearing via video from the jail where he's being held in Charlottesville, Virginia, officials say. In that separate case -- in which a young woman was sexually assaulted -- Matthew faces charges of abduction, sexual assault, and attempted capital murder.
He may also face more serious counts beyond the abduction charge in the Graham case, in light of the discovery of the 18-year-old's body Oct. 18.
But analysts say he may be tried first in Fairfax, because authorities there have had more time to build their case, and they have both DNA evidence as well as a potential eyewitness.
Woman was dragged, sexually assaulted
In the Fairfax case, authorities say that on Sept. 24, 2005, a young woman returning from a grocery store was grabbed from behind by an assailant and sexually assaulted.
"We saw her purse on the front sidewalk," said neighbor Stacey Simkins. "He had already dragged her behind our units to the dark pool area."
Simkins did not see the suspect's face, but she immediately called police.
"The offender was scared away by a passerby," the FBI said in a statement, "but the victim got a good look at him."
The victim helped authorities draw up a composite sketch, and now she could potentially be called as a witness at trial.
"I'd rather not say where she is, but she is cooperative," Fairfax County Prosecutor Ray Morrogh said last week.
Evidence may be challenged
In addition to the victim's potential testimony, the FBI also says it has DNA evidence in the case.
But DNA evidence can be challenged in court, said HLN legal analyst and defense attorney Joey Jackson, as can the testimony of the victim.
"When someone is undergoing a trauma, as in this case the victim was, you have to wonder whether that traumatic experience could make what she saw reliable," Jackson said. "On the other hand, the prosecution will argue that it's emblazoned in her memory."
Still, testimony and forensics may not be the only evidence in the Fairfax case. Now that investigators have the name of a possible suspect, Jackson said, they are likely chasing dozens of new threads, searching for evidence. For example, they would be looking for cell phone records, texts, surveillance video, or toll booth receipts that might link Matthew to the crime scene, or any friends or relatives or business associates that might place him in Fairfax.
Matthew's attorney asks to represent in both cases
Matthew's attorney in Charlottesville, James Camblos, declined to comment on the charges or the evidence against him in either city. It is not yet certain whether Camblos will represent Matthew in the Fairfax case, although he has asked the judge for permission to do so. The judge is expected to address the question at Friday's hearing.
It is unclear which trial would proceed first: the one in Fairfax, or in Charlottesville.
The Fairfax case is further along, according to former prosecutor Steve Deaton. "Fairfax has already been in a circuit court, with a grand jury," he said.
"We're sort of ready to go," Fairfax prosecutor Morrogh told CNN this week. "But I can go first, or whenever."
In Charlottesville, on the other hand, prosecutors last Friday said only that they are still weighing which charges they will file in the Hannah Graham case.
And that case could be more difficult to make, according to defense attorney Scott Goodman, since there may be no witnesses who could testify. It is also unclear what forensic evidence may exist in the case, aside from the surveillance video from the night of Graham's disappearance -- on Sept. 13 -- that shows Matthew, 32, apparently following her in Charlottesville's Downtown Mall area.
"In Charlottesville, the case is much more complicated than Fairfax, because the Charlottesville case relies almost wholly on circumstantial evidence," Goodman said.
Connection to another case?
There is also a third case to which Matthew may be linked: the murder of Morgan Harrington, a 20-year-old Virginia Tech student who was last seen hitchhiking along U.S. 29 outside of Charlottesville in October 2009. She was found dead on a nearby farm the following January. The FBI has said the case is linked by DNA to the Fairfax case. But according to Goodman, that case might be the most difficult to prove, because it is unclear whether there is any evidence placing the suspect and the victim together.
And as Deaton points out, it could be that none of the three cases results in a conviction against Matthew.
"I think it's important to remember now that this man is presumed innocent, and he has not been convicted of anything," he said.
Matthew was taken into custody Sept. 24 while camping on a beach in Galveston, Texas, some 1,300 miles from Charlottesville. He is the only person detained in connection with Graham's disappearance, and was charged with abduction with the intent to defile.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WJLA) &ndash: With sunny, 80-degree weather, it might not feel like it, but winter is on its way. And thanks to local firefighters, children across Fairfax County will be warm in coming days as temperatures start to drop.
Firefighters and volunteers helped distribute 3,000 winter coats Tuesday to kids from more than 70 different schools and organizations across the county who might otherwise only get hand-me-downs or go without a coat. The coats were donated by the organization Operation Warm.
Fairfax County school counselor Kemba Ephraim said, &ldquo:You should see the smiles. They go modeling their coats to their friends.&rdquo:
Fire Captain Willie Bailey feels a connection to these kids. One of seven children, he grew up in public housing in Alexandria.
&ldquo:I didn't get a new coat until I was in high school,&rdquo: he said.
Bailey launched this coat giveaway a decade ago, one of several events held by his charity Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue.
&ldquo:And a lot of times [these children] think they have to give [their coats] back because they've never seen anything new before. That's why we have a name tag inside the coat so they can write their name and the tag says, &lsquo:This coat belongs to me,&rsquo:&rdquo: he said.
Since he started this event, it has quadrupled in size. Even in one of Washington, D.C.'s wealthier suburbs, he and co-organizer Lisa Marie Kelly said there is still plenty of poverty.
&ldquo:We do have a lot of need here in the county and to be able to help our community is worth a lot to the people who are here helping,&rdquo: Kelly said.
For the first time at this year's event, kids also went home with brand new shoes. They each received two pairs: one pair that fits them and a larger pair they can grow into.
&ldquo:Shoes are so important because children need athletic shoes for their activities and to be physically active,&rdquo: said Focus North America Executive Director Nicholas Chakos, whose organization donated the shoes.
He added, &ldquo:Shoes are a very expensive item that we go through very, very quickly. Children grow rapidly. Shoes wear out.&rdquo:
To learn more about this event and how you can get involved, click here.
Officer Dean Tran, from the Fairfax County Police Department, shared a few of the secret ingredients in his award-winning chili. brightcove.createExperiences():
ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) – So, expert panelists, what say you about the Ebola virus?
And the other.
Slightly differing opinions, yes, but a general agreement during NewsChannel 8’s social-media town hall meeting that the killing disease wreaking havoc on western Africa nations most certainly is a concern for the United States but that red-white-and-blue denizens should take a deep breath and relax.
On the panel for “Ebola in America” were Dr. Scott Betzelos, the chief medical officer for Inova Fairfax (Va.) hospitals, U.S. congressman Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), who held last Friday’s congressional hearing on Ebola, Nelson Sabatini, former Maryland Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, Dr. Ben Carson, former director or pediatric neurology at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Rajani Ward of National Nurses United.
One of the more anticipated solicitations of opinion was reserved for Carson, a world-renowned neurosurgeon who also has made a splash as a decidedly conservative black man whose name often is mentioned as a potential 2016 presidential candidate.
But for the most part, no partisan spin on this night.
Carson wondered out loud about the initial response from the White House, and indicated he believes some sort of travel bans would be prudent.
“We must prepare for the worst-case scenario,” he said, adding that continued flights from western Africa to the U.S. poses a problem.
A travel ban, he said, “just sends everybody underground.”
There was a social-media question from a college student, who wondered what would happen if the virus found its way to a large campus.
“That’s a game changer,” Betzelos said.
True, Connolly said, while also indicating such a thing is more a product of frenzy than reality.
From Carson: “The real focus needs to be in Africa.”
The incident occurred in a shopping center in the 2900 block of Chain Bridge Road in Oakton.
Firefighters at the scene said there were no serious injuries in the incident.
It was not immediately known what caused the vehicle to crash into the building.
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Caleb Crew admitted to the first-degree murder of his 31-year-old wife Andrea, whose body was found by a boater in the Occoquan River last August. He will now be sentenced on Jan. 9.
"I was expecting not guilty and to have a trial, and the judge asked him three times and so it then became a plea," said Chief Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Casey Lingan, who indicated he had no idea that Crew - who served in the marine Corps in Afghanistan - was going to change his plea to guilty.
Lingan said no plea deal was offered and he was prepared for a six-day trial with a stack of evidence that included Crew's taped confession to detectives and witness accounts of a troubled marriage.
Police and prosecutors said Crew strangled his wife just hours after he had appeared in court on domestic violence charges that were dropped and left the courthouse holding hands with his wife: she was strangled with the tie he wore to that court hearing.
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WASHINGTON (WJLA) – Halloween is Friday, Oct. 31 and communities across the D.C. metro area will celebrate by giving out candy to costumed trick-or-treaters.
Several D.C. area cities and counties recommend parents go out trick-or-treating with their children. Police also recommend carrying a flashlight while trick-or-treating.
Here are the official trick-or-treating times for our area:
City of Aberdeen – 5-8 p.m. Town of Bel Air – 5-8 p.m. City of Havre de Grace – 6-8 p.m. Anne Arundel County – No official times. Recommended: 6-8 p.m. Calvert County – No official times. Recommended: 6-8 p.m. Frederick County – No official times. Recommended: 6-8 p.m. Howard County – No official times. Recommended: 6-8 p.m. Montgomery County – No official times. Recommended: 6-8 p.m. Prince George’s County – No official times. Recommended: 6-8 p.m. St. Charles County – No official times. Recommended: 6-8 p.m.
The District of Columbia does not have a set number of times for trick-or-treating, but times may vary by neighborhood. Check with your local community association.
Alexandria City – No official times. Recommended: 6-8 p.m. Fairfax County – No official times. Recommended: 6-8 p.m. Falls Church City – No official times. Recommended: 6-8 p.m.. Loudoun County – No official times. Recommended: 6-8 p.m. Prince William County – No official times. Recommended: 6-8 p.m. Town of Vienna – No official times. Recommended: 6-8 p.m. Town of Herndon – No official times. Recommended: 6-8 p.m.
Local police departments remind parents to be on alert and report any unusual or suspicious activity.
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