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Children Found Wandering Street; Va. Mother Arrested

Children Found Wandering Street; Va. Mother Arrested

MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two children were found wandering in a neighborhood in Manassas on Friday morning, Prince William County Police said in a news release. 

The mother, Esmeralda Carolina Acosta Montoya, 28, of Manassas, was arrested about 45 minutes after police were notified that the kids were missing, police said. 

It happened at around 10:28 a.m., when a person called police, informing them that the caller had found the two children wandering, police said. 

"The caller located two children, a 3 year old girl and 5 year old boy, walking the area above unsupervised. The caller took the children to nearby Westgate Elementary School where police were notified. The investigation revealed that the accused had left the children in a locked room of the residence while she was gone for about for two hours," police said. 

Charged with two counts of felony child endangerment and she has been released on a $4,500 bond. 

Sewage Flows In Md. Creek After Main Breaks

OLNEY, Md. (AP) - The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission says sewage continues to flow into Reddy Branch Creek in Olney.

Officials said the overflow from a 16-inch force main was discovered at 11:30 a.m. Monday On Tuesday, most of the overflow was coming from manholes near the Reddy Branch Wastewater Pumping station.

Officials say the flow rate has ranged up to 500 gallons per minute. Workers have found the pipe, but have not located the break.

Search Violations At Your Favorite Restaurant Online

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA9) -- You can search for restaurant violations at your favorite restaurants in Montgomery County, the District and Virginia.

To get the latest on restaurant closures, follow @russptacek on Twitter or Facebook.

See attached video for tips on maneuvering the sites, like ignoring the District's request for a login and password (which are not needed).

Links to search the restaurant inspection databases:

National Signing Day: Top Recruits Sign NLI's

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- National Signing Day is one of the most important days in a high school athlete's career. On Wednesday, local football, soccer, basketball and lacrosse players joined young athletes around the country in signing their national letters of intent to play at the college level. Take a look at where students from the District, Maryland and Virginia are headed next fall.

PHOTO GALLERY: National Sigining Day 2013


Friendship Collegiate Academy (Washington, D.C.):

Stars Shine at D.C. BET Honors Awards

Stars Shine at D.C. BET Honors Awards

The annual BET Honors with the stunning host Actress Gabrielle Union again celebrated and showcased the achievements of African Americans with their version of what can be likened to the Kennedy Center Honors.

The lineup at the Warner Theatre: Honorees Halle Berry (Service), Chaka Khan (Musical Arts), T.D. Jakes (Education), music exec Clarence Avant (Entrepreneur) and basketball player Lisa Leslie (Athletics).

1 Dead, 2 Injured In Montgomery County Crash

OLNEY, Md. (WUSA) -- One man is dead and two others were injured in a single-vehicle crash in Montgomery County on Friday. 

Earl Dong-Min Lee, age 19, died when the vehicle, in which he was a back passenger, crashed into a tree, police said in a news release. 

It happened at about 4:30 p.m., at the 16600 block of Batchellors Forest Road, when the Ford Focus went off the road and crashed, police said. 

"The driver, identified as Brandon Drake Goodman, age 21, of Brinkwood Road in Brookville, was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The front seat passenger, identified as David Lankford Hampp, age 21, of the 18900 block of Bloomfield Road in Olney, was also transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries," police said. 

Snow Totals Thursday Morning 1-24-13

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- A gorgeous dry, fluffy snow fell during the overnight of 1-24-13. For some, it was the first snow of the season and also closed schools for quite a few.