Teenager Faces Terrorism Charge for School Plot
SHENANDOAH COUNTY-- A 17-year old is facing a terrorism charge after a threat to his school was discovered, according to the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office.
The student has been arrested. A press release from the Sheriff's Office said he made a threat against Stonewall Jackson High School, where he is a student.
The threat was planned to happen in spring 2014. A school resource officer at the school received information about the threat from law enforcement in Northern Virginia.
The student has been charged with one count of Committing, Conspiring and Aiding and Abetting Acts of Terrorism. He is currently being held at the Northwestern Regional Juvenile Detention Center.
No court date has been set.
National Aquarium to Close in DC after 128 years
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An aquarium that opened its doors to visitors in 1885 is closing its doors in the nation's capital.
The National Aquarium is closing its Washington location after the last visitors leave Monday. Officials announced in May that the aquarium must move out of the U.S. Department of Commerce building due to renovations.
The aquarium has been housed at the site near the National Mall since 1932. For decades, it has drawn families and tourists to see fish, turtles, alligators and snakes in the basement of the massive federal building.
The 1,500 animals will be moved to other locations, including the National Aquarium in Baltimore, in the months ahead.
The aquarium's board says it is exploring ways to maintain a presence in Washington, but a site hasn't been determined.
Disabled Technician Wins Workout Lawsuit
A former Navy information systems technician has been awarded $300,000 after suing a Manassas gym over an exercise program he says left him permanently disabled.
29-year-old Makimba Mimms of Bristow says the CrossFit workout he did in 2005 caused him to urinate blood and his legs to swell.
Mimms sued Manassas World Gym, where he did the workout; Ruthless Training Concepts, a CrossFit affiliate at the time; and a Ruthless employee who administered the workout.
A Prince William County jury found all three defendants liable Wednesday. The CrossFit program is popular in law enforcement and military circles but has been criticized as dangerous.
It involves timed, high-intensity strength training with little or no rest or water between sets.