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Fairfax Co Urban Search & Rescue to aid in Nepal

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue Team is scheduled to leave Saturday for deployment to Nepal after a 7.8 earthquake that left more than 1,400 dead.


More than 1,400 dead as magnitude-7.8 quake rocks Nepal

The team was taking part in a drill with other Fairfax County Fire Units in Lorton, Va., when they were alerted, according the Chief Michael Schaff, Battalion Chief Urban Search and Rescue team said.

Around 60 people are going, WUSA9 Stephanie Ramirez reports.


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Lower teacher pay in Fairfax Co. causing good teachers to leave

The Fairfax County Public School system has been called world-class, but some teachers say it's losing its reputation. They are angry over what many call substandard pay, and some are leaving because of it.

Lori Wagoner is a highly-regarded and well-liked high school teacher with a master's degree from Georgetown. It's tough for her to leave it all behind, but she says the last straw was the County Supervisors' vote to give themselves pay raises.

Wagoner teaches English and Leadership at McLean High School. She was also the swim coach.

Swimmer Christine McCulla said she learned many essential skills for success from Wagoner.

"She strives to be the best teacher, coach, mentor and educator she can be. Losing her is a huge blow to our school," McCulla said.

Fairfax Co. officer resigns after child porn charges

FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA9) -- A Fairfax County police spokesperson resigned Friday after his hearing on child porn charges.

William "Bud" Walker was arrested Wednesday for two counts of possessing child pornography.

Walker was released on $15,000 bond Friday. It is a supervised release, and he is forbidden from using computers or having contact with minors.

Officials say Walker has been relieved of his duties while the investigation continues.

Walker appeared in court behind glass. His wife and family were present in the court room.

Fairfax County officer charged with child porn, bond hearing Friday

FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Fairfax County police officer who was arrested on child pornography charges appeared in court Thursday morning where his bond hearing was continued to Friday.

PFC William "Bud" Walker was arrested Wednesday at Police Headquarters. His next court appearance is set for June 17.

Walker, who appeared in court Thursday via video arraignment, will remain behind bars until his bond hearing.

Investigations began after The National Center for Missing an Exploited Children received a CyberTip alleging that child pornography had been uploaded in Fairfax County and contacted detectives, police said.

Detectives were able to determine that the upload occurred from a residence owned by Walker, according to police.

Walker has been charged with two counts of possession of child pornography. He is being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

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Report: Inmate in Virginia jail taser death was shackled

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Fairfax County jail inmate who died after being tased by sheriff's deputies was restrained by handcuffs at the time of the incident, according to a report by our editorial partners at the Washington Post.

Natasha McKenna was hit with a stun gun four times while being transported to the Alexandria Adult Detention Center in February. She suffered a medical emergency and died a few days later after being taken off life support.

MISSING: 63-year-old man from Fairfax Co.

FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police need your help locating a missing 63-year-old man from Fairfax County, Va.

Police say William Charles Telotte was reported missing by his family Saturday after he drove away from his home and never returned. Telotte suffers from a mental impairment and may appear confused, police said.

Police describe Telotte as 6'0" tall and 190 pounds with gray/brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to be driving a 2003 dark blue Jeep Liberty with Virginia registration: 8956FT.

Animal Rescue Groups Seek Help in Bringing Soldiers’ Dogs Home to America

Animal Rescue Groups Seek Help in Bringing Soldiers’ Dogs Home to America

Most people are aware that we have soldiers overseas in Afghanistan. But what most are not usually aware of is that many times they become attached to dogs that they find roaming in the area. For some, it’s the bond they create with those new pets that keep them feeling happy and hopeful. Yet when their tour of duty is over and it’s time to go back home to the U.S., they find themselves having to break that bond and leave the dog behind. Guardians of Rescue, an international animal rescue organization, works to change that by reuniting soldiers with the dogs they had to leave behind.