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9 Year Old Bicyclist Killed In Fatal Wreck

FRANCONIA, Va. (AP) -- Fairfax County police say a 9-year-old girl riding a bicycle has died after being hit by a car.

It happened Monday about 4:30 p.m. in Franconia. Police say three girls were riding their bicycles and tried to cross the road. The first two girls made it; the third girl, Rebecca Johns of Alexandria, was hit by a car.

She was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where she died.

The driver, an 80-year-old man, remained at the scene. Police say no charges have been filed, and neither speed nor alcohol were factors in the crash, which is under investigation.

Computer Meltdown Leaves Drivers Steaming

TYSONS CORNER, VA (WUSA) -- The computers are still down at Virginia's DMV offices -- and it couldn't come at a worse time.

This is the busiest week in the busiest month for people who want to renew their driver's licenses. And if you are among them, you'll have to wait.

DMV offices across the Commonwealth have been unable to renew licenses or id cards since last Wednesday, when 228 computer servers crashed for reasons that remain a bit of a mystery.

"Five days is ridiculous" said Charles Linksman, who was trying to renew his license. "Any business, anything goes wrong with their computers, you can get someone in there within a few hours, put it back up. I have no idea what the problem is."

State tech experts say they've fixed the hardware. But now they have to reload all the data and make sure it's valid. At one point 26 agencies were down. Now it's just three, including the DMV, the Taxation Department, and the Board of Elections 

Reflections of You Salon in Fairfax Shows Appreciation for School Staff

The Reflections of You salon and spa in Fairfax, VA is doing something special in this back-to-school season. They have given away 13 gift certificates so far to teachers and staff at various elementary and high schools for a welcome back.

The co-owner of Reflections of You, David Plum, is a teacher himself at Lake Braddock in Burke, VA. He has been providing teachers and other staff at schools gift cards for 3 years at the beginning and end of the year as a sign of appreciation for what they do day in and day out. Plum shared that this year alone, Reflections of You supplied over 1200 $20 gift cards and 13 $50 gift cards for school staff in the area.

Plum suffered from a serious ankle injury a few years ago, and spent a lot of time in the hospital. This led him to another idea.

Tanker Spills 4,000 Gallons Of Fuel In Fairfax

FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA) -- A tanker truck overturned and spilled about 4,000 gallons of fuel onto Main Street and into a nearby creek in Fairfax on Saturday, police said.

Officer Lynn Coulter of the Fairfax City Police said that at about 1 p.m., the tanker from Baltimore Tank Line was southbound on Pickett Road, turned left onto Main Street and then tipped over. Main Street was shut down for about 5 1/2 hours.

The driver was charged with reckless driving.

Weekend Road Work Could Cause Traffic Headaches

VIENNA Va. (WUSA) -- Two of the three lanes along Eastbound I-66 will be closed between Nutley Street and the Beltway starting Friday from 7pm until 5am Monday. It's all part of a lane shift to new bridges.

For many Virginians, this is a major corridor into the District.

"You can have 4,000 vehicles an hour coming through here during big weekends," said Steve Titunik, VDOT Spokesperson for Virginia Mega Projects. 

This weekend, 4,000 Vehicles an hour on one lane, not very likely. The best advice from VDOT is to avoid the area altogether or be prepared for some major delays, delays of up to one hour. 

"You can go to Route 50, they can go to any of the connecting roads leading to I-66 and find other ways into DC," Titunik described. 

Burke Racquet and Swim Club Holiday Closures

Burke Racquet and Swim Club will be closed for repairs and renovations from August 30 to September 3 during the Labor Day holiday weekend. However, it will be open on Labor Day, September 6, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. So come on in this Labor Day to get your fitness on!

Fairfax Fugitive Coach Captured In Poland

FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA)  More than a year after sexual misconduct charges were filed against him, a one-time youth coach in Fairfax County is in custody.

Fairfax Police say 39-year-old John E. Hamilton was arrested Wednesday by the Polish Border Guard as he attempted to cross into the Czech Republic.   Efforts are now underway to have him extradited back to the United States.

Hamilton faces two counts of aggravated sexual batter of a child and two counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count of crimes against nature with a minor.  All the alleged crimes took place in Fairfax County.

In 2009, a 24-year-old man came forward and accused Hamilton of committing the acts twelve years earlier.  Hamilton was a little league baseball coach for the Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association at that time.