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Tuesday, October 20 | D.C. area headlines of the day

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DOJ: Leesburg man fraudulently obtained $2 million from CARES Act, bought Lexus & airplane

A Leesburg man is accused of fraudulently obtaining two loans under the Paycheck Protection Program and then using the money to buy a luxury car and his own airplane.

Court documents allege that Didier Kindambu, 48, obtained two loans worth approximately $2,501,753, and then spent those funds.


Low-flying aircraft to conduct radiation testing around DC area ahead of Inauguration Day

If you see a low-flying helicopter passing back-and-forth over your neighborhood in the coming weeks, the Federal Government says there's no cause for alarm.

The Department of Energy will be conducting low-altitude helicopter flights around Washington, D.C., and its immediate surroundings in the coming weeks checking for radiation ahead of the January inauguration.


Only On 7: How long will WFT be WFT, and when can fans come back to FedEx?

It’s Dallas week. This Sunday, the Washington football team will host longtime rival the Dallas Cowboys.

There has been some excitement and anticipation from fans that they would actually be allowed into the stadium for this game, after Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said last week that stadiums can open up to fans with 10 percent of their normal capacity.


Fairfax Co. gives details on return to school plan with students in classrooms by November

In a virtual townhall, Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Brabrand answered tough questions by parents and teachers about the school district's plan to bring students back to the classroom.

“The first question really everyone is asking when we look at this is— is it safe,” said Brabrand who pointed out FCPS is following CDC guidelines to require face coverings, increase cleaning and disinfecting, as well as contact tracing, social distancing, and hand washing.


'Gimme Some Lovin' rock star Spencer Davis dead at 81

Spencer Davis, a British guitarist and bandleader whose eponymous rock group had 1960s hits including “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “I’m a Man,” has died. He was 81.

Davis’ agent, Bob Birk, said Tuesday that he died in a hospital while being treated for pneumonia. He didn't give a location, but British media reported that Davis lived in California.


'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown' leaving broadcast TV, heading to streaming service

If you're looking to watch "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" on television this year, you're out of luck.

It will not air on ABC as it usually does but instead on Apple TV, according to a joint press release from the streaming service and a content company known as Wild Brain.

The classic Halloween special started streaming globally through Apple TV on Oct. 19 and will be available for free from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1.


Feud between Trump, Fauci continues amid campaign struggle for public trust

 The feud between Dr. Anthony Fauci, America’s most high-profile doctor, and President Donald Trump continued Tuesday.

But the president slightly scaled back his attacks from just a day before when he called Fauci "a disaster."



Our warmer than average weather week rolls on with highs today, even warmer, in the upper 70s. After morning clouds, fog, and drizzle, we'll break out into sunshine by late morning with warm sunshine through the afternoon. CLICK HERE for your full forecast. 


I-95 northbound is a tough ride this morning. An earlier crash right before 234 is being cleared and is causing delays beginning at Quantico. Use Rt.1 as an alternate route. 


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