- The Washington Times - Monday, December 21, 2009


Police investigate snowball incident

Metropolitan Police said they are investigating an incident in which a plainclothes officer drew a gun during a snowball fight.

Police department spokesman Officer Kenny Bryson said police will conduct a full investigation into the circumstances of the incident. Officer Bryson said there is no indication that the officer pointed the gun at anyone.

The incident during Saturday’s massive snowstorm was captured on video, which was posted to YouTube. The officer can be seen holding a gun. Later, he identifies himself as a detective and acknowledges that he drew his gun after being hit with snowballs.

The snowball fight was organized on Twitter, and the incident was widely discussed on the social networking site.



Sunday paper delayed by storm

The weekend storm has forced the Capital newspaper of Annapolis to delay publication of its Sunday edition.

The Capital’s staff will produce Sunday’s paper on Sunday afternoon and distribute it with Monday’s paper.

The paper said that company officials decided that because of the blizzard, it would be unsafe for delivery personnel to be on the roads early Sunday morning as the storm continued.



Wife charged in officer’s death

Virginia State Police said an Orange County Sheriff’s Office investigator has died and his estranged wife now faces a charge of first-degree murder.

State police said Robert Canosa, 55, died Sunday afternoon at University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, where he had been a patient since he was shot multiple times Dec. 11 at his home in Orange County.

His wife, Brenda Lee Canosa, 49, initially faced attempted first-degree murder, malicious wounding and a firearms charge. Mrs. Canosa was arrested Dec. 11 and sent to Central Virginia Regional Jail in Orange.

A message left with her attorney Sunday was not immediately returned.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

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