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Prince William County Schools Makes Friday Weather Call

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA—All public schools in Prince William County will be closed Friday, Jan. 18, "due to icy road conditions in certain areas." Employees are on Code red. All activities, including Professional Development sessions, are cancelled. SACC will not open. Telework subject to policy.


Stafford County Schools Superintendent Makes Changes To Proposed Transgender Student Policy

In the wake of an incident involving a transgender student being put at risk, Stafford County Public Schools has been working to create a policy that would allow transgender students in the county to use the bathroom of their choice. This would be the first public school policy of its kind in Virgin


Woodbridge Restaurant Inspections: 15 Violations At One Place

WOODBRIDGE, VA—Prince William Health District officials recently inspected food preparation and storage in the area. Full reports can be accessed on the health department's website. "In our experience, it is unrealistic to expect that a complex, full-service food operation can routinely avoid any vi


Your weekend planner: Events in and around Prince William

Friends of Chinn Park Used Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All proceeds go to the library to fund programs and materials. Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Drive, Woodbridge.


Simple Changes 8th Annual Chili Cook-Off

Simple Changes is hosting its 8th Annual Chili Cook-Off at Fairwinds Brewery in Lorton, Virginia on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 3-6 PM. Please see our website at www.simplechanges.org for more details..


Lt. Gov. Fairfax stepping off dais in protest of Virginia Senate honoring Robert E. Lee

RICHMOND, Va. (ABC7) — Virginia Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, the second African-American to serve in that role, stepped off the dais on Friday in protest of the Virginia Senate honoring Robert E. Lee.


Intriguing Woodbridge Home Features Wooded Ambiance

WOODBRIDGE, VA—This intriguing new listing on Realtor.com features all manner of decks and wooded views to go with golfing views. Here's a detailed description from Realtor.com:


Virginia fugitive's name earns her internet fame

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WNCN) - A Virignia woman wanted for removing her electronic monitoring device has earned her internet fame. A Jan. 15 Facebook post by the Virignia Department of Corrections has received more than 117,000 comments and has been shared 81,000 times - because of her name.


Things to Do INSIDE in Prince William, VA

Don’t let bad weather “rain on your parade” – there are plenty of fun activities to enjoy inside. Prince William is full of indoor activities ranging from indoor sports & games facilities, top-notch museums, movie and planetarium complexes, and a variety of craft beverage locations to enjoy. So whet


Woman arrested after bloody man found on kitchen floor

STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. — Jeanette Hearns, 34, of Stafford, was arrested Wednesday and charged with aggravated malicious wounding. Hearns, according to Stafford investigators, stabbed a man inside a home on Widewater Road.


MLK Day Oratorical Celebration Monday In Woodbridge

WOODBRIDGE, VA—One of the area's more unique MLK Day events, the 29th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Program and Youth Oratorical Contest is set for 11 a.m. Monday in the Hylton Memorial Chapel at 14640 Potomac Mills Road.


Amtrak hits truck at Virginia crossing

NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. -- A truck driver suffered minor injuries when an Amtrak collided with his vehicle Friday morning in New Kent County, Virginia, according to Virginia State Police. The collision happened at about 11 a.m. near Rockahock Road in Lanexa.


Virginia Senate agrees to ‘ban the box’ asking job applicants about criminal history

After two decades of pleas from criminal justice reform advocates, the Virginia Senate voted 24 to 16 on Friday to “ban the box” — to remove the checkbox on state employment application forms that asks applicants about their criminal history.


Name ideas for new elementary school sought

This fall, a new elementary school will open in Woodbridge. Called the “Prince William Parkway” Elementary School, the facility seeks to address overcrowding at several county schools.


18-year-old from Fairfax arrested on child porn charges

WASHINGTON — An 18-year-old from Fairfax, Virginia, faces charges for sharing nude images of teenage girls through Dropbox accounts, police said Thursday. Ergi Masati, who graduated from Fairfax High School in 2017, was arrested on five counts of possession of child pornography on Oct. 23, 2018. Mor


Bill to allow lottery winners to remain anonymous passes Virginia Senate

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) - A bill that would allow lottery winners in Virginia to remain anonymous has cleared one hurdle toward becoming a law. The bill passed in the Senate Friday morning, but still has to be approved by the House of Delegates. It passed with a 33-7 vote.


RSVP Northern VA Holds Volunteer Seminar

As part of Volunteer Arlington’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, RSVP Northern Virginia will hold free information sessions on senior volunteering at Washington-Lee (Liberty) High School (1301 N. Stafford St., Arlington) on Monday, Jan. 21. The sessions will begin at 10 a.m. and run conti


Peeping Tom Sought In Woodbridge: Police

WOODBRIDGE, VA—Authorities are looking for a male who was peeping through the window of an apartment in the 14300 block of Westminster Lane early Wednesday night, according to Prince William County Police. He's described as being of an unknown race or age, around 6-0, 140 pounds with a thin build. H


Manassas Restaurant Inspections: 13 Violations Each At Two Places

MANASSAS, VA—Prince William Health District officials recently inspected food preparation and storage in the area. Full reports can be accessed on the health department's website. "In our experience, it is unrealistic to expect that a complex, full-service food operation can routinely avoid any viol


Fingerprint links 1993 cold-case rape to Tennessee man, officials say

A Maryland rape cold-case appears to have been solved after authorities used a fingerprint from the 1993 crime scene to arrest a Tennessee man last year, officials said Thursday.