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Man charged after bank robberies in Manassas, Montclair

A man suspected of bank robberies in Manassas and Montclair last week was arrested Wednesday in Silver Spring, Maryland. He also faces charges in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, for a third robbery. Jack Antonio Romero, 30, of the 2300 block of Coleridge Drive, Silver Spring, faces charges in Prince

INSIDE NOVA - 2017-09-21 16:33:00

Woodbridge Restaurant Inspections: Buffalo Philly's, Grain of Heaven, More

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, 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

PATCH - 2017-09-21 13:22:49

Police searching for armed robbery suspect near Manassas

Police are investigating an armed robbery near the Red Roof Inn on Va. 234 near Interstate 66 outside Manassas. The robbery appears to be between "known parties," and isn't random, said county police spokesman Nathan Probus. Expect heavy police presence in the area as police search for the suspect.

FAUQUIER TIMES-DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-20 16:30:00

Will Hurricane Maria Hit Virginia?

WASHINGTON, DC - After Hurricane Maria left behind a tattered Puerto Rico without power Thursday morning bruised by Category 4 strength winds and up to 35 inches of rain, forecasters warned the storm currently packing winds around 115 mph will likely follow the same path as Hurricane Jose once it le

PATCH - 2017-09-21 13:12:02

Police search for possible carjacking suspects in Woodbridge

Police are investigating a possible carjacking off Neabsco Road in Woodbridge tonight. The victim suffered minor injuries in the robbery and was taken to the hospital for treatment. Officers located the car involved but have not found any suspects, said Prince William police Sgt. Jonathan Perok. A F

FAUQUIER TIMES-DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-21 02:31:00

County attorney: Stafford has no legal authority to remove Confederate flag

Bill Johnson-Miles, left, and Kim Wyman were among some 30 area residents who gathered at the Stafford County government building Sept. 5, 2017 to protest the Confederate flag flying on private property near Interstate 95. Aleks Dolzenko/InsideNoVa Tempers flared Tuesday at a Stafford County Board o

INSIDE NOVA - 2017-09-21 10:00:00

Robotic delivery: Drones could deliver you and your gear to the fight

Automated transports could one day move amphibious vehicles loaded with Marines to shore, deliver fuel trucks to remote bases, fly a pack to a Marine at a rendezvous point and serve as his forward eyes and ears on the battlefield. Marine brass at the final panel of the annual Modern Day Marine mil

MARINE CORP TIMES - 2017-09-21 20:39:13

Marines must adapt gear and policy to meet endless data demands

Everything is connected all the time - and that's a problem. Marine leaders at the annual Modern Day Marine military expo in Quantico Thursday told industry attendees that the so-called Internet of Things and massive growth in data will stress an overburdened network. At least one general told th

MARINE CORP TIMES - 2017-09-21 20:38:14

Should all infantry squad leaders be staff sergeants?

Top Marine leaders are looking at whether rifle company squad leaders should be staff sergeants as combat becomes faster and more complex. Lt. Col. Daniel Wittnam told attendees at the annual Modern Day Marine military expo in Quantico Thursday that since recent experiments in small unit tactics a

MARINE CORP TIMES - 2017-09-21 20:20:45

In drones, ISIS has its own tactical air force

Commercial drones, such as the $1,500 Chinese-made DJI Phantom widely used by the Islamic State group, are providing nonstate actors with their own mini-air force, according to an expert in irregular warfare, who spoke on a panel Wednesday at the Modern Day Marine expo in Quantico, Virginia. While

MARINE CORP TIMES - 2017-09-21 13:16:01

Occoquan Arts and Crafts Show returns this weekend

The Fall Occoquan Arts and Crafts Show will be held rain or shine on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown historic Occoquan. A 48-year tradition, this award winning outdoor street festival features more than 300 artisans and crafters, fu

FAUQUIER TIMES-DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-21 16:14:00

Police arrest suspected 'construction vest' bandit

Police say they've nabbed a suspected serial bank robber after three heists in three days in Northern Virginia and Maryland. On Sept. 20, detectives with the Anne Arundel County, Manassas and Prince William County police departments identified a suspect involved in robberies Sept. 14 at the United B

FAUQUIER TIMES-DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-21 17:53:00

Former Highland coach sentenced to five years for indecent liberties with child

A former Highland School girls basketball coach will spend five years in prison for having a sexual relationship with a student. George Logan III, 44, of Manassas, admitted to police he had a sexual relationship with a teenage girl between Jan. 23 and Jan. 27, 2016. Logan was sentenced on Sept. 21 i

FAUQUIER TIMES-DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-21 16:51:00

YOUR TAKE: What's your favorite thing about fall?

"Graves Mountain Apple Festival. We go every year and have been ever since high school. Great all-around fun for kids and adults."-Jessica Cline, Fredericksburg "Football!!"-Tracey Jones, Colonial Beach "Nothing! I love the lazy days of summer."-Marcie Mullins-Rice, Lake Anna "Everything moves at su

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-21 20:23:00

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: How Widening Happened

Last week's article, "Woodlawn Stables Relocation Update," suggests there may still be misunderstanding about the relationship of Fort Belvoir's BRAC realignment to the Route 1 widening and the move of the stables. Fact is the only thing BRAC or Belvoir had to do with it is that the post's new hospi

MOUNTVERNONGAZETTE.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

A Tale of Two Immigrants

professional women hoping to fill the seat vacated by retiring Del. Dave Albo (R-42). But only one will prevail in November, creating one of the fiercest political contests on the ballot in Northern Virginia this year. Republican Lolita Mancheno-Smoak is a proud supporter of President Donald Trump,

BURKECONNECTION.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Russia warns US, says its special forces are helping Syrian troops

MOSCOW - Russia on Thursday issued a stern warning to U.S. forces and their allies in Syria, saying it has deployed Russian special forces alongside Syrian government troops in the battle for the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province and that Moscow would retaliate if the Russians come under fire. The Ru

AIR FORCE TIMES - 2017-09-21 14:25:50

Army rifle replacement program canceled before it takes off

Just one month into its official existence, a program to replace the Army's M4 carbine with a 7.62 mm rifle has been canceled, Army Times has confirmed. First reported Thursday by The Firearm Blog, the Interim Combat Service Rifle had been in development since at least this spring and was official

MARINE CORP TIMES - 2017-09-21 22:00:34

Woman gets year and half for ignoring injuries that left a young Stafford boy blind

A Stafford County woman who did nothing to assist her 4-year-old stepson after the child suffered injuries that left him permanently blind was ordered Thursday to serve a year and a half in prison. Hayat Benfaraj, 32, had previously pleaded guilty to felony child neglect in Stafford Circuit Court. S

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-21 21:30:00

Chief master sergeant charged with killing teen in drunk driving accident has retired at a lower rank

Hector Soler, the former security forces manager for the 4th Security Forces Squadron who allegedly killed a teenager while driving drunk last year, retired in August at a reduced rank. Soler, who was a chief master sergeant, retired as a senior master sergeant on Aug. 1, Col. Edward Sholtis, dire

AIR FORCE TIMES - 2017-09-21 20:29:46