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Virginia School Apologizes After Having Students Play Slavery 'Game' for Black History Month

The principal at a Virginia elementary school has apologized after officials had students act as slaves in the Underground Railroad as part of a Black History Month lesson. Madison’s Trust Elementary School Principal David Stewart sent an apology letter to parents earlier this month after drawing cr


Building Video Games and Learning: Code Ninjas Debuts in Gainesville

Say the words “video game” and your kids are bound to stop and listen. The local owners of a new Code Ninjas, a learning center that debuted Feb. 11 at 7543 Somerset Crossing Drive in Gainesville, know that video games are both fun and educational. Code Ninjas will serve the local area by teaching c


Your weekend planner: Events in and around Prince William

The Underground Railroad Network to Freedom: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive, Woodbridge. Friends of the Foundation 28th Mardi Gras Gala: 6:30 p.m. Hosted by Novant Health Foundation and Novant Health UVA Health System. Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George M


Man Viciously Assaults Woman In Manassas: Police

MANASSAS, VA—A man was arrested early Wednesday after viciously assaulting a woman at a home in the 7000 block of Apache Ridge Court, according to Prince William County Police. Keith Joseph Clark Pincus, 42, of the same address, was charged with strangulation, abduction and domestic assault and batt


Virginia Republicans seek testimony from Justin Fairfax accusers before House committee

A top Virginia Republican announced Friday that the state's judiciary committee will invite the two women accusing Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault to testify when the legislature returns in April.


Police: Man dead after being hit by driver traveling in wrong direction on Rt. 28

CHANTILLY, Va. - A Chantilly, Va. man is dead after his car was hit head on, by a driver, traveling in the wrong direction on Rt. 28 Friday morning. Fairfax County Police say the crash occurred around 2:30 a.m. in Chantilly. An unidentified person, driving a 2015 BMW 323i was traveling north, in the


BREAKING: New Democratic Call to Caucus to Determine Democratic Nominee for Neabsco District, Prince William County

The judge has signed off on the new writ calling for an April 9th Special Election for the Neasbco Supervisor Seat, which was held by the late John Jenkins. As a result, a new Call to Caucus has been issued by the Prince William County Democratic Committee. The Caucus (also known as a Firehouse Prim


Man Killed In Two-Vehicle Crash In Chantilly: Police

CHANTILLY, VA—A man was killed early Friday morning after a two-vehicle crash on Route 28 and Westfield Boulevard, according to Fairfax County Police. One of the drivers was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died, and another person has been hospitalized with serious injuries.


Single drug sale justifies seizure of truck, Virginia Supreme Court rules

The Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against a Christiansburg man who sought to stop authorities from taking the pickup truck from which he’d sold oxycodone to a police informant.


Candland aims to keep Gainesville District seat

GAINESVILLE — (Press release) Earlier this month, Prince William County Supervisor Pete Candland delivered an email to supporters announcing his intent to seek re-election as the Supervisor to the Gainesville Magisterial District in the upcoming 2019 elections.


Deputy’s traffic stop leads to drug distribution charge

A Fredericksburg man faces drug distribution and possession charges after a sheriff’s deputy stopped a vehicle Thursday night in Warrenton. Deputy 1st Class Corey Lillard stopped made the traffic stop in the area of John E. Mann and Robinson streets at 7:34 p.m., according to Sgt. James Hartman.


11 MS-13 Members Indicted in Killings of 2 Virginia Teens, Prosecutors Say

Eleven alleged MS-13 gang members, including a leader, were indicted Thursday on charges that could carry the death penalty in the kidnapping and murder of two Virginia teens whose bodies were found in a Fairfax County park, prosecutors say.


Couple Assaulted By Mob In Haymarket: Police

HAYMARKET, VA—Two men were arrested Monday for their roles in a mob assault on two people Sunday in the 1800 block of Ridge Road, according to Prince William County Police. Jeremy Allue, 26, of the 1500 block of Summit Drive in Haymarket, was charged with abduction, conspiracy to commit abduction, a


Changes in Recycling Impacting Local Community

Significant changes in international recycling markets are trickling down to Prince William County. Countries that once bought material for recycling have tightened their rules and regulations, and those changes are starting to be felt locally.


Staten Island man, 72, out of coma after horrific Virginia Beach vacation crash

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The 72-year-old Staten Island man horrifically injured in a car crash hours into his Virginia Beach vacation came out of his coma and is communicating with his family by giving a high-five or a thumbs up.


Police: Hidden cameras found in Virginia Tech bathrooms

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Virginia Tech Police say they have identified a suspect after two hidden cameras were recovered in on-campus public bathrooms. Police said one of the hidden cameras was disguised as a USB wall charger that was plugged into an outlet, while the other was disguised as a clothing hook


Feb. 19 Prince William County high school sports roundup

The playoffs prompted a 28-point swing for the Battlefield Bobcats. After losing the Chantilly by 16 points during the regular season, the Bobcats beat those Chargers 71-55 Tuesday during the first round of the Class 6 Region D boys basketball tournament at home in Haymarket.


2 seriously injured in Chantilly crash on Rt. 28

WASHINGTON — Two people were hospitalized Friday morning following a two-car crash in Chantilly, Virginia, that shuttered two lanes on Virginia Route 28 for about five hours.


U.S. Route 29 northbound in Fauquier to close this summer for three weeks

A busy section of U.S. Route 29 North in Fauquier County will close this summer so VDOT can make a major safety improvement, according to a news release Friday. A series of hills that have contributed to significant crashes on the section of highway will be removed. The project will close the northb


Virginia just killed an amendment that would have helped women so much, and this is BS

It’s 2019, and despite the fact that some people continue to insist that women are entirely equal now, gender equality is still not protected by the U.S. Constitution. In fact, the Equal Rights Amendment, which would codify equal rights for all genders, still needs to pass in one more state before i