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UPDATED: Fauquier schools closed, City of Manassas on 2-hour delay

Area school divisions have started announcing their plans for Thursday, Feb. 21. Fauquier County Schools will be closed. City of Manassas schools will open two-hours late. This post will be updated as other school divisions make their announcements.


New Manassas wedding, event venue opens

A new space is available for engaged couples and event organizers. Sweeney Barn has opened at 9310 Discovery Boulevard in Manassas. Staff members held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the site on Tuesday morning.


Virginia State Police search for missing woman

NORFOLK, Va. — The Virginia State Police issued a Critically Missing Adult Alert after a woman was reported missing to the Norfolk Police Department. On Wednesday, 24-year-old Olivia Oliver was reported missing to Norfolk police at 5:30 p.m.


Virginia Politician Insists He Dressed Up As White Michael Jackson For Halloween

Another Virginia politician who dressed up as Michael Jackson for halloween has pointed out that the incriminating photo clearly shows he was made up as the later white version.


Virginia school librarian charged after slapping 10-year-old girl

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) -- Jasmine Webster says the outrage is still fresh after finding out a librarian at a Virginia elementary school slapped her 10-year-old daughter a few weeks ago.


Manassas youth pastor to plead guilty in child sex abuse case, prosecutors say

MANASSAS, Va. (FOX 5 DC) - A youth pastor for a Northern Virginia megachurch will plead guilty in his child sex abuse case, according to officials. Special Prosecutor Kevin Gross told FOX 5 that 27-year-old Jordan Baird, who worked at the Life Church in Manassas as a youth pastor, will plead guilty


Man Strangles Woman During Fight In Manassas: Police

MANASSAS, VA—A man was arrested Monday after assaulting a woman last week at an apartment in the 8000 block of Ashland Avenue, according to Prince William County Police. Daved O'Neil Lansdowne, 26, of the 8000 block of Ashland Avenue in Manassas, was charged with strangulation and domestic assault a


Prince William officials warn of icy roads

Prince William County officials are asking residents to continue to avoid non-essential travel because of icy conditions. The county sent out a notice on its Everbridge alert system at 12:45 p.m. today to warn of icy roads and frozen precipitation, which is expected to fall for several hours before


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


Culpeper boys top Manassas Park, earn state tournament berth

MANASSAS—With a chance to go to the state tournament for the second time in head coach James Thompson’s tenure, Culpeper needed a win over Northwestern District rival Manassas Park.


Henrico police responding to 'possible threat' at The Academy at Virginia Randolph

Henrico police are responding Wednesday afternoon to a report of an active shooter on Mountain Road. A tweet from Henrico police said officers were responding to the 2200 block of Mountain Road, which is near The Academy at Virginia Randolph.


Fuel tanker bursts into flames on Virginia highway

FINCASTLE, Va. — No one was seriously hurt when a tanker truck overturned and caught fire Wednesday morning on US 220 North in Botetourt County, Virginia. The crash was reported at 6:24 a.m.


Virginia voters are split over whether Lt. Gov. Fairfax should resign, new poll shows

RICHMOND — Virginia voters are evenly split over whether Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax should resign after two women accused him of sexual assault, but most voters say the legislature should not consider impeachment until the claims have been investigated, according to a Quinnipiac Poll released Wednesday


Fake $100 bills circulating in Northern Virginia officials say

STAFFORD, Va. (FOX 5 DC) - Fake $100 bills are making their way around Northern Virginia, according to authorities. The Stafford County Sheriff's Office said they’ve noticed an uptick and fake $100 bills and $20 bills circulating in the area.


Cost of living comparison between Virginia and Florida

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Woman Arrested For Burglary, Cocaine In Woodbridge: Police

WOODBRIDGE, VA—A woman was arrested Monday after breaking into a home while armed with a blunt object in the 14000 block of Felty Place and then exacerbating her problems after being arrested, according to Prince William County Police. Bridget Nibblins, 31, of the 3200 block of Mountain Laurel Loop


Reputed Hells Angels biker from Staten Island admits to shooting rival in Virginia

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – A reputed Hells Angels motorcycle gang member from Staten Island has admitted to shooting a rival biker in an attack outside a Virginia motel five months ago.


Virginia sees second highest bear harvest

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Virginia bear harvests are the second highest they’ve ever been. Wildlife biologists with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries have released statistics for the 2018-2019 hunting season.


Warning issued for wintry mess expected Wednesday

WASHINGTON — A winter weather system has the region locked in its crosshairs and is expected to dump up to 4 inches of snow in the immediate D.C. area on Wednesday, before a shift to all rain.


Man arrested for abducting Norfolk woman from gas station

NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk Police arrested a man Wednesday night after they say he abducted a woman from a gas station. Virginia State Police issued a Critically Missing Adult Alert, also known as an Ashanti Alert, Wednesday night for 24-year-old Norfolk woman Olivia Oliver on behalf of the Norfolk Poli