Stafford houses tied for roomiest in U.S. — The median number of rooms in a Stafford housing unit is 7.5, tied for the most in the country, according to a recent analysis of U.S. Census data done by the Vizual Statistix blog.. [Fredericksbrug.com]

Animals seized from Prince William farm are up for adoption — Three weeks after seizing 59 animals from a farm where they allegedly suffered from filthy conditions and a lack of food and water, Prince William County animal control officers are making the first of those animals available for adoption. [Washington Post]

Bristow State Trooper Honored for Heroism — Bristow resident and Virginia state trooper Brandon D. West doesn’t think he did anything another officer wouldn’t have done when he pulled a man and his dog from a burning vehicle on June 9, 2013. But Virginia state records say West “exemplified the noble mission of all law-enforcement officers, to protect and serve, through his life-saving actions in the line of duty.” [Bristow Beat]