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Body of Sosa Rivas, 21, of Fairfax, found in Cherry Hill

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From Prince William police:

Homicide Investigation *VICTIM IDENTIFIED – The body of an adult male which was discovered along the Potomac River in the 1500 block of Cherry Hill Rd in Dumfries on January 12 has been positively identified as Christian Alexander SOSA RIVAS, 21, of Fairfax. The investigation into his death is still ongoing. Anyone with information about this death is asked to contact Prince William County police or Crime Solvers via the information provided below.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Prince William County Crime Solvers. Tipsters can call 1-866-411-TIPS, text “PWC” plus your information to 274637, or submit a webtip by visiting the Crime Solvers Facebook Page. Tipsters remain anonymous & could earn up to a $1,000 reward.

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‘Jesse’s Girl & Aces High are now available in three local Harris Teeters’

Submitted by BadWolf Brewery:

BadWolf is very excited to announce that six packs of Jesse’s Girl & Aces High are now available in three local Harris Teeters (Bristow, two locations in Manassas).

Thank you to all of our amazing staff, friends & family getting us to this point!! We are so proud of how far we’ve come since opening June 19, 2013.

Now go grab one off the shelf and be sure to share generously with friends & family! Cheers all!

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    King makes another run at 2nd District House of Delegates seat in Stafford, Woodbridge

    This is Josh King’s second run at the 2nd District House of Delegates seat. He lost his 2015 bid to Republican Mark Dudenhefer, who announced in January 2017 he won’t seek reelection.
     
    Election information for 2017 from the Virginia Office of Elections: 
     
    6/13/17 June Primary (called if needed)
    Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration, is Monday, May 22, 2017

    Deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Your request must be received by your Registrar by 5:00 p.m.

    11/7/17 General Election and Special Elections
    Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration, is Monday, October 16, 2017

    Deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Your request must be received by your Registrar by 5:00 p.m.

    Where do I go to vote? 

     

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    Roadside signs in Fauquier, Prince William profess love for ‘Michelle’

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    Michelle, it’s clear to see that you have a big fan.

    And, we think that he’s sorry.

    Posted along with a two-lane thoroughfare linking Prince William and Fauquier counties on Friday, popsicle signs made of bright-colored cardboard, noted someone’s love and affection for “Michelle.”

    “Michelle, you’re the only one for me.”

    “I love you, Michelle.”

    “I am nothing without you, Michelle.”

    “I love Michelle.”

    The signs sat along the right side of Bent Town Road in Fauquier County, and across the county line on Fleetwood Drive in Prince William County.

    We don’t know who put them there. We don’t know who Michelle is, although we suspect that she commutes along the frequented byway around Quantico Marine Corps Base to get to Manassas, or maybe to Interstate 66.

    While we don’t know when the signs were erected, on Friday they still looked fresh and untouched by rain or other outside, winter elements.

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    ‘This is Prince William County’s first homicide of 2017’

    From Prince William police: 

    Homicide Investigation *UPDATE – On January 13, the body discovered along the Potomac River in the 1500 block of Cherry Hill Rd in Dumfries underwent an autopsy at the Medical Examiner’s Office in Manassas. Based upon further examination of the victim’s body and the police investigation, detectives from the Homicide Unit are now classifying this death as a homicide. The victim was found on January 12 and appeared to have suffered trauma to his body. Preliminarily, the victim has been identified as an adult male. The victim’s identification will be released once a next of kin has been notified. The investigation continues. This is Prince William County’s first homicide of 2017.

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    ‘Residents…confirmed having witnessed several gunshots on the 8600 block of Bruton Parish Ct’

    From Manassas police: 

    Shots Fired At approximately 10 p.m. on Jan. 11, 2017, Manassas City Police responded to the area of Bruton Parish Ct. for a report of shots fired. Officers and Detectives from the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force located and secured the scene and interviewed residents, who confirmed having witnessed several gunshots on the 8600 block of Bruton Parish Ct moments prior. Several vehicles and the maintenance portion of one apartment building sustained minor damages. No victims or injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

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    ‘An unknown male caller reported that there was a bomb in the courthouse’

    A barrier was erected Tuesday at the Prince William County Courthouse following bombings at the Boston Marathon the day before that killed three and injured nearly 200 people. [Photo: Uriah Kiser / Potomac Local News]

    From Prince William police: 

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    Threat to Bomb  The investigation revealed that an unknown male caller reported that there was a bomb in the courthouse. After a search of the property and surrounding area with the assistance of two police K-9 units, officers determined that the threat was not credible. During the investigation, detectives from the Intel Unit identified the caller as the accused and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

    Wanted: [Photo from April 2016]

    Randy Leo JESSEE, 36, of No Fixed Address

    Described as a white male, 6’00”, 270lbs with brown eyes and brown hair

    Wanted for of threat to bomb

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    Icy conditions possible Saturday

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    From the National Weather Service office in Sterling

    ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 6 PM EST
    SATURDAY...
    
    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS
    ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR WINTRY MIX...WHICH IS IN
    EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 6 PM EST SATURDAY.
    
    * PRECIPITATION TYPE...SNOW...SLEET...AND FREEZING RAIN.
    
    * ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF UP TO 1 INCH...ALONG WITH
      AROUND A TRACE OF ICE.
    
    * TIMING...LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY.
    
    * IMPACTS...ICY PATCHES ON ROADS AND BRIDGES WILL MAKE TRAVEL
      DIFFICULT.
    
    * WINDS...SOUTHEAST 5 MPH OR LESS.
    
    * TEMPERATURES...AROUND 30.
    
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
    
    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...
    AND FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
    SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
    DRIVING.
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    Help needed with annual ‘Point in Time Count of homeless’

    Good morning Prince William – Join in the fun at the Souper Bowl Bingo event on Saturday, January 28 to support the wonderful work of the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry. The event is from 3-pm at the QBE building located at 14600 Washington Street in Haymarket. Bingo cards are just $1 each or I can of soup. There will be snacks and refreshments available for purchase and also lots of fun prizes. What a great way to spend a cold afternoon. Please email Alison with any questions at fundraising@haymarketfoodpantry.org.

    · The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is looking for volunteer’s age 55+ to transport veterans to their doctors’ appointments and perhaps stop by the pharmacy to fill a new prescription. There is an immediate need in the Woodbridge area! It’s a great way to say thank you for their service. The second need is to present life skills to 4th-grade students who may be home alone for a short period after school. It’s a fun curriculum and certainly a fun age to work with. Please call Jan at (571) 292-5307 for more info.

    · The Annual Joe Page Blood Drive is Saturday, January 21st at the Manassas Church of the Brethren from 9am-2pm. This is a wonderful way to remember a great young man. Please email his mom Debbie at Debd509@aol.com to schedule your appointment. The great kids with the Joe 15 Team will be on hand to continue Joe’s love of volunteering. (more…)

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    The Town of Dumfries is Hiring

    Town Seal_Color-w. borderJoin a Great Team – The Town of Dumfries is presently accepting applications for the following positions:

    — Building Official

    — Chief of Police

    — Code Compliance Officer

    — Community Development Director

    — Director of Public Works

    — Information Technology Manager

    — Police Officer

    — Sergeant

    The staff at the Town of Dumfries do what they love and love what they do. While each person has a particular role, the staff also works together to support each other and the Town as a whole. You can find further information and details on how to apply on the Town’s website at www.dumfriesva.gov.

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