Body of Lizeth Lopez found in Lake Ridge


Police said they found the body of 36-year-old Lizeth Lopez.

Her body was found this morning in Lake Ridge. Lopez, of Alexandria, was reported missing April 19.

More in a press release:

On April 29 at 10:56AM, officers responded to the area of Cotton Mill Dr and Griffith Ave in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a found body. Officers arrived in the area and located the body of an adult woman presumed to be Lizeth Yadira Lopez, 36, who was reported as missing and endangered on April 19. The body was located near a drainage ditch in the above area and will be transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. At this time, the death is being investigated as a homicide and more information will be released when available. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Prince William County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. The investigation continues.

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7 reasons to choose sports camps at Manassas Park Community Center

In Samurai Warriors Camp, campers defend their emperor from the invading army using Nerf toys and water balloons.

It’s that time of year. Summer camp season is upon us, and the excitement builds up in the household.

I can recall my youth and the constant annoyance I became to my parents to please put me into a summer sports camp. I attended Elite basketball camps in Pittsburgh all the way down to Orlando, Fla. I also participated in sports camps from soccer to football and I met a variety of great coaches and staff.

I developed numerous friendships with other campers whom would later turn out to be some of the same men and women that became star athletes respectively in their sports. (more…)

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Flores turns herself in, charged in Wells Fargo armed robbery


The woman police said robbed a bank at the intersection of Dale Boulevard and Interstate 95 earlier this month is behind bars. 

Armed Bank Robbery *ARREST – On April 27, Vicky Samantha FLORES turned herself into police without incident at the Adult Detention Center in Manassas. The accused was wanted in connection to a robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank located at 2867 Dale Blvd in Woodbridge on April 5.

Arrested on April 27:

Vicky Samantha FLORES, 23, of no fixed address

Charged with robbery

Court Date: June 9, 2016 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

The 23-year-old has a list of previous charges filed in Prince William County General District Court to include larceny of vehicle and drug distribution. 

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Dumfries 7-Eleven robbed at gunpoint

An 18-year old Woodbridge man is charged with robbery, malicious wounding, burglary while armed, and use of a firearm in commision of a felony. The second suspect has not been located.
According to police, the suspects robbed the 7-Eleven located on Jefferson Davis Highway near Dumfries by using a handgun to demand money. One of the suspects was struck on the head by an employee with a stick causing a large cut. The suspects fled on foot with an unknown amount of money, said the police. 


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Dance, improv comedy, music part of bigger Manassas Gallery Walk

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Gallery Walk is back and bigger than ever in historic Downtown Manassas on Friday May 6 from 6 to 9 pm. Residents and visitors are invited to come out and explore all of the arts this vibrant downtown has to offer.

This year, along with stationary visual arts, there will also be live performances of dance, music, and improv comedy throughout the streets.

Partnering with the Prince William County Arts Council, this year’s Spring Gallery Walk event has attracted a larger number of artists thus adding excitement for all that there is to see throughout the evening. (more…)

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Reynolds wants to improve Dumfries transportation

Helen Reynolds is running to keep her seat on the Dumfries Town Council. 
Reynolds says transportation is an important issue for the town. 

Find your polling place

Dumfries residents will head to the polls May 3, 2016 to elect new members to the Town Council.
We sent a questionnaire to Reynolds, and all other candidates seeking office in Dumfries. Her responses are below: 


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Gun permit fees go down, Prince William Court budget goes up


The cost to get a concealed carry gun permit in Prince William County went down. But the amount of funding for the offices that process the applications is going up.

Members of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors in February negotiated a deal with the County’s Sheriff Glen Hill to lower the cost of obtaining a concealed carry permit from $50 to $15. Hill agreed for drop his $35 portion of the license fee in exchange for getting more money for additional staffing in his department.

With the deal, Hill will get two new sheriff’s deputies and a new patrol car in 2017 and 2018, respectively. The Prince William County Board of Supervisors agreed to fund the new positions if Hill agreed to the permit fee reduction — something he didn’t have to do as he is an elected official and is not bound to follow the direction of the Board of Supervisors, as the county’s police chief is required to do. (more…)

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$450,000 project aims to stop shoreline erosion at Leesylvania


Wave action along the Potomac River continues to erode the shoreline at Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge.

This summer, the park will begin work to prevent shoreline erosion with a new project that calls for placing rocks that sills, or jetties parallel to the shoreline. Sand and aquatic plants will be placed behind the rocks. As plant life grows, the roots will hold the sand in place, and rocks will help stop erosion caused by wave action. (more…)

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