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3 shot outside Manassas, 1 remains in critical condition

Rifle used in shooting outside Manassas area apartment complex

A Warrenton man was shot several times, and another man and a woman also suffered gunshots.

Police were called to a home in the 10100 block of Portsmouth Road outside Manassas at 10:02 p.m. Saturday for a report of a shooting.

Here’s more in a police press release:

Aggravated Malicious Wounding | Shooting Investigation – On December 19th at 10:02PM, officers responded to the 10100 block of Portsmouth Rd in Manassas (20109) to investigate a shooting.

Police initially received multiple reports of shots fired in the above area but did not locate the parties involved. While on scene investigating, four individuals arrived at an area hospital, three of which were suffering from gunshot related injuries.

Two of the victims, a 27 year old man of Warrenton and a 49 year old woman of Manassas, were both flown to a trauma center for further evaluation. The 27 year old man suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body and remains hospitalized in critical condition. The 49 year old woman was treated for a non-life threatening wound to her head and was released.

The third victim, a 17 year old male juvenile of Manassas, sustained a minor gunshot wound to his knee and was also treated and released. The investigation revealed that the fourth individual, identified as a 32 year old man of no fixed address, arrived in the above area accompanied by the three victims.

A physical altercation ensued between this man and the accused outside of the apartment complex. Following the encounter, the man returned to his vehicle with the three victims. Before they could leave the complex parking lot, the accused went to his residence and retrieved a rifle. At that point, the accused exited the building and began firing towards the vehicle.

All parties left the area separately before officers arrived. The victims were taken to an area hospital where police were contacted. The suspect eventually turned himself into police early the next morning without incident.

This incident was not random and stemmed from a previous verbal altercation between the parties involved who were known to one another.

Arrested on December 20th:

Justin Hunter PLATT, 25, of 10174 Portsmouth Rd, #11 in Manassas

Charged with 3 counts of aggravated malicious wounding

Court date: pending | Bond: held WITHOUT bond

This was the first in a series of shootings in Prince William County in the last 24 hours. Earlier this morning, a man who claimed to suffering a wound inflicted by a firework was found to have been shot during a fight in the parking lot of a Dale City grocery store.


John Jenkins will have a locomotive named after him

John Jenkins, Sharon Bulova, and Paul Milde all serve on the Virginia Railway Express Operations Board. [Submitted photo]

All aboard the John Jenkins Express.

Jenkins, the longest currently serving Prince William County Board of Supervisors, is recognized for his participation on the Virginia Railway Express Operations Board. He and eight other VRE Board members who played key roles in the development of the commuter railroad since its founding in 1992 will have their names affixed to the front of VRE locomotives.

Here’s a full list of names that will soon appear on commuter trains:

  • Edwin King – Prince William County (Original Member)
  • James Hugh Payne Sr. – City of Manassas (First Elected City of Manassas Member)
  • Bernard Cohen – VA House of Delegates (Original Member)
  • Bob Gibbons – Stafford County (First Elected Stafford Member)
  • Sally H. Cooper – VDOT (Original Member)
  • Sharon Bulova – Fairfax County (Original and Continuously Serving Member)
  • John Jenkins – Prince William County (Long Serving Member)
  • Hilda Barg – Prince William County (Long Serving Member)
  • Elaine McConnell – Fairfax County (Long Serving Member – previously recognized)

The operations board approved adding the names to the locomotives at their monthly meeting this morning.

“Naming locomotives to honor those who helped establish or ensure the success of VRE is a small token of the appreciation we have for the foresight and public service these Board Members have provided in creating VRE,” said  VRE Operations Board Chairman Paul Milde in a press release.

The names that will be affixed to the locomotives belong to those who “played a key role in establishing VRE service, were early or long-tenured members, or whose extraordinary efforts contributed to its success, will be honored by having their names placed on the front of VRE locomotives.”

Virginia Railway Express trains carried more than 320,000 riders in November. Over the past year, the commuter railroad carried 2 million riders.

Brown charged in series of taxi cab robberies

On Dec. 17, police found and arrested the man they said is responsible for pulling a knife on local cab drivers and stealing money from them.

Police say the suspect matched the description given in connection to the five separate incidents reported to the police.

Here’s the latest from Prince William police:  

Armed Robbery Series *ARREST – On December 17th, detectives from the Robbery identified a possible suspect involved in a series of armed robberies involving taxi cab drivers which have occurred in the Manassas area of Prince William County since December 9th.

Later that same afternoon, officers were actively patrolling the area of Ashton Ave near Sudley Manor Dr and located a man matching the description of the suspect being sought by detectives.

The man was identified as the accused and was also found to be in possession of a knife. In total, five separate incidents were reported to police and involved a similar suspect description and circumstances.

Following the investigation, the accused was connected to this robbery series and was subsequently arrested without incident. Additional charges are forthcoming.

Arrested on December 17th:

Matthew Jamaal BROWN, 24, of 10891 Gambril Dr, #31 in Manassas

Charged with 3 counts of robbery

Court date: February 17, 2015 | Bond: held WITHOUT bond


Armed Robbery Series [Previously Released] – Between December 14th and 16th, officers have responded to the Manassas area (20109) of Prince William County to investigate armed robberies involving cab drivers. In all reported cases, a man of similar clothing and physical description displays a knife and robs the cab driver of money before fleeing on foot. The incidents have also occurred in close geographical proximately to one another along Ashton Ave. No injuries have been reported in any of the robberies. The same suspect is also believed to be responsible for an incident which was reported on December 9th. A timeline of the incidents are below.

  • December 16th at 3:21AM – Vernon St and Tower Pl in Manassas
  • December 15th at 2:57PM – 10700 block of Sudley Manor Dr in Manassas
  • December 14th at 1:11PM – Notre Dame St and Hiram Ct in Manassas
  • December 14th at 6:05PM – 16000 block of Blendia Ln and Ashton Ave in Manassas
  • December 9th at 4:53PM – Adler Ln and Coachcrest Ct in Manassas

Someone is robbing cabbies near Manassas

[Image: Prince William police]

[Image: Prince William police]

Police are investigating a series of robberies involving taxi cabs near Manassas. Five cabbies have been robbed since Dec. 9.

The most recent robbery was at 3:21 a.m. in the area of Vernon Street and Tower Place. On Monday, police were called to a Walmart at Manassas Mall after a cabbie was robbed nearby.

In each robbery, police said cabbies pick up a fare and are asked to drive to a certain location, but are robbed before they arrive.

Here’s more in a police press release:

Armed Robberies – On December 15th at 2:57PM, officers responded to the 10700 block of Sudley Manor Dr in Manassas (20109) to investigate a robbery. The victim, a 62 year old man of Manassas, reported to police that he was a cab driver and had picked up a fare at the Wal-Mart located in Manassas Mall. After picking up the suspect, the victim drove him to the above area. Once stopped, the suspect pulled out a knife and took an undisclosed amount of money from the victim before fleeing on foot.

Early the next morning on December 16th at 3:21AM, officers responded to the area of Vernon St and Tower Pl in Manassas (20109) to investigate another robbery involving a cab driver. The victim, a 48 year old man of Fort Royal, reported to police that he picked up a fare and drove to the above area where the suspect displayed a knife and robbed him of an undisclosed amount of money. Following the incident, the suspect fled on foot.

No injuries were reported in either incident.

A police K-9 was also used in the December 16th incident to search for the suspect. Both incidents are believed to be related to one another, as well as, two other similar robberies reported on December 14th. The suspect in all reported incidents matched similar descriptions provided by the victims in those cases.

Suspect Description:

Black male, between 20 & 25 years of age, 6’0”, 160-170lbs with short black hair

Last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans

Car deliberately set on fire in Manassas neighborhood

The Manassas Fire Marshal’s Office wants to know who burned a car parked in the city’s Georgetown South neighborhood.

The car was set ablaze about 2 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11. It was parked in the 9200 block of Taney Road.

A police officer on patrol in the area found burning car, a 2006 Lexus LS. The officer used a fire extinguisher to prevent the fire from spreading to other vehicles, said city spokeswoman Patty Prince.

The fire was deliberately set, an investigation found. The total damage to the car is $20,000 and the vehicle is considered to be a total loss. 

No injuries were reported. 

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call  Crime Solvers of Manassas City / Manassas Park.

Harrover, Randolph say goodbye to Manassas City Council

Photo: City of Manassas


Steven J. Randolph came to his 651st regular meeting of the Manassas City Council on Monday night. It was the last meeting held in which he was required to be there.

Randolph and Vice Mayor Andrew Harrover said their goodbyes as both are leaving the council. Voters have already chosen Their replacements, and the new City Council members will take their seats on the dais come January.



Randolph spent 28 years on the council.

“I never thought I’d serve one term much less seven,” he said.

The retiring official said he was happy to have some small role in many of the changes that took place in the city during his term. The addition of the Manassas Museum, Harris Pavilion, and Metz Middle School were all “big battles.”

Other projects noted were the reopening of the city’s train station, now home to a Virginia Railway Express station, and the Center for the Arts at the Candy Factory.

“Both were a home for pigeons,” said Randolph.

Harrover thanked his family for supporting him during his eight years on the Council. He also thanked his colleagues on the Council for working with him.

“There are two or three things I’ve learned over the years: You can get anything done you want to as long as you’re not worried about who gets the credit,” said Harrover.

Manassas Next,” a series of videos outlining produced to share Harrover’s plan to improve city services, was one of his biggest accomplishments while serving on the Council, he added.

Harrover spent six years as the city’s Vice Mayor.

Residents are invited to a reception honoring both retiring men beginning at 5 p.m. Friday at the Center for Arts at the Candy Factory on Battle Street.

Garage burns at Manassas home after accelerant used to start fire


Manassas City officials warn against using accelerants to start fires inside your home. Fire and rescue crews were recently called to a home on Zimbro Avenue for a fire incident involving the use of accelerants. Here’s more in a press release:

On Thursday, Dec. 11 at 5:30 p.m., City of Manassas Fire & Rescue units were dispatched to a garage fire on Zimbro Avenue. Units arrived to find a significant fire and were able to suppress the fire quickly.

There was fire damage to the contents in the garage and smoke damage to the interior of the home totaling about $50,000. The Red Cross provided temporary housing assistance to the three adults and three children residing in the home.

The fire was caused when the homeowner was attempting to light a fire for the fireplace by using an accelerant.

Please remember the following safety tips when heating your house this winter:

  • Only burn dry, cured wood and please don’t use an accelerant. Remember to store flammable materials at least three feet away from a fire. ·
  • Have your chimney inspected annually and cleaned as necessary.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher on hand. Never burn garbage, rolled newspapers, charcoal or plastic in the fireplace.
  • Never use gasoline or any liquid accelerant to help start a fire. Keep small children and pets away from the fireplace. Never leave a fire unattended.
  • Don’t close the damper until the embers have completely stopped burning. Make sure the fire is completely out before going to bed or leaving the house.
  • When cleaning the fireplace, store ashes in a non-combustible container with a tightly fitting lid and place the container away from the house.
  • Never burn a Christmas tree in the fireplace.

Man beaten with baton at Manassas McDonalds

Police said a man at a McDonalds restaurant was beaten during an altercation that started in a bathroom.

Here’s more in a police report:

Aggravated Assault

At approximately 2:10AM on December 13, 2014 Manassas City Police responded to McDonald’s, located at 9001 Centreville Rd, for an assault that had just occurred.  The victim, a 31-year-old male of Manassas Park, told officers that following what he interpreted to be an insignificant run-in near the restrooms inside, he was verbally provoked upon exiting the restaurant by the same individual he encountered inside, who was now in the parking lot.  A second suspect approached and the three actively engaged in a physical altercation, during which the victim was struck multiple times and beaten by the suspects with a baton.  According the victim, the suspects fled the scene in separate vehicles heading north on Centreville Rd; one in a white Chevrolet truck and the other in a dark red four-door sedan.  The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries.  This is an ongoing investigation.

                Description of suspects: 2 black males in their 40s, with black and grey hair


New homes on the way as city leaders approve Manassas Station rezoning

A rendering of what Manassas Station condos would look like from Prince William Street.

105 new condo homes to be built in Downtown Manassas 

A total of 105 new condominiums will be built on the edge of Manassas City’s historic district.

The City Council on Monday night approved a rezoning request that clears the way for the Manassas Station condo complex on Prince William Street, in front of Osbourn High School. The complex will be 35 units short of what the developer originally proposed to build.

City leaders, especially Mayor Harry J. Parrish II, took their time on deciding whether or not to approve the new housing complex. A split decision vote by the council in late November meant Parrish would need to cast the deciding vote to approve or deny the rezoning request.

“I pocket vetoed the measure because I was hearing from staff there was further action on the issue,” said Parrish. “I try to be a process person that allows the process to take place. I can easily describe voting for either side of this issue, but I allowed this process to continue.”

Parrish described the process as going back to the developer and asking for a reduction in the number of homes built. Residents said the complex would change Old Town Manassas and would give it a more urban feel if built.

“Folks in Old Town have been very vocal about this, and they aren’t shy,” said Manassas Vice Mayor Andrew Harrover. “The majority of concerns were about size of the project, and it has been reduced by a fair number.”

The old ABC Photo building will be demolished to make way for the new condos. City leaders needed to rezone the land it sits on from industrial to residential before the condos could be built.

Manassas Station will be built on what city leaders called an “extraordinary piece of land” near the city’s downtown. The property is along the railroad, near a school, and is in walking distance of small shops, restaurants, and a Virginia Railway Express station.

The same developers who built Historic Courts of Manassas are betting that more millennials who can’t afford a single family home and empty nesters will choose to live at Manassas Station.

Councilmen Marc Aveni and Mark Wolfe voted against the rezoning.



Manassas water tower won’t be demolished yet

manassas, water, tower

A 100-year-old water tower no longer in use stands in Old Town Manassas on Quarry Street. [Photo: Keeyana Mahoney]

Water tower supporters want tank on historic registry

A water tower no longer in use will sit dormant for another at least six months.

City officials voted to defer taking any action on a plan to preserve or demolish a now defunct, 75,000 gallon water tower in Old Town Manassas, next to a city fire station on Quarry Street.

The cost to maintain the 100-year-old steel tank cold cost the city upward of $200,000, according to city documents. Some of the costs include painting the tower every 10 to 15 years and inspecting it every five years. It would cost $40,000 to demolish it, according to the same documents.

City residents say the tower is one of four remaining recognizable landmarks in the historic district and that it should be saved.

The city’s Architectural Review Board agrees and urged city leaders to leave the tower as it stands.

“The water tank is 100-year-old historic contributing structure that should not be destroyed lightly,” said Councilman Jonathan Way. “But, as much we like the tower, we shouldn’t expect taxpayers to pay for the upkeep at upward of $200,000….”

The same residents who urged the city not to demolish the structure are slated to band together to raise $7,000 for a required study that, when completed, could pave the way to the tower being added to a registry of historic places. That would open doors to federal and state grant funding that would be used for upkeep on the tower, said Way.

Historic Manassas Inc. will also help to raise funds for the survey, added Way. About $2,300 has been collected so far.

This is the second time city leaders opted to defer a decision on what to do with the tank. The issue was tabled earlier in April after council members requested more time to review the matter.

The issue could come before the City Council again on June 15 or June 22, 2015.

Cab driver robbed, police search woods for suspect

Police are investigating the armed robbery of a cab driver near Manassas.

Officers are searching a wooded area near Sudley Manor Drive and Ashton Avenue after a cabbie was robbed with a knife near a Walmart store at Manassas Mall, according to initial reports.

Prince William police issued the following statement:

*INCIDENT: Ashton Ave near Sudley Manor Dr | Armed Robbery;
At 2:57PM, officers responded to investigate a robbery involving a cab driver. The suspect reportedly displayed a knife and took money from the driver before fleeing on foot. No injuries reported. A police K-9 is responding to assist in the search efforts. The suspect is believed to be the same man involved in two similar robberies from the weekend. A heavy police presence can be expected in the area as officers continue their search.

Lookout: Black male, early 20’s, 6’2″ with a thin build. Last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.

Police were reviewing security camera footage taken at the Walmart store, according to initial reports. No injuries were reported.

Car burns on I-66 between 234, Prince William Parkway

car on fire 66


Fire and rescue crews called to the scene extinguished the blaze. 

Prince William fire and rescue Assistant Chief Thomas Jarman said the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived. The driver had fled the scene but later returned.

State police are now investigating what led to the fire.

Original post 

A car was seen burning on Interstate 66 about 9 a.m.

The car was pulled to the side of the eastbound lanes, between Prince William Parkway and Sudley Road (Route 234 Business).

Fire and rescue crews had not yet made it on scene and flames could be seen underneath the car, says a witness who submitted photos of the blaze to Manassas Local.

No VRE service Dec. 26

Virginia Railway Express will not operate service the day after Christmas.

Federal workers were granted leave for that day.

The commuter railroad issued the following statement about their adjusted holiday schedule:

December 24, 2014 – “S” Schedule

December 25, 2014 – No VRE service in observance of Christmas

December 26, 2014 – No VRE service

December 29-31, 2014 – “S” Schedule

January 1, 2015 – No VRE service in observance of New Year’s Day

January 2, 2015 – “S” Schedule

January 19, 2014 – No VRE service in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

“No VRE service” is easy enough to figure out but if you are new to our service, we operate an “S” Schedule on certain days. The only trains that will operate on those days are those that are marked with as “S” next to its train number on the schedule. (We also implement this reduced schedule when inclement weather warrants it.) 

Patient First physician charged with sex assault

MANASSAS, Va. – On December 3, a physician at a Patient First facility in Manassas was arrested for sexually assaulting a 23-year-old male victim during an examination. According to the report, the incident occurred on November 10.

Here’s the latest from Prince William police;

Sexual Battery – On November 10th, detectives from the Special Victim’s Unit responded to investigate a sexual battery allegation which was reported to have occurred at the Patient First located at 9715 Liberia Ave in Manassas (20110). The victim, a 23 year old man of Manassas, reported to police that during an examination he was sexually assaulted by the accused, a physician at the facility. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested on December 3rd.

Arrested on December 3rd: [No photo available]

Tony Chieuvan Bui NGUYEN, 35, of 10294 Greenspire Dr in Oakton

Charged with sexual battery

Court date: January 13, 2015 | Status: released on a court summons


Would-be robber touches woman inappropriately

A woman walking in the parking lot said a man came up from behind her, grouped her buttocks, and then tried to steal her purse. 

Here’s more in a police report: 

Attempted Robbery

At approximately 9:20AM on December 8, 2014, Police responded to the area of Portner Ave and Sudley Rd for a report of an attempted robbery that had just occurred.  The victim, a 46-year-old female, told officers she was walking along Portner Ave towards Sudley Rd when an unknown male approached her from a back alleyway of Manassas Shopping Center.  The suspect groped her buttocks without speaking and attempted to steal her purse, then fled on foot towards the south end of Manassas Shopping Center after the victim spun around and verbally accosted the suspect.

                Description of suspect: Medium-skinned black male in his 20s, approximately 5’8”, possible mustache, wearing grey basketball-style shorts, a white hoodie pulled over his hair, and an orange sock on his right foot.

Anyone with information about the suspect’s identification or whereabouts is encouraged to call the Manassas City Police Department Investigation Services Division at (703) 257-8092 (reference case # 14-006138), or Crime Solvers.

After Christmas, NOVEC to use trees to brighten homes

(Photo: Stephanie Tipple)

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative will accept evergreen Christmas trees, wreaths, and garland at its technical center at 5399 Wellington Branch Road, Gainesville, VA 20155, near I-66 from Dec. 26 to Jan. 12. Customers may leave greenery in the front parking lot in the area designated by orange safety cones. Greens must be free of all decorations, metal ornament hooks, and light strings.

“Most people agree that it’s more fun to put up and decorate a Christmas tree than to take one down,” says Junior Martin, of NOVEC’s right-of-way department. “But cut trees and greens need to go before they become so dry that they become a fire hazard.”

NOVEC tree crews will chop the greens into wood chips. They will deliver the wood-chip mulch to interested Co-op members at no charge when right-of-way crews are working in nearby neighborhoods. Members interested in free wood-chip mulch should complete the request form at www.novec.com under Customer Services, then Products and Other Services. For more information about obtaining mulch or recycling holiday greens, contact NOVEC’s right-of-way department at 703-335-0500 or 1-888-335-0500, extension 1633 or 1661, or via e-mail: novecrightofway@novec.com.

Christmas trees will illuminate NOVEC homes long after the holidays

NOVEC Energy Production has started using chipped greens and other wood waste collected at the South Boston Recycling Center as fuel for the Cooperative’s renewable-energy biomass plant in Halifax County, Va. The recycled greens are helping to generate clean energy for NOVEC customers.

Previously, the recycling center was burning wood waste in the open. Fred Mistal, a NOVEC Energy Production consultant, came up with the idea of NOVEC partnering with the town to make good use of the piles of brush and wood collected daily by the South Boston Department of Public Utilities.

“I thought burning it in the open was not the most environmentally sound way to dispose of it,” Mistal said.

The center brought in an enormous chipper on Dec. 1 to transform a 90-day stockpile of wood waste into chips small enough to be used as fuel at NOVEC’s plant. Approximately 10 tractor-trailer loads of chips were delivered to the biomass plant where the chips will be used to generate electricity.

Because of the partnership between South Boston’s recycling center and the Co-op, Christmas trees will still be illuminating NOVEC homes long after the holidays.

Greater Prince William Food Council Conducts Survey

Earine Porta served as the master of ceremonies at the launch of the Greater Prince William Food Council.

The Greater Prince William Food Council, a not-for-profit, grassroots anti-hunger organization, is requesting help in identifying emergency food assistance programs throughout the county that serve low-income residents of the community.  The information will be used to create a professional resource guide for emergency food providers, to help enable and encourage the sharing of resources, best practices and funding opportunities. The Council is particularly interested in learning about the work of faith-based food pantries.

Organizations are encouraged to visit the Council’s website at wgpwfoodcouncil.org to take a short, fifteen-question survey.  Simply click on the link located on the homepage to be taken to the survey, which will take approximately five minutes to complete.  Results will be published and shared with participants in early 2015.  The Council is grateful to AARP for their support of this project.

The Greater Prince William Food Council is comprised of anti-hunger leaders and stakeholders from throughout Greater Prince William County.  Goals for the upcoming year include: 

  • Working with the public schools to increase participation in the school breakfast program;
  • Working with other local non-profits, faith-based organizations, and community centers to connect more seniors, veterans and the homeless to SNAP;
  • Working with school and community partners to expand both afterschool and summer meal sites; and
  • Helping expand the Capital Area Food Bank’s Kid Café and Senior Brown Bag programs within the County.

For more information, visit Greater Prince William Food Council at www.GPWFoodCouncil.org or email pryan@gpwfoodcouncil.org.

Manassas Christmas Parade is Saturday

manassas christmas parade

The 69th Annual Greater Manassas Christmas Parade will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The parade will stroll along Route 28 into Old Town Manassas where a reviewing stand is located, at Harris Pavilion.

The event is billed as the largest Christmas parade in Northern Virginia. Applications for parade participants had to be filed in October in order to be a part of this year’s parade.

The grand marshal for this year’s parade is outgoing City Council member Steven Randolph. The Woman of the Year is Meg Carrol, of the city police force.

Parade organizers will also honor Navy veteran George Odom.

The parade will run from Mathis Avenue to Sudley Road, and then onto Center Street (Route 28) in Old Town Manassas, then ending on Lee Avenue. Several street closures are planned. Handicap parking is available at the BB&T Bank parking lot in Old Town Manassas.

Malones Restaurant Readies 2nd Floor for Opening


Come January at Malones of Manassas restaurant, it’ll be formal downstairs and a party upstairs.

The Old Town Manassas eatery at Main and Church streets will open its long-awaited 2nd floor bar and lounge on Jan. 1. Construction crews are now hard at work on the expansion.

New fixtures for the bar and dining area were delivered prior to Thanksgiving. The 2nd floor will hold a total of 82 people on the 2nd floor. In addition to a bar, the room will include 12 cocktail tables and will have several TVs mounted to the wall.

It’s taken about two years for the restaurant – which is located inside an old church – to reach a point where it can open the top floor to customers.

What is the reason for the delay?

“A little bit of this, a little bit of that… it’s expensive,” said Kathy Saylors, who was overseeing construction of the second floor.

Saylors is the sister of restaurant owner Kevin Malone.

When it opens, the second floor will also feature live music. The downstairs portion of the restaurant also has a bar, as well as dining tables.

On its menu, Malones features steak, as well as a mix of seafood and pasta dishes.

Freedom Center Holds Turkey Trot


The Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center held a Freedom Turkey Trot 5K Run on Thanksgiving.

The race took place at 8:30 a.m. and was held in collaboration with the Bull Run Rotary Club. This was the first year for the race.

The race’s theme was “trot, eat, sleep,” and runners were encouraged to run in costumes like colonial settlers and Native American. Additionally, 100 pumpkin pies were scheduled to be given away at the event.

Jon Lash, 21, was the overall 5K run winner with a time of 15 minutes and 53 seconds. More race results are posted to the web.

Teen Stabbed in Coverstone Neighborhood

PWC police car

An 18-year-old was stabbed several times Tuesday on the 10900 block of Coverstone Drive near Manassas.

Police seek a 17 and a 15-year-0ld in connection to the crime.

Here’s the latest from Prince William police:

Aggravated Malicious Wounding | Armed Robbery – On November 25th at 4:34PM, officers responded to investigate a stabbing which was reported to have occurred in the 10900 block of Coverstone Dr in Manassas (20109). The investigation revealed that the victim, an 18 year old man of Manassas, was stabbed multiple times by two known acquaintances following a physical altercation in the above area. During the encounter, one of the suspects also attempted to take the victim’s necklace. A friend of the victim, a 17 year old male juvenile of Manassas, was also present during the incident and attempted to intervene. At that point, one of the suspects attempted to stab the victim’s friend; however, the suspect did not make contact. The victim sustained significant injuries and was taken to an area hospital by friends where police were contacted. Detectives were able to identify both assailants involved in this incident as male juveniles belonging to a gang. Following the investigation, detectives obtained charges against both juveniles. The suspects are not in currently custody and are actively being sought by police. This was not a random incident.

Wanted: [Juveniles]

17 year old male juvenile of Manassas

Wanted for 1 count of aggravated malicious wounding, 1 count of attempted malicious wounding, 1 count of stabbing while in commission of a felony, and 3 counts of gang participation

15 year old male juvenile of Manassas

Wanted for 1 count of aggravated malicious wounding, 1 count of attempted armed robbery, 1 count of stabbing while in commission of a felony and 3 counts of gang participation


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