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Police seek leads after man shot overnight in Manassas

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From Manassas police: 

Shooting Shortly after midnight on Feb. 24, 2017, an adult male was sitting in his vehicle parked in the area of Burnside Rd and Ashton Ave when he was shot by an unknown person. The victim suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was treated at a local hospital.

He is expected to make a full recovery. This is an active investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective A. Chambers of the Manassas City Police Department Investigative Services Division at 703-257-8057 or email her at achambers@manassasva.gov.

If you have information and you would like to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Manassas City/Manassas Park will pay a cash reward up to $1000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case. The confidential 24-hour tip line is (703) 330-0330.

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Beer. In a can. Soon to be sold at a concession stand near you.

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RICHMOND, Va. – Beginning July 1, Virginians will be able to buy a can of beer – not just a cup – at indoor and outdoor concession stands that are licensed to sell alcoholic beverages.

That’s the effect of a bill that Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed into law on Monday. Senate Bill 1469 will add “single original metal cans” to the list of disposable containers that can be used for the sale of beer, wine and mixed alcoholic drinks.

The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Ben Chafin, R-Montgomery, will apply to concession stands at amphitheaters, stadiums, coliseums, convention centers and similar facilities, which currently must dispense alcoholic beverages in plastic or paper cups. (more…)

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Governor signs bills to fight Virginia’s opioid crisis

RICHMOND, Va. – Capping off a signature issue of the 2017 legislative session, Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed five bills Thursday to help arm the fight against opioid abuse and fatal overdoses in Virginia.

The bills address the crisis in various ways. They include SB 848 and HB 1453, which allow community organizations to dispense and train individuals to use naloxone, a drug that can treat an opioid overdose in emergency situations.

“We recognize that addiction is a disease, not a moral failing,” McAuliffe said. “Our proposals for this General Assembly session focused on preventing addiction and providing treatment for those who suffer from it.”

The governor also signed HB 2165, which will mandate all opioid prescriptions be transmitted to pharmacies electronically by 2020. It will also create a workgroup to study how to best implement the change. (more…)

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Latest Downtown Manassas brewery ‘BadWolf Public House’ a collaboration

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We tipped you last month about a new brewpub coming to Downtown Manassas, by the owners of BadWolf Brewing Company and CJ Finz restaurant. 

Today, the city makes it official in a statement: 

The owners of BadWolf Brewing Company and CJ Finz have teamed up to bring a new homegrown restaurant & brewery to Historic Downtown Manassas – BadWolf Public House.  The 3,000 square foot restaurant and brewery, located at 9406 Battle Street, will consist of a 3-barrel brewhouse, taproom and a 2-floor private room that seats up to 35.   
 
The restaurant intends to open in March and will feature a farm to table style menu with local brews on tap. The brewery operation will open later featuring new and unique BadWolf beers. Little BadWolf – 9776 Center St. Manassas, VA will convert to a sour only brewery with limited hours once the new brew operation opens. 

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Suspect sought by Manassas City Police for rape

Manassas City police are seeking information regarding a suspect in a rape that occurred in Manassas City last year.

From Manassas City Police:

On Monday, Aug. 8 2016, Manassas City Police met with a reporting party regarding a sex offense that allegedly occurred in Manassas City in July 2016. The reporting party is an acquaintance of the accused. Upon further investigation, Detectives identified the suspect as Jose Rafael SANCHEZ. SANCHEZ is wanted for Rape.

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Check out Mad Mondays in March at Chick-fil-A Bristow

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Each Monday in March, there’s something special going on at Chick-fil-A Bristow!

Mad Hatter Monday — Monday, March 3, 2017

Wear your craziest hat and get a FREE chocolate chip cookie!

Luck O’ the Irish Monday — Monday, March 13, 2017

Wear green from head to toe and get a FREE soft drink!

B-Ball Jersey Monday — Monday, March 20, 2017

Wear your favorite team’s B-Ball Jersey and get a FREE Chick-fil-A Sandwich!

Crazy Bunny Ears Monday — Monday, March 27, 2017

Wear your craziest Bunny Ears and get a FREE IceDream!

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Fire crews react quickly to two-alarm fire in Bristow

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From Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue:

On Wednesday, February 22nd, at 9:03 a.m., fire and rescue units were dispacted to a structure fire in a two-story single family home located in the 13500 block of Dodsworth Drive in Bristow.

Upon arrival, fire and rescue crews observed fire on the first floor, in the rear of the home, that had extended to the second floor. A second alarm was sounded. Firefighters initiated an attack and quickly extinguished the fire. (more…)

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Comstock speaks in Manassas while protesters line sidewalk

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MANASSAS, Va. — Rep. Barbara Comstock spoke today at the Rotary Club of Manassas.

We’re told the Republican representing Virginia’s 10th Congressional District discussed rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure, and about replacing Obamacare with a new GOP-backed plan.

Constituents for days have urged Comstock, and other GOP lawmakers to hold a town hall meeting about the health care issue. They’re using Indivisible Guide website, which touts itself as “a practical guide to resisting the Trump agenda” to organize their efforts.

Protestors stood outside the Rotary Club meeting, held at the Center for the Arts at the Candy Factory in Downtown Manassas, while Comstock spoke.

Potomac Local called Comstock’s office seeking a statement for this post but has yet to hear back. We’ll post any statement from Comstock’s office in this post when/if we receive it.

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Osbourn High School student a winner in Yearbook Excellence Contest

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From Manassas City Public Schools:

Osbourn High School (OHS) yearbook student R’ Asya Philbert has been recognized in a national Quill and Scroll contest. The OHS senior was one of 297 winners nationwide in the 2016 Yearbook Excellence Contest. Her winning entry, “Senior Ads,” in the contest’s Advertising division earned her a spot among 36 Sweepstakes winners, and the opportunity to apply for Quill and Scroll journalism scholarships.

Over 1,400 contest entries were evaluated for reporting, in-depth captions and strong visual packages. The award also recognizes the excellent work of the high school’s journalism program and Yearbook advisor Ms. Ruth Lindenfelser.

Visit Quill and Scroll and partners present 2016 Yearbook Excellent Winners for more information.
Winning Yearbook staff member Ms. Philbert is seen in the attached picture with her award plaque from Quill and Scroll.