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2 children at Dumfries Elementary School get bicycles on Bike to Work Day

DUMFRIES, Va. — Iris Gomez had never ridden a bicycle.

That all changed for the second grader at Dumfries Elementary School on Friday when she was given a brand new 20-inch pink and purple bike, and safety helmet.

Iris, with the help of her principal Marlene Coleman, strapped on her helmet and quickly hopped onto the new bike. She sat proud and tall on the seat.

Her physical education teacher would have to show her how to ride the bike before she took home, said Coleman.

Iris’ classmate second-grader Deshawn Lang was thrilled at the sight of his helmet and bicycle, a shiny new red a black 20-inch two-wheeled machine.

“We won the bike,” exclaimed DeShawn as he walked up to it. (more…)

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I-95 south work at Dale City continues through Monday morning, major delays expected

The work to repair a bridge that carries Interstate 95 traffic south over the Neabsco Creek in Dale City continues tonight and throughout the weekend. 

The work had been postponed for the past two weeks due to weather. The work is slated to wrap up Monday morning, but not before causing major delays for southbound travelers. 

Here’s the latest from VDOT:  (more…)

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Updated: Manassas police officer shoots 18-year-old following pursuit

A Manassas police officer shot an 18-year-old at a Prince William County park following a pursuit. 

We’re working to get more information to include the circumstances that led to the shooting, and when and where the pursuit began 

Prince William police are now investigating “criminal aspect of this shooting” and released this information today: 

Officer Involved Shooting [Manassas City Police] – Currently Prince William County police are investigating a Manassas City Police involved shooting which occurred at George Hellwig Memorial Park located at 14420 Bristow Rd in Manassas (20112).

The preliminary investigation revealed Manassas City Police initially responded to investigate a report of shots fired within the city limits. Manassas City officers located a vehicle possibly involved in the initial call and attempted a traffic stop. The vehicle failed to stop for officers and a pursuit ensued. (more…)

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A non ‘Mac Guy’ opens a Mac store in Manassas

Ron Mosely has never been a “Mac guy.”

He’s used iPhones and iPads, but he’s never been the one to stand in in line outside an Apple Store for the release of the next big must-have thing from the world’s biggest retailer.

“No, that wasn’t me,” said Mosley.

But he was looking for an opportunity.While living with his family in Colorado, his daughter tried to get him to purchase a Tropical Smoothie franchise.

“‘Dad, there’s none here,’ and she was right,” said Mosely, about the lack of locations of the popular drink and sandwich chain where they were living. (more…)

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Prince William cracking down on seat belt use on Memorial Day

From a press release: 

Prince William County Police join law enforcement agencies throughout Virginia in the “Click It or Ticket” campaign to enforce the Commonwealth’s safety-belt and child safety-seat laws. The Department will participate in high-visibility patrols – day and night – from Monday, May 22, through Sunday, June 4 (which includes the Memorial Day holiday weekend).

Seat belts are mandatory in Virginia for all persons riding in the front seat. Virginia car seat laws also state that: (more…)

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Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott Dayton added to Prince William war memorial

In a brief ceremony Tuesday, community members, county staff and county officials gathered at the War Memorial in Freedom Park, near the McCoart Government Center, for a joint commemoration of Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day, which both fall in May.

Prince William Chairman Corey A. Stewart spoke at the ceremony and said that Armed Forces Day was first observed in 1950 following the creation of the Department of Defense, which put all branches of the armed forces under one department. The purpose of Armed Forces Day was to establish a day to thank military members for their service. Memorial Day remembers those armed forces members who died in service to the country.

“We gather to show our gratitude and appreciation to those Prince William County residents, and all men and women, who serve in our military. We gather to show our support as a community to these patriots and their families,” Stewart said. “And we gather to honor and remember the brave men and women from Prince William County who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy each and every day.” (more…)