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PW Police arrest another man in July 9 Manassas Mall shooting; fourth suspect still being sought

Over the course of the investigation, detectives have identified and charged two additional men in connection to the shooting that occurred at Manassas Mall located at 8300 Sudley Rd in Manassas (20109), on July 9. One of those men, identified as Eric Ronaldo BENITEZ, has since been taken into custody. The second suspect, identified as Tayvion Omari THORNTON, is currently being sought and attempts to locate this individual have been unsuccessful.

Va. Senate Committee of educators to review Gov. Youngkin’s “no cell phones in class” plan

Yesterday, Governor Youngkin issued an executive order requiring the Va, Department of Education (VDOE) to issue guidance for school divisions to adopt policies that establish “cell-phone free education” in Virginia Public schools. Today, State Sen. Scott Surovell, Senate Majority leader, asked three Senate Democratic education policy leaders to develop legislation addressing mobile phone use in Virginia’s public schools.

Three arrested in connection with shootings at Manassas Mall

On July 9, 2024 Prince William County detectives charged three men in connection with the shooting that occurred at Manassas Mall located at 8300 Sudley Rd in Manassas (20109) earlier that day.

PW Police seek public’s help in identifying suspects in Manassas Mall shooting incident July 9

Detectives are actively seeking the identities of the suspects in connection with this incident. Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information to identify the suspects or can otherwise aid in the investigation is asked to contact police at 703-792-6500. The investigation continues.

PWC Police dispatched to Manassas Mall for “shooting-in-progress”; incident appears contained

A vehicle has been stopped near the incident and additional parties have been detained. Their involvement in the incident has not been confirmed at this time. Police remain on the scene. The incident is contained and is not believed to be random. Investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information to aid in the investigation to contact police at 703-792-6500. General access to the mall may be restricted at this time as the investigation continues.

Va. colleges make pact with Youngkin on veterans benefits

Gov. Glenn Youngkin today says that each of the leaders of Virginia’s public colleges and universities, including the chancellor of the Commonwealth’s community college system, has agreed to take all necessary action to ensure no student or prospective student is further adversely impacted by the gap in time from July 1st to when HB 6004 and SB 6012 are passed and signed to fully repeal and reverse the tuition waiver eligibility changes to the Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program and other similarly impacted programs.

Submarine cable manufacturing facility to invest $681 million in new facility in Chesapeake

Governor Glenn Youngkin has announced that LS GreenLink USA, Inc. will invest $681 million to build a state-of-the-art 750,000-sq.-ft. high-voltage direct current submarine cable manufacturing plant near Chesapeake to serve the global offshore wind industry

PWC Police kept bust over July 4th weekend

Three police officers were assaulted when they attempted to detain the accused in a domestic dispute.

Gov. Youngkin takes aim at cell phone-free education in Virginia

The Executive Order directs the Virginia Department of Education to initiate a robust public engagement effort with parents, students, teachers, local school leaders and other stakeholders to develop collaboratively policies and procedures that establish the age-appropriate restriction or elimination of cell phone use during instructional time, as well as to establish protocols allowing parents to contact their children in emergency and other important situations.
Today's Obituaries

Joseph F. Glines, Sr. of Manassas Park, worker most of his life, retired from Fairfax Public Works

A funeral service for Joseph F. Glines Sr., who passed away on June 24, 2024, will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at 12:30 p.m. at Pierce Funeral Home in Manassas, followed by interment at Stonewall Memory Gardens, Manassas, at 2 p.m.

Marian A. Snyder, 99, of Gainesville, mother of two, hospital gift shop volunteer

A Mass of Christian Burial for Marian A. Snyder of Gainesville, VA and formerly of Greenwich, CT. will be held at St. Michael the Archangel Church, North Street, Greenwich, CT on Monday, March 11, 2024, at 11 a.m., Mrs. Snyder, 99, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2024, with her family by her side.

Wayne W. Grindle, SR., “Skip,” of Haymarket

Wayne W. Grindle, SR., "Skip", 84, of Haymarket, Va. passed away peacefully on February 14, 2024. Funeral service will be Feb. 23. Please see full obituary on Pierce Funeral Home Manassas, VA website,
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Children 17 & younger can get a free ride on OmniRide next Thursday, April 25

In support of national Take Your Child to Work Day, children ages 17 and younger can ride any OmniRide bus for free on Thursday, April 25. Great news! OmniRide Local and Metro Express are already currently free and will be until at least June. Children can ride any OmniRide Express commuter bus for free on this day, which currently costs $9 one way, when accompanied by a paying adult!

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