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IRS warns taxpayers of scams connected to South Carolina flood relief

The Internal Revenue Service today issued a consumer alert about possible fake charity scams emerging due to severe flooding this month in South Carolina and neighboring states. "When making donations to assist flood victims in South Carolina and elsewhere, taxpayers should take steps to ensure their hard-earned money goes to legitimate and currently eligible charities,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

Bank robbed at gunpoint Oct. 8; two charged in pain medication case

Prince William County VA Police Department's crime report for Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

Fifth suspect arrested in connection with Jackson murder in Gainesville Sept. 12

Prince William County VA Police Department's crime report for Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015.

Hear the beep where you sleep and get special smoke detectors if you have hearing loss

It's Fire Prevention Week and reports indicate 25% of home fire deaths were caused by fires that start in the bedroom and half of home fire deaths occur between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are sleeping. Make sure your regular smoke alarm is working. Get vibrating or flashing smoke alarms for people with hearing loss.

Corrected: Aquarium was origin of Oakland Drive fire in Dale City Oct. 2

On Friday, Oct. 2, at approximately 10:30 a.m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a structure fire in a single family home located in the 6200 block of Oakland Drive in Dale City.

Boy Scouts install bin at Balls Ford Rd. site for retirement of Old Glory with dignity and respect

People in the western end of Prince William County now have a convenient, respectable and patriotic way to retire their worn American flags. Boy Scout troops in the Bull Run District constructed a special bin for the collection of the flags at the Balls Ford Rd. compost facility.

Volunteers needed to assist with Community Job Fair Oct. 13

Manassas Councilman Ian Lovejoy, organizer/sponsor, asks everyone to spread the word about the free Greater Manassas Community Job Fair, to be held on Tuesday, Oct.13 between 1 and 6 p.m. in the gym at Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8712 Plantation Ln, Manassas, VA 20110, just off Sudley Road.

VDOT will be closing parts of I-66 Tuesday and Wednesday nights

Intermittent full closures of up to 30 minutes each will occur on eastbound Interstate 66 between Route 123 and Nutley Street and westbound I-66 between I-495 and Nutley Street late Tuesday night, October 6 into Wednesday morning, October 7, and again from late Wednesday night into Thursday morning, October 8, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Manassas city police alerted to two utility scams

Manassas VA City Police Department's crime report for Monday, Oct. 5, 2015.
Today's Obituaries

Passing of Donald L. Behrmann of Gainesville, retired federal employee, Catholic teacher

The family of Donald L. Behrmann of Gainesville who died Sept. 11, 2015 will receive friends at Pierce Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 9609 Center Street, Manassas, VA on Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 5-8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 8213 Linton Hall Road, Gainesville, VA on Sept. 17, 2015 at 11 a.m.

Passing of Allan Guy of Manassas, artist, designer, illustrator

Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 3 from 6 to 8 p.m., at Pierce Funeral Home, 9609 Center Street, Manassas VA 20110, and a memorial service will be held there Sunday, October 4, at 2 p.m. for Manassas artist, designer and illustrator Allan Frederick Guy who died August 20, 2015.

Funeral Mass Aug. 6 for Lois M. Battistoni of Lake Ridge

A funeral Mass will be celebrated for Lois M. Battistoni, Lake Ridge, at 11 a.m. Aug. 6 in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church, Woodbridge. Mrs. Battistoni died July 19 in Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center after a brief illness.
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