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Are you a furloughed US government worker? Virginia AG warns about scams & how to avoid them

Shutdown related scams could include fake employment offers for “side jobs," predatory lenders taking advantage of temporarily unpaid Virginians and fake charities that claim to be working on behalf of federal workers.

Government shutdown wreaking havoc with Metro finances and safety

Following inquiries by Virginia and Maryland’s Senators, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) disclosed today, Jan.17, that it is losing, on average, $400,000 each weekday during the government shutdown. In response, the Senators issued the following statement:

Virginians asked to vote for their favorite artifact

Public is invited to vote for their favorite artifact and help award $7,000 in conservation grants, according to the Virginia Association of Museums (VAM) iwhich has announced the 2018 Honorees of the Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts:

PWC dogs need tags by Feb. 1

Any dog not having a 2019 license tag by February 1 will be in violation of County Code and owners will be subject to a fine. The license fee is $10 per dog. To obtain a license, owners must present a valid rabies certificate for each dog. Licenses may be purchased in person at two sites in Woodbridge and two sites in Manassas.

PWC businesses need to file annual recycling report by Feb. 15

All non-residential properties located in Prince William County are required to file an annual recycling report with the Department of Public Works by Feb. 15 about trash and recycling services for the property.

Prince William County’s 9-1-1 system marks 50 years of operation on Dec. 2

On Dec. 2, 1968, Prince William County's 9-1-1 system went live with a single call taker, who also served as the dispatcher. The county's system was put in place less than a year after the first 9-1-1 call was made in Haleyville, Ala. on Feb. 16, 1968.

US Sens. raise security concerns about some bidders on multi-million METRO contract

Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), along with Sens. Tim Kaine (D-VA), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), wrote to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) General Manager and CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld to express safety and security concerns regarding the possibility that Metro may award a contract to build its newest 8000-series rail cars to a Chinese manufacturing company.

Warrenton man charged with strangulation in Gainesville

From Prince William County Police Department's arrest log for Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.

Attempted abduction reported in Woodbridge

From Prince William County Police Department's crime log for Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.
Today's Obituaries

Deanna “Dee” Schaeffer, 81, retired librarian for Occoquan and McAuliffe elementary schools

Deanna Schaeffer, who served as a school librarian in Prince William County Public Schools for 22 years, passed away on Dec. 16, 2018. She was 81.

Martha Cannon, retired math teacher from Osbourn Park HS, math sub Stonewall Jackson HS

A memorial service for retired OPHS math teacher Martha Cannon will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, January 5, at the Manassas Baptist Church.

Archie E. Schiff, 107, formerly of Pottsville, Pa., baseball player, veteran, business owner

Archie E. Schiff, 107, of Manassas, VA and formerly of Pottsville, PA, died Dec. 7, 2018. He was especially proud of the years he spent playing minor league baseball for the Pottsville team and sharing stories of all of the changes he had witnessed in his 107 years.
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