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Marine trash collection system wins award for PWC Department of Public Works

Micron Corporation, PWC Public Works and PWC Parks are sharing the American Public Works Association spotlight for a watershed restoration project along Neabsco Creek. Micron put up the funds to purchase and install an in-creek trash collection system known as a Bandalong. “Marine debris and trash in our waterways have been a growing environmental issue. People are looking for solutions other than volunteer cleanups,” PWC Environmental Specialist Tim Hughes said. “It’s much safer and easier. All the trash gets collected in the Bandalong.”

Space heater fire displaces three residents when Dale City home catches fire Jan. 31

On Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023 at 4:08 PM, Prince William fire and rescue units were dispatched to the 13000 block of Redstone Drive (Dale City) for a reported house fire. Smoke was showing and occupants were out of the structure, according to Matt Smolsky, assistant fire chief and fire marshal. No injuries were reported, Smolsky said.

Manassas City Police Crime Report for Jan. 31, 2023: DC visitor discharges gun into eatery’s toilet

On Sunday, Jan. 28, 2023 at approximately, 10:30 p.m., Manassas City Police responded to a shots fired call from inside of the 9400 block of West Street, in the City of Manassas, VA (CJ Finz restaurant). Upon arrival police discovered that a subject entered the bathroom and a loud noise, believed to be a gun shot, was heard by patrons.

Think you’ve found a bear den? Va. Dept. of Wildlife says please leave it alone

As temperatures fall and food sources become less abundant, many bears in Virginia will enter a winter den. Other bears will greatly reduce their movements during but may remain active throughout the season.

PWC Police looking for witnesses to Rt. 1 accident on Jan. 28

According to Prince William County Police, the driver of a 2015 Jeep Wrangler was traveling northbound on Richmond Hwy, when the driver slowed to make a right turn onto Williamstown Dr. As the vehicle slowed, the passenger opened her door and exited from the vehicle onto the roadway while the vehicle was still in motion.

Accidental kitchen fire in Lake Ridge townhome displaces three

Crews arrived with the home evacuated and smoke showing. The kitchen fire was quickly confirmed and extinguished. The fire caused moderate damage, according to Assistant Fire Chief Matt Smolsky.

PWC Crime Report for Jan. 25, 2023: Police nab a dozen for robbery and assault by mob

On Jan. 24, 2023, detectives with Prince William County Police Department's Violent Crimes Bureau concluded investigation into the robbery reported to have occurred at the Unique Sole, 2894 Garber Way in Woodbridge (22193,) on Nov. 25, 2022. While investigating the incident, detectives received information identifying seven suspects in connection to the robbery. Between January 17-24, 2023, the suspects were located and arrested or turned themselves in to police without incident.

Troops to Teachers Virginia Center at William & Mary College gets funding

Virginia likes retired military personnel as teachers and wants to attract more.

Many OmniRide bus routes being adjusted; service changes begin on Monday, Jan. 30

OmniRide’s Service Changes will take effect on Monday, Jan 30. Schedules for Express, Metro Express, and Local routes will change on that date. OmniRide Connect microtransit pilot program is now operating in Manassas Park. It replaces the OmniRide Local Manassas Park route. Some routes are now operating from the new Balls Ford Road Commuter Lot in Manassas.
Today's Obituaries

Margaret Ann Janos, 89, of Perry, Ohio, mother of six

A Mass of Christian Burial was said at St. Cyprian Catholic Church in Perry, Ohio on Aug. 29, 2022 for Margaret Ann Janos of Perry, Ohio, who passed away peacefully at the David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland, Ohio on Aug. 22, 2022.

Passing of Boyd Alexander, 90, of Occoquan

Boyd Alexander was a kind soul and a dear friend who loved Occoquan immensely, chronicled it beautifully in his wonderful photographs, served faithfully on the board of the Occoquan Historical Society, and was always generous with words of gratitude and praise. An officer in the Air Force during the Korean War, he had a long and distinguished career in government.

Sandra Heefner of Powhatan, member of Lake Ridge Baptist Church

Sandra Lea Nelson Heefner, a strong Christian woman who was a member of the Lake Ridge Baptist Church in Woodbridge, VA for more than 30 years, died Dec. 18, 2021. She loved to sing in church and was passionate about teaching young children. A service will be held at Lake Ridge Baptist Church at a later date.
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