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Take your time driving: VDOT warns of potential for icy roads this afternoon, Dec. 15

Virginia Department of Transportation's Northern Virginia office says in a breaking news release that drivers should monitor forecast and consider adjusting commute times this afternoon. National Weather Service has issued a forecast showing the potential for snow during evening rush hour, VDOT said.

Chabad of Greater Gainesville to hold Chanukah at the Gateway on Dec. 17

Chabad of Greater Gainesville invites the community to Chanukah at the Gateway on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 5:30 p.m. at Atlas Walk. This is a family event with the Grand Menorah Lighting, Hot Latkes and Glow-in-the-Dark dreidel glasses (limited quantities).

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Program & Youth Oratorical Contest on Jan. 15

On Monday, Jan. 15 at 11 a.m, Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host its 28th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Program & Youth Oratorical Contest, at the Hylton Memorial Chapel in Woodbridge.

Memorial Vigil for homeless persons lost in 2017 on Dec. 21 at ACTS in Dumfries

In observance of Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day, ACTS will hold a Memorial Vigil on Dec. 21 to remember those homeless who were lost this year, along with those who sought permanent housing.

Connolly sponsors bill expanding eligibility for servicemembers to transfer education benefits

Currently, the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 allows certain servicemembers to transfer all or some of their unused education benefits to their spouse or dependent children. The EARNED Act would expand that eligibility to any active duty or retired member of the Armed Forces who has at least 20 years of active-duty service.

Second suspect arrested in connection with Dec. 3 burglaries in Dale City

Prince William County Police Department's arrest log for Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.

Recount confirms that Delegate Tim Hugo is the winner in Virginia’s 40th House District

The Dec. 14 recount for Virginia’s 40th House District concluded, and Delegate Tim Hugo’s victory was reaffirmed, winning an eighth term by 99 votes. The 40th District includes parts of Fairfax and Prince William counties.

PulsePoint app aimed at empowering ordinary citizens who know CPR to help save lives

Prince William County's Department of Fire and Rescue is looking for people who know CPR to download PulsePoint, an app that notifies those nearby of a medical emergency where CPR needs to be administered.

Note to motorists: Manassas City Police Department will be actively searching for drunk drivers 24/7

From now until Dec.31, in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Manassas City Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies will be participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign. Along with enforcement, city police will be promoting awareness of the dangers associated with impaired driving on its Facebook and Twitter pages.
Today's Obituaries

Jean Palmer Ryan, 72, of Haymarket, financial systems analyst, DAR member, history buff

Memorial Services will be held at Pierce Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 9609 Center Street, Manassas, VA today, Thursday, Dec.14, 2017 from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. for Jean Adele Palmer Ryan, 72, of Haymarket, VA, who died at Virginia Hospital Center on Dec. 7, 2017. Interment will follow at Stonewall Memory Gardens.

Barbara Bowling, president of Nokesville Business Association

A funeral service will be held at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m. for Barbara Jean Bowling of Culpeper, who passed away on Nov. 21, 2017.

Paul S. Neumann, career truck driver, antique auto enthusiast, mechanic and poet

A memorial service will be held in Manassas, VA on Nov. 25 for Paul Steve Neumann, (12/25/1954-11/09/2017) who passed away peacefully with his family at his side.
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