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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:

Deer “management” to begin Jan. 2 at Manassas National Battlefield Park

Manassas National Battlefield Park will implement a previously approved white-tailed deer population reduction at the park Jan. 2-March 15, 2019. Extensive damage from deer has adversely impacted the park’s historic landscape, has reduced habitat for other creatures and has prevented forest regeneration, according to a news release the National Park Service.

Store employees restrain suspect, police officer injured in Best Buy incident

Prince William County Police Department's arrest log for Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018.

Craig’s List phone sale goes sour when purchaser grabs phone, throws fake money at seller

Prince William County Police Department's crime log for Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018.

One man dead, four others injured when car hits trees in Bristow Rd. accident Dec. 23

On December 23 at 10:37PM, investigators from the Prince William County Police Department's Crash Investigation Unit responded to the 10900 block of Bristow Rd in Bristow (20136) to investigate a single vehicle crash. According to the police report, the investigation revealed that a 1990 Acura Integra was traveling eastbound on Bristow Rd when the driver lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway, and struck two trees.

Get Medicaid info and sign up for health coverage Jan. 15 (Culpeper) and Jan. 24 (Manassas Park)

Medicaid education, application assistance and healthcare resources will be provided by Novant UVA Health during two free fairs open to the public on Tuesday, Jan. 15 in Culpeper and on Thursday, Jan. 24 in Manassas Park.

Recycle Christmas trees until Jan. 7 at NOVEC’s technical center in Gainesville

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) reports that it will be accepting evergreen Christmas trees and greens at its technical center at 5399 Wellington Branch Road, Gainesville, VA 20155, near I-66, from Dec. 26 through Jan. 7.

Two express interest in Republican nomination for Coles District Supervisor

Yesli Vega and Paul O'Meara recently told the Prince William Republican Committee that they will seek the GOP nomination for the Coles District Supervisor seat currently held by Martin Nohe, who plans to run for chairman at-large of the Board of County Supervisors. Supervisor and board chairman elections will be held in November, 2019.

Prince William County to get new state highway historical marker in Dumfries for “Parson Weems”

Among ten new historical markers approved for placement along Virginia roads will be one to highlight George Washington’s early and influential biographer Mason Locke Weems of Dumfries in Prince William County.
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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