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Man attacked with flaming log in Woodbridge, in hospital; suspect charged

Prince William Fire & Rescue reports that a Woodbridge man was attacked April 5, 2020 with a flaming log, which knocked the victim into a fire, causing burns to his face, neck, shoulder, back, and forearms. A suspect was charged with malicious wounding by fire and is being held without bond.

Wittman introduces bill for pilot grants to expand reliable broadband to 19 million rural Americans

Today, April 6, Virginia Congressman Rob Wittman, who represents part of Prince William County, and Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH-6), spurred by the Coronavirus Pandemic across America, introduced legislation to create a five-year pilot grant program to expand reliable broadband access to some 19 million rural Americans who are unable to connect to this service.

Offenders and staff from Va. Dept. of Corrections test positive for coronovirus

The Virginia Department of Corrections late March 31 received its first positive COVID-19 test results for incarcerated offenders. Three offenders at the Virginia Correctional Center for Women in Goochland, Virginia tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

‘Virginia is for Restaurant Lovers Takeout Week’ now through Sunday, April 5

Prince William County Office of Tourism, Virginia Restaurant, Lodging, and Travel Association (VRLTA), Virginia Tourism Corporation and more than 60 localities from across the Commonwealth have teamed up to promote Virginia is for Restaurant Lovers Takeout Week, which occurs Monday, March 30-April 5.

US okays Va. request to cancel SOL tests for 2019-20 school year

The U.S. Department of Education has given Virginia permission to cancel federally mandated Standards of Learning tests during the 2019-2020 school year.

Bishop Burbidge to conduct Holy Week Masses; services to be live-streamed for viewing

Catholics may witnesses Holy Week Masses which will be celebrated by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington. These will be available at ArlingtonDiocese.org. The Cathedral will not be open to the public for the celebration of these Masses, in conjunction with efforts being made at all levels to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Gardening events canceled; VCE Master Gardeners to answer lawn & garden questions remotely

Prince William's Virginia Cooperative Extension Office's Environmental and Natural Resources staff and the Horticulture Help Desk staff are ready to answer your lawn and garden questions from a distance. Spring plant clinics, Saturdays in the Garden, Ask a Master Gardener service at plant sellers and farmers' markets as well as Earth Day events are canceled.

Sentara warns community of COVID-19 in-home testing scam

A Virginia Beach resident notified Sentara this weekend of a scam involving a caller who claimed to represent Sentara and offered a home visit for coronavirus testing. We are passing this story along because Sentara's Northern Virginia Medical Center is located in Woodbridge, Va., an area served by the Old Bridge Observer community newspaper

Resources for Va. farmers, consumers, grocery retailers and more for COVID-19

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently added a COVID-19 section to its website with information and guidance on current issues for farmers, consumers, agribusinesses, convenience stores and more at http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov .

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