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Feb. 19 townhouse fire in Woodbridge displaces two children and two adults

PWC Fire Marshal's office determined incorrect use of a battery charger to be cause of fire at Woodbridge townhouse on Feb. 19.

Va. State Police Reminder about driving in predicted nasty weather Jan. 18-19

With another round of winter weather moving across southwest, western, Shenandoah Valley and northern Virginia this evening (Jan. 18, 2024) and continuing through mid-day Friday (Jan. 19, 2024), the Virginia State Police is once again reminding Virginians to plan ahead and avoid having to travel during inclement conditions.

Eight people safely evacuated in early morning fire at apartment building in Occoquan

Officials from Prince William County Fire Marshal's Office are on the scene investigating the cause of an apartment building fire in Occoquan that was reported shortly after midnight today, Jan. 17. The Building Official determined the six-unit building was unsafe to occupy. The Red Cross is helping eight people find housing.

Moderate damage, no injuries at Chick-fil-A fire this morning, Jan. 17, fire official reports

Prince William County Fire and Rescue units were dispatched this morning, Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 6:19 a.m. to a restaurant fire at the Chick-fil-A, located in the 9900 block of Sowder Village Square, Manassas, off Rt. 28 near Manassas Airport, for a report of the building on fire, according to Matt Smolsky, Assistant Fire Chief-Fire Marshal.

Report suspected human trafficking to Va. State Police texting tipline

Witnesses or victims of human trafficking are encouraged to text 847411 on their phone and then type “VSP” followed by the tip. Anonymous web tips can also be submitted through the tip411 web portal featured on the Virginia State Police website at

Interactive chapters of Prince William County’s adopted 2040 Comprehensive Plan now available

Prince William County Planning Office reports it has released interactive chapters of the adopted 2040 Comprehensive Plan via a new website "in a format that streamlines the user experience and offers more user-friendly options allows for viewing on all platforms and is ADA compliant."

Va. Senate Democrats take credit for defeating four bills to restrict voting

According to a news release, Virginia Senate Democrats defeated Bills 32, 42, 81 and 92 that would have added restrictions to voting including restricted access to early voting, reverse same day voter registration, required photo ID to register and required usw of social; security numbers to verify voter ID.

Stafford County lifts “boil water” alert on Jan. 13

As of yesterday, Saturday,January 13, 2024, at 11 a.m., the Boil Water Alert in the northeastern part of Stafford County was lifted, after test results from samples taken after water service was restored on January 10, 2024, conclusively showed that the water system has no evidence of contamination.

Be on safe side: Stafford County issues cautious “boil water” alert

Stafford County Utilities has issued a boil water alert for areas in the northern part of the county due to complications from a water main break last night after heavy rainfall. There is no current evidence of contamination of drinking water. However, when pressure levels drop in larger areas of the system, Virginia Department of Health protocols call for additional testing that can take three to five days to complete.

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