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DOC aims to test all inmates for Covid-19

Virginia Department of Corrections says it is aggressively testing incarcerated offenders for COVID-19. While the nationwide struggle to adequately test for the coronavirus continues, the Virginia DOC has already tested more than one-third of the state’s approximately 29,000 offenders. Most offenders being tested have no symptoms; the DOC is conducting point prevalence testing to catch cases before there are any symptoms.

VDOT asks drivers to prepare for late winter storm tonight

The Virginia Department of Transportation is preparing for another potential winter storm tonight, Sunday March 16, and advises drivers to stay off roads during freezing rain and snow expected through tomorrow morning.

Attorney General says new law will make it easier to admit 911 calls in criminal proceedings

Attorney General Mark R. Herring has issued a summary of nine public safety and consumer protection bills that were introduced on behalf of the Attorney General or which the Office of the Attorney General helped craft and pass.

Summer work experience for teens with Virginia State Parks

Applications are being accepted through April 14 for two three-week summer sessions of the Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps (YCC).

Va. State Police share tips for safe driving for inclement weather

Virginia State Police have provided 14 tips for safer driving when the weather is bad. Some are tips for operating the vehicle. Some are tips for keeping yourself safe in a bad weather situation.

VDOT is pretreating roads and preparing for snow in Northern Va. counties

Virginia Department of Transportation crews are aggressively pretreating roads throughout Prince William, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Arlington counties in advance of the heavy snow predicated for tonight. By midnight, almost 4,000 trucks will be staged along interstates, major roads and neighborhood streets

When wedding bells ring…What you should know about getting married in Virginia

With Valentine's Day just days away, couples who plan to tie the knot need to ensure that all the legalities are squared away. Because when they're not, it can get pretty tricky, says Michèle McQuigg, clerk of the circuit court that serves Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park.

No burning before 4 p.m. until April 30

Virginia’s 4 p.m. Burning Law goes into effect Feb. 15th – the start of spring fire season. The law prohibits burning before 4 p.m. each day until April 30th if the fire is in, or within 300 feet of, woodland, brushland or fields containing dry grass or other flammable materials.

Barker-Anderson to give town hall report from Richmond tomorrow, Jan. 25

Annual Joint Town Hall with Sen. George Barker (D-39th) & Del. Rich Anderson (R-51st) will be Saturday, Jan. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon at the PWC supervisors chambers in Woodbridge. Get a closeup look at legislation being considered by the 2014 General Assembly in Richmond.

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