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Virginia launches I-66 Commuter Choice program

Virginia leaders celebrated the launch of the first group of multimodal improvement projects under a new I-66 Commuter Choice program. These projects will play an important role in moving more people and reducing congestion on I-66 Inside the Beltway, a news release from the Governor's Office said.

New animal shelter to be built in Prince William County at an estimated cost of $14.1 million

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors agreed Sept. 19 to construct a new 28,105 square-foot animal shelter, which will cost an estimated $14.1 million. Board chairman Corey Stewart said it will take care of the county's needs for the next 40 years.

Dollars missing from Dollar Tree in Dumfries

Prince William County Police Department's crime log for Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.

Dominion Energy to award grants totaling $1 million for basic community needs; apply by Oct. 6

Nonprofits can apply by Oct. 13 for Dominion Energy grants up to $50,000 for essential community services such as housing, food security, medicine and medical services.

ABC store in Marshall to close for improvements; patrons directed to Gainesville & Warrenton

The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) store at 4199-B Winchester Road in Marshall will close on Friday, Sept. 22, for an expansion and remodeling project, according to a news release from Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. It will reopen Nov. 20 at 10 a.m.

Bank in Dumfries held up just before noon on Saturday, Sept. 16

In connection with a Saturday morning bank robbery, Prince William County Police report they are looking for a light skinned male, mid 30s, 5'09"-5'10", 210lbs, with a large build and dark curly hair and last seen wearing a light grey sweatshirt with a reflective vest.

Wittman applauds Congress’ ontime passage of 12 appropriations bills

"We have done it. For the first time since 2009 the House has passed all 12 appropriations bills through regular order. With over 340 amendments from both Republicans and Democrats..." Congressman Rob Wittman was quoted as saying Sept. 15.

Va. urges Equifax to stop pushing its own fee-based credit monitoring during breach cleanup

Attorney General Mark R. Herring joined a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general Sept. 15 in urging Equifaqx, a credit reporting firm, to stop pushing its own fee based services on data breach victims, said to be 143 million people, including more than four million in Virginia.

Have your say about traffic on US 29 & US 15 on Facebook & Twitter

Prince William County Department of Transportation (PWCDOT) is conducting a traffic study through Facebook and Twitter to review feasible options to improve traffic flow and safety on the U.S. 29-U.S. 15 corridor, which would minimize impacts to the Buckland Historic area and surrounding historic, cultural, scenic and environmental areas.

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