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Brandishing alleged on Midsummer Lane in Woodbridge

The victim, a 59-year-old man, reported to police that he was in the above area to pick up a fare. An unknown man, later identified as the accused, entered the victim’s vehicle carrying a knife and brandished a firearm.

Students in grades 3-8 will be given new growth “assessment” tests in reading and math this fall

“I want to emphasize that the new growth assessments are not SOL tests and they will be noticeably shorter than other state assessments given at the end of students' courses,” according to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The focus of growth assessments is on identifying what students have already learned, as well as the skills they may need additional help with during this school year. The purpose of the assessments is to establish a baseline for measuring student growth. The tests will not have a minimum passing score, and VDOE says it will not report aggregate growth results for schools and divisions.

Male juvenile, 17, located in NC, charged in connection with Aug. 27 shooting at Freedom High School

PWC Detectives obtained juvenile petitions against the suspect who was subsequently located and arrested on Sept. 3, 2021 by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in North Carolina where he will remain in-custody until extradited to Virginia.

K-9 unit called to assist police in looking for shooting suspects in Woodbridge

On Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 at 10:43PM, Prince William County Police officers responded to the Riverside Station Apartments located in the 14000 block of Big Crest Ln in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate initial reports of a fight. While officers were responding, additional information that was received indicated that shots has been fired.

PWC Police investigate shooting incident at Freedom High School parking lot

First Sgt. Jonathan Perok, public information officer, said the investigation revealed that shots were fired in the school's parking lot following a football game that ended due to rain.

PW School Board to consider changes to “citizens time” policies

Prince William County School Board proposes to add 30 minutes to citizens' time, to eliminate signs mostly and to limit each speaker to two minutes.

Two trapped on mobile power lift into high-tension electrical lines in eastern PWC

Matt Smolsky, Assistant Chief of Prince William County Fire & Rescue, reports that emergency units were dispatched at 1:27 p.m. and are standing by to assist two victims trapped on a mobile power lift into high-tension electrical lines. There were power outages in eastern Prince William. Later, at 5:19 p.m., Smolsky reported that the two victims, identified as a man and a women, had been rescued, one at 4:43 p.m. Tuesday, and one at 5:01p.m. and were taken to Sentara Medical Center in Woodbridge. At 11:09 p.m. Tuesday evening, Smolsky said The male victim of today’s incident has passed as a result of his injuries. The female victim reported no injuries but was transported for evaluation. He added that the victim’s death is considered an "unattended death" and the Prince William Police Department will now be the lead agency.

20th anniversary of 9-11 to be remembered Sept. 7 with four moments of silence

National nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) has issued a news release urging all Americans to join together on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, in waving the American flag in remembrance of the 20th Anniversary of September 11th.

2021 State Fair focuses on agriculture, the state’s largest industry

Virginia’s agricultural heritage is at the heart of the State Fair of Virginia, and agricultural activities continue in 2021 with a long list of farm-related attractions. The fair, canceled in 2020, will be held Sept. 24-Oct 3 at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County about 1.5 hours on I-95 south from Rte/ 234.

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