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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.

Manassas City Police arrest suspect in Jan. 14 shooting

The suspect in a Jan. 14 shooting in the Brentwood neighborhood of Manassas, is being held without bond at the Prince William Detention Center.

Lake Ridge area man robbed inside 7-Eleven by an acquaintance

PWC Police said their investigation revealed the victim, a 35-year-old man, was followed into the store by an acquaintance, identified as the accused. Once inside the business, the accused demanded money from the victim. No encounter occurred with employees or the business itself, according to the police report.

Several PWC law enforcement officers wounded in line of duty

Two Prince William Couty police officers were injured in the line of duty

Surprise call from your utility company? It may be a scammer, warns AARP

Every winter, utility scams spike as scammers claiming to be from the utility company say you haven’t been paying your bill and they threaten to cut off service if you don’t make an immediate payment.

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

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