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Possible abduction from Joseph Reading Park area in Yorkshire

On Monday, May 20 at 9:20PM, officers responded to investigate a possible abduction that reportedly occurred in the area of Joseph D. Reading Park located at 8460 Maplewood Dr in Manassas (20111) sometime earlier that evening.

Who wants to be sick after a Thanksgiving meal?

Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services offers food safety tips for preparing food & cooking a full course Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, so everyone stays well and happy this holiday season.

Connolly sets Nov. 17 “open season” workshop on federal health benefits plans

Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly will hold his annual Open Season Workshop on Saturday, Nov. 17, at WT Woodson High School in Fairfax VA to assist federal employees and retirees in navigating through the many changes in the 2013 Federal Employees Health Benefits Plans (FEHBP), dental and vision insurance programs, and flexible spending accounts.

Q & A about your smoke detector

The Virginia Department of Fire Safety has answered the most frequently asked questions about smoke detectors. Safety officials recommend changing smoke alarm batteries when turning the clocks back Nov. 4.

Daylight Savings Time ends Nov. 4; set clock back

This Sunday, Nov. 4, residents are reminded to set their clocks back one hour for the end of Daylight Savings Time. Also change the batteries in all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when you change your clock. This is the 25th year of "Change you clock, change your battery" slogan.

Manassas applauds “Hurricane Heroes”

Manassas city officials tipped their collective hats to city public works and utility crews, volunteer and career firefighters and police officers for their work in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and dubbed them "Hurricane Heroes," according to a news release from Patty Prince, public information director.

Be wary and extra cautious about after-hurricane scam repairs and fundraisers

Scammers-or "storm chasers"-will likely try to take advantage of vulnerable storm victims as well as those who want to donate money to help them because Hurricane Sandy left behind power outages, downed trees, and property damage, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli warned about danger from scammers & what to look for.

Virginia aims to keep sex offenders away from trick-or-treaters on Halloween

Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) will monitor sex offenders on probation and parole supervision throughout Virginia tonight, Halloween night, while children are trick-or-treating.

Dominion expects to have power restored by Thursday

Dominion Virginia Power has restored electric service to more than 75 percent of the 322,000 customers affected by Hurricane Sandy and expects to have power restored to virtually all customers by Thursday night, according to a news release.

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