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Woman charged with malicious wounding in Lake Ridge stabbing incident

On November 9 at 6:17PM, officers responded to the Rolling Brook apartments located in the 1900 block of Briar Rose Ln in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a stabbing.

Dominion says 5500 power workers reported for storm duty, advises smart phone reporting of outages

Dominion Virginia Power customers can report power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy and receive outage-related information using smart phones and the company’s mobile website. Thousands of power utility workers are on standby in case of power outages.

NOVEC customers: Put cell phone numbers on file to speed outage reporting and power restoration

NOVEC has tips for its 150,000 customers about what to do if the power goes off and emphasizes to stay way from downed power lines & poles & call NOVEC immediately. The emergency numbers are 703-335-0500 or 1-888-335-0500.

PWC opens two shelters for hurricane victims

Update on Prince William County government closings and shelters in wake of Hurricane Sandy.

City of Manassas crews work ahead of storm to keep residents safe

With Hurricane Sandy approaching the east coast, the City of Manassas VA government details how crews are preparing to keep city residents safe. Tips that residents can take before the storm causes potential are offered,

Red Cross preps for hurricane disaster, asks people to donate blood in advance of storm

American Red Cross is mobilizing disaster workers in the regions that weather experts say will be affected by the storm, and has more than 100 emergency response vehicles on alert. Supplies are ready to be moved and shelter locations are being identified across multiple states. The volunteer disaster agency has put out a call for Americans to donate blood in advance of the storm's expected landfall.

Are you ready for Hurricane Sandy?

Here are the addresses to use in following the latest Hurricane Sandy forecast from the National Hurricane Center:

VDOT postpones meetings on Six-Year Improvement plans

Due to the potential impact of Hurricane Sandy, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has postponed the Northern Virginia District Multi-Modal Transportation, Six-Year Improvement Program meetings Oct. 29 in Fredericksburg and Oct. 30 in Fairfax.

Power outages can make food unsafe to eat - How to avoid getting sick

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has advice for Virginians about food safety before, during and after power outages that may be caused by Hurricane Sandy. When in doubt, throw food out. Then throw out suspect contents of your refrigerator and check food in your freezer carefully to be sure it’s still safe to eat when power is restored.

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