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County police investigate two armed robbery reports in Manasas and Dumfries

FROM Prince William County Police Department's crime report for Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.

Expo in Manassas VA on prevention strategies and recent trends in youth substance abuse

Learn prevention strategies and recent trends in youth substance abuse Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to noon at Virginia Department of Forensic Science, Northern Laboratory. Exhibitors and speakers will spotlight bath salts, synthetic cannabinoids, prescription drug abuse, alcohol, inhalants, and other commonly-abused substances.

Manassas City Police Beat 10/19/12

Manassas VA City Police Department's crime report for Friday, Oct. 19, 2012

PWC Police seek public’s assistance in Oct. 18 abduction case

The Prince William County VA Police Department is asking for the public’s help in providing information about an abduction and assault that occurred in the Dumfries area of Prince William County about 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012.

EPA offers free webinars on lead paint hazards for contractors and homeowners

October 21-27 is Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and on Thursday, Oct. 25 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host two free webinars - one for contractors and another for property owners - on the hazards of lead and lead-based paint.

Honor Society at NOVA-Manassas collects baby items for needy families

Members of an honor society at Northern Virginia Community College's Manassas VA campus recently collected 786 diapers and baby items for needy families–more than any other of the honor society's Virginia chapters.

80 storage units damaged or destroyed in three-alarm fire on Sudley Road

Prince William County VA Fire Marshal’s Office investigators are working to determine the origin and cause of an Oct. 14 fire that heavily damaged or destroyed about 80 storage units and brought in firefighting units from Fauquier, Loudoun and Fairfax counties to supplement Prince William County's firefighting force. No one was injured and no fire loss estimate is yet available.

Eight escape townhouse fire on New Britain Circle

Fire and rescue units from the city of Manassas VA, the city of Manassas Park VA and Prince William County VA quelled a blaze that broke out in a middle of the row townhouse with heavy fire on the first floor on New Britain Circle. Seven adults and a child exited the structure before rescue units arrived. One resident was treated and transported to Prince William Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Damage was estimated at $150,000.

People who work with children must report suspected abuse more quickly under new law

Under a new Virginia law, “Mandate reporters who fail to report suspected abuse or neglect as soon as possible, but no longer than 24 hours after having reasons to suspect abuse, can be charged anywhere from $500 and higher in fines. In the case of suspected acts of rape, sodomy, or object sexual penetration, a person who knowingly and intentionally fails to make the required report shall be guilty of a Class 1 Misdemeanor.”

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