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DOC aims to test all inmates for Covid-19

Virginia Department of Corrections says it is aggressively testing incarcerated offenders for COVID-19. While the nationwide struggle to adequately test for the coronavirus continues, the Virginia DOC has already tested more than one-third of the state’s approximately 29,000 offenders. Most offenders being tested have no symptoms; the DOC is conducting point prevalence testing to catch cases before there are any symptoms.

Designer Fitness celebrates a decade of physical focus

Designer Fitness in Gainesville celebrated 10 years of helping people in the community get more physically fit.

Free blood pressure checks Oct. 13 at Prince William Hospital

Prince William Hospital in Manassas is offering free blood pressure checks to the community to mark Emergency Nurses Week

Fire truck driver thinks safety first

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Driving a fire truck requires patience, care and special training for Prince William County volunteers. Here, Allen LaGrave, a technician with the Antioch Fire & Rescue Station, is shown in a truck. This man drives his vehicle with care.

Manassas City Police Beat 10/3/11

Manassas VA City Police Department's crime report for Oct. 3, 2011

Pantry food donations welcome on Haymarket Day

Streets will be full on Haymarket Day, Sept. 17. Ideally, this will help fill the shelves at the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry, which will be open and taking nonperishable and monetary donations throughout the day Sept. 17.

Emergency shelter for flood victims moved to Dale City

Temporary emergency housing for Prince William County VA residents who lost their homes or had to evacuate due to flooding Sept. 8-9 has been established at the recreation center in Dale City, VA.

Firefighters climb in remembrance of 10th anniversary of 9/11

Manassas's Stonewall Stonewall Jackson Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad held a 110-story stair climb to remember the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Proceeds
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from the climb benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. More than 100 volunteer and career firefighters spent the morning climbing so people never forget that day and the people who died. Before the actual climb began, participants and planners gathered together for a prayer and a moment of silence to remember the men and women who died a decade ago trying to save others. Photo by Kathy Sansone

Three essential steps to be ready for emergencies

September is National Preparedness Month. Emergency coordinators in the City of Manassas advise setting aside emergency supplies, making a family emergency plan and staying informed about local conditions. Here's how.

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