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Educators share their perspectives on how to talk to children about racism

As our community and country struggle with the horrific death of Mr. George Floyd, many parents of children, teens and young adults are seeking concrete ways to talk, and act to heal the tremendous hurt and injustice done throughout American history. Four community educators, who teach college, elementary students and mentor young men are lending their voices and perspectives on how to be part of the solution. They include Dr. Michael Otaigbe, Roxanne Edwards, Liz Bush and Gil Knowles.

Man held without bond on charges of aggravated sexual battery, indecent liberties by a custodian

On June 13, 2020 Prince William County Police Department detectives with the Special Victims Unit concluded an investigation into a sexual assault that was reported to have occurred at a residence in the Manassas (20109) area of Prince William County between January 2008 and January 2017. The victim was 3-11 at time of alleged incidents, police said.

Victims, the accused and police officers report injuries after family spat escalates

A 15-year-old female juvenile of Manassas is being held at the Juvenile Detention Center and has been charged with 2 counts of assault & battery on LEO, 2 counts of domestic assault & battery and 1 count of destruction of property.

Speak for the trees and celebrate Earth Day

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and while COVID-19 has everything locked down, there are still things people can do to celebrate the day.

Young mother charged with child abuse, domestic abuse and biting a police officer

According to MPO Renee Carr, PWC Police Department representative, the victim, a 46-year-old woman, reported to police that she arrived at the above address and located a family member, identified as the accused, under the influence of alcohol and unable to care for her 2-year-old daughter.

US okays Va. request to cancel SOL tests for 2019-20 school year

The U.S. Department of Education has given Virginia permission to cancel federally mandated Standards of Learning tests during the 2019-2020 school year.

Family member charged with aggravated sexual battery of girl, 9, in 2019

On March 26, 2020 detectives with the Prince William County Police Department's Special Victims Unit concluded an investigation into a sexual assault that was reported to have occurred between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, 2019 at a residence located in the Manassas (20109) area of Prince William County

Firearm allegedly brandished toward victim, 13, after verbal altercation escalates

A Manassas man, 37, is being held without bond after he was charged May 11, 2020 with attempted malicious wounding, possession of a sawed-off shot gun, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and domestic assault and battery.

Service Authority changes presentation format for water art contest winners

Prince William County Service Authority is revising the format for this year’s Water Art Invitational awards announcement. Rather than hosting the awards ceremony at the Spittle Building on Thursday, March 12, the Service Authority will announce this year’s Water Art Invitational winners via a video, a news release and in-classroom presentations.

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