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Healthy Kids micro grant for Gainesville Middle School

Gainesville Middle School is one of seven public schools in Northern Virginia to receive a Healthy Kids grant from The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia. Grants up to $2,000 for the 2020-21 school year were awarded to support programs that promote healthy lifestyles through increased exercise and physical activity or healthy nutrition.

Dad arrested after attempting to take 3-year-old son from Woodbridge home

On September 5 at 8:42PM, officers responded to a residence located in the 15300 block of Elizabeth Burbage Lp. in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a fight. The altercation escalated when the accused retrieved a machete and confronted the child’s mother and her family.

Should Standards of Quality be changed? Va. Education Board wants written comments by Aug. 28

Standards of Quality outline the foundational instructional programs and support services all schools in Virginia must provide.

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.

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