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Government shutdown wreaking havoc with Metro finances and safety

Following inquiries by Virginia and Maryland’s Senators, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) disclosed today, Jan.17, that it is losing, on average, $400,000 each weekday during the government shutdown. In response, the Senators issued the following statement:

Supervisors return “Reserve at Long Forest” to PWC Planning Commission for future study

PWC Planning Commission will re-review development plans for Reserve at Long Forest. Item off agenda for Jan. 22 supervisors' meeting.

USDA food programs will go on with full benefits - despite government shutdown

At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Jan. 8 announced a plan to ensure that low-income Americans have access to the nutrition they need, despite the inability of Congress to pass an appropriations bill that safely secures our borders. The plan provides full benefits for participants in USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for the month of February.

How will IRS’ lack of staff and tax refund funds affect Va. taxpayers, ask US Sens. Warner and Kaine

Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin asking how Virginia taxpayers will be affected by the government shutdown, which has left the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) short-staffed and potentially underprepared for the beginning of the 2019 tax-filing season.

Survey party discovers body in Dumfries Rd. field; autopsy reveals man had been reported as missing

On January 4 at 9:13AM, officers responded to a property located in the 14300 block of Dumfries Rd in Manassas (20112) to investigate a death. The caller reported to police that a body was discovered lying in a field at the location.

Kaine and Warner aim to snag back pay for federal contractors hit by government shutdown

Virginia's US Senators, Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, say they will introduce legislation to secure back pay for the federal contractors who have gone without pay during the government shutdown.

Manassas School Board member-elect Kenneth T. Nixon Jr. resigns

Manassas School Board member-elect Kenneth T. Nixon Jr., elected Nov. 9, 2018, won't take his seat for reasons undisclosed in a Manassas School Board news release. The Board has 45 days to fill the vacancy and is now seeking applications from legally qualified residents interested in the position.

Driver charged in Dec. 4 Woodbridge fatality

After consultation with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office regarding the investigation into the fatal crash that occurred at the intersection of Opitz Blvd and River Walk Way in Woodbridge on December 4, investigators with the Prince William County Police Department's Crash Investigation Unit have charged the driver of the 2008 Toyota Camry with failure to yield on a left turn

Fatal crash Jan. 4 at Sudley Rd. and Godwin Drive in three-vehicle collision

On January 4, 2019 at 10:18 a.m., Manassas City plice officers responded to the intersection of Sudley Rd at Godwin Dr to investigate a crash involving three vehicles.
Today's Obituaries

Deanna “Dee” Schaeffer, 81, retired librarian for Occoquan and McAuliffe elementary schools

Deanna Schaeffer, who served as a school librarian in Prince William County Public Schools for 22 years, passed away on Dec. 16, 2018. She was 81.

Martha Cannon, retired math teacher from Osbourn Park HS, math sub Stonewall Jackson HS

A memorial service for retired OPHS math teacher Martha Cannon will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, January 5, at the Manassas Baptist Church.

Archie E. Schiff, 107, formerly of Pottsville, Pa., baseball player, veteran, business owner

Archie E. Schiff, 107, of Manassas, VA and formerly of Pottsville, PA, died Dec. 7, 2018. He was especially proud of the years he spent playing minor league baseball for the Pottsville team and sharing stories of all of the changes he had witnessed in his 107 years.
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