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A bird mystery: VA officials working to discover why birds are dying in numbers

The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, DWR (formerly the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, DGIF) is coordinating testing on a selection of deceased birds after the Northern Region area of Virginia began receiving an increase in the number of calls starting May 18 about sick/injured young birds, specifically Grackles and Blue Jays.

OmniRide’s Spring bus service changes begin June 7

OmniRide’s Spring Service Changes will take effect on Monday, June 7, and will include changes to most routes. All schedules have been reprinted with new effective dates. New schedule brochures are available from operators upon request and are posted on the OmniRide website,

Va. State Police warn of phone scams aimed at registered sex offenders

Virginia State Police report they have been alerted to an alarming increase in phone scams targeting convicted sex offenders. The consistent theme among these scams has been phone fraudsters portraying themselves as a Virginia State Police sergeant and threatening the individuals into paying hundreds of dollars in gift cards to the caller, Va. State Police said.

Sentara snags Va. Secy. of Finance Aubrey Layne Jr. as Sr. VP and Chief of Staff

Virginia Secretary of Finance Aubrey Lee Layne, Jr. will join Sentara Healthcare as Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff, effective July 1, 2021.

Remains of man found in Florida traced back to murder in Prince William County

On October 25, 2020, Florida Highway Patrol responded to a single vehicle crash involving the accused in the Miami-Dade area of the state. During the investigation into the crash, troopers located Brian’s remains in the trunk area of the vehicle. Brian reportedly suffered from multiple gunshots wounds and his death was ruled a homicide by the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office.

Covid vaccination clinics this week in Manassas Park and Woodbridge

Covid vaccination clinics this week in Manassas Park at Manassas Park Community Center and in Woodbridge at Streetlight Ministries and Americana Groceries. Some clinic salso for ages 12-15. See below.

Where to get COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12-15

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is currently the only COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use in children 12- to 15- years old. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to this age group. To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine for teens and preteens, go to

Driver, 21, dies after single-car crash in Woodbridge

On Friday, May 14, at 9 PM, investigators with the Prince William County Police Department's Crash Investigation Unit responded to the area of Cardinal Dr and Canary Ct in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a single vehicle crash.

Caution Drivers: VDOT to replace Antioch Road stormwater pipe over weekend

Antioch Road (Route 681) in Haymarket between Gaines Road (Rt. 1701) and Waterfall Road (Rt. 601) will be closed to through traffic, weather permitting, from 7 p.m. Friday, May 14 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 17 to replace a stormwater pipe.

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