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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.

New status and route number for PW Parkway

Prince William Parkway, a cross-county connector in Prince William County VA. has been reclassified as a "primary road," making it eligible for new funding and maintenance priorities, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Manassas City Police Beat 2/16/12

Manassas VA City Police Department's crime report for Feb. 15, 2012

Snow’s in the forecast: Are PWC schools open or closed?

When snow is forecast for our region, Prince William County Schools has a "snow patrol" team of five headed by Ed Bishop, transportation director. They drive the roads in various sections of the county, determining road conditions so they are able to make a recommendation to the superintendent in time for him to make a decision on school closing or delay and have it disseminated to TV and radio stations for broadcast by 5 a.m.

Fire & Rescue personnel go up the ladder

Among those promoted by Prince William County Fire & Rescue Jan. 31, 2012
Staff of Prince William County's Department of Fire and Rescue were recently promoted during a ceremony held at C.D. Hylton High School in Woodbridge. In all, 41 career personnel from the county's Department of Fire & Rescue and seven support personnel from the Office of Public Safety Communications received job promotions and recognition during the ceremony.

City medic units carry oxygen masks for rescued pets

If needed, pet masks in three sizes are ready for use on two City of Manassas VA medic units.

Road work in PWC rolled on

In an effort to minimize congestion and increase safety on area roads, the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Prince William County transportation office work to improve roads and intersections. However, sometimes these changes take time and can impede traffic flow and add a few minutes, and perhaps a few headaches, to our commutes.

US 29 one lane each way in Gainesville this weekend

Local Gainesville area drivers may want to stay off US 29 and Linton Hall Road this weekend. The traffic pattern is being changed to allow for new construction.

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From 7 a.m. Saturday until noon Sunday, US 29 will be one lane in each direction between I-66 and Virginia Oaks Drive. The Gainesville traffic pattern will be moved to allow for construction of road improvements. The project is to take 3+ years.

Wild weather walloped the region

The year 2011 will go down in the record books for its weather highs and lows. From deadly tornadoes, droughts, wildfires, flooding and high winds in different parts of the country – to a hurricane and an earthquake in the same week in our area!

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