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Doctor’s office notifies police of alleged rape of girl, 7, in Woodbridge

On Wednesday, June 16, 2021 detectives with the Special Victims Unit of the Prince William County Police Department began an investigation into a sexual assault that was reported to have occurred at a residence in the Woodbridge (22191) area of Prince William County between May 12 and June 12, 2021.

Two group exchange gunfire at housing complex in Woodbridge; child, 9, grazed by bullet

On Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 6:15 p.m., Prince William County Police officers responded to the Riverwood Apartments located in the 2700 block of Yosocomico Ln. in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate an initial report of shots fired. Residents reported to police that gunshots were heard before parties dispersed, leaving the area on foot and in vehicles.

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.

CDC temporarily bans importing dogs from most countries at high risk for canine rabies

The agency cited a 52 per cent increase in irregularities with rabies vaccination certificates for canine imports in 2020 compared to 2018 and 2019, and stated the measure is being taken “to ensure the health and safety of dogs imported into the United States and to protect the public’s health against the reintroduction of dog rabies.”

Oh! Market in Manassas to host international food festival June 26-27

Oh! Market is celebrating its diverse community and foods by hosting an international food festival on Sat., June 26 and Sun., June 27 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at its store at 7412 Stream Walk Lane in Manassas. Food tastings will represent cuisine from Korea, China, Japan, Caribbean, Vietnam, Central America, Mexico, India and more. Admission is free.

Mill at Occoquan public hearing June 15 at 7 p.m.

A revised proposal has been submitted by the applicant. In-person attendance at Occoquan Town Hall is limited and first come, first served; however, the public may register in advance to participate remotely via Zoom.

Agriculture is Virginia’s biggest industry and June 13-19 is Va. Agriculture Week

Governor Ralph Northam has issued a proclamation declaring June 13–19 as Virginia Agriculture Week to recognize and celebrate the many contributions of the Commonwealth’s agricultural community. The Governor, First Lady, and Northam Administration officials will visit sites throughout Virginia to highlight the economic impact of the agriculture industry and the role of farmers and agribusinesses.

Sentara revises visitor regulations for hospitals and emergency rooms

Effective Monday, June 14, non-COVID patients inside Sentara hospitals and emergency rooms are allowed two visitors (up from one visitor) if the positivity rate in that region is below 5 per cent for two consecutive weeks.

PWC Government will be closed Friday, June 18, 2021 for Juneeenth

Prince William County Government with some exceptions noted below will be closed Friday, June 18, 2021, in observance of Juneteenth.
Today's Obituaries

Joyce Lightner, mother of three, widow; service here June 18; interment in Tenn.

A viewing and funeral service for Joyce A. Lightner of Manassas will be held on Friday, June 18, 2021 at Pierce Funeral Home, 9609 Center Street, Manassas, VA 20110. The viewing will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by the funeral service from 1 to 2 p.m.

Richard “Skip” Zilka, 84, Navy veteran, WVU graduate, friend to everyone, father of three

A Mass of Christian Burial was held April 7, 2021, at All Saints Catholic Church in Manassas, for Richard "Skip" Zilka who passed away March 22, 2021. Father Ed Guilloux officiated. Interment was private at Quantico National Cemetery with military honors.

Grace Ann Nichol of Haymarket, mother of two

A memorial service will be held on April 10 for Grace Ann Nichol of Haymarket, who passed away March 31, 2021.
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