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9 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Manassas City teen placed on probation in 'sexting' case where police sought photos

A Manassas City teen, charged with two felony child pornography counts for allegedly "sexting" an explicit video to his 15-year-old girlfriend, was placed on a year's probation Friday by a Prince William County judge, who said he would consider dismissing both counts if the teen stays trouble-free for a year.

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11 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Woodbridge woman charged with abducting her grandson

Prince William County police say Brenda Counts, 65, was allowed to take custody of her grandson, 8-year-old Caleb Brock, but that she didn't return him when asked.

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17 hrs ago | Potomac Local

McAauliffe Breaks Ground for Potomac Shores VRE Station

With a golden shovel and the tossing of dirt, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe broke ground for a new Virginia Railway Express station in Woodbridge.

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Related Topix: Woodbridge, VA, Fredericksburg, VA, Stafford County, VA

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Mass Transit

VA: New Prince William Project Will Help VRE

July 31--A groundbreaking will be held today for a Prince William County development that will benefit Stafford County Virginia Railway Express riders.

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Related Topix: Stafford County, VA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Daily Kos

Retire Bob Marshall

By now, you all know who Bob Marshall is. He's the Virginia Delegate from the 13th District who has brought you such gems as: -- He stated that special needs children are a result of God's vengeance for abortions.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Folk, The Kennedys, Gainesville, VA, Occoquan, VA

WUSA-TV Washington

Police: Va. man attacked, choked woman

Prince William County Police arrested a 43-year-old Va. man for assaulting, choking and maliciously wounding a 22-year-old woman on Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Woodbridge, VA

Potomac Local

Landfill Reopens, Explosion Appears to be Accidental

The Prince William County Landfill is now open. The Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection site, however will remain closed until Saturday at 10 a.m. The landfill was temporarily closed due to a reaction between pool chemicals and water in a large drum.

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Related Topix: Explosion

Martinsville Bulletin

Local programs showcased as secretary visits area

Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran watches as city firefighters use a method known as Air Track Management to combat a controlled fire in a former railroad box car configured to simulate a residence.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Fire, Martinsville, VA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Potomac Local

Coyote Spotted in Parking Lot of Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center

There's been another coyote sighting in Prince William County, this time at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center in Woodbridge.

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Related Topix: Woodbridge, VA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

TBD.com

Police: Manassas jewelry store robbery at knifepoint was inside job

MANASSAS, Va. Prince William County Police say a mid-afternoon robbery at a Manassas jewelry store on Friday was an inside job.

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Related Topix: Manassas, VA

Potomac Local

Teen Faces 4 Attempted Murder Charges in Woodbridge Arson Case

On Sunday, July 27th at approximately 4:30 a.m., fire and rescue units responded to a reported structure fire located at 13700 block of Marbury Lane in Woodbridge.

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Related Topix: Woodbridge, VA

NBC Washington

Teen Charged With Arson in Woodbridge House Fire

A teenager is accused of setting a Woodbridge home on fire while five people were inside, Prince William County Police say.

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Related Topix: Woodbridge, VA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WUSA-TV Washington

Police: Va. Man wanted for attacking, choking woman

Domestic Related - On July 24th at 11:16AM, officers responded to a residence located in the 14100 Check out this story on WUSA9.com: http://on.wusa9.com/1mNwoxH WOODBRIDGE, Va.

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Related Topix: Woodbridge, VA, Drugs

Potomac Local

Woodbridge Water Facility Recognized

The Prince William County Service Authority's H.L. Mooney Advanced Water Reclamation Facility has won the Platinum Peak Performance Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies .

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Related Topix: Environment, Science

Patch.com

Coyote Spotted in Buckhall Area

Local health officials are reminding residents about the dangers of wildlife after a coyote was spotted recently in the Buckhall area off the Prince William County parkway.

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The Washington Post

Fairfax approves funds for full-day Mondays at elementary schools

Ending a 40-year practice of half-day Mondays, the Fairfax County school board voted Thursday to fund an effort to extend Monday classes for elementary schools, adding an extra 75 hours of instruction for students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

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Related Topix: Fairfax County, VA, Springfield, VA, Arlington County, VA, Education

Potomac Local

Don Shaw to Run for Virginia House of Delegates

Don Shaw announced his candidacy for the 13th House of Delegates District seat on Tuesday, July 22. The district covers portions of the Brentsville, Coles, Gainesville and Occoquan Magisterial Districts in Prince William County, as well as all of the city of Manassas Park.

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Related Topix: Gainesville, VA, Occoquan, VA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Washington Post

Manassas case rekindles debate over penalties for 'sexting'

The recent efforts of Manassas police and Prince William County prosecutors to photograph the erect genitalia of a 17-year-old boy for evidence in a "sexting" case has revived a debate in Virginia over whether such conduct between minors should be illegal at all.

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Related Topix: Manassas, VA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, Family, Teenagers

Potomac Local

Youth for Tomorrow's Unaccompanied Minors Program in Place for 2 Years

Two weeks ago, Prince William County government officials wanted to learn just how many facilities in the county, in addition to Youth for Tomorrow, accept federal money to house illegal immigrant minors.

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Related Topix: Illegal Immigration, Immigration Reform, Bristow, VA

Patch.com

Youth Leadership Prince William Graduates Inaugural Class

Leadership Prince William's newly established Youth Leadership Prince William summer program graduated 28 students Wednesday.

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