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Police Arrest Man Suspected of Killing Two Manassas Area Women

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Detectives charged suspect, Edward James Jackson Bland, with the murder of two Manassas area women, Tuesday.
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Four Suspects Wanted in Haymarket Residential Burglary

Three men pried open the front door, but no property was discovered to have been stolen.
Illustration of the proposed Prince William County Sports & Event Center.

Parks & Rec Presents Proposed Prince William Sports Complex & Event Center

The Prince William County Sports and Event Center is a proposed large indoor multi-sport and special event facility, that if ultimately approved, will be developed in North Woodbridge.
EDUCATION & LEARNING
Arbitrator Rules Prince William School Board Committed Unfair Labor Practices
Prince William Education Association [PWEA], the largest public-sector education local representing over 11,000 educators in Prince William County Schools [PWCS], files unfair labor practice charges and wins.
Prince William School Board Approves Fiscal Year 2025 Budget
The Prince William County School Board approved the  Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Budget  on March 20. Superintendent Dr. LaTanya D. McDade’s budget prioritized investments aligned with …
Prince William County School Board Ratifies First Collective Bargaining Agreement
 The Prince William County School Board ratified the Collective Bargaining Agreement with its employees’ exclusive bargaining agent, the Prince William Education Association (PWEA),
PWEA Ratifies 1st Collective Bargaining Agreement in Virginia
Prince William Education Association [PWEA], the largest public-sector education local representing over 11,000 educators in Prince William County Schools [PWCS], has announced the ratified the first …
Prince William School Board Gives High Praise for Student Vision Profile Reports
The key to succeeding at anything in life begins with knowing what you want to do but selecting a career path is a daunting task for students and families. …

3 ways to use the solar eclipse to brighten your child’s knowledge of science

In no case should a child look directly at the solar eclipse, but there are special eclipse glasses. Anadolu via Getty Images When the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth on April 8, 2024, it …

VIRGINIA STATE NEWS

Governor Vetoed Senator Boysko’s Safe Storage of Firearms Bill

Virginia State Senator Jennifer Boysko (D-Fairfax).

RICHMOND, VA – Today, the Governor vetoed Senator Jennifer Boysko’s (D-Fairfax) Senate Bill 368, requiring any person who possesses a gun in a residence to store their firearm safely …

Gov. Youngkin Requests Review of Course Syllabi at Two Virginia Universities

VCU education professor Gabriel Reich speaks against Youngkin's requests to view course syllabi at a Board of Visitors meeting on March 22.

RICHMOND, Va. -- Gov. Glenn Youngkin recently requested syllabi from two state universities, a move some faculty called “unprecedented."

FEATURES

Silver Eagle Stable Announces 4th Annual Show Series

Riders demonstrate their posture while riding in the Silver Eagle Show Series.
Silver Eagle Stable Annual Show Series will return this April with shows running one Saturday a month through November.

Northern Va Modelers 'Model Classic 2024' 'Road to Victory'

Northern Virginia Modelers presents Model Classic 2024 'The Road to Victory' In recognition of the 80th Anniversary of D-Day Saturday, April 13, 2024 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Fairfax …

COMMUNITY EVENTS & FEATURES

Prince William County Lifeguard Hiring Event!

Sign-up for a swim test and interview to be a lifeguard this summer at SplashDown!

Silver Eagle Stable Announces 4th Annual Show Series

Riders demonstrate their posture while riding in the Silver Eagle Show Series.

Silver Eagle Stable Annual Show Series will return this April with shows running one Saturday a month through November.

Fauquier Health Announces New Chief Financial Officer & Chief Nursing Officer

Janelle Padgett, new Chief Financial Officer for Fauquier Health, and Toni Maxwell, new Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). (Right to Left)

Fauquier Health is pleased to announce Janelle Padgett has joined the organization as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) along with Toni as its new Chief Nursing Officer (CNO).

TSA Awards OmniRide Gold Standard for Its Enhanced Security Programs

(L-R) Joshua Grey, TSA Supervisory Transportation Security Inspector;
Paul Brobbey, OmniRide Field Specialist, Data Specialist; Bob Schneider, OmniRide Executive Director; Nkenge Muhammad, OmniRide Field Specialist, Security Specialist; Kwame Owusu, OmniRide Field Specialist, Maintenance Specialist; Susan Pleau, Keolis Safety Manager; Byren Lloyd, OmniRide Director of Safety and Security; Kenneth Tuitt, OmniRide Manager of Quality Assurance and Special Projects; Riley Flynn, TSA Security Specialist; Thomas Pitts, TSA Transportation Security Inspector; Ed Bedolla, OmniRide Field Specialist, Safety Specialist

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) honored OmniRide with the prestigious BASE Gold Standard Award at a ceremony on March 14.

"In Our Image" Dr. Yemonja Smalls Art Exhibit

ARTfactory to Feature Maryland Artist Dr. Yemonja Smalls in Solo Art Exhibit “In Our Image” Exhibit dates: February 2 – March 16, 2024 Artist Reception: February 3, 6-8 pm (Sponsored by the Prince William County Alumnae …

CRIME REPORT
Police Investigate Assault by 'Construction Level and Beer Bottle' on Bull Run Road
Two men allegedly assaulted a 24-year-old along Bull Run Road in Manassas.
Staff Discovers Weapon on Unity Reed Student
Staff discovered a Unity Reed High School student was carrying a knife on his person while walking in the hallways.
Police Search for Two Suspected Involved in Haymarket Assault by Mob, Battery, Brandishing
Prince William Police are searching for two of three suspects allegedly involved in the Haymarket assault that involved threatening two victims with weapons.
Police Arrest Prince William 15-Year-Old for Assault on Family, LEO
Teenage girl bites officer who came to her home to arrest her for assault and battery.
Police Investigate Shooting, Malicious Wounding, on Balls Ford Road
Shooting Investigation – On February 17 at 11:07AM, officers responded to investigate a shooting that was reported to have occurred in the 10800 block of Balls Ford Rd in Manassas (20109) …
Police Respond to Shots Fired Along Bristow Road
The investigation revealed the caller observed an unknown man firing a weapon in a field adjacent to his property.
SEASONAL

A rare total solar eclipse is coming on April 8. Here's what it means for your astrological sign

An astrologist and rideshare driver shares astrology readings with Lyft in advance of the April 8 solar eclipse.

25 of the best places to see the solar eclipse across the US

Stacker compiled a list of ideal places to view the total solar eclipse using data from the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies.

5 of the rarest astronomical events—and when you'll next see them

Stacker consulted scientific articles and news reports to find out about five of the rarest astronomical events and when they'll next occur.

Margaret Morse Nice thought like a song sparrow and changed how scientists understand animal behavior

The Conversation looks back at a pioneering ethologist, bird-bander, and ornithologist Margaret Morse Nice, and how her work influenced scientific approaches to animal behavior for Women's History Month.

Maximize family fun: 4 ways to elevate your camping

(BPT) - Spending time together as a family in the great outdoors provides ample opportunities to create treasured memories. Out in nature, you can unwind and discover the world’s natural …

How social media transformed the way companies sell us products

Social media is now the go-to place for companies to sell products. Xactly analyzed industry reports to understand this retail transformation.

Sanctuary, self-care and sustainability top outdoor living trends

(BPT) - Over the past several years, our backyards have become much more than spaces for weekend barbecues. They’re sanctuaries where we go to decompress from our increasingly hectic lives and …

5 can't-miss motorcycle road trips

For those looking for an unforgettable adventure, Cheap Insurance takes a look at five motorcycle road trips that provide a look at history, scenery, and freedom on the road.
Curious Kids

Why aren’t there solar-powered cars?

Solar cars exist. The best place to see them is the World Solar Challenge, a race that’s held every two years in Australia. Competitors have to drive about 1,870 miles (3,000 kilometers), from Darwin on the country’s north coast to Adelaide on its south coast, using only energy from the Sun. ...

How do airplanes fly? An aerospace engineer explains the physics of flight

U.S. airlines carry more than 800 million passengers per year. Lasha Kilasonia/iStock via Getty Images Plus Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If …

Why do trees need sunlight? An environmental scientist explains photosynthesis

Trees need sunlight for the same reason you need food. The energy from the Sun’s rays is a crucial ingredient in how plants make their own food that helps them power all their cells.

Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskidsus@theconversation.com.

Food stories from around the web

6 Spring Break Feel-Good Essentials

(BPT) - Sunsweet prunes are the feel-good addition to spring break. From fueling your adventures to supporting energy levels throughout the day and helping you recover from fun, prunes are there to …

New clinical egg study reveals egg-cellent results

(BPT) - Americans are increasingly aware of the impact of cholesterol on heart health and overall well-being, but it’s not always easy to know which foods will truly have a positive effect. To …

Simple, Convenient Salads to Celebrate Spring

(Family Features) Letting in a little fresh air with an open window or a screen door is a sure sign of spring, allowing the natural sights and smells of the outdoors to accompany you at the dinner table.
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