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Gainesville Man Charged with Strangling Woman in Hotel Room

Gainesville Man Charged with Strangling Woman in Hotel Room

A 42-year-old woman of Centreville reported to police that Robert Darrell Umphreys, 54, of Gainesville strangled her in the Days Inn located at 7249 New Market Court in Manassas April 18.

Fairfax Girl Lured to Fight, Attacked by 17-Year-Old Gainesville Girl

Fairfax Girl Lured to Fight, Attacked by 17-Year-Old Gainesville Girl

Prince William County Police arrested two local 17-year-old girls on charges following an April 9 attack on a 16-year-old of Fairfax in Gainesville.

Education

Education Blogger Announces Bid for School Board Chair

Education Blogger Announces Bid for School Board Chair

Tracy Conroy has declared her run for School Board Chairperson At-large.

VIDEO: O.P. Principal Kisses Pig to Encourage Student Reading

VIDEO: O.P. Principal Kisses Pig to Encourage Student Reading

Osbourn Park High School Principal Neil Beech pledged to kiss a pig if students read 4000 books. Thursday morning he kept his promise.

Arts & Entertainment

Van Halen Announces Bristow Concert

Van Halen Announces Bristow Concert

Powerhouse rockers Van Halen are bringing their hits (and antics) to Jiffy Lube Live Saturday, Aug, 29 in support of their upcoming Tokyo Dome Live in Concert

Hylton Performing Arts Center Welcomes Phil Vassar

Hylton Performing Arts Center Welcomes Phil Vassar

Two of Virginia’s finest homegrown country artists bring their rich sound to the Hylton Performing Arts Center’s Merchant Hall stage when Phil Vassar performs a concert with country newcomer Lyndsey Highlander.

Business

Virginia Press Association Names Bristow Beat Best in Online Breaking News for Second Year

Virginia Press Association Names Bristow Beat Best in Online Breaking News for Second Year

For the second consecutive year, the Virginia Press Association awarded Bristow Beat first place in Breaking News Writing in the online division.

Tom & Suzie’s NY Bagel Deli Opens Saturday in Bristow

Tom & Suzie’s NY Bagel Deli Opens Saturday in Bristow

The much anticipated Tom & Suzie’s NY Bagel Deli in Bristow Commons (at the corner of Linton Hall Road and Devlin Road) is opening its doors for business Saturday, April 18 at 7 a.m.

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Gainesville Man Charged with Strangling Woman in Hotel Room

Gainesville Man Charged with Strangling Woman in Hotel Room

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

A 42-year-old woman of Centreville reported to police that Robert Darrell Umphreys, 54, of Gainesville strangled her in the Days Inn located at 7249 New Market Court in Manassas April 18.

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Fairfax Girl Lured to Fight, Attacked by 17-Year-Old Gainesville Girl

Fairfax Girl Lured to Fight, Attacked by 17-Year-Old Gainesville Girl

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William County Police arrested two local 17-year-old girls on charges following an April 9 attack on a 16-year-old of Fairfax in Gainesville.

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Tornado Watch for Northern Virginia

Tornado Watch for Northern Virginia

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

The National Weather Service has issued tornado watch in effect until 10 p.m. this evening for the D.C. metro area, including Prince William County.

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Police, Eyewitness Provide Details About Toddler Struck by Car

Police, Eyewitness Provide Details About Toddler Struck by Car

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

A SUV struck a two to three-year-old female child Saturday at 8:19 p.m., closing Sudley Manor Drive in Bristow for hours.

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Supervisors Fund Class Size Reductions, Body Cameras for Police

Supervisors Fund Class Size Reductions, Body Cameras for Police

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors decided at Thursday’s markup session to provide extra money to the school division to fund class size reduction. They also agreed to fund body cameras for police, trail maintenance and they increased the amount that triggers the BPOL tax.

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EDITORIAL: Give the Community What it Wants

EDITORIAL: Give the Community What it Wants

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments | Opinions

Something wonderful happened in Bristow this weekend. An independent business had an amazing opening.

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UPDATE: NWS Issues Flood Watch

UPDATE: NWS Issues Flood Watch

| April 19, 2015 | 0 Comments | Weather

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for the area from 7 p.m. until 10 a.m. Monday morning.

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Virginia Press Association Names Bristow Beat Best in Online Breaking News for Second Year

Virginia Press Association Names Bristow Beat Best in Online Breaking News for Second Year

| April 19, 2015 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

For the second consecutive year, the Virginia Press Association awarded Bristow Beat first place in Breaking News Writing in the online division.

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Toddler Struck by Vehicle in Bristow

Toddler Struck by Vehicle in Bristow

| April 18, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William County Police confirmed that a two to three-year-old child was struck by a vehicle approximately 8:20 p.m. Saturday evening in the 9400 block of Merrimont Trace Circle.

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Woman Accused of Assaulting Police Officer Claims it Was Not Assault

Woman Accused of Assaulting Police Officer Claims it Was Not Assault

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

Adrienne Taylor, the woman accused of assaulting a Prince William Police Officer at the scene of a car crash near Rilew Avenue in Manassas, said there was no intentional assault on an officer. Police confirm striking of the officer was likely inadvertent.

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Homes for Our Troops to build home for Nokesville Veteran

Homes for Our Troops to build home for Nokesville Veteran

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

Homes for Our Troops (HOFT) will be building a home for Sgt. Steven Curry in Nokesville and will be kicking off the project with an opening event April 18 at 11 a.m. at the Nokesville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station 5 Banquet Hall on Marsteller Drive.

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Woman Charged with Assaulting Officer at Crash Scene

Woman Charged with Assaulting Officer at Crash Scene

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William Police arrested a Manassas woman, charging her with assault and battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

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Candland, Lawson Budget Would Prioritize Schools, Reduce County Spending

Candland, Lawson Budget Would Prioritize Schools, Reduce County Spending

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

Thursday evening Supervisors Pete Candland and Jeanine Lawson will present their budget proposal to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, which will include cuts to the overall budget, but protection for the school budget.

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Education Blogger Announces Bid for School Board Chair

Education Blogger Announces Bid for School Board Chair

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments | Education

Tracy Conroy has declared her run for School Board Chairperson At-large.

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WEATHER BEAT: Summer Outlook Looks Hot

WEATHER BEAT: Summer Outlook Looks Hot

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments | Weather

Bristow Weatherman John Biggs discusses when the area will begin to see the really warm weather.

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Lawson, Candland Propose Plan to Fund Class Size Reductions

Lawson, Candland Propose Plan to Fund Class Size Reductions

| April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

Supervisor Jeanine Lawson (R-Brentsville) and Supervisor Pete Candland (R-Gainesville) believe they have found a way to dedicate annual funds towards decreasing class sizes in Prince William County Schools

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Tom & Suzie’s NY Bagel Deli Opens Saturday in Bristow

Tom & Suzie’s NY Bagel Deli Opens Saturday in Bristow

| April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

The much anticipated Tom & Suzie’s NY Bagel Deli in Bristow Commons (at the corner of Linton Hall Road and Devlin Road) is opening its doors for business Saturday, April 18 at 7 a.m.

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PWCS Announces Dismissal Plans for Last Day of School

PWCS Announces Dismissal Plans for Last Day of School

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William Count Schools announced the dismissal plans for Thursday, June 18, the final day of classes.

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Manassas Man Attacked at Gainesville Residence

Manassas Man Attacked at Gainesville Residence

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William County Police charged Stefan Nicusor Greceanu, 19, and Eduard Gaman, 18, both of Gainesville, with malicious wounding following an alleged attack on a 22-year-old man from Manassas March 28.

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VDOT to Close I-66 Lanes This Week for Widening Project

VDOT to Close I-66 Lanes This Week for Widening Project

| April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

The Virginia Department of Transportation will continue to close lanes on I-66 this week for its widening project from the west side of the Gainesville Interchange to the west side of the Route 15/James Madison Interchange.

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RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS: Gainesville Ledo Pizza Cited for Repeated Food Temperature Violations

RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS: Gainesville Ledo Pizza Cited for Repeated Food Temperature Violations

| April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

The Prince William Health District cited Ledo Pizza, located at 7547 Somerset Crossing Drive in Gainesville, for repeated food temperature issues.

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Police Identify Manassas Woman’s Abductor

Police Identify Manassas Woman’s Abductor

| April 12, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William County Police have identified the suspect who allegedly abducted Yezmin Elizabeth Ruiz-Monchez, 25, of Manassas as Jorge Alberto Corea-Berrios, 34.

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VDOT, Lawson Address Community Concerns Over Gainesville Interchange Project

VDOT, Lawson Address Community Concerns Over Gainesville Interchange Project

| April 11, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

Brentsville District Supervisor Jeanine Lawson and VDOT staff hosted a meeting Thursday night at Gainesville Middle School to update residents on the Linton Hall Road-Route 29 Interchange project and the resulting changes in traffic patterns.

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UPDATE: Police Locate Abducted Manassas Woman

UPDATE: Police Locate Abducted Manassas Woman

| April 11, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William County Police are searching for Yezmin Elizabeth Ruiz-Monchez, 25, of Manassas, whom they say was abducted from her home at knifepoint in the 8100 block of Portwood Turn in Manassas 12:30 a.m. April 11.

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Nokesville Man Charged for Falsely Summoning Police, Other Charges

Nokesville Man Charged for Falsely Summoning Police, Other Charges

| April 10, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William County Police charged Brandon Matthew Wood, 38, of Nokesville with falsely summoning the police following reports that he called the afternoon of April 9 claiming that there were shots fired inside a residence.

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WEATHER BEAT: Thunderstorms Could Turn Severe Friday Afternoon

WEATHER BEAT: Thunderstorms Could Turn Severe Friday Afternoon

| April 10, 2015 | 0 Comments | Weather

As we get more and more into spring, the threat for severe weather will become increasingly likely, and Friday looks to be our first severe weather outbreak of the season.

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Local Reporter Moonlights as NASCAR All-American Series Driver

Local Reporter Moonlights as NASCAR All-American Series Driver

| April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

Before Patrick Szabo was a writer for Haymarket Beat, he drove Haymarket’s B & B Racing’s number 17 car in the NASCAR All-American Series.

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VIDEO: O.P. Principal Kisses Pig to Encourage Student Reading

VIDEO: O.P. Principal Kisses Pig to Encourage Student Reading

| April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments | Education

Osbourn Park High School Principal Neil Beech pledged to kiss a pig if students read 4000 books. Thursday morning he kept his promise.

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Patriot HS Interact Club to Host Autism Awareness 5K Race

Patriot HS Interact Club to Host Autism Awareness 5K Race

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments | Education

The Interact Club at Patriot High School is hosting their second annual Supporting Autism Around the World 5K race.

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OpEd: Crawford Accuses Stewart of lack of Leadership, regarding Ferlazzo School

OpEd: Crawford Accuses Stewart of lack of Leadership, regarding Ferlazzo School

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

Last night I was reminded why I am running to replace Corey as Chairman of the Board of County Supervisors.

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