UPDATE: Prince William Officers Shot Suspect During Deadly Attack in Trade School Classroom

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More than one officer opened fire from their department-issued handguns, striking the suspect who was pronounced dead on the scene.
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National Heart Month: Building Healthy Habits for a Healthy Heart

National Heart Month reminds people to keep their hearts healthy.

The heart is an amazing muscle. Each day, your heart pumps over 2,000 gallons of blood, circulating oxygen through the 60,000 miles of blood vessels in your body. With so much riding on the muscle, …

Prince William County Life Guard Hiring Event!

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Registration for Girls on the Run is Open Until Feb. 27

Girls on the Run runners bond together.

The Power Of Girls on the Run: Providing a Safe Space For Kids to Learn and Practice Key Life Skills

"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 …

PWPD to Hold Neighborhood Watch Training, Feb. 26

Prince William County, VA-  The Crime Prevention Unit of the Prince William County Police Department hosts a Neighborhood Watch training on Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, at 6 p.m. Participants …

EDUCATION
Superintendent Dr. LaTanya McDade presents the FY24-25 budget before for the Prince William School Board, Feb. 7, 2024.

Superintendent Highlights Focus on Special Education, Teacher Compensation in Proposed Budget

Prince William County Schools Superintendentf's budget proposes prioritizes hiring additional special education teachers and increasing teacher compensation.
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State Grants nearly $500K to PWCS for Security Upgrades

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) recently announced $12 million in state grant funds toward school security equipment grants for upgrades at 483 of the most-needed schools in Virginia. …

PWCS Superintendent Dr. LaTanya D. McDade Named Region IV Superintendent Of The Year!

Prince William County Schools Superintendent, Dr. LaTanya McDade

Prince William County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. LaTanya D. McDade has been named Region IV Superintendent of the Year.

CRIME REPORT

PEC Urges Public to TAKE ACTION Against Va. Bill that Would Limit Challenges to Local Land-Use Decisions

 Bill would affect the ability of Prince William residents to challenge Prince William Digital Gateway and other data centers already approved or in the future. I’m writing to ask that you take immediate action on a critical issue in the General Assembly regarding the ability to …

Gainesville Man Arrested for Strangling a at Woman at Bristow Center

A verbal altercation escalated to physical assault against an 18-year-old woman.

Police Arrest Ride-Share Driver for Abducting, Sexually Assaulting Passenger

Sexual Assault Investigation – On January 26, detectives concluded an investigation into a sexual assault that was reported to have occurred at a residence in the 11100 block of Wortham Crest …

Bristow Man Arrested for Stabbing, Malicious Wounding

The victim was treated at an area hospital for serious, non-life-threatening injuries.

Woman Arrested for Assaulting Manager at Gainesville Amazon Distribution Center

Prince William County Police Officers responded to the Amazon Distribution Center located at 5533 Wellington Road, Gainesville, Jan. 23 at 1:35 a.m., to investigate an assault. The investigation …
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National Heart Month: Building Healthy Habits for a Healthy Heart

National Heart Month reminds people to keep their hearts healthy.

The heart is an amazing muscle. Each day, your heart pumps over 2,000 gallons of blood, circulating oxygen through the 60,000 miles of blood vessels in your body. With so much riding on the muscle, …

It’s the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese zodiac − associated with good fortune, wisdom and success

Among China’s traditional holidays and celebrations, none ranks higher in importance than the Lunar New Year (農曆新年).…

19 Black historical figures you probably didn't learn about in class

As more states add bans on teaching Black history in classrooms across America, Stacker highlighted 19 underrepresented trailblazers to keep in mind.

The 25 best cities for Black women to flourish financially

MoneyGeek analyzed data on income, the cost of crime, homeownership, and poverty levels from 164 cities across the United States to rank the best — and worst — cities for Black women to live and financially flourish in.

The Stanley craze: How a reusable cup became the latest symbol of overconsumption

The 19th looks at how the hype over the popular Stanley tumblers demonstrates how influencer culture is driving waste on a planet with finite resources.

From matchmaking lotteries to commercial juggernaut: The evolution of Valentine's Day

Stacker used historical and news sources to trace the evolution of Valentine's Day from a pagan festival to one of today's most commercialized holidays.
Jewel360 examined how Valentine's Day spending changed over time, using 2023 data from the National Retail Federation.
(BPT) - The aftermath of the back-to-back holiday season can hit people hard. While January doesn’t bring much in the way of nice weather or celebrations, it instead inches us closer to …
(BPT) - As cold weather moves across much of this country, winter coats, shoes and socks are a necessity that most of us may take for granted. But with 40 million people living in poverty according …
BUSINESS

Economic lookahead: As we ring in 2024, can the US economy continue to avoid a recession?

Good things are in store in 2024. Sakorn Sukkasemsakorn/iStock/Getty Images Plus With economic forecasters rewriting their 2024 outlooks following recent moves from the Federal Reserve , The …

When can we stop worrying about rising prices? The latest inflation report offers no easy answers

The Conversation asked two financial economists, D. Brian Blank at Mississippi State University and Appalachian State University’s Brandy Hadley, what they make of the inflation report that dropped on Jan. 11, 2024, and whether there might be a time before too long when we can all stop worrying about increasing costs. …

Curious Kids

Why does a leap year have 366 days?

Leap Day is coming. Marvin Samuel Tolentino Pineda/iStock, via Getty images Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d …

Why do people and animals need to breathe? A biologist explains why you need a constant source of oxygen

All living things need oxygen, except for some bacteria and a few tiny animals that don’t. You might be surprised to learn how many ways there are to get oxygen – breathing is only one of them. Curious Kids is a series for children of all …

Tasty and healthy: Lean beef's secret to a happy heart
(BPT) - When you think about eating a heart-healthy diet, do you picture beef? Beef may not be a food that immediately comes to mind when you think heart health. However, lean beef is a nutrient-rich …
8 Lucky Ways to Unleash Prosperity, Success and Positive Energy in the Year of the Dragon
(BPT) - Lunar New Year is fast approaching on February 10, and this year is the Year of the Dragon. This is one of the most popular and recognized signs on the Chinese zodiac, symbolizing luck, …
Win Game Day with Easy Hosting Hacks: 5 victory-worthy tips for even the most reluctant hosts
(Family Features) If hosting isn't your specialty but you've been named quarterback of the game day party, don't let the pressure overwhelm you.
The Sweet Side of Spring: 4 New Must-Try Desserts
(BPT) - Add a sweet touch to the spring season with these four new tasty dessert creations from PEEPS® and Duncan Hines®! These fun and festive treats are sure to bring a burst of color and …
Bite of Bliss: Must-Have Big Game Watch Party Dessert
(BPT) - The biggest football game of the year is finally here! Kylie Kelce, football enthusiast, mom and philanthropist, is sharing her watch party must-haves ahead of Sunday’s big game. Some …
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The newest benefit at top companies: Private college admissions counseling

Good for retention or just a sop to the already rich? The Hechinger Report looks into the growing trend of companies offering private college admissions counseling services to select employees.

FAFSA website meltdown: How to avoid additional frustration with financial aid applications

When Congress passed the FAFSA Simplification Act in 2020, it was touted as making it easier for more families to access the government funding they need to send their children to college. But as recent events have shown, it actually made things more complicated, frustrating and confusing. …