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Prince William County news in brief

Public comments sought on park fee increase, schools’ Strategic Plan, and more news.

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Prince William County volunteer opportunities

Food pantry donations, language and literacy tutoring, animal care, transportation for cancer patients.

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Prince William County crime report

A listing of incidents reported by police in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park.

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Prince William County community calendar

“Menopause, the Musical,” a World War II airmen lecture, “Nature’s Beauty” exhibit and other events.

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Going Out Guide, Northern Virginia

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The McDonnells could be cleared on appeal because of a fuzzy federal law

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Brace yourself: Despite convictions for corruption, the ex-governor and his wife could get off.

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Osbourn names former Redskins OL Samuels coach

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FOOTBALL | Six-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle Chris Samuels was approved as the Eagles’ new head football coach Wednesday, bringing “buzz and excitement” with him.

Drivers ask about getting started with express lanes

Questions arise about E-ZPass Flex rules and the toll signs.

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Police: Investigators arrest Montclair area mailbox vandals

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Prince William County authorities said the duo damaged 45 mailboxes, causing around $2,500 worth of damage.

Weather messing with meetings on I-66’s future

A second public session on Virginia’s HOT lanes plan has been called off because of wintry weather.

 

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Fairfax SWAT team raids high stakes Great Falls poker game, seizes cash, terrifies players

Police continue to aggressively enforce anti-gambling laws, though charges against the players are set to be dismissed.

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Fairfax County turns over investigative materials to lawyers for John Geer family

The release was ordered by a Fairfax judge in the family’s wrongful death lawsuit against the police.

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Soldier’s family makes a horrifying discovery: Wrong body in the casket

The family settled with the Fairfax City funeral home that lost the body — it was buried in another grave.

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Va. weighs medical marijuana bills for kids with epilepsy

Three new bills would allow the use of a cannabis oil to battle children’s debilitating seizures.

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Counting the District’s homeless population

Volunteers and public employees combed streets, alleys and parks to tally those living rough in Washington this winter.

Homegrown tastes available year-round

Paella, crepes, fruits and vegetables, popcorn and cheeses beckon at the Palisades Farmers Market in Northwest Washington.

Learning the fine art of bottling whiskey

At Purcellville distillery, spirit lovers process Roundstone Rye from cask to bottle.

Sinkhole swallows car in Bladensburg area

A 12-inch water-main break caused a residential street to give way and swallow a car in the Bladensburg area.

A prize patrol’s delivery: College acceptance

Forget fat envelopes in the mail. For some University of Maryland applicants, getting in meant getting a knock on the front door.

Annapolis mansion destroyed by fire

Owners Don and Sandra Pyle and four of their grandchildren died in the blaze.

Leesburg celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

Nearly 1,000 people parade through the town’s historic streets to honor the slain civil rights leader.

Maryland’s inauguration day

New Gov. Larry Hogan and his lieutenant, Boyd Rutherford, are sworn in after an interfaith prayer service.

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