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  • ELECTION ALERT: Presidential Election to Be Determined by Just 17 Counties

    11/07/2016 9:42:03 AM PST · by bushwon · 109 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Chriss W. Sweet
    The winner of the U.S. presidential election will be determined by about 17 swing counties, with a total of about 500,000 swing voters between them. The American public has heard that 12 swing states will determine who will be the next president. But a book, Presidential Swing States: Why Only Ten Matter, by Hamline University Professor David Schultz, who also edits the Journal of Public Affairs Education, predicts a very small number of America’s 3,142 counties and county equivalents will tip the balance. In Ohio, it’s Hamilton County, home to Cincinnati; In Pennsylvania, the key counties are Bucks and Chester...
  • Voting Machines in Manassas, Virginia

    11/03/2016 8:46:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/03/16 | Dat. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    “So there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that those stickers were purposefully placed over the manufacturer’s identifying plates in order to keep their origin a secret." An acquaintance returned from early voting in Manassas, Virginia, quite irate. The stakes are high in this highly unusual once in a lifetime presidential election. As she was waiting for her registration paperwork to be processed, she studied carefully the rear of each of the voting machines that were about three feet from her. She wanted to find out the name of the manufacturer of the machines being used.
  • [From September 5, 2016] Presidential Election to Be Determined by Just 17 Counties

    10/24/2016 6:18:14 AM PDT · by Hostage · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 September 2016 | CHRISS W. STREET
    The winner of the U.S. presidential election will be determined by about 17 swing counties, with a total of about 500,000 swing voters between them. The American public has heard that 12 swing states will determine who will be the next president. But a book, Presidential Swing States: Why Only Ten Matter, by Hamline University Professor David Schultz, who also edits the Journal of Public Affairs Education, predicts a very small number of America’s 3,142 counties and county equivalents will tip the balance. In Ohio, it’s Hamilton County, home to Cincinnati; In Pennsylvania, the key counties are Bucks and Chester...
  • Presidential Election to Be Determined by Just 17 Counties

    09/11/2016 9:16:41 AM PDT · by Hostage · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 5, 2016 | CHRISS W. STREET
    The winner of the U.S. presidential election will be determined by about 17 swing counties, with a total of about 500,000 swing voters between them. The American public has heard that 12 swing states will determine who will be the next president. But a book, Presidential Swing States: Why Only Ten Matter, by Hamline University Professor David Schultz, who also edits the Journal of Public Affairs Education, predicts a very small number of America’s 3,142 counties and county equivalents will tip the balance. * In Ohio, it’s Hamilton County, home to Cincinnati; * In Pennsylvania, the key counties are Bucks...
  • Obamas take a hike in national park

    08/28/2016 2:02:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Aug. 28, 2016 | Alexander Bolton
    President Obama and his family took advantage of 88 degree temperatures and sunny skies on Sunday to go for a hike in the Prince William Forest Park in Virginia. The nature walk comes a few days after the National Park Service celebrated its 100-year anniversary on Thursday. Obama marked the centennial last week by designating a new national monument in Maine’s north woods, protecting 87,500 acres, including the East Branch of the Penobscot River.
  • [From November 18, 2015] Cross-dressing man arrested for filming Alabama woman in public bathroom

    04/25/2016 5:46:17 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 69 replies
    Insidenova.com via Yellowhammer News ^ | November 18, 2015 copied onto Yellowhammer 4/25/16 | Insidenova.com via Cliff Sims
    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — While visiting a shopping mall in Virginia over the weekend, an Alabama woman realized she was being filmed by a cross-dressing man who was attempting to slip a video camera under the bathroom stall she was occupying. InsideNoVa.com, the web hub for four northern Virginia newspapers, explains: A Fredericksburg man was arrested Monday at Potomac Mills Mall after, police say, he dressed in women’s clothes and attempted to film a woman through a bathroom stall – the third such incident since May.
  • Virginia man admits he planned to join the Islamic State

    03/18/2016 7:22:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/18/16 | Derek Hawkins
    A Northern Virginia man admitted Friday in federal court that he spent months plotting to travel to Syria so he could become a fighter with the Islamic State. Joseph Hassan Farrokh, 28, of Woodbridge, unknowingly discussed his plans with FBI informants all along, prosecutors said. He was arrested in January at Richmond International Airport as he was about to board a flight for the first leg of his trip. During a hearing in federal court in Alexandria, Farrokh pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to the terrorist organization.
  • Trump supporter’s Virginia house vandalized

    03/12/2016 6:01:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/12/16 | Emma Brown
    The first time a Trump campaign sign disappeared from her yard, Judy Beaty figured it must have blown away in the wind. But then two more signs went missing overnight. And when Beaty went outside to investigate the next morning, she saw that someone had vandalized her Northern Virginia home. Messages were scrawled in black spray paint on two sides of her Gainesville house: “Can you see the new world through the tear gas,” said one. “Revolution,” said the other. Beaty, 69, discovered the graffiti on Wednesday morning and reported it to Prince William County police. Since then, she has...
  • Suspect in Virginia Cop Killing Identified as Pentagon Staff Sergeant Ronald Hamilton(1st day)

    02/28/2016 12:03:12 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 48 replies
    The Virginia man accused of killing his wife and a rookie police officer is an active-duty Army staff sergeant assigned the Pentagon, officials told NBC News Sunday. Ronald Hamilton, 32, is being held without bond on charges of capital murder of a police officer, assault with a fire arm and murder in the first degree, according to the Prince William County Adult Detention Center.
  • Pentagon Army Sgt. Named as Suspect in Officer's Death

    02/28/2016 9:43:17 AM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 32 replies
    An Army staff sergeant assigned to the Pentagon was arrested on murder charges in the death of a Virginia police officer, who was fatally shot responding to the scene of a Prince William County domestic-related shooting, authorities said Sunday.
  • Rookie police officer killed first day on job; 2 others injured

    02/28/2016 4:45:24 AM PST · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    WJLA ^ | February 27th 2016
    WASHINGTON (ABC7) -- Police Officer Ashley Guindon was shot and killed Saturday evening responding to a domestic related shooting in the 1300 block of Lashmere Ct., a Prince William County Police Department spokesperson said.
  • Three Prince William (VA) Police Officers Shot Responding to Shooting

    02/27/2016 6:49:47 PM PST · by FoxInSocks · 36 replies
    NBC 4 Washington ^ | February 27, 2016 | Darcy Spencer
    Three Prince William County Police officers were shot Saturday as they responded to the scene of a domestic-related shooting, police said. The officers are being treated for their injuries, police tweeted. Their conditions are not yet known. In a brief statement, Prince William County police asked for patience as they investigated. Police said the shooter was in custody. The shooting happened in the 13000 block of Lashmere Court in Lake Ridge, Virginia. Several roads are blocked in the area of Quate Lane at Delaney Road during the investigation.
  • Why Donald Trump chose Corey Stewart to chair his Virginia campaign

    12/17/2015 4:03:34 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    WaPo ^ | Antonio Olivo
    Donald Trump and Corey A. Stewart had never met before the front-runner for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination held a rally in Manassas early this month. But people who know the longtime chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors say it makes perfect sense that Trump tapped him this week to chair his Virginia campaign. Like Trump, Stewart is a blunt and outspoken Republican advocate of cracking down on illegal immigration. A local law he championed that allows county police to check the immigration status of anyone they arrest made him a pariah to liberal Democrats and advocacy...
  • Virginia Teen Accused of Helping Another Join ISIS

    03/04/2015 3:03:51 PM PST · by kristinn · 7 replies
    WRC-TV ^ | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
    A teenager from Woodbridge, Virginia, is in custody accused of helping another young man travel to Syria to join ISIS. Sources tell News4 they fear the 17-year-old Osborne Park High School student may have tried to recruit other students to join ISIS.
  • Prince Wiliam County officials: We weren't informed child immigrants were coming

    07/15/2014 10:57:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    ABC Local News - DC ^ | July 15, 2014 | By Brianne Carter, Roz Plater
    BRISTOW, Va. - Some of the thousands of children who have crossed the U.S. border, fleeing violence and extortion in Central America, are now being housed in Prince William County. Federal officials are making arrangements to house the children with private and religious organizations, but they are not saying where. Prince William County officials say they only found out about the children arriving there because the local shelter taking them in volunteered the information. "Health and Human Services did not inform the county. We're somewhat upset about that," said Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart. "I'm concerned...
  • Firing back at Toby Keith, Virginian creates registry of pro-gun restaurants

    12/31/2013 10:07:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/31/13 | Meredith Somers
    The windows of restaurants and businesses are often crowded with signs and stickers denoting store hours and accepted credit cards, but a Leesburg restaurateur is looking to add one more decal in the name of constitutional rights. Bryan Crosswhite has created 2amendment.org, an online database where gun-rights businesses can register their names and addresses and get stickers for their windows that signal they are friendly to legal gun owners who exercise their right to bear arms. “We want to make it something for business owners who are pro-Second Amendment,” said Mr. Crosswhite, owner of The Cajun Experience. “A sticker on...
  • ‘NO GUNS’: PATRONS STUNNED TO SEE RESTRICTIVE GUN SIGN AT PRO-FIREARM COUNTRY MUSIC

    12/27/2013 1:37:02 PM PST · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | december 27, 2013 | dave urbanski
    A sign on a restaurant door that reads “No Guns Permitted” isn’t likely to turn many heads at most restaurants. But when the other, bigger sign heralding the name of the establishment reads “Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill,” you can bet a few feathers are getting ruffled. And indeed that’s one of the biggest reactions since the country music star’s restaurant opened last week in Woodbridge, Va., a Washington, D.C. suburb about a half hour south of the nation’s capital. The big sticking point is that gun-rights advocates note that Virginia law lets citizens enter restaurants and bars...
  • Country star Toby Keith sparks outrage after banning GUNS from his new Virginia restaurant

    12/28/2013 6:54:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 119 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:34 EST, 28 December 2013 | Snejana Farberov
    Country star, actor and restaurateur Toby Keith sparked a controversy after banning guns from his newly opened eatery in Virginia. The 52-year-old Oklahoma native held a grand opening last week for his newest venture, Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill in the DC suburb of Woodbridge. But many of the singer’s fans who turned up for the event were shocked to discover a sign in the window that announced: “NO GUNS PERMITTED.” …
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Refuses Service For Police Officers Carrying Guns

    03/28/2013 12:32:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Washington CBS local ^ | 3/28/13 | staff
    MANASSAS, Va. (CBSDC) — A server at Buffalo Wild Wings refused to serve Prince William County police officers because they had their guns displayed. The Manassas Park Patch reports that the employee wouldn’t serve them despite the plain-clothes officers showing him their badges. The server reportedly told the officers that it was a gun-free establishment. Scott Lupton, general manager of the Manassas Buffalo Wild Wings, apologized for what happened
  • VA:Aggravated Malicious Wounding

    03/10/2013 1:15:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    facebook.com ^ | 8 March, 2013 | NA
    Aggravated Malicious Wounding – On March 7th at 1:16PM, police responded to the Pawn City located at 4124 Dale Blvd in Woodbridge (22193) for an initial report of a robbery. The investigation revealed that a known customer to the business, identified as the accused, was in the process of completing a transaction with the victim, a 62 year old man of Burke. The victim is an employee of the business. After completing the transaction, the accused displayed a knife and stabbed the victim in the neck. The victim fell to the ground, at which point, the accused got over the...
  • Seven of nation’s 10 most affluent counties are in Washington DC region

    09/20/2012 5:27:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/20/2012 | Carol Morello and Ted Mellnik
    The Washington region has emerged from the recession looking even more affluent compared with the rest of the country, boasting seven of the 10 counties with the highest household incomes in the nation, new census numbers show. With a median household income surpassing $119,000, Loudoun County heads the list. Fairfax County, at nearly $106,000, is second. Both have held the same positions for several years running. More surprising, Arlington County leapfrogged from the fifth spot to third, with a median household income of almost $101,000, a $6,000 gain in one year. Four in 10 households in the county are single...
  • Helicopter stunt creates buzz at Patriot High School

    09/18/2012 9:16:52 AM PDT · by mikey_hates_everything · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/17/12 | Jenna Johnson
    A black helicopter hovering overhead can lead those below to become worried, scared or suspicious. But when a large aircraft positioned itself over a Prince William County high school’s football field last Wednesday afternoon, students who had just been released for the day excitedly watched as a stuffed bulldog with a red-bandanna parachute emerged. The big-eyed pup drifted to the turf, delivering a message from a junior boy to a senior girl: “Fall Fest?” As students look to one-up their classmates for the most outrageous way to ask a girl on a date — in this case Patriot High School’s...
  • Santorum Wins Virginia Tea Party Straw Poll

    02/11/2012 3:10:31 PM PST · by writer33 · 61 replies
    Manassas Tea Party ^ | 02/11/12 | Manassas Tea Party
    Manassas, VA, February 11, 2012 -- Although he will not appear on the Virginia Presidential primary ballot on March 6, it did not stop Manassas Tea Party members from selecting Rick Santorum as the overwhelming winner in a straw poll conducted at its monthly meeting of members last evening. In the straw poll which also contained the U.S. Senate Virginia seat and Manassas City Council races, Santorum swept the Presidential poll with 67% of the vote but equally interesting was Mitt Romney received no votes. Newt Gingrich was second in the poll with 27% and Ron Paul last with only...
  • Prince William County files suit over illegal immigration case (DHS targeted, nun killed by illegal)

    08/04/2011 12:51:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    InsideNova.com ^ | 8/4/11 | Keith Walker
    PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. -- Prince William County filed a lawsuit today against the Department of Homeland Security, according to a county press release. In 2007 the Prince William Board of County Supervisors passed an ordinance that requires county police officers to check the immigration status of anyone they arrest. If police find that they have arrested someone who is in the country illegally, they turn that person over to the department for deportation. To date the county has turned over more that 4,000 people over to DHS, the release stated. After Carlos Martinelly Montano was charged in Aug. 2010...
  • Schools remove filters on gay, lesbian (bisexual, transgender) websites (Virginia)

    05/28/2011 9:56:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Insidenova ^ | 5/27/11 | Keith Walker
    Schools remove filters on gay, lesbian websitesBy Keith Walker Published: May 27, 2011 PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. - Prince William County Public Schools has removed filters that block access to certain websites with content relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender is­sues. In April, the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia sent a letter to the school system asking officials to remove the software blocking the sites. The ACLU learned of the blocking of LGBT sites through its “Don’t Filter Me” initiative, which shows students how to re­port that their school is filtering content. At the time, ACLU spokesman Kent...
  • Why did the press ignore murderous rampage just outside nation’s capital?

    03/16/2011 7:40:54 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 35 replies
    The Examiner ^ | March 16, 2011 | Dave Gibson
    On February 10, 2011, Prince William County police arrested Jose Oswaldo Reyes Alfaro, 37, after he allegedly went on a shooting and stabbing spree which left three people dead and three others wounded. When he was taken into custody, the Salvadoran national had in his possession, a machete as well as a .38 caliber revolver...According to Manassas Police Chief Doug Keen, the suspect was ordered deported in 2002, but was never detained by federal immigration authorities and never left, despite two more arrests after his deportation order.... After only a brief mention the day after the attacks occurred, this case...
  • Name This School -- LET'S WIN ONE FOR THE GIPPER! (School Bd. to vote on Reagan Elementary name)

    02/28/2011 7:52:29 PM PST · by ReagansRaiders · 3 replies
    Virginia Virtucon ^ | 2/28/11 | Riley
    This Wed., March 2, the Prince William County School Board will be voting on what to name the new elementary school opening Fall 2011 on Linton Hall Road.  The naming committee came up with the lame name of "Piney Branch Elementary School" -- Ronald Reagan didn't even make the top 18 suggestions of the committee despite it having strong supporters.  I first suggested that name early last October and encouraged people to submit it to the naming committee by the Dec. 1 deadline.  Following is the message that I sent to the naming committee: Since the new elementary school on...
  • High school punishes kids for wearing Christmas sweaters (Bah! Humbug!)

    12/21/2010 7:32:20 AM PST · by Red Badger · 71 replies · 2+ views
    guyism.com ^ | 12-20-2010 | Staff
    I think the ironic celebration of the holidays in the form of gaudy Christmas sweaters is kind of lame. But one Virginia high school’s punishment of a group that called themselves the “Christmas Sweater Club” just seems ridiculous, even by oversensitive public school standards. Ten students at Battlefield High School in Manassas, Virginia faced detention and other punishment as a result of their involvement in the Christmas Sweater Club. One of the students involved told WUSA that the school said they were “maliciously wounding other kids.” The Club believes that the accusation stems from them throwing candy canes to other...
  • Gas Station Clerk Fires Gun at Robbery Suspects(VA)

    12/15/2010 4:02:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies · 1+ views
    myfoxdc.com ^ | 13 December, 2010 | MATT ACKLAND
    WOODBRIDGE, Va. - Be careful who you choose to hold up. That's the message two alleged robbers got from a clerk at a gas station in Woodbridge, Va. The clerk did not want to be identified, but told FOX 5 his story. He's hoping by speaking out, it could help find the suspects and also help deter other criminals from attacking citizens. The clerk said he was just finishing up a shift at the gas station and was sitting in his car warming it up. He said two men approached him and used a taser to stun him. Because he...
  • Report: Prince William County's crackdown on illegal immigrants went smoothly

    11/18/2010 7:17:46 AM PST · by detective · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 16, 2010 | David Sherfinski
    Prince William County's high-profile crackdown on illegal immigration was smoothly implemented by the county police department and staff, and had few unintended consequences despite falling short of some of its original goals, according to a three-year report on the policy released Tuesday. The number of illegal immigrants in the county dropped by between 2,000 and 6,000 individuals between 2006 and 2008, though it was unclear to what extent that decrease could be attributed to the policy and how much was due to the sluggish economy, according to the report prepared by the University of Virginia's Center for Survey Research.
  • Shot Fired Into Virginia Coast Guard Recruiting Office

    11/02/2010 7:26:49 AM PDT · by Doogle · 28 replies · 1+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 10/02/10 | FOX
    breaking........ At least one shot has been fired into a Coast Guard recruiting center in Virginia, reports say. It's unclear exactly when the shooting occurred, but an investigation is ongoing at a Coast Guard recruiting center in Woodbridge, Va., MyFoxDC.com reports. The incident marks the fifth shooting at a military facility since Oct. 17.
  • Coast Guard Target of 5th Military Shooting

    11/02/2010 1:40:18 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 4 replies
    Fox News Blog ^ | Nov. 2, 2010 | Justin Fishel
    Prince William County police and the FBI responded to shots fired at a Coast Guard recruiting center in Woodbridge, Virginia Tuesday morning, the latest in a series of five non-lethal shootings at military related facilities in the Washington D.C. area. So far the FBI has concluded three of the shootings are connected, saying last Thursday ballistic evidence shows the same weapon was used during shootings at the Pentagon, the Marine Corps Museum in Triangle, Virginia, and a Marine Corps recruiting station in Chantilly, Virginia. More testing is underway to determine if that same gun was used at today's shooting, and...
  • Va. man admits aiding terrorist group

    10/21/2010 6:11:54 AM PDT · by libstripper · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 20, 2010 | Emily Babay
    A 20-year-old Bristow man pleaded guilty Wednesday to aiding the Somali terrorist organization al-Shabaab. Zachary A. Chesser pleaded guilty in federal court in Alexandria to providing material support to a terrorist organization, communicating threats and soliciting crimes of violence. Chesser admitted that he encouraged attacks on the creators of the television show "South Park" for mocking the prophet Muhammad on their show.
  • As Arizona Went, So Goes Virginia

    08/15/2010 6:54:27 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 15, 2010 | Editorial
    Virginia has long had localized tensions over immigration: places like Prince William County and towns like Herndon where influxes of day laborers and other immigrant Latinos have been followed by police crackdowns, anti-solicitation ordinances and laws empowering the police to check people’s immigration status. But now that Arizona has gone to unconstitutional extremes in its anti-immigration campaign, Virginia’s highest officials are trying to take their whole state farther down that dark road. Gov. Robert McDonnell and the attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli, both Republicans, are leading the charge. Mr. McDonnell is pushing to expand the authority of the state police to...
  • Virginia eyes illegal immigration battle

    07/30/2010 12:23:28 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 15 replies · 2+ views
    Virginia Statehouse News ^ | July 30, 2010 | Stephen Groves
    Gov. Robert F. McDonnell avoided taking a strong stand on Virginia’s future in the illegal immigration debate, but there were rumblings yesterday that could propel the Commonwealth to the center of the issue. “I believe strongly we need to follow the rule of law,” the governor told WRVA radio in Richmond. “We need to do a much better job of securing the borders, but we need to permit lawful immigration in the United States consistent with the economic needs of our country … It’s too early to give any comment on what’s happening out there.” Later in the morning, Prince...
  • "Lucky" Dinero Lands Two Men in Jail

    07/15/2010 2:56:42 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 7 replies · 1+ views
    NBC Washington, DC ^ | July 14, 2010 | Kathy Banks
    A Spanish phrase was the giveaway. Police in Prince William County (Virginia) have charged two Virginia men with possessing counterfeit $100 bills. The bills had the phrase "BILLETE DE LA SUERTE ALASITAS" written in one corner. Translated, the words mean “lucky ticket.” The Secret Service said the bills are linked to 125 other cases they are currently investigating. The Prince William County investigation began June 3 during a traffic stop on Dumfries Road and Independent Hill Drive. The driver, 30-year-old Jose Portillio, of Bealton, Va., was suspected of driving drunk. Police found three of the phony $100 bills on him....
  • Virginia Lawmaker Challenges Feds to Sue His State Over Immigration Enforcement

    07/12/2010 7:50:51 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 6 replies · 3+ views
    A Virginia lawmaker looking to enact an immigration law similar to Arizona's is challenging the Obama administration to come at his state with a lawsuit, too, saying he hopes the Justice Department has "so many targets" they can't focus. Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart told The Washington Post that the Obama administration's lawsuit against Arizona will probably fall flat. He claimed Arizona is on "firm footing" and encouraged other jurisdictions to follow Arizona's lead.
  • $50M Wartime Museum To Be Located In Prince William County, VA

    04/13/2010 1:24:47 PM PDT · by ReagansRaiders · 15 replies · 464+ views
    Virginia Virtucon ^ | 4/13/2010 | Riley
    Chalk up another win for Prince William County under the leadership of Chairman Corey Stewart. A $50 million Wartime Museum will be built in eastern Prince William County near the intersection of I-95 and Dale Blvd. on a 70-acre site to be open Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, 2014. The Wartime Museum will be a one-of-a-kind, world-class museum. The $50 million project will provide a new cultural, educational and recreational attraction in Prince William County and the Commonwealth of Virginia. An initial market study estimated that the Museum will create 50 direct and 35 indirect jobs, attract more than 300,000 tourists...
  • Police: Road rage drivers tried to kill each other(VA)

    03/25/2010 4:37:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 49 replies · 1,312+ views
    wtop.com ^ | 25 March, 2010
    DALE CITY, Va. -- Both drivers involved a road road duel on Interstate 95 during Tuesday afternoon's rush hour are being charged with trying to kill each other. Virginia State Police Wednesday evening took dump truck driver James A. Bringham, 44, of Woodbridge, into custody. Police obtained a warrant against Bringham for attempted second-degree murder. Police previously charged Bringham with reckless driving. Already charged with attempted second-degree murder is Gabriel Poventud, 25, of Woodbridge. He's also charged with charged with child endangerment, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, shooting a missile into an occupied vehicle and...
  • Gov. McDonnell: 'decline to intervene' in execution

    03/12/2010 6:37:03 PM PST · by CitizenM · 8 replies · 700+ views
    NBC12.com ^ | 3/12/2010
    RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement today on the scheduled execution of Paul Warner Powell. "On January 15, 2003, Paul Warner Powell was convicted in Prince William County Circuit Court of the brutal capital murder and attempted rape of sixteen year old Stacie Lynn Reed. Powell was previously convicted of the rape and attempted murder of Stacie's fourteen year-old sister. "On May 8, 2003, the trial court, in accordance with the jury's verdict and recommendation, sentenced Powell to death. Powell admitted to the murder and attempted rape, and thus Powell's guilt is not at issue....
  • Teen Sentenced To Life For Va. Murders Of Mother And Son

    02/20/2010 11:56:21 AM PST · by khnyny · 31 replies · 1,355+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Febuary 20, 2010 | Maria Glod
    A teenager who killed a mother and her son in their Dale City home during a botched burglary -- a chilling crime that the teen called a "mishap" Friday -- will spend the rest of his life in prison. Xavier Pinckney, 18, was sentenced Friday to life without the possibility of parole for the December 2008 shootings of James M. Smith, 19, a college student who had just returned home for a holiday break, and Smith's mother, Jean, 39. Pinckney, then a junior at C.D. Hylton Senior High School, climbed through a window in the Smiths' home on the afternoon...
  • Fairfax supervisor Herrity to run for Rep. Connolly's seat

    01/17/2010 7:20:01 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 20 replies · 529+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 14, 2010 | Derek Kravitz
    Fairfax County Supervisor Pat S. Herrity (R-Springfield) said Wednesday that he will seek the Republican nomination against first-term U.S. Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.), as both parties in Northern Virginia begin to ramp up for the contest. Herrity, 49, an accountant whose father was chairman of the Fairfax Board of Supervisors in the 1970s and '80s, had contemplated entering the race for weeks. Word leaked about his potential candidacy, and on Wednesday, he called his announcement "probably the worst-kept secret" in Fairfax. "Things have changed dramatically in the last four years," Herrity said at a news conference at the West...
  • House Immgrn Reform Bill jeopardizes Herndon/ICE partnership (LEOs to stop enforcing fed immgrn law)

    01/09/2010 2:48:55 PM PST · by HokieMom · 6 replies · 503+ views
    Fairfax Times ^ | January 5, 2010 | Gregg MacDonald
    A recently introduced immigration reform bill in the U.S. House of Representatives could potentially end a federal immigration program currently used by the Town of Herndon to empower its local officers to enforce federal immigration law. In March 2007, the Herndon Town Council voted to make Herndon the first incorporated town in America to allow U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to train and empower local officers to enforce federal immigration law under a program called 287(g). Prince William and Loudoun counties and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park also partner with ICE in the 287(g) program. But as of...
  • Va. student gunman was aiming for teacher

    12/09/2009 1:37:01 PM PST · by bassbrew · 13 replies · 672+ views
    WOODBRIDGE, Va. - Prince William County Police say a community college student was aiming for his professor when he fired a rifle in a classroom full of students.
  • Shots Fired on Virginia College Campus (Gunman in custody)

    12/08/2009 3:08:24 PM PST · by RDTF · 22 replies · 982+ views
    Fox ^ | Dec 8, 2009
    WOODBRIDGE, Va. - Prince William County Police say they have one man in custody on the Northern Virginia Community College Woodbridge campus after shots were fired in a classroom. The campus was placed on emergency lockdown, but no injuries were reported. According to investigators, they were notified around 2:40 p.m. Tuesday of a student who was armed with a gun on the campus. Officers responded to the scene, and the college was put on lockdown. A Prince William County Police spokesperson says the gunman, who is a male student, went into a classroom and pointed a gun at a female...
  • Prince William County land seized in Iran investigation

    11/13/2009 3:27:51 PM PST · by Cailleach · 5 replies · 380+ views
    the News and Messenger ^ | November 13, 2009
    NEW YORK (AP) — In what could be one of the biggest counterterrorism seizures in U.S. history, federal prosecutors sought to take over four U.S. mosques, a New York City skyscraper and 100 acres in Prince William County owned by a Muslim organization suspected of being controlled by the Iranian government. Prosecutors on Thursday filed a civil complaint in federal court against the Alavi Foundation, seeking the forfeiture of more than $500 million in assets.
  • Kaine denies sniper clemency; Muhammad to die tonight (Beltway sniper)

    11/10/2009 3:09:46 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies · 1,210+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2009-11-10 | Josh White
    Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) denied clemency for John Allen Muhammad on Tuesday, clearing the way for the sniper to be executed by lethal injection at 9 p.m. and putting an end to one of the most trying local criminal cases in U.S. history. Muhammad, 48, was convicted of capital murder in the slaying of Dean Harold Meyers on Oct. 9, 2002, at a gas station outside of Manassas, part of a spree that left 10 people dead in the Washington area and included shootings in several other states. A jury in Virginia Beach, where the trial was moved...
  • Supreme Court Declines to Block Execution of Washington Sniper

    11/09/2009 2:41:06 PM PST · by La Lydia · 40 replies · 2,102+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 9, 2009 | David Stout
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday declined to block the execution of John A. Muhammad, the sniper who terrorized the Washington area seven years ago. The step cleared the way for Mr. Muhammad to be put to death on Tuesday unless Gov. Tim Kaine of Virginia intervenes. The court did not comment in refusing to hear Mr. Muhammad’s appeal, but three justices objected to the relative haste accompanying the execution. Justice John Paul Stevens complained that “under our normal practice,” Mr. Muhammad’s petition for the court to take his case would have been discussed at the justices’ conference scheduled...
  • Virginia's crackdown on illegals pays big dividends

    10/28/2009 7:18:22 AM PDT · by kingattax · 9 replies · 1,101+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 2009-10-28 | Bill Dupray
    In 2003, several counties in Northern Virginia banded together to form a joint task force to crack down on illegals and gangs. Then in March of last year, Prince William County made national headlines by upping the ante even further. They passed an ordinance that required County police to verify the immigration status of any criminal or traffic suspects when there was probable cause to think they were in the country illegally. The suspects were held and transferred to ICE, irrespective of the disposition of the underlying charge.
  • DC sniper Muhammad set to die by lethal injection

    10/27/2009 7:24:29 PM PDT · by STONEWALLS · 43 replies · 1,164+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 10-27-09 | AP
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The mastermind of the 2002 Washington, DC-area sniper attacks will die by lethal injection next month, Virginia officials said Tuesday. John Allen Muhammad declined to choose between lethal injection and electrocution, so under state law the method defaults to lethal injection, Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman Larry Traylor said. Muhammad is scheduled to be executed Nov. 10 for the October 2002 slaying of Dean Harold Meyers at a Manassas gas station during a string of shootings. The three-week killing spree in October 2002 left 10 dead in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.