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  • 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.
  • DC sniper Muhammad set to die by lethal injection

    10/27/2009 9:27:46 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 76 replies · 2,102+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 27, 2009
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad will die by lethal injection when he is executed next month, Virginia officials said Tuesday. 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.
  • Victims’ families request to witness Beltway sniper’s execution

    10/23/2009 8:10:09 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 31 replies · 986+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | October 23, 2009 | Frank Green
    Space could be tight in Virginia's death house Nov. 10, with victims' family members seeking to attend the execution of Beltway sniper John Allen Muhammad. Muhammad, 48, and Lee Boyd Malvo, 24, were convicted of crimes committed during a three-week shooting rampage in October 2002 that killed 10 and wounded three in Virginia, Washington and Maryland. They also have been linked to woundings and slayings in other states. Muhammad was sentenced to death in Virginia for the Oct. 9, 2002, slaying of Dean Harold Meyers, 53, who was shot at a Manassas-area service station where he stopped for fuel while...
  • Pr. William declines to join [race-baiting] anti-HOT lanes lawsuit

    10/08/2009 8:20:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies · 930+ views
    The Washington Business Journal ^ | October 7, 2009 | Sarah Krouse
    Prince William County decided not to join Arlington County in its lawsuit against high-occupancy toll lanes on Interstates 95 and 395, citing what it characterizes as race-baiting and class warfare in the suit. The county considered joining the suit because it shared concerns about the HOT lanes’ proceeding without a proper environmental study and their effect on traffic, but Board Chairman Corey Stewart, R-At large, said the board unanimously agreed Arlington’s suit raised too many concerns. “The board had a closer look at the suit and there are allegations in there about Pierce Homer, the secretary of transportation, and about...
  • Va. gov: No reason to stop sniper execution

    09/29/2009 10:35:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies · 2,115+ views
    , Associated Press ^ | September 29, 2009 | DENA POTTER
    Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine said Monday he can't think of any reason he would stop the execution of Washington, D.C.-area sniper John Allen Muhammad. Muhammad is scheduled to be executed Nov. 10 for the October 2002 killing spree that left 10 dead in the nation's capital, Virginia and Maryland. "I know of nothing in this case now that would suggest that there is any credible claim of innocence or that there was anything procedurally wrong with the prosecution," Kaine said on his monthly call-in radio show on WTOP. Kaine said he would review Muhammad's petition for clemency when he...
  • D.C. Sniper To Be Executed On Nov. 10

    09/16/2009 6:11:27 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 42 replies · 1,611+ views
    All Headline News ^ | September 16, 2009 | Windsor Genova
    Washington, D.C. (AHN) - A judge in Virginia on Wednesday set the date of execution of Washington sniper John Allen Muhammad to Nov. 10. The decision of Prince William County Circuit Court Judge Mary Grace O'Brien will send Muhammad to the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt for lethal injection. Muhammad's lawyer said he plans to appeal the ruling before the U.S. Supreme Court or seek clemency from Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D).Muhammad was sentenced to death in 2003 for the killing of Dean H. Meyers in 2002. He and accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo sniped 13 victims in the Maryland, the...
  • DEATH SENTENCE FOR DC SNIPER!!!!

    09/16/2009 1:39:24 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 196 replies · 8,746+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | September 16 2009 | Daily Mail Foreign Service
    Court sets execution date for Washington, DC sniper mastermind A Virginia judge has ruled that the mastermind behind the 2002 sniper attacks in Washington, DC that left 10 people dead will be executed on November 10. John Allen Muhammad is expected to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court and ask Governor Timothy M. Kaine for clemency. Muhammad was sentenced to death for the slaying of Dean Meyers, one of 10 people shot to death during a 2002 rampage that terrorized the Washington, D.C., area. uhammad and teenage accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo killed six people in Alabama and Louisiana before moving...
  • Va. seeks November execution for DC-area sniper [Beltway sniper]

    09/12/2009 3:45:44 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 1,632+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-09-12
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is seeking a Nov. 9 execution for John Allen Muhammad, mastermind of the deadly 2002 sniper attacks in the Washington, D.C., area. A prosecutor requested the execution date in a letter sent on Wednesday to Prince William Circuit Court in Manassas.
  • Is Creigh Deeds Pulling Out Of Prince William County Already?

    09/07/2009 5:19:37 PM PDT · by ReagansRaiders · 31 replies · 1,985+ views
    Virginia Virtucon ^ | 9/7/09 | Riley
    Via Greg L. at BVBL, it looks as if the "For Lease" signs are already up in what is/was the Deeds campaign offices in Prince William County: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIl9Gia6er8&feature=player_embeddedUPDATE: The WashPo's Monday Labor Day edition does little to dispel the notion that Deeds is pulling out of PWC, citing his struggle "against anonymity in Northern Virginia" which has led him to a strategy of shoring up what should be his natural constituency in small towns. The amount of time Deeds spends in rural Virginia has also worried some Northern Virginia supporters, who say it would be a mistake to assume that...
  • 32 Year Sentence for Armored Car Robbery (VA)

    08/07/2009 1:22:44 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 7 replies · 523+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | August 7, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Eastern District of Virginia
    ALEXANDRIA, VA—Christopher Blakeney, age 21, of Prince William County, Va., was sentenced to 384 months in prison today for his involvement in a string of armored car robberies that occurred in Prince William and Fairfax Counties. Dana J. Boente, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Joseph Persichini Jr., Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by United States District Judge James C. Cacheris. Blakeney had entered a guilty plea in United States District Court in Alexandria, Va., on May 13, 2009. Blakeney and his conspirators stole approximately $360,000...
  • Some Obama Voters Start to Express Regret

    08/04/2009 6:16:15 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 84 replies · 3,762+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/4/09 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    The coffee was still brewing when Chris Ann Cleland got her first reminder of the day that voting for Barack Obama might have been a mistake. The Prince William County real estate agent was sitting at a long wooden table covered with paperwork. Her clients, a young couple who had brought their 2-week-old baby, were finalizing a short sale on a townhouse that they were anxious to unload, even if it meant ruining their credit, because they had maxed out their credit cards trying to make the payments. For Cleland, it was another example -- one of many this day...
  • Illegal immigrant charged with child rape had been released a year earlier after assault arrest

    04/26/2009 10:33:33 AM PDT · by detective · 52 replies · 1,246+ views
    Washington DC Examiner ^ | 04/22/09 | Freeman Klopott
    A year before Prince William County police say he raped an 8-year-old girl, court documents show an illegal immigrant from Honduras was released by Montgomery County police after being arrested for second-degree assault. Marcos Banegas has been on the run since Feb. 16 when Prince William County police charged him with forcible sodomy and aggravated sexual battery of a Woodbridge girl. But before moving to Prince William where police say he cut hair at a local salon, the 26-year-old was arrested by Montgomery County police. Banegas was accused of “violently” grabbing a stroller, causing the child inside to be shaken,...
  • Prince William County Tea Party

    04/16/2009 4:55:12 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 9 replies · 628+ views
    4/16/2009 | MosesKnows
    Prince William County Tea Party Yesterday was cold and wet. A constant rain, not a driving rain, but a constant rain coupled with dark skies and cold temperatures. There were three Tea Parties in Northern Virginia that I was aware of. The first one was in Prince William County and scheduled to begin at noon. The location was the James J. McCoart Administration Center. This building is located in Woodbridge, Virginia next to the busy Prince William Parkway. I live in a neighboring county and anticipated it would be difficult to find. It was easy to find and I arrived...
  • Crackdown on illegals produces crime decline [Prince William, Va.] [Northern Va.]

    04/05/2009 11:52:06 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies · 1,036+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 2009-04-04
    Report confirms aggravated assault down by 36.5 percent. BY ALYSSA FARAH Following a crackdown on illegal immigration, officials in Prince William County in northern Virginia are reporting their numbers reveal a significant decrease in violent crimes committed. The violent crime rate in Prince William County plummeted 22 percent in 2008, according to new reports. In recent years, the county had experienced a steady influx of illegal immigrants that led to its development of one of the most aggressive immigration policies in the nation.
  • One burglar shot, another stabbed in Woodbridge

    03/18/2009 5:20:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies · 616+ views
    insidenova.com ^ | 16 March, 2009 | Uriah A. Kiser
    Police say one burglar was shot and another stabbed breaking into a Woodbridge home Sunday night. James Baumann Jr., 28, and Jason Lewis Presley, 32, are accused in a burglary in the 15100 block of Georgia Road about 11:30 p.m. Police say one of them was armed with a knife. The 41-year-old resident of the house heard the burglars and went to investigate, said Erika Hernandez, Prince William police spokeswoman. When the victim saw the two men, a fight ensued. Police said the resident grabbed a knife from one of the burglars and stabbed him. Baumann suffered stab wounds and...