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Police arrest 18-year-old in Manassas shooting


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with a shooting that happened in Manassas, Va. on February 24.

The shooting happened at the intersection of Stonewall Road and McKenzie Circle, according to Manassas City Police. Paul David Thomas, 18, was the primary suspect in the case. He was arrested on February 25, after being taken into custody on a traffic stop in the area of Liberia Avenue and Stonewall Road.

Thomas is being charged with aggravated assault, use of firearm in the commission of a felony, and discharging a firearm in public.

He is being held without bond and has a pending court date of March 19, police said.

The victim in the shooting, an adult male sustained non-life-threatening injuries, according to authorities.

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Manassas man charged with sexual assualt of a juvenile


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA 9) -- A Manassas man was charged with aggravated sexual battery of a female juvenile Wednesday, police said.

Rodney Eugene Thompson, 38, of Manassas was arrested and charged after the victim reported the incident to her mother.

Police say the incident occurred between August and December of 2013. An arrest was made after the incident was reported, following an investigation.

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MONZA COLLECTS 60 COATS for SERVE

MONZA COLLECTS 60 COATS for SERVE

Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. collected 60 coats for the local community shelter, SERVE, during January. For more information, call 703.368-5522 or go to www.eatmonza.com.

“Our winter coat drive was a great success due to the generous support of the Manassas community,” said Alice Pires, owner of Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. “SERVE does so much for those in need, it’s our honor to help them with their programs,” said Pires.

Man charged for stealing prescriptions from CVS in Manassas


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA 9) -- A 38-year-old man was arrested and charged after stealing a bag of prescriptions from a CVS in Manassas on Monday, police said.

The suspect has been identified as David W. Campbell of Woodbridge, Va.

According to Manassas City Police, officers responded to the CVS located at 9200 Centreville Road around 12 a.m. for the report of a robbery. Upon arrival, police say Campbell was exiting the building with a bag of prescriptions. Campbell dropped the bag and fled on foot, but was apprehended by officers without incident, police said.

No assault took place during the incident, but police say Campbell implied that he had a gun.

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Gavin Ohler of Arlington, Va. Wins Third Place in LearningRx National Presidents Day Contest

Gavin Ohler of Arlington, Va. Wins Third Place in LearningRx National Presidents Day Contest

Gavin Ohler, 10, of Arlington, Va. was awarded third place in LearningRx’s annual Presidents Day contest, by reciting the U.S. Presidents in order while playing Hannon on the piano. The U.S. President recitation is a memory-enhancement exercise that helps LearningRx students increase their short-term and long-term memory. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

The contest is designed to encourage kids across the country to create videos that demonstrate the memory and focus skills they improved with LearningRx brain training.

TOP FIVE CURBSIDE TRASH TIPS for BAD WEATHER in City of Manassas

TOP FIVE CURBSIDE TRASH TIPS for BAD WEATHER in City of Manassas

Windy, winter days are still ahead of us, and the City of Manassas Public Works suggests five curbside trash tips that might help customers make trash pick-up a little easier and help keep a lid on their curbside trash. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org/trash or call the Trashline at 703-257-8252.

City of Manassas Public Works recommends the following tips to help ensure trash is contained during bad weather conditions.

-          Set trash and recycling out in hard-sided containers with tight fitting lids. If you have a smaller recycling bin, make sure that heavier items are on top, so that papers and lighter objects don’t blow away.

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

Students interested in attending the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. can audition on Sun., Mar. 1 at MSA Lorton Campus at 9601 Ox Road. Auditions are required as part of the 2015-2016 academy registration. The MSA Academy audition is for performing arts students from 6th grade to 12th grade. Students should call 703-339-0444 ext.3 or visit www.metropolitanarts.org to register for an audition time. 

The audition process will give prospective students an opportunity to demonstrate his or her skills in dance, music and theater for the chairs of the respective arts departments.  Applicants must attend a live audition if they live within three geographical states of MSA.  Prospective students living beyond the three-state radius may submit a DVD audition.