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MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) - An effort to hold a WUSA9 Call for Action story hostage with a $6,000 offer backfired on Manassas contractor Deckorators Design and Build.


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LEARNINGRX’s TOP BRAIN FOODS; BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK MAR. 16 - 22

LEARNINGRX’s TOP BRAIN FOODS; BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK MAR. 16 - 22

LearningRx is commemorating the 20th anniversary of Brain Awareness Week, Mar., 16 - 22, and provides a list of the top 20 brain foods that support brain function like broccoli, tomatoes, walnuts, blueberries, avocados, salmon, red wine, dark chocolate, cinnamon,  pumpkin seeds, olive oil, hummus, green and black teas, almonds, beets, whole grains, coffee, eggs, curry and garlic. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

CITY of MANASSAS HOSTS SPRING RECYCLEFEST; CELEBRATES EARTH DAY

CITY of MANASSAS HOSTS SPRING RECYCLEFEST; CELEBRATES EARTH DAY
In celebration of Earth Day’s 45th anniversary, the City of Manassas Public Works and Utilities is hosting its annual Recyclefest on Sat., Apr.4 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Manassas Transfer Station, located at 8305 Quarry Road. Residents can recycle items and shred documents for FREE, check out recycling craft demonstrations, enter an American Disposal raffle contest to win Washington National tickets, and take a look at an American Disposal trash truck. For more information, call 703-257-8252 or go to www.manassascity.org.

Manassas, Va. residents will be able to recycle their household hazardous waste, electronic waste, gently used clothing and even shred paper documents for FREE. Last year more than 400 residents attended Recyclefest, and brought more than 20,000 tons of recycling in just four hours.

CARMELLO’S to HOST FLYING DOG BEER DINNER, TH., MAR. 26; AND RUFFINO WINERY WINE DINNER, TH., APR. 2

CARMELLO’S to HOST FLYING DOG BEER DINNER, TH., MAR. 26; AND RUFFINO WINERY WINE DINNER, TH., APR. 2

Monza and Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. are featuring a Flying Dog Beer Dinner with a four-course dinner, featuring beers like Bloodline IPA, Single Hop Imperial IPA HBC 431, Earl Grey Black Wheat, Lucky SOB Irish Red Ale and Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout on Thurs., Mar. 26 at 6:30 p.m. for $70 inclusive per person; and the Ruffino Winery Wine Dinner on Thurs., Apr. 2 at 6:30 p.m. for $85 inclusive. For reservations, go to www.eatmonza.com

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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.

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.