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Suspect wanted in Manassas 7-Eleven robbery


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- A suspect is wanted in connection with a 7-Eleven robbery that happened in Manassas, Va. Tuesday night, according to the Manassas City Police Department.

The robbery happened around 9:30 p.m. at the 7-Eleven located at 10438 on Dumfries Rd., police said.

The suspect went into the store, pointed a handgun at the store clerk and demanded money. The employee gave the suspect the money and the suspect then fled in the direction of the wood line between Nikki Pl and Barrington Park Cir.

Police are still investigating this incident, authorities said.

The suspect is described as a black man with a slim build. He was wearing all dark clothing, sunglasses, a beanie on his head and a white cloth around his face at the time of the robbery.


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Va. man arrested for distribution of child porn


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Manassas City Police Department arrested a 34-year-old man in connection with child porn distribution and possession of child porn, police said.

Jose Gaspar Guevara Sanchez, 34, of Manassas, Va. was arrested after a five-month-long investigation into the exploitation of children over the internet, authorities said.

Police found several items at his home from a search that happened on August 5, 2014, authorities said. Guevara Sanchez is being charged with distribution of child pornography, possession of child pornography first offense, and six counts of possession of child pornography, second or subsequent offense.

He was held without bond and has a court date pending, police said.

Va. man strikes victim in head with beer bottle


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Manassas City Police Department arrested a man who assaulted and struck a victim in the head with a beer bottle in Manassas early Monday morning, authorities said.

The assault happened at Tommy's Place Bar and Grill located at 8910 Mathis Ave, police said. Authorities learned that a fight took place in the parking lot around 1:55 a.m.

Officers found the victim, a 26-year-old man in the area who had non-life-threatening injuries to the face and head, police said.

The suspect, Carlos Ramirez Vanegas, 24, hit the victim several times in the head with a beer bottle and also kicked the man in the head before he left the scene, police said.

Police found Ramirez Vanegas shortly after the incident at his home in Manassas.

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to FEATURE NUTCRACKER on Nov. 22 and 23 in ANNANDALE

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to FEATURE NUTCRACKER on Nov. 22 and 23 in ANNANDALE

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. will present their annual Nutcracker performances on Sat., Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and on Sun., Nov. 24 at 12 p.m. and
5 p.m.at the Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus in Annandale, Va. Ticket prices range from $21 to $27 and can be purchased online at www.metropolitanarts.org.

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LEARNINGRx OFFERS MILITARY FAMILIES 11 % OFF of BRAIN TRAINING; DONATES $111/student to SEMPERMAX

LEARNINGRx OFFERS MILITARY FAMILIES 11 % OFF of BRAIN TRAINING; DONATES $111/student to SEMPERMAX

For Veteran’s Day, LearningRx of DC Metro Area is offering 11 percent off of their brain training programs for military families Nov. 11 through Nov. 30, located at six, local centers, Chantilly, Va., Fairfax, Va., Leesburg, Va., Reston, Va., Vienna, Va. and North Potomac, Md. For each military child they train, LearningRx will also donate $111 to SemperMax, a program to enhance the morale and welfare of wounded veterans and their families. LearningRx programs have been helping traumatic-brain-injured military veterans, like U.S. Army Capt. Patrick Horan (Ret.) of McLean, Va., recover their speech and memory skills, and LearningRx is now extending brain training to military families that are looking to make learning easier or for those who struggle with learning disabilities, ADHD or autism. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

Cowboy protest trots down Constitution Ave.


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Virginia State Police escorted The Grass March and Cowboy Express, a group which includes horses, a mule wagon, and vehicles, as it made its way to Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

The wagon train started on the Route 234 and Route 29 corridors from Prince William County to the District, before making its way down Constitution Avenue.

2 arrested, 2 wanted for assault by mob in VA


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two suspects are in custody and two more are wanted for an armed robbery and assault by mob that took place on October 6th.

The assault occurred near 11800 Medway Church Loop in Manassas at about 3:23 p.m., police said. The victim, an 18-year-old man, told police that he made plans to meet up with a female acquaintance at that location.

The victim was encountered by a group of men who assaulted him with blunt objects, police said. The men then took the victim's cell phone and money before fleeing, police said.

The victim was treated at the hospital. Detectives were able to identify four suspects involved in the incident.

Two of those suspects, Kyu Hwa Hong, and Joseph Lamborn have been arrested and charged with robbery and assault by mob.