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Police say Baltimore officer shoots, kills man with knife


BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore police say an officer has shot and killed a man wielding a knife.

Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez says an officer was on patrol Saturday when he responded to people yelling for help outside a house in Southwest Baltimore. He says the officer was told a man inside was threatening people with a knife.

Rodriguez says that when the officer confronted the man, the man refused to drop the knife.

Rodriguez says the man was struck at least once. He later died at a hospital.

Rodriguez says the officer "definitely fired in immediate defense of his life."

City of Manassas prepared for winter weather


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- The City of Manassas is ready to take on the winter weather.

The Utilities and Public Works Department annually budgets about $225,000 for snow treatment and removal and is "well armed" with salt, sand, and trucks, the department said.

"We all remember the long winter last year, so we've prepared to clear and pre-treat our road to allow for safer and easier access to roads," Mike Moon, the Manassas director of public works and utilities said in a statement.

The city has 21 snow-removal trucks, 1500 tons of road salt and 500 tons of sand ready for the season, the department said.

More information on the city's snow removal plan is available here :www.manassascity.org.


Police arrest man in Manassas malicious wounding


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County Police arrested a 25-year-old man in connection with an aggravated malicious wounding that happened in Manassas Friday night.

Police responded to the 10100 block of Portsmouth Rd in Manassas, Va. around 10:02 p.m. for the report of a shooting. Multiple shots fired in the area were originally reported, however officers did not find any parties involved.

While police were at the scene, four people arrived at a hospital, three of which were suffering from gunshot wounds, authorities said.

Two of the victims, a 27-year-old man from Warrenton and a 49-year-old woman from Manassas were both taken to the trauma center.

MANASSAS CITY ‘OPERATION ROUND UP’ HELPS THOSE IN NEED with UTILITY BILLS

MANASSAS CITY ‘OPERATION ROUND UP’ HELPS THOSE IN NEED with UTILITY BILLS

Colder weather has set in and that means people are turning up their thermostats and seeing higher utility bills.  The City of Manassas’ Operation Round Up is in full force, where customers that authorize the City of Manassas to "round up" their monthly electric bill to the next higher dollar. If the bill is $73.80, it is rounded up to $74 and the extra 20 cents is contributed to the Operation Round Up® fund.  Single donations from customers are also accepted, simply by adding the additional dollars to their payment with a notice that the overpayment is for Operation Round Up. For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS’ STUDENTS AWARDED for ALL-STAR CAST

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS’ STUDENTS AWARDED for ALL-STAR CAST

Ben Cherington and Kylie Levy of Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) Performing Arts Academy of Lorton, Va. and Alexandria, Va. were recently recognized for All-Star Cast by the Virginia Theatre Association Conference for their performances in I Never Saw Another Butterfly. This was the first time Metropolitan School of the Arts had participated in the conference. Cherington, an 11th grader from Burke, Va., and Levy, a 10th grader from Fairfax, Va. are students at Metropolitan School of the Arts. For more information, go to www.metropolitanarts.org.

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) also earned the 2014 Virginia Theatre Association Conference award for Best Costume Design and was recognized for Staging, as well as received an honorable mention for Best Play, I Never Saw Another Butterfly.

Man sexually assaults Manassas woman


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- A thirty-four-year-old man was arrested for sexually assaulting a 29-year-old woman from Manassas, Va. on November 22, Prince William County Police said.

Officers responded to the 7200 block of Royal Fern Circle in Manassas, Va. for the report of a sexual assault at 3:54 a.m.

The victim told police that she and a known acquaintance got into an argument which escalated. The man physically and sexually assaulted the woman, police said.

The suspect left the home after the assault and the victim called police.

Nestor Alexander Arevalo-Manica, 34, of Chantilly was arrested and is being charged with object sexual penetration.

He is being held without bond.


DOGFISH HEAD BREWERY BEER DINNER at MONZA, Wed., Dec. 17

DOGFISH HEAD BREWERY BEER DINNER at MONZA, Wed., Dec. 17

Monza is hosting a Dogfish Head Brewery Beer Dinner on Wed., Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. for $75 inclusive, per person. The four-course dinner will feature Dogfish Head beers that complement new fall menu items. For reservations, go to eatmonza.com.                                         

The four-course dinner includes the 90 Min IPA with Meat and Cheese Platter; Namaste with Namaste Drunken Smoked Bacon Mussels, includes garlic, shallots, scallions, dijon crème fraiche and crostini; Punkin Ale with Four-Cheese Ravioli, served with wilted spinach, diced tomatoes, parmesan, creamy alfredo and pumpkin seeds; Indian Brown Ale with All Natural Braised Beef Ragu and Butternut Squash Gnocchi, served with carrots, celery, arugula, parmesan and olive oil ; and Aged-World Wide Stout with Homemade Bread Pudding, includes chocolate, cherries and crème anglaise.