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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.

FOUND: 20-year-old from Prince William County

MANASSAS, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police have found a missing 20-year-old woman from Prince William County, according to police. She has been located and is safe, authorities said.


Police need your help locating a missing endangered 20-year-old from Prince William County.

20-year-old Katina Gerstein was last seen on October 12th at about 5:00 p.m. when leaving her residence in the 10100 block of Parkview Drive in Manassas, police said.

Gerstein is described as a white female standing at 5 feet tall and weighing 125 pounds. Gerstein has light brown/dark blonde hair and blue eyes, police said.

Gerstein was last seen wearing dark pants a brown shirt and glasses, police said.

Man pulled gun on someone before barricade

MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Manassas City Police say they a man who barricaded himself inside his home on Tuesday had pulled a gun on someone before they arrived at the scene.

Police say they took 45-year-old Jerome Arrington went to another man's home on Tarra Lane in Manassas at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, demanding that the other person meet him outside. The man refused and says that Arrington then displayed a handgun. The man called police and Arrington fled to his home in the 9300 block of Scarlet Oak Drive, say police.

Arrington barricaded himself inside the home for hours. He was finally taken into custody at 5:50 a.m. Wednesday.

Arrington was charged with brandishing a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and driving on a revoked license. Police say he was held on a $3,000.

A court date is pending for Arrington.



Carmellos and Monza are supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month, from Th., Oct. 2 to Oct. 31. Carmello’s will offer their ‘Go Pink’ dish of Lamb Meatballs with Fettuccine with 10 percent of the dish being donated to the American Cancer Society, while Monza is giving away 10 percent of all their pizza sales throughout October. For more information, go to www.carmellos.com or www.eatmonza.com.

“Breast cancer affects so many, whether it be a friend, mother, sister, daughter, and we’re committed to support any efforts to help eradicate and support breast cancer research,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s and Monza in Old Town Manassas, Va. “Enjoy some delicious lamb or pizza and help support breast cancer awareness,” said Pires.

Manassas City Council considers reopening lake

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) - The Manassas City Council is considering reopening Lake Manassas to the public for fishing and boating.

The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1rtQDG4) reports lawmakers voted Tuesday to have staff members look at options for opening the lake for recreation. Staff is expected to report back to the council in about six months.

The lake supplies drinking water to about 100,000 residents of Manassas, Manassas Park and Prince William.

The city eliminated public access to the lake in the 1990s and banned boating in 2004.



City of Manassas residents can now use a more convenient way of receiving and paying their utility bill online. They have the option to pay by electronic check for free or pay a nominal fee to use their credit card. As of Sept. 1, the City of Manassas had more than 800 customers that have paid bills online, and almost 500 are using e-billing, enabling electronic notifications of due dates. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.

Customers choosing to pay their bills by mail or in-person, can continue to do so.

For those customers who register for e-billing now through Nov. 30, they will be automatically entered for a raffle to win an Ipod Nano.