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Man shot by Prince William Co. police officer


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A man was shot by a Prince William County police officer Monday night after the man allegedly approached the officer with a knife.

According to Prince William County police, officers responded to a home in the 13100 block of Tory Loop in Woodbridge for a report of a domestic disturbance between a mother and her son.

Once officers arrived on scene they began speaking with the mother. While talking to her, police say the son, who was identified as a 25-year-old man, approached the officer with a knife.

The officer then fired and hit the son in the upper body, according to police. The son was flown to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Both the mother and the officer were also transported to a local hospital with minor non-gunshot related injuries.

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LEARNINGRx’s SUMMER BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE; AUG. 6 to AUG. 27

LEARNINGRx’s SUMMER BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE; AUG. 6 to AUG. 27

Drop off your back-to-school supplies at your nearest LearningRx brain training center, located in Reston, Va. Vienna, Va., Leesburg, Va., Fairfax, Va. and N. Potomac, Md. , to support needy students at local schools. A five percent discount for brain training is offered to those who donate a backpack and five school supplies. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

“Being prepared for school is the first step in helping students have a successful school year,” said Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Reston, Va. and Vienna, Va.   “We encourage everyone to help our local children get ready for the next school  year, whether it’s some pencils or paper or a backpack, every little bit helps,” said Loftus.

CARMELLO’s WINS WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE’s 2015 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

CARMELLO’s WINS WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE’s 2015 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. recently earned Wine Spectator magazine’s 2015 Award of Excellence for the sixth consecutive year, noted for its vast Portuguese wine selections. For more information, call 703-368-5522 or go to www.carmellos.com.

Carmello’s offers more than 100 Portuguese wines from Portuguese regions, such as Alentejo, Douro, Doa, Estremadura and Vinho Verde, and presents one of the largest Portuguese wine lists in the United States.

“We are always looking to ways to improve and enhance our wine selection,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s and Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. “We’re honored to be selected by Wine Spectator Magazine,” said Pires.

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS PERFORMS and DIRECTS Jonathon Larson’s “RENT”

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS PERFORMS and DIRECTS Jonathon Larson’s “RENT”

Metropolitan Youth Theatre students of the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. will present its student-directed and produced performance of Jonathon Larson’ RENT on Fri., July 31 at 7:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sun., Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. at the1st Stage Theatre in Tysons Corner at 1524 Spring Hill Road, McLean, Va. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased online at www.metropolitanarts.org.   


Jonathan Larson’s rock opera, which ran for 12 years on Broadway and won both the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize, is loosely based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La Bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in New York City's East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

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Man charged with robbing bank inside Woodbridge Giant


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A man was charged Tuesday with robbing a PNC Bank inside a Giant Grocery Store in Woodbridge, Va.

According to Prince William County police, James Scotto robbed the bank on July 2 at around 12:08 p.m. An anonymous tip led police to identify Scotto as a suspect.

Scotto, 26, approached the bank area, displayed a handgun and demanded money, police say. He then took an undisclosed amount of money and fled on foot towards the rear of the grocery store.

Scotto was charged with robbery, entering a bank with intent to commit a larceny and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. He was already in police custody after being arrested July 17 on an unrelated matter.

Car arson leads to two arrests


TRIANGLE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two people have been arrested after police found evidence connecting them with a car arson.

Robert Paul Basista and Timothy Wilburn have been charged with two counts of arson after allegedly burning a BMW alongside Possum Point Road. The vehicle, which was found by crews supported by blocks, burned to shreds as a result of the fire.

Police were able to identify several pieces of evidence before the fire was extinguished and an initial investigation along with help from the public confirmed the fire was intentionally set as well as the suspect's identities.


Metro School of the Arts' Elite Dance Workshop includes Creative Director for Janet Jackson’s Tour

Metro School of the Arts' Elite Dance Workshop includes Creative Director for Janet Jackson’s Tour

An elite team of international dance instructors are set to teach dance students at Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) an intense workshop of hip, hop, contemporary, jazz and tap dance, including Stephani Kammer who’s noted for her work in Janet Jackson’s Rock Witch U world tour and the Michael Jackson tribute on the MTV Video Music Awards. Classes are from July 27 to Aug. 7 for ages 8 years-old to 18 years-old for $950 and a junior class from Aug. 3 to 7 for ages 6 years to 7 years old for $500. Both classes are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the MSA Alexandria studio at 5775 Barclay Drive. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org or call 703.339.0444.