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Police Investigate Shooting In Woodbridge

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA) - Prince William County Police are on the scene of a shooting incident that happened early Friday morning in a Woodbridge neighborhood, that left one person injured.

Police say they got the call at about 7:30 am for an incident in the 4700 block of of Hersand Court, off of Savannah Drive, in Woodbridge.

Police tell us one person was flown out with a gunshot wound to the ankle. 

According to police, the suspect and the victim are neighbors.

 

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Student Enrollment in Prince William Schools Up 3.2 Percent in 2010

The following was sent to us by Prince William County Public Schools:The official September 30 student membership count for Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) is 79,115 students. From 2009 to 2010, total enrollment grew by 2,460 students, or 3.2 percent. This is compared to growth from 2008 to 2009 of 2,999 students, or 4.1 percent.   Across Virginia, student membership counted in schools on September 30 is the official number reported to the State Department of Education.

Serial Burglar Tops 100 Crimes

HAYMARKET, Va. (WUSA) -- There has been a false sense of security on Riding Club Drive and Gables Green Way in Haymarket.

They are gated, high end neighborhoods where some homeowners leave the cars and homes unlocked.

But security was breached Monday into Tuesday morning when a burglar attempted to or successfully broke into 14 homes.

These break-ins sound eerily similar to the 90 incidents Fairfax County is investigating. The burglar has a penchant for large homes and cash from designer purses. Investigators haven't said the recent Haymarket crimes are connected to those in Fairfax County, but they are treating it as such.

9NEWS NOW found Chris Barbosa drying out her Louis Vuitton after finding it in a puddle of water in her yard.

Barbosa says, "As soon as I saw it in my side yard I knew what happened."

The crook had entered her garage door and got the purse out of her car where she left it with the cash gone.

Residents Reminded to Lock Up Doors and Windows

This was sent to us by Loudoun Sheriff:

Loudoun County, VA: In light of a series of burglaries and attempted burglaries in neighboring Fairfax and Prince William County, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit and Criminal Investigations Division are reminding residents to lock their doors and windows; this includes garage doors. 

In Fairfax County serial burglaries have been reported throughout the Sully, Fair Oaks, Reston, Mason and McLean police districts. Similar incidents (burglaries, attempted burglaries & larcenies from vehicles) were reported in the Haymarket area in Prince William County.    

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Deadline To Apply For Stop Loss Retroactive Pay Extended

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- $315 Million.  This is how much the Department of Defense has to give away to those who deserve it.  There are approximately 87,000 military men and women who deserve it.

Eric Sharman, of Alexandria, is one of those who already got his money. 

Nine years ago Sharman, who served in the U.S. Air Force, and thought he was about to be discharged, had plans.  "I was supposed to start in school that January."

But right after the September 11th terrorist attacks, Sharman, serving in Germany, and just weeks from going home, was hit by what the military calls the Stop Loss Program.

Dominion VA Power to Present 7 K-12 Educational Grants

Tomorrow evening, Thursday, October 7, Dominion Virginia Power will present checks to 7 area schools to help strengthen the mathematics and science skills of students in grades K-12. The event is being hosted at Hollin Meadows Math and Science Focus school and the students from the school will be providing tours of the irrigation system they built as a result of last year’s grant from Dominion. Using wind and solar power they built, the students hooked rain barrels together to create an irrigation system to complete their learning garden.

The event will run from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. The program will begin at 5:15 p.m. at Hollin Meadows Math and Science Center Learning Garden located at 2310 Nordok Place in Alexandria, VA.

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Park Restoration Day

Join Prince William Counties Historic Preservation staff this Saturday, October 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to help in their efforts to restore the Bristoe Station Battlefield. Bring the whole family and be prepared to get dirty and help remove invasive plants, plant native species, and maintain the trails. Wear your sturdy work shoes, bring gloves, sun screen and bug spray! Tools will be provided. Meet in the parking lot off Iron Brigade Avenue. Call 703-792-5546 for more information.