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METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ‘SINGING the ‘BLUES’ for AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ‘SINGING the ‘BLUES’ for AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

In support of Autism Awareness Month, Metropolitan School of the Arts is asking all of its studio students to ‘go blue’ now through April 30.  Students who wear blue during class, Monday through Friday in April, Metropolitan School of the Arts will donate $1 for each student that wears blue, per day. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for a full schedule of classes and registration.

Metropolitan School of the Arts offers pre-professional dance, theatre, musical and vocal studio classes for youth and teens, as well as adult dance and fitness classes, including Metro Barre, yoga and Pilates.

Va. man accused of raping 15-year-old girl


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a man who they say sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl on multiple occasions.

Jose Roberto Castillo, 39, of Woodbridge, has been charged with two counts of rap and two counts of indecent liberties with a child.

On April 2, police were called to investigate a sexual assault at a residence located in the 14700 block of Birchdale Ave. Investigation revealed that Castillo sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl on more than one occasion between January and February 2012, according to police.

Castillo is being held without bond. His court date is unavailable at this time.


5 suspects arrested in Prince William Co. burglaries


LAKE RIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police say they have arrested multiple people following an extensive investigation into a series of burglaries in February.

The burglaries occurred in the Lake Ridge area on February 7, according to police. During the investigation, police say they connected the suspects to three other burglaries on February 10. One of those burglaries was in Triangle and another was in Woodbridge.

Police say in most cases, the suspects entered the homes during the day through a rear sliding glass door which was broken out. Electronics, cash, jewelry, and firearms were reported missing, according to police.

Police say they have arrested and charged the following suspects:

Metropolitan School of the Arts Summer Registration Open

Metropolitan School of the Arts Summer Registration Open

If hip-hop, tap, jazz, ballet, guitar, percussion and theatre are passions for your child, check out the many summer programs at Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. MSA brings instructors from around the U.S, offering top-of-the-line instruction and camps to their youngest students, to teens polishing their craft.  Registration is open now for summer classes starting in July. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for a full schedule of classes and registration.

Man accused of raping 16-year-old girl in Va. hotel


DUMFRIES, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a man who they say raped a 16-year-old girl from North Carolina at a hotel in Dumfries.

Alan Carl Cooley, 33, of Falls Church, has been charged with rape, abduction, and forcible sodomy.

The victim told police that she was raped by Cooley, a known acquaintance, while staying at the Days Inn located at 16925 Old Stage Road in Dumfries, according to officials.

Following an investigation, the accused was arrested without incident. He is being held without bond.


Thurs., April 3, DEVIL's BACKBONE BEER DINNER at MONZA

Thurs., April 3, DEVIL's BACKBONE BEER DINNER at MONZA

Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. is hosting a four-course Devil’s Backbone Brewery beer dinner, featuring beers like Vienna Lager, Pear Lager, Weiss and 16-point IPA on Thurs., Apr. 3 at 6:30 p.m. for $65 inclusive. For reservations, go to www.eatmonza.com.

Police search for suspect in Va. vandalism


PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police are searching for a possible suspect or suspects in connection with vandalism incidents in the Woodbridge and Dumfries area.

Prince William County Police said there have been recent reports of vandalism on the East end of the county, specifically the Dale City, Woodbridge and Dumfries areas.

The acts of vandalism include numerous vehicles, buildings, and fences being spray-painted, vehicles being scratched and in one case tired were punctured police said.

The incidents happened overnight between March 21 and March 23, police said.

Possible Suspect(s):

1 - Tall thin male wearing a dark hat, dark coat, blue jeans.

2 - Short male wearing light colored hooded sweatshirt, light jeans, carrying a back pack.