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METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS STUDENTS to PERFORM in DEBBIE ALLEN’s BROTHERS of the KNIGHT in DC

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS STUDENTS to PERFORM in DEBBIE ALLEN’s BROTHERS of the KNIGHT in DC

Metropolitan School of the Arts’ students, Anya Jones and Danielle Jones, both 10 years old,  were selected by Debbie Allen Dance Academy to perform in their Washington DC Company of Brothers of the Knight, playing Thurs., July 10 through Sun., July 13 at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. Ticket prices range from $35 to $75. The Brothers of the Knight dance performance was adapted from the book, Brother of the Knight, authored by Debbie Allen. For more information, go to www.metropolitanarts.org or www.warnertheatredc.com.

Brothers of the Knight depicts a modern fable, where Reverend Knight can't understand why his 12 sons' sneakers are torn to threads each and every morning, and the boys aren't talking. Brothers of the Knight is available for purchase on www.amazon.com.

Man arrested for assaulting 20-year-old woman


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A man has been arrested for assaulting a 20-year-old woman in Prince William County.

Police say they were called to a residence in the 13400 block of Pinetree Drive in Woodbridge on June 11 around 4 p.m. to investigate an assault. A caller reported to police that they witnessed a man engaged in a verbal altercation with a woman.

During the encounter, the man assaulted the woman and, at one point, forcibly dragged her into the residence, police say. Officers arrived and made contact with both parties, who were known to each other.

The victim sustained minor injuries.

Following the investigation, the man, identified as 25-year-old Timothy Stanford Carpenter, was arrested without further incident. He faces charges of abduction and assault and battery.


FOUND: 66-year-old woman from Va.


LAKE RIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police say a missing endangered woman has been found safe.

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Police say Donna Ruth Adams, 66, was missing from her home in the 3400 block of Caledonia Circle in Lake Ridge. Family members believe Adams left her home Tuesday morning around 7 to walk her two dogs.

Donna Ruth Adams is described as a white female, 66 years old, 5'10" tall, 220 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. Her dogs are described as a white & black border collie and an orange & white hound.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call police at 703-792-6500.


Fire chars three homes in Prince William County


GAINESVILLE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County fire and rescue officials are on scene at a two alarm fire in Gainesville, Va.

The fire has spread to three homes. There are no reported injuries.

We'll update as more information becomes available.


School buses delayed in PWC due to fire


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A fire at a Virginia apartment complex has prevented a school bus from picking up numerous children headed to Potomac View Elementary school.

A school official says the bus could not make it to the stop due to the fire trucks on the scene.

Officials say all students have been dropped off safely at the school by parents and neighbors.

A fire official said they received the call for the fire at 8:07 a.m. It was quickly extinguished with no injuries.


Suspect wanted for indecent exposure


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police are looking for a man who they say exposed himself on a public bus.

Officials say it happened on June 3 at 4:27 in the area of Darbyvale Avenue and Worchester Drive in Woodbridge, Va. The victim, a 40-year-old Woodbridge woman, reported to police that she was on a PRTC bus when she observed an unknown man seated next to her expose himself.

The victim attempted to get the bus driver's attention, but the suspect exited the bus at this time, police say.

No physical contact was made between the man and the victim, police say. The suspect is described by police as a black male, between 30 and 45 years old, 6'0", 200 pounds, with a medium build, black hair, brown eyes and a goatee.

He was last seen wearing a blue and gray t-shirt, faded jeans and a black hat.


Victim flown to hospital after tractor-trailer crash


GAINESVILLE, Va. (WUSA9) -- One person was flown to the hospital after a serious crash involving a tractor-trailer on Route 29 in Prince William County Wednesday morning.

Police say a tractor-trailer and car were involved in the crash, which happened on Route 29 and Heathcote Boulevard around 6:22.

Route 29 is shut down in the area and traffic is being diverted onto I-66 or John Marshall.

The victim was flown to Fairfax Hospital. Police say his injuries appear to be non-life-threatening.

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