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Police: Va. Man wanted for attacking choking woman


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A Woodbridge man is wanted for attacking and then choking a woman, Prince William County Police said in a news release.

Charles Martize Davis, 23, is wanted for a domestic assault incident that happened at the 14100 block of Madrigal Drive, police said.

"The victim, a 24 year old woman of Woodbridge, reported to police that she and the accused, a known acquaintance, were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated. During the encounter, the accused cornered the victim in a bathroom where he then assaulted her. At one point, the accused put his hands around the victim's neck and began to choke her," police said.

She escaped his clutches and tried to call police. That's when Davis grabbed her phone from her and ran away with it, police said.

MANASSAS UTILITIES’ NEW LOAD MANAGEMENT DEVICES SAVE ON USAGE and CUSTOMERS EARN UTILITY CREDITS

MANASSAS UTILITIES’ NEW LOAD MANAGEMENT DEVICES SAVE ON USAGE and  CUSTOMERS EARN UTILITY CREDITS

The City of Manassas Utilities are using new load management devices which will enable them to decrease usage demand during high peak periods and help lower utility rates, while customers can get a one-time $25 utility credit for each load management installed on their electric hot water heater, heat pump and air conditioner. In addition, the hot water heater load management devices earns an annual $2 credit on utility bills, while air conditioning devices get $9 credit per month from July through October, and $3 per month credit for electric heat pumps from November through June.  For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.

BELLEZZA SPA’s PAOLA BERRIOS JOINS “LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER” CAMPAIGN

BELLEZZA SPA’s PAOLA BERRIOS JOINS  “LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER” CAMPAIGN

Paola Berrios, owner, Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va. is joining the “Look Good Feel Better” campaign held at Life with Cancer, a hands-on workshop conducted by professional cosmetologists to help women manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Berrios will teach Look Good, Feel Better workshops Aug., 12, Oct. 14, 2014, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 16, Apr. 20, June 15, Aug. 17, Oct. 19 and Dec. 14, 2015 at Life with Cancer offices at 8411 Pennell Street in Fairfax, Va. For more information, go to www.bellezzaspava.com or call 703.266.0063.

“Bellezza Spa is honored to be a part of the Look Good, Feel Better Campaign at Life with Cancer,” said Paola Berrios, owner of Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va. “Through the workshop, we hope our beauty tips and techniques can provide some rejuvenation to cancer patients,” said Berrios.

Police: Man kills dog and puppy after argument with woman


DUMFRIES, Va. (WUSA9) -- A man stabbed and killed a dog in the back after an argument with a woman in his home, police said in a news release.

It happened on Monday at around 8:45 a.m., at the 17700 block of Confederate Ct., police said.

Gerard Darvell Williams, 32, of Dumfries, got into an argument with a woman who was living at his home, police said. That argument turned violent, and he started throwing her belongings out of the house.

"At that point, the victim stated she witnessed the accused use a kitchen knife to stab her dog. Officers checked the home and located an adult male pit bull deceased with a stab wound to its back. Officers also located two, 2-week old pit bull puppies, one of which was also deceased and the other was critically injured. Both puppies appeared to have sustained blunt force trauma," police said in a news release.

9 townhouses damaged in northern Virginia fire


BRISTOW, Va. (AP) - Authorities in Prince William County say nine townhouses were damaged in a fire that left four of the units uninhabitable.

The county's fire-and-rescue department says it took 50 firefighters to extinguish the blaze early Sunday morning in the 9200 block of Dawkins Crest Circle. The fire was called in at 3:15 a.m.

No injuries were reported but the Red Cross is assisting seven adults displaced by the fire.


4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda

4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda


BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA 9) -- Two Metrobus passengers are claiming injuries after the bus was involved in an accident on the Beltway Friday afternoon.

Authorities say that the Metrobus was involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle near the Old Georgetown Road exit on I-495.

Authorities report that two of the passengers in the involved vehicle are also claiming injuries.


KYLE BIANCO, CARMELLO’s HEAD CHEF, PRESENTS SUMMER MENU

KYLE BIANCO, CARMELLO’s HEAD CHEF, PRESENTS SUMMER MENU

Kyle Bianco, New York native, has been working with food since he was 10 years old, helping with deliveries for his family’s Italian wholesale business that provided food to more than 900 New York restaurants. The 32-year-old, head chef revealed his new summer menu at Carmello’s in Old Town Manassas, Va. sighting his signature dishes as the 18 oz.  Grilled Drunken Bone-in Ribeye

with Garlic Herb Oyster Mushrooms and Loaded Twice-Baked Potato and Grilled Australian Lamb Loin Chops with Creamy Polenta, Balsamic Marinated Vegetables and Tapenade. For more information, go to www.carmellos.com.