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METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS TAP ENSEMBLE PERFORMS AT WEDNESDAY’s CHILD GALA

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS TAP ENSEMBLE  PERFORMS AT WEDNESDAY’s CHILD GALA

Metropolitan School of the Arts’ Youth Tap Ensemble tapped their way through a choreographed performance at the Wednesday’s Child Gala, which hosted potential adoptive parents and children at the Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City, Va. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org.

The Metropolitan School of the Arts Tap Ensemble is the resident, pre-professional tap dance company at the Metropolitan School of the Arts in Lorton, Va.  Tap dancers are 12- to 17 years old, and most of them have been tap dancing since kindergarten.  The 11 dancers in this year’s company are selected and audition every year to be a part of the ensemble.  They have performed in a variety of venues from New York City to Chicago, as well as the Atlas Performing Arts Center and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

MANASSAS CITY RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR 100 YEARS OF SERVICE

MANASSAS CITY RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR 100 YEARS OF SERVICE

Manassas City Utilities received the Century Award from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for its 100-year anniversary. Established in 1987, the APPA Century Award is given each year to public power utilities that have served their customers and community for 100 years.  For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

To commemorate the milestone, Manassas City Utilities hosted a 100-year anniversary event in October, 2013 that was attended by more than 600 people. At the event, they ceremoniously buried a time capsule containing memorable utility items from the past century and also raised more than $3,000 to donate to the American Cancer Society.

BELLEZZA SPA DONATES 20 PERCENT of Mother's Day Sales to LIFE WITH CANCER

BELLEZZA SPA DONATES 20 PERCENT of Mother's Day Sales to LIFE WITH CANCER

Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va. helped support Life with Cancer by donating 20 percent of all services sold during Mother’s Day, totaling $260.  Bellezza Spa owner, Paola Berrios, is an advocate and volunteer for Life with Cancer, a Fairfax-based program, part of Inova Health System.  For more information, go to www.bellezzaspava.com or call 703.266.0063.

“So many are managing day-to-day with cancer, and Bellezza Spa is actively committed to helping children with cancer receive the best possible care and support,” said Paola Berrios, owner of Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va.

Police: Woman arrested for DUI bit officer


WOODBRDIGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a woman who they say bit a police officer after she was pulled over for drinking and driving.

Twenty-nine-year-old Natasha Lynne Inderbitzin-Brooks of Washington, Va. is charged with assault & battery on a LEO, driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest, reckless driving, and unreasonable refusal.

On May 18, officers stopped a vehicle in the area of the Prince William Parkway and Hoadly Road for a traffic related offense. Police say the driver, identified as Inderbitzin-Brooks, was under the influence of alcohol.

Police say she initially resisted arrest but was detained. When officers were putting the woman in the backseat of a cruiser, she bit one of them in the arm, according to police. The officer sustained a minor injury.

Inderbitzin-Brooks is being held without bond. Her court date is June 18.

FOUND: Romeo Bell in Dumfries, Virginia


DUMFRIES, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police said Saturday they have found a missing 14-year-old male.

Romeo Antwan Bell, 14, was last seen on May 14 between 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. at a residence in the 16900 block of Monmouth Court.


Brothers arrested for sexually assaulting young girl


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested two brothers from Alexandria who they say sexually assaulted a young girl on more than one occasion.

Jose Delman Rivera, 35, has been charged with three counts of aggravated sexual battery and Jose Rolando Rivera Mendoza, 22, has been charged with rape.

Police say the two men sexually assaulted a female victim who was between seven and 12-years-old at the time of the assault. The assault was reported to have occurred between 2007 and 2010 at a residence in Woodbridge.

The men are known to the victim and were living with the victim at the time of the incidents, according to police.

Police began investigating the assault on May 8 and the two men were arrested on May 13. Both men are being held without bond.

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Police: Motorcyclist crashes into 2 parked cars, dies


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have identified a man who died after a motorcycle crash on Sunday.

Forty-nine-year-old Miguel Fernando Capela was driving a 1999 Kawasaki ZX9R motorcycle in the 13900 block of Mathews Drive when it crashed.

Police say he was traveling at a high speed and crashed into two unoccupied, parked cars.

Capela was transported to an area hospital where he died. No other injuries were reported.

Police say Capela was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Alcohol and drugs are not factors.