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Police: Man choked woman during argument, fled


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a Virginia man who they say choked a woman after a verbal altercation.

Thirty-two-year-old Ismael Enrique Jimenez of Woodbridge has been charged with strangulation and domestic assault & battery for the incident.

On June 1 at 9:40 p.m., police were called to a home in the 3400 block of Longbow Court for an assault.

The victim, a 29-year-old woman, told police that she was involved in a verbal altercation with Jimenez when he choked her. Police say Jimenez left the home and was located later that evening.


Woman raped in her Woodbridge home, suspect sought


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police say a woman was raped in her apartment by an unknown intruder Wednesday morning.

Officials say it happened at 4:30 a.m. in the 13700 block of Keelingwood Circle in Woodbridge, Va. The victim, a 34-year-old woman, told police she was asleep in her residence when she awoke to an unknown man inside her bedroom.

The suspect was armed with a handgun and raped the victim before leaving the apartment, police say.

The woman's two children were inside, asleep at the apartment at the time of the incident, police say. They were unharmed.

Police say the apartment had no signs of forced entry, although the doors were locked.

"It's possible the suspect had a key. We don't know. We're looking into that," said First Sgt. Kim Chinn, spokesperson for the Prince William County Police Department.

Va. malicious wounding suspect sought


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police are looking for a man in connection with a domestic assault on Saturday.

Thirty-eight-year-old Donte Demetrius Lyons is wanted for a malicious wounding in the 5300 block of Satterfield Drive in Woodbridge on May 24.

A 17-year-old male victim told police that Lyons and a female resident were involved in a verbal altercation that escalated. Police say the teen tried to intervene after Lyons pulled out a pocket knife. The victim sustained a cut to his chest and was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The accused left the area before the police arrived. Following the investigation, a warrant was obtained against Lyons.

Lyons is described as a black male, 5'8" tall, 120 pounds with a thin build, short black hair, brown eyes, and a goatee.


Man charged with murder for fatal stabbing in Va.


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a man in connection with a fatal stabbing on May 23.

Nineteen-year-old Mykell Kyree Anderson has been charged with murder for the death of 22-year-old Lawa Weah of Dumfries.

On May 23rd at 1:09 p.m., officers responded to the 1900 block of Darlington Loop in Woodbridge to investigate a stabbing.

Officers arrived at the scene and found an adult man on the sidewalk suffering from a stab wound to the upper body. The victim, identified as Lawa Weah, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the suspect fatally stabbed the victim after a verbal argument in front of the resident. The suspect and victim were known to one another.

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.