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BASIS INDEPENDENT MCLEAN, VA SCHOOL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

BASIS INDEPENDENT MCLEAN, VA SCHOOL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

School registration is underway for Tyson Corner’s new school, BASIS Independent McLean. BASIS Independent McLean will be Tysons Corner, Va.’s first, private school for pre-k to 12th grade. Enrollment is open now through Aug. 1, 2016. School will be located at 8000 Jones Branch Drive in McLean, Va. For more enrollment information, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com or call 703.854.1253.

“We’ve have a global marketplace, a global economy‑‑‑and our children’s education should meet that global challenge, which is exactly what we’re doing at BASIS Independent, teaching our next generation to be globally competitive,” said Sean Aiken, head of school of BASIS Independent McLean, Va. “Whether it’s our select teacher recruitment, foreign language or critical thinking curriculum, BASIS Independent continually raises the bar for students to learn more,” said Aiken.

3 snow shoveling deaths reported in Prince William Co.


MANASSAS, Va. (AP) - Prince William County Police say that three county residents have died after shoveling snow in the weekend blizzard.

Police were called Sunday night to a home in Dale City when a 73-year-old man collapsed shortly after shoveling snow.

And early Tuesday, police were called to a Gainesville home where a 69-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say he went to bed after shoveling snow and complaining of chest pain and was later found unresponsive by a family member.

Those two incidents follow a previously reported death of a 40-year-old Haymarket man Friday night.

Virginia, in tracking storm-related deaths, does not count deaths that appear to occur from heart attacks induced by shoveling snow.

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Prince William Co. man involved in plane crash on Va. Eastern Shore


MELFA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A small plane piloted by a Prince William County man caught fire after it crashed Thursday afternoon during an attempted landing an airport on Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia State police say.

Investigators believe that a gust of wind blew the plane Ferris Crilly of Bristow, Va. was piloting off the runway and across a grassy area. The plane, a 1979 Piper Lance, then hit a storage shed and a light pole before catching fire.   

Melfa and his passenger were not injured in the crash, which police say happened at 3:02 p.m.

The FAA and NTSB have been notified of the crash, which is still under investigation. 

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Suspects ID'd after threats to Prince William Co. schools


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two suspects have been identified after threats to at least three high schools in Prince William County that have left parents on edge, county police say.

Investigators say the threats, which were made online and within school walls, are not credible and suspect doesn't even live in the state.

During a community meeting Monday night, police say both suspects are juveniles and responsible for making threats online. 

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The county schools have been the focus of a number of threats - dating back to January 4th - some posted online others scrawled on the walls of school bathrooms. 

Concern for water wells near Prince William County power plant


PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA- The Virginia Department of Health will offer well water users near Dominion Power’s Possum Point power plant additional testing for their wells despite finding no evidence of a threat to them, in the hopes of easing resident concerns about coal ash ponds nearby.

Police: martial arts teacher knocks out 5-year-old student


BRISTOW, Va. (AP) - A martial arts teacher has been arrested after a 5-year-old student was thrown to the ground and lost consciousness.

Prince William police spokesman Nathan Probus says 21-year-old Justin Patrick Branick was teaching a taekwondo class in Bristow Tuesday and became angry at one of his students. He says Branick picked the boy up by the ankle and threw him over his shoulder.

Probus says the boy fell and lost consciousness. The child was taken to a hospital for serious injuries and was later released.

Probus says authorities arrested Branick on a charge of felony child abuse. 

It isn't clear if Branick has an attorney.

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Dominion's plan to pump wastewater draws concern in Va.


Environmental groups and residents along this Quantico Creek are asking questions and raising concerns about a Dominion Power plan to pump millions of gallons of treated wastewater from coal ash ponds into their backyard waterway.

“I have seen bald eagles at low tide wading and feeding in the areas right in front of where their coal ash ponds are and where I imagine they’re planning to discharge a lot of the wastewater,” said Bradley Caricofe, who regularly comes to the river to fish and photograph eagles. “There’s a delicate balance here that’s working because you see a lot of wildlife here. I can’t imagine that the plan that’s been proposed would help that in any way.“