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METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS’ STUDENTS AWARDED for ALL-STAR CAST

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS’ STUDENTS AWARDED for ALL-STAR CAST

Ben Cherington and Kylie Levy of Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) Performing Arts Academy of Lorton, Va. and Alexandria, Va. were recently recognized for All-Star Cast by the Virginia Theatre Association Conference for their performances in I Never Saw Another Butterfly. This was the first time Metropolitan School of the Arts had participated in the conference. Cherington, an 11th grader from Burke, Va., and Levy, a 10th grader from Fairfax, Va. are students at Metropolitan School of the Arts. For more information, go to www.metropolitanarts.org.

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) also earned the 2014 Virginia Theatre Association Conference award for Best Costume Design and was recognized for Staging, as well as received an honorable mention for Best Play, I Never Saw Another Butterfly.

DOGFISH HEAD BREWERY BEER DINNER at MONZA, Wed., Dec. 17

DOGFISH HEAD BREWERY BEER DINNER at MONZA, Wed., Dec. 17

Monza is hosting a Dogfish Head Brewery Beer Dinner on Wed., Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. for $75 inclusive, per person. The four-course dinner will feature Dogfish Head beers that complement new fall menu items. For reservations, go to eatmonza.com.                                         

The four-course dinner includes the 90 Min IPA with Meat and Cheese Platter; Namaste with Namaste Drunken Smoked Bacon Mussels, includes garlic, shallots, scallions, dijon crème fraiche and crostini; Punkin Ale with Four-Cheese Ravioli, served with wilted spinach, diced tomatoes, parmesan, creamy alfredo and pumpkin seeds; Indian Brown Ale with All Natural Braised Beef Ragu and Butternut Squash Gnocchi, served with carrots, celery, arugula, parmesan and olive oil ; and Aged-World Wide Stout with Homemade Bread Pudding, includes chocolate, cherries and crème anglaise.

Woodbridge teen killed in 'gun battle' between 2 families


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A witness describes the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old as gun battle that erupted over an argument between two families.

Christopher Nathaniel Weaver, 19, who friends called Woodie, was killed just after midnight Sunday morning in the 13400 block of Keating Drive in Woodbridge, Va.

WUSA9's Peggy Fox talked to a young person who was there when guns were drawn. He says he saw four guns and the man who was killed was the first to pull his gun.

"I could've been hit," said the teen, who witnessed the fatal shooting of his friend's big brother. WUSA9 is not releasing the identity of the witness.

16-year-old girl arrested in Brenden Wilson death


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a fifth suspect in connection with the shooting death of a Woodbridge Senior High School student.

A 16-year-old female was arrested on November 14, the same day that the fourth suspect turned himself in, according to police. They both face conspiracy to commit a felony.

Brenden Wilson, 16, was shot and killed on November 10 in a wooded area behind Woodbridge Senior High School. Police say his death was drug related.

Woman arrested for whipping girl with cable, extension cord


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A woman is being held in jail without bond after allegedly whipping a 14-year-old girl with a coaxial cable and an electrical extension cord.

Prince William County police say that the beating happened on November 12 at a home in Woodbridge.

Thirty-three-year-old Belky Maria Bonilla-Palacias is accused of getting into an argument that turned physical with the girl. The girl received bruises and laceration to her back, legs and lower body, say police. She reported the incident to school officials, who then notified child protective services and police.

Bonilla-Palacias is charged with malicious wounding and felony child abuse.


4th suspect in Brenden Wilson death turns himself in


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- The fourth suspect wanted in the murder of a Woodbridge teen who was shot to death has turned himself into police.

Deion Moses turned himself in on Friday without incident, Prince William County police said.

Moses is the fourth suspect charged in the death of 16-year-old Brenden Wilson, who was shot to death in the woods behind Woodbridge Senior High School on November 10.

Manassas man arrested for raping woman in car


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a man who they say raped a 37-year-old woman in a car.

It happened on November 13 in the 8900 block of Round Top Rd in Manassas.


Police say Daniel Antonio Arriaga, 53, of Manassas was talking to the victim, a known acquaintance, in a car when he became angry and forcibly raped her.


He is being held without bond.