Two WSHS Seniors Charged with Burglary and Vandalizim

Thursday, May 26 – Two Woodbridge teenagers pulling a senior prank at Woodbridge Senior High School has landed them in big trouble. Surveillance cameras in the high school caught the two discharging fire extinguishers, glueing coins to doors and dumpling liquid onto the floors causing some $10,000 in damage. Both students, one 18 and one … Continue reading

Marine Cpl. Joshua Himan Comes Home

SATURDAY, APRIL 2 — The word went out via email, social networks, telephone calls, flyers, handouts, word of mouth, the media … Marine Cpl. Joshua Himan was coming home. Hundreds turned out to welcome him home. People lined the streets for miles along his route home, cheering as he went past. From I-95, west on … Continue reading

High Winds Rip Through Woodbridge Area

Friday, Feb. 25 — High winds in our area have decimated one of the local landmarks here in Woodbridge — the Potomac Mills sign. This enormous sign loomed over I-95 like a rising moon, big and bright and seen easily every night from either direction. It’s been shredded by winds that have gusted up to … Continue reading

Weekend Brush Fires Force Extensive Response

Monday, Feb. 21 – Prince William County officials apparently tried to stay on top of what they thought were dangerous fire conditions when they issued a fire ban on Friday, Feb. 18, due to dry conditions and expected high winds. But even with the ban in place, six major fires flared up the next day … Continue reading

Morning Crash Closes I-95 South

Saturday, Jan. 8 — Two trucks collided this morning shortly after 8 am on southbound I-95 near the rest area at Dale City, which caused a chain-reaction crash that involved some 20 vehicles. The crash caused state police to close I-95 south. There were mostly minor injuries as a result of the crash. You can … Continue reading

Prince William County Immigration Policy Report

Tuesday, Nov. 16 — A study undertaken by the University of Virginia Center for Survey Research on the affects of Prince William County’s policy on illegal immigrants has shown a number of key things: Aggravated assault declined substantially A sharp decline in serious hit-and-run accidents No evidence of racial profiling PWC’s largest immigrant population (Hispanics) … Continue reading

Westboro Baptist Church Demonstration Draws Counter-Protest at WSHS

Monday, Nov. 15 — If numbers are any indication, messages of love, peace and acceptance won out over the opposing messages of death and hate this morning at Woodbridge Senior High School. A handful of demonstrators affiliated with the Westboro Baptist Church arrived for their scheduled demonstration this morning across from the entrance to Woodbridge … Continue reading

Westboro Baptist Schedules Protests for Woodbridge Area

Wednesday, Nov. 10 — If you’ve seen the news reports on Westboro Baptist Church, you probably have a strong opinion of them. They’re the group that has gained notoriety for protesting at the funerals of men and women killed while in service to our country. They also stage protests against the gay community. They’ve decided … Continue reading

The Smart Car Wash Salutes Vets

Wednesday, Nov. 10 — The Smart Car Wash, on Minnieville Road between Smoketown Road and the Prince William Parkway (right next to the Dunkin’ Donuts and adjacent to Lowes – MAP) is offering free car washes on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, for veterans and active duty military members between 0700 and 1900. (No need … Continue reading

‘Pot-Shot’ Military-Related Shootings Continue

Tues., Nov. 2 — In yet another incident of shots being fired at military-related facilities in our area, today the Coast Guard recruiting office near Potomac Mills Mall took a hit. The office is not in the mall; it’s located in a commercial building that also houses Mattressland and Carpetland, and is behind the Silver … Continue reading

Lorton Fire Claims Three Lives

Wed., Sept. 22 — A fire in a Lorton townhouse claimed the lives of a 24-year-old mother and her two youngest children early today. Fire officials said they believed the fire began at about 8:30 am in a townhouse at 9639 Hagel Circle. The mother apparently was trapped on the second floor of the townhouse … Continue reading

Man Pleads Guilty in 2008 Popeye’s Murder

A defendant who was charged in the Jan. 22, 2008 shooting death of a manager at the Popeye’s on Smoketown Road between Minnieville Road and the Prince William County Parkway pleaded guilty in Prince William Circuit Court to an abduction charge today, Monday, Aug. 9, according to a report in James William Carolina, was … Continue reading

Woodbridge Archer Wins Championship

Braden Gellenthien of Woodbridge won the 2010 Archery World Cup Stage 3 championship finals over rival Jorge Jimenez of Salvador in their Aug. 7 match in Ogden, Utah, in front of a crowd of 2,500. The Ogden World Cup is the third of four qualifying stages where the top seven athletes in each division advance … Continue reading

Waterworks Water Park Vandalized, Closed

Aug. 1 — Waterworks water park in Dale City is closed down after being vandalized. For the complete story, go to

Dumfries Police Officer Arrested

July 28 — A Dumfries police officer is arrested while off duty, and another officer resigns under an ethical cloud. See the full story on