Prince William News
**INCIDENTS** Residential Burglary – On December 9th at 1:04PM, police responded to Rockinghorse Drive in Woodbridge for a burglary. A witness reported to police that an unknown person had broken a neighbor’s window and entered their residence. When police responded they found a male juvenile still inside the residence. The juvenile was taken into custody without incident and was subsequently released to a family member. No items were reported as missing. Charges are pending further investigation.
When power outages occur Individuals often resort to portable generators to maintain their households and businesses until electricity is restored. Although portable generators are handy in an emergency, safety precautions must be taken when in use to avoid devastating and often deadly outcomes. According to the National Fire Protection Association, common dangers associated with the use of portable generators are carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, electrical shock or electrocution and fire hazards.
In the instance of a fire, firefighters need to be able to quickly locate the fire hydrant, or lives and property could be lost. Fire Marshal’s Office urges all residents and community groups to do the following to help keep their neighbors safe during inclement weather: • Make sure the hydrant in your neighborhood is visible. Adopt your fire hydrant. It needs to be uncovered from snow and there needs to be a clear path for access
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative, contract, and out-of-state crews have restored power to more than 20,000 NOVEC customers since Monday morning, December 9, when ice-ladened trees and branches fell on power lines. Crews worked through the night. At 10:30 a.m. on December 10, approximately 1,600 customers were without power. “We are working as quickly and safely as possible,” says Larry Shaffer, vice president of System Operations. “Snow is making our task more difficult today, but our crews are determined to get the lights and heat back on for our customers as soon as possible.”
(BPT) - Many people are already familiar with the benefits of soft water for their skin and hair and how it significantly reduces energy consumption and increases the life of heaters, appliances and home plumbing. But what most people are totally unaware of is the ability for soft water to prevent microbial contamination in plumbing, thus minimizing the consumer's exposure to pathogenic bacteria such as Legionella, which can cause Legionnaire's disease. This research was discovered by the School of Sustainable Engineering at Arizona State University.
Decision to underground U.S. 1 utilities gets mixed reviews from sups The Prince William Board of County Supervisors has decided to share the burden of paying for the U.S. 1/123 widening project. However, the vote to do that last week left some supervisors thinking the board moved too soon on the largely federally-funded project.
Of all the horrifically awful plays Washington ran on Sunday, two stand out in my mind, though they are both plays that were not run. Would that Washington had not run a lot of others, too. The first came fairly early in the second quarter. Already down 24-0, Washington faced fourth and about a yard deep in its own territory. Surely, despite the field position, but taking into account a game and season already lost, the Shanahans would go for it. What’s to lose?
The Haymarket Town Council is considering whether to put hold a referendum next May that would call for extending the terms of the mayor and six council members from two years to four years starting with the May 2016 election.
The last time many Americans paid attention to Ghana came when the coastal west African nation's men's soccer team eliminated their American counterparts from the 2010 World Cup with a 2-1 overtime victory. For Emmanuel Abebrese, what happens daily in the country hits a little closer to home. In fact, a lot closer: it's where he's from. It's also where he's seen abject poverty at the Apostolic Academy in Ashaiman, a school he's received more than $15,000 in grants to help develop. Abebrese returned to his alma mater in Woodbridge on Dec. 6 to help load dozens of refurbished computers donated by the school through the Virginia Star program into a van that would take them to a port in New York City, where they would later be shipped to Ghana.
On Tuesday, December 10, all Prince William County Public Schools will be closed due to inclement weather in certain areas. Code Red for employees. All School Division activities are cancelled. The School Age Care Program will not open.