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Foust opens Manassas office

Democratic congressional candidate John Foust last week used the occasion of a campaign office opening in Manassas to highlight what he says are differences between him and his opponent on women's issues. Foust, a Fairfax County supervisor, faces GOP Del. Barbara Comstock in the race for the 10th District seat, which is being vacated with the retirement of longtime Republican Rep. Frank Wolf. He told a group of supporters that voters will have a clear choice between him and Comstock, who represents parts of Fairfax and Loudoun counties in Richmond.

COLUMN:Community View - Heart saving test for babies is now law

There are so many things that parents of a new baby have to worry about. Now as a result of legislation we passed this year, knowing whether or not your baby girl or baby boy might have a congenital heart defect should not be one of them.

Blaze ‘Elite’ receive looks from college coaches

The Manassas Blaze 18U Elite travel showcase softball team is winding down its two-season-long schedule, finally ready to call it a summer after one more tournament Aug. 8-10 in Rock Hill, S.C. Since the beginning of the fall season and five tournaments into the summer, three Blaze players have signed on to continue playing softball competitively in college. Meanwhile, several others are receiving serious interest from college coaches too.

Police reports; 07-29-14

**INCIDENTS** Malicious Wounding – On July 25th at 10:38PM, police responded to investigate a malicious wounding that occurred in the 1300 block of Bayside Ave. in Woodbridge (22191). The victim, a 51-year-old male from Lorton, was delivering food to an address. When no one answered the door, he began to return to his car. He was attacked from behind and struck several times with a bat or similar object.

Cardinal Heights Road fire incident

On Saturday, July 26th, at approximately 10:30 a.m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a structure fire in a 2 story single family home located in the 19200 block of Cardinal Heights Road in Triangle. Upon arrival fire and rescue units observed smoke billowing from a second story window. Firefighters quickly contained and extinguished the fire while proceeding to check for extension

Haymarket, Occoquan name new vice mayors

Earlier this month, Haymarket Town Council filled several positions with appointments to two boards and also named council member Steve Aikten the town's new vice mayor. Aitken was the only incumbent re-elected to the town council this past May and likewise became an automatic favorite to become the next vice mayor given his close tie with second-term Mayor David Leake. Council member Joseph Pasanello nominated Aitken and fellow council member Pamela Swinford at the July 7 council meeting, saying they've both "proven themselves" from their service to the town.

One-run victory keeps P-Nats on top

By the time this story is printed in the newspaper, the Carolina League Northern Division standings could be completely upside down compared to the end of last week. It's that close between the four teams in the second half of the season. The last place Frederick Keys entered this week separated by just 3.5 games from division leader Potomac after the Nationals' walk-off 3-2 home victory over visiting Carolina on Saturday night at G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge.

Marbury Lane fire incident

A 17-year-old male was arrested without indecent and charged with 4 counts of attempted murder, 1 count of arson of an occupied dwelling and 1 count of manufacturing an explosive device/materials or fire bomb after an arson fire broke out on the 13700 block of Marbury Lane in Woodbridge. The fire began at 4:30 a.m. on July 27. The occupants, 4 adults, safely evacuated the home without injury and were assisted by the Red Cross.

Delegates query McAuliffe on immigrants

Four Prince William-area lawmakers contacted Gov. Terry McAuliffe last week about the issue of unaccompanied immigrant children, but the governor responded that the federal government and a Bristow nonprofit might better address their concerns. Republican Dels. Jackson Miller and Tim Hugo sent the Democratic governor a letter July 15, seeking details on what it costs the state to provide care for the immigrants, classified as "unaccompanied alien children."

Love, family and home; Now vet is believer

Cpl. Ronny “Tony” Porta lost two friends when his Humvee struck an improvised explosive device in Iraq on May 5, 2007. Porta survived, but he lost an arm, three fingers on his other hand, and suffered severe burns over most of his body. He wondered if he would ever have the things he wanted in life: love, family and a real home.
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