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Prince William County plans to pay panhandlers to stop panhandling by employing them in a litter removal program. What do you think about this initiative?

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A tense situation unfolded in the 8300 block of Georgian Court late last night, resulting in a significant police presence. The incident began around 11:15 p.m. on June 12, 2024, when police surrounded a single residence where an individual was reportedly refusing to come out.

Authorities responded swiftly, ensuring the area was secure and contained. As a precautionary measure, neighbors were advised to stay indoors while the police attempted to resolve the standoff.

Details about the suspect, including name, age, gender, and specific address, remain undisclosed. Additionally, police have not released information regarding the individual’s charges.

By 12:50 a.m. on June 13, 2024, police successfully took the suspect into custody. A police update confirmed the incident’s resolution, stating that the situation had been peacefully resolved.

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Manassas Mayor Michele Davis Younger has called for Delegate Dan Helmer to drop his bid for the Democratic nomination for Virginia's 10th Congressional District following recent sexual assault allegations against him. The primary election is scheduled for June 18.

Mayor Younger's statement comes in response to a press release issued by Charles L. King, Esq., representing an anonymous female member of the Loudoun County Democratic Committee (LCDC). The woman has accused Helmer of sexually harassing her after a political event in 2018. According to King, Helmer groped his client's breast and later made sexually explicit comments about her to others.

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Lake Anna State Park [Photo: Virginia Department of Conservation]
Virginia’s Department of Health (VDH) has confirmed 20 known cases of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (E. coli) infections in patients who swam at Lake Anna over Memorial Day weekend. Deputy Director Katherine McCombs said swimming at the lake is the only known connection between the patients.

Randal Brown, of Augusta County, near Charlottesville, said his family visited the lake on May 25 and May 26. Everyone went swimming and ate the same food. His son Bentley, who just turned eight, was the only one to get sick. The family went to the Augusta Health ER on May 30 when Bentley had severe stomach pain.

He was diagnosed with a virus and discharged, Randal said. The ER doctors said he would be OK to travel, but during the next day’s drive to Florida, he started having bloody diarrhea. After consulting with their pediatrician, the family went to a pediatric ER in Florida, where Bentley was admitted and diagnosed with E. coli that evening. Randal said his son had been showing some improvement, and they were able to drive home on June 7 before his son’s symptoms worsened again.

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On Monday, June 10, and Tuesday, June 11, Fredericksburg Commonwealth’s Attorney Elizabeth K. Humphries dropped charges against the nine students arrested and charged with trespassing during an anti-Israel campus protest on April 27. Humphries opted to prosecute three more individuals arrested on that date who were not students. Each was sentenced to 20 hours of community service.

The protestors ignored commands to leave the area after officers declared an unlawful assembly, also known as a riot. The University of Mary Washington has stonewalled this news organization in its many attempts to learn the identities of those charged. Humphries failed to include the identities in a lengthy four-page statement about her decision.

Meanwhile, Humphries noted the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017, where a woman was struck and killed by a car, in her statement about the protests at Mary Washington, calling the former examples of dangerous demonstrations.

Humphries said she decided not to prosecute the students on June 10 and 11, 2024, opting to handle the matter through the university’s student conduct process. She adds that the decision was based on the students’ cooperation during the arrests and the peaceful resolution of the demonstration, which did not pose ongoing public safety risks.

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Prince William County Deputy County Executive Elijah Johnson [Photo: Alan Gloss]
Prince William County wants to pay panhandlers not to panhandle.

The county announced a new pilot employment program to address the issue of panhandling by providing work and support services to those in need. Set to launch in July or August 2024, the program seeks to employ up to 45 people working up to six hours per week, specifically on Tuesdays and Thursdays, earning $13 per hour, removing litter from roadways.

The county's Public Works crews will oversee operations while the Department of Social Services will manage pay, training, and select the employees. The nonprofit Keep Prince William Beautiful will also assist in the litter pickup.

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Barley Naked Brewing Company won two medals in the 2024 World Beer Cup, which was held in Las Vegas in April.

Barley Naked’s Rock Hill Red Irish Ale won Gold in Irish Ales; the Irish Prenup won Bronze in Sweet or Cream Stout. Barley Naked is the only Fredericksburg-area brewery to win an award in this year’s cup. Eight other breweries in Virginia also won medals.

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