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ANA DAVIS and TAREK ALY of MANASSAS UTILITY COMPLETE PHASE ONE of ELITE PUBLIC POWER MANAGER PROGRAM

ANA DAVIS and TAREK ALY of MANASSAS UTILITY COMPLETE PHASE ONE of ELITE PUBLIC POWER MANAGER PROGRAM

Ana Davis, City of Manassas Utilities customer services manager and Tarek Aly, City of Manassas deputy director of utilities, completed phase one of an elite, one-year, public power manager certification program offered by the American Public Power Association (APPA). The initial class was in Myrtle Beach, SC with completed leadership projects due within a year. Davis and Aly will be the only City utilities employees to receive the certification. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.

Alexandria Police: Building case against Charles Severance


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Alexandria police say they are building a case against Charles Severance, the person of interest in three murders. Severance has not been charged in the murders, however is behind bars in Loudoun County facing a minor weapons charge.

Police Chief Earl Cool says there is evidence that is unique to Severance, though he would not discuss specifics.

Ballestic tests found that the same gun might have been used to kill Nancy Dunning in 2003, Ron Kirby in November, and Ruthanne Lodato in February. All three were shot just inside their front doors with a small caliber weapon, sources say it was a 22-caliber weapon.

Chief said the murder weapon or weapons have not been found, and he wants the public to know that in case anyone comes across a gun.

Design Army's Pum Lefebure Selected as 1 of 2 US Design Judges at Cannes Lions

Design Army's Pum Lefebure Selected as 1 of 2 US Design Judges at Cannes Lions

 

The Chief Creative Officer of the Washington, DC-based firm sees the power of design as a global theme

Pum Lefebure, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Design Army, www.designarmy.com, is one of only two US judges in the Design category at the global 61st Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, June 15-21, in France. She was selected to judge the world's leading celebration of creativity in communications.

Alexandria police focus murder investigation on Charles Severance


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Alexandria Police Department said Wednesday for the first time publicly that they will focus the murder investigation on Charles Severance in the killing of Ruthanne Lodato.

Alexandria Police Department is still investigating the deaths of Ruthanne Lodato, Ron Kirby, and Nancy Dunning.

Authorities have not made any arrests in the homicides, but have focused the investigation on Severance. According to authorities Severance is now the primary focus.

Throughout the investigation authorities have received over 1000 tips, including connections Severance may have with the homicides, authorities said.

The police department stated it has been a complex and time-consuming process. The investigation continues.

Chief Earl Cook will be talking more about this matter Thursday morning.

Students in Va. accused of 'upskirting' teachers


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Authorities say four students at an Alexandria high school are suspected of using their cell phones to take inappropriate photos and video of female teachers.

The allegations are contained in search warrants filed in Alexandria Circuit Court. Alexandria City Public Schools said Tuesday it takes the allegations seriously and is cooperating with police.

The students at T.C. Williams High School are accused of taking so-called "upskirt" pictures of teachers in two separate incidents in May. The term refers to taking pictures surreptitiously under someone's dress or skirt.

Court documents show that an 18-year-old student has been charged with a misdemeanor while three others are under investigation.

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Total Recovery Offers a Game-Changing Look at the Way We View and Treat Chronic Pain and Depression

Total Recovery Offers a Game-Changing Look at the Way We View and Treat Chronic Pain and Depression

Where do you go when you’ve been suffering from inexplicable pain, have seen countless specialists, undergone every test imaginable, and still have no answers? Dr. Gary Kaplan, founder & director of the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine in McLean, VA, offers answers to these questions, along with fascinating new insights into the field of chronic pain and depression treatment in his book, Total Recovery: Solving the Mystery of Chronic Pain & Depression (Rodale, May 2014).

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS STUDENTS to PERFORM in DEBBIE ALLEN’s BROTHERS of the KNIGHT in DC

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS STUDENTS to PERFORM in DEBBIE ALLEN’s BROTHERS of the KNIGHT in DC

Metropolitan School of the Arts’ students, Anya Jones and Danielle Jones, both 10 years old,  were selected by Debbie Allen Dance Academy to perform in their Washington DC Company of Brothers of the Knight, playing Thurs., July 10 through Sun., July 13 at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. Ticket prices range from $35 to $75. The Brothers of the Knight dance performance was adapted from the book, Brother of the Knight, authored by Debbie Allen. For more information, go to www.metropolitanarts.org or www.warnertheatredc.com.

Brothers of the Knight depicts a modern fable, where Reverend Knight can't understand why his 12 sons' sneakers are torn to threads each and every morning, and the boys aren't talking. Brothers of the Knight is available for purchase on www.amazon.com.