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Police: Driver crashed car with child inside


LEESBURG, Va. (WUSA9) -- A Pennsylvania man was charged with DUI and felony child endangerment after crashing his car into an embankment in Leesburg, Va. on Sunday.

According to Loudoun County Sheriff's Office authorities, 45-year-old Sean T. McFarland was driving erratically in the area of James Monroe Highway and White's Ferry Road shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday. Deputies later found his car in an embankment. McFarland and his daughter were inside the vehicle, say authorities. They were uninjured.

Authorities say McFarland, who is from Waynesboro, Pa., was charged and the daughter was turned over to a family member.


MANASSAS UTILITIES NOW OFFERS E-BILLING TO ITS CUSTOMERS

MANASSAS UTILITIES NOW OFFERS E-BILLING TO ITS CUSTOMERS

City of Manassas residents can now use a more convenient way of receiving and paying their utility bill online. They have the option to pay by electronic check for free or pay a nominal fee to use their credit card. As of Sept. 1, the City of Manassas had more than 800 customers that have paid bills online, and almost 500 are using e-billing, enabling electronic notifications of due dates. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.

Customers choosing to pay their bills by mail or in-person, can continue to do so.

For those customers who register for e-billing now through Nov. 30, they will be automatically entered for a raffle to win an Ipod Nano.

3 judges recuse in Loudon County man's murder case


LEESBURG, Va. (AP) - A man who has been charged with fatally shooting three women in Loudon County is being moved to Alexandria.

Charles Severance was charged last week with the shooting deaths of a sheriff's wife, a transportation planner and a music teacher. The killings began in 2003.

Severance is being held in Loudon County, where he was in custody for a weapons charge, but is expected in Alexandria on Monday.

Three Alexandria judges have recused themselves from the case. The Virginia Supreme Court will appoint a special judge to hear the case.

Severance faces 10 charges, including capital murder and first-degree murder.

Severance is a former candidate for mayor in Alexandria.

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Police: Woman threatened to cut baby, jumped from window


LEESBURG, Va. (WUSA9) -- A woman threatened to harm her baby and then ultimately hurt herself after a deputy tried to serve her a warrant for a probation violation.

According to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, a deputy responded to a home in Leesburg to serve a capias for a probation violation to 32-year-old Rachel Jones on Thursday. Authorities say she ignored the deputy's commands and then grabbed her 10-month-old child. She threatened to cut the baby with a razor blade, according to authorities, and then threatened to harm the deputy.

Authorities say Jones made threats to jump from a second story window. That's when the deputy and a family member grabbed the baby from her. Jones still jumped from the window and tried to run off, according to authorities.

Other deputies and K-9 units arrived in the area, and Jones threatened a deputy with the blade again, according to authorities.

Take the Plunge: Join Design Army X Karla Colletto for Pool Party, Fashion Show on Friday, Aug. 22

Take the Plunge: Join Design Army X Karla Colletto for Pool Party, Fashion Show on Friday, Aug. 22

Design Army X Karla Colletto to debut their swimwear collection - Swim At Your Own Risk - on Friday, August 22 from 7-10 p.m. at Capitol Skyline Hotel

On the heels of judging the global 61st Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France as one of two US judges in the Design category, Pum Lefebure, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Design Army, just released her first swimwear collection, Swim At Your Own Risk, in collaboration with Karla Colletto. A capsule collection for Colletto’s Cruise 2015 line and Lefebure’s first venture into fashion design, the five-piece graphic swimsuits and beachwear debuted at the Miami Swim Show on July 19th.

MANASSAS UTILITIES’ NEW LOAD MANAGEMENT DEVICES SAVE ON USAGE and CUSTOMERS EARN UTILITY CREDITS

MANASSAS UTILITIES’ NEW LOAD MANAGEMENT DEVICES SAVE ON USAGE and  CUSTOMERS EARN UTILITY CREDITS

The City of Manassas Utilities are using new load management devices which will enable them to decrease usage demand during high peak periods and help lower utility rates, while customers can get a one-time $25 utility credit for each load management installed on their electric hot water heater, heat pump and air conditioner. In addition, the hot water heater load management devices earns an annual $2 credit on utility bills, while air conditioning devices get $9 credit per month from July through October, and $3 per month credit for electric heat pumps from November through June.  For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.

BELLEZZA SPA’s PAOLA BERRIOS JOINS “LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER” CAMPAIGN

BELLEZZA SPA’s PAOLA BERRIOS JOINS  “LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER” CAMPAIGN

Paola Berrios, owner, Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va. is joining the “Look Good Feel Better” campaign held at Life with Cancer, a hands-on workshop conducted by professional cosmetologists to help women manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Berrios will teach Look Good, Feel Better workshops Aug., 12, Oct. 14, 2014, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 16, Apr. 20, June 15, Aug. 17, Oct. 19 and Dec. 14, 2015 at Life with Cancer offices at 8411 Pennell Street in Fairfax, Va. For more information, go to www.bellezzaspava.com or call 703.266.0063.

“Bellezza Spa is honored to be a part of the Look Good, Feel Better Campaign at Life with Cancer,” said Paola Berrios, owner of Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va. “Through the workshop, we hope our beauty tips and techniques can provide some rejuvenation to cancer patients,” said Berrios.