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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.

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Woman carjacked and robbed in Falls Church

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (WUSA9) -- A 26-year-old woman was carjacked and robbed late Thursday night, Fairfax County police said.

It happened in the 7100 block of Kenfig Place, Falls Church.

The victim was texting and listening to her radio when a man approached her car window, opened her door and told her to get out, police said.

The man grabbed her purse, got in the car and sped away, according to police. The victim's vehicle was a blue Saab 9000.

She ran for help and called police, who spotted the car speeding on Kenfig Place heading towards Hewett. Officers lost sight of the car in traffic after several miles, police said.

The suspect entered Maryland and was last seen on Indian Head Highway near Livingston Road in Prince Georges County, police said.



Broadway Dance Center of New York City is the epicenter of elite dance training; some of their veteran dance staff are visiting Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) along with international dance teachers from New Zealand, Japan and Brazil. Classes are taught at the MSA Alexandria studio at 5775 Barclay Drive, and include master dance classes in street jazz, Broadway jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, rhythm tap, ballet, and Broadway tap on Sat., Sept. 20, from 3:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 21 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. For registration and class fees, go to www.metrpolitanarts.org.

“We’re honored to have such well-trained instructors from all over the world visit our studio, each with their own dance expertise, they share their skill and experience with our students from a real-world perspective,” said Melissa Dobbs, president of Metropolitan School of the Arts in Lorton and Alexandria, Va.

Va. boy,14 arrested for assaulting 8-year-old girl

CITY OF FALLS CHURCH, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Falls Church Police Department arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with assaulting an 8-year-old girl in Cherry Hill Park in Falls Church, Va. Friday night.

Police said the assault happened around 9:30 p.m. at 312 Park Avenue. An 8-year-old girl was physically and sexually abused by the same 14-year-old boy twice that night, police said.

An adult stopped the incident the first time and the teenager ran away, police said. The girl screamed for help the second time and the adult came and called the police.

The assault happened at a community event in the park, according to authorities.

The 14-year-old is being held in a juvenile detention facility, police said.

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Man exposes himself in front of girl in Va.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (WUSA9) -- Falls Church Police are searching for a man who asked a 14-year-old girl for directions and then exposed himself in Falls Church, Va. Tuesday morning.

The incident happened in the 700 block of Parker Avenue close to the intersection with Irving Street around 11:45 a.m., police said.

The victim was walking to her friend's house when an older model red Chrysler minivan pulled up next to her. The suspect asked her for directions and then exposed himself, authorities said. Police said, the man then drove off on Parker Avenue headed towards S. West St.

The man is being described as a white Hispanic man, with a Spanish accent. He is in his late thirties, has black hair and a dark complexion, police said.

Comfort Inn robbed in Falls Church

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police are looking for a man who robbed a hotel in Falls Church early Monday morning.

According to Fairfax County Police Officer Roger Henriquez, the robbery happened at the Comfort Inn in the 6100 block of Arlington Boulevard at approximately 4:19 a.m. A man entered the lobby and announced a robbery. He displayed a handgun before fleeing with cash.

No one was injured, says Henriquez.

The suspect was only described as a black male in his mid-twenties.

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.