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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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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.

Man assaults passersby who tried to stop domestic fight

STERLING, Va. (WUSA9) -- Three men who intervened in a domestic altercation were assaulted by the man involved, Loudoun County police said.

It happened around 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of McPherson Circle and Ferguson Court in Sterling.

Several passers-by saw a man in a domestic altercation with a woman and confronted the man, identified as Justin L. Ashby, 30, of Aldie, police said.

Ashby then assaulted three of the men, according to police. He was eventually subdued by several witnesses.

Ashby was charged with three counts of assault
and was held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention
Center on a $2500 bond.

Police: Man charged in Sterling stabbing

STERLING, Va. (WUSA9) -- Deputies have arrested a man who they believe was involved in a stabbing of a man in a gang-related attack, according to Loudoun County Sheriff's Office authorities.

The stabbing occurred on Saturday at approximately 11:25 p.m. in the 100 block of Enterprise St. The victim told authorities that four Hispanic males, two in their late teens to early twenties, approached him on a pathway. One male brandished a firearm and assaulted the victim, say authorities. He demanded money from the victim and when the victim resisted, a second male stabbed him, according to authorities.

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of his serious injuries, say authorities. He remains hospitalized.

Authorities say the victim believed the attack may have been gang related. He told authorities that all of the men were wearing blue shirts.

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VA sheriff's Office seeks suspected ring thief

STERLING, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office needs your help finding a woman they say stole a diamond ring.

The suspect was in a Kay Jewelers at Dulles Town Center on June 7th when the theft occurred, the sheriff's office said.

Surveillance video caught the suspect taking the ring of another customer who was in the store trying on jewelry, the sheriff's office reported.

The suspect is described as an upper middle-aged white female, with shoulder length blond hair.

If you believe you know the identity of this suspect, you are asked to call Detective A. Harper with the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office at 571-258-3181.

Man arrested for car surfing death in Loudoun Co.

STERLING, Va. (WUSA9) -- An 18-year-old from Loudoun County has been arrested after a car surfing accident caused the death of a 17-year-old.

Shafin Karim, of Ashburn, is charged with reckless driving and involuntary manslaughter, police said. Karim was driving a vehicle when a 17- year-old was critically injured after he fell from a vehicle in the parking lot of the Dulles Crossing Plaza.

The 17-year-old, Mohammad U. Khalid, of Sterling, died on Aug. 8. The victim had alighted onto the trunk area of a Subaru being driven by Karim. The teenager fell from the vehicle as Karim attempted to conduct a turn in the parking lot.

Karim was released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on a $12,500 bond.

$1.3 Billion Dulles loan approved for Silver Line extension

DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (WUSA9) -- A $1.28 Billion loan was finalized to enter the next phase of the Silver Line construction to Dulles, officials said in a news release.

It's part of the next step of the 'Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act,' (TIFIA) where the federal loan and funds from the Dulles Toll Road combined, will pay for the Silver Line to get to the airport.

"The finalization of this portion of the federal low-interest TIFIA loan for the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project is the culmination of a months long team effort and represents $1.28 billion of support for users of the Dulles Toll Road, whose toll payments help fund construction of the Silver Line extension of the Washington region's Metrorail public transit system," officials said in a news release.