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Police: Woman with knife bit victim's leg

Police: Woman with knife bit victim's leg

MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a woman who they say bit another woman's leg and pushed a police officer.

Bonnie Lu Jackson, 42, of Manassas, has been charged with attempted malicious wounding, assault & battery on a LEO, and domestic assault & battery.

On April 19 at 12:51 a.m., officers responded to the 7300 block of Castle Road to investigate a domestic disturbance. The victim, a 44-year-old woman, reported that she and Jackson were involved in a verbal altercation that had escalated, according to police.

Police say that Jackson assaulted the victim and bit her leg. At some time during the altercation, Jackson grabbed a knife and charged towards the victim. Another person was able to separate the two women.

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April is Litter enforcement month in PWC

 PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA . . . Did you know that dumping trash, companion animals and other stuff on a public roadway is a crime? Or that pitching lighted matches, cigarettes, cigars, etc., from your vehicle can result in a ticket? Did you know that it’s against the law to drive trucks and other vehicles that let contents drop, sift, leak or otherwise escape from them? These and many other litter and illegal dumping laws will be enforced throughout this month as Prince William County Police join law enforcement agencies throughout the metropolitan Washington region in observing Litter and Illegal Dumping Enforcement Month. This campaign is part of an effort to raise awareness of litter, illegal dumping and related crimes, as well as reduce litter by strictly enforcing existing laws.Officers will concentrate on litter laws, illegal dumping and unsecured truck load laws throughout the County.

FOUND: Nolvia Cubas in Rockville

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Nolvia Cubas was reported missing April 5, 2014 from Rockville, Md. Police say the 14-year-old was found Thursday safe and unharmed.

Jewish groups ramp up security after shooting

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Security has been upgraded at Jewish institutions across the Washington region following Sunday's shooting at a Jewish Community Center and a Jewish retirement home in Kansas City.

At the Greater Washington Jewish Community Center in Rockville, Chief Executive officer Michael Feinstein says they began making preparations as word spread of the shooting. The Jewish Holiday of Passover started at sundown.

The JCC houses a pre-school and is frequented on an average day by thousands of people.

Some members who were there on Monday expressed concern about the incident in Kansas City but indicated they feel safe at the facility. Two Montgomery County police vehicles were outside and county police there and elsewhere in the region have indicated patrols have been stepped up outside Jewish Community center and Jewish Temples.

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$1 million in damage after carpentry shop fire in Rockville

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Fire and Rescue firefighters battled a heavy fire at a carpentry shop in Rockville on Monday morning.

Firefighters responded to the one-story commercial building fire in the 1000 block of Taft Street at approximately 9:30 a.m., according to fire spokesperson Pete Piringer.

A second alarm was called to the Kevin Smith Building and Design Carpentry shop after heavy fire was seen coming through the roof. There was also a partial roof collapse.

Piringer says that everyone inside the building got out safely.

More than 100 firefighters responded to the scene and fought the fire for more than four hours.

The fire was located directly behind Maryvale Elementary School, but does not appear to be a threat to the building, Montgomery County Public Schools spokesperson Dana Tofig said.

2 adults and baby in hospital after Md. hit and run

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two adults and an eight-month-old baby were taken to the hospital Saturday morning after their car was hit by another vehicle and caught on fire in Rockville, Md.

Police said the accident happened around 1 a.m. on Aspen Hill Road and Parkland Drive in Rockville. Firefighters were able to put the flames out quickly.

Authorities said, the driver of the car causing the accident fled the scene on foot.

We will continue to update you on this incident as information comes in.

Montgomery County announces 2 make up snow days

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Public Schools has announced two make up snow days.

Under a plan approved by the Maryland State Department of Education, school will be held on Monday, April 21, also known as Easter Monday, and Friday, June 13. June 13 will be the last day of school for students.

No other snow days will have to be made up under the state-approved plan, according to school officials.

The 2013-2014 school calendar has 184 days of instruction, which is four more than required by state law. Because of the 10 snow days the county has had this year, schools are six days under the 180 days of instruction required by state law.

On Tuesday, Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery granted a waiver that allows MCPS to go four days below the required days of instruction if school is held on April 21 and June 13.