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MISSING: Fatina Jovel in Reston, Virginia


RESTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Fatina Jovel has been missing from Reston, Virginia since March 24, 2013.

She was born on December 28, 1995. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

She is 5'6" tall and weighs approximately 130 pounds.

She may be with a male companion. They may travel to New York.

If you have any information about Fatina please call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

*All info from National Center for Missing & Exploited Children


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Silver Line contractors submit project


RESTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Dulles Transit Partners led by Bechtel, submitted Phase I of the Silver Line to the Metropolitan Airports Authority for substantial approval.

The DTP and Bechtel made today's deadline to avoid liquidated damages. That means the contractor could have faced fines of up to $25,000 dollars a day if it had not submitted the project for substantial completion on April 9, 2014.

The last time the contractors submitted the project for substantial completion was in February. MWAA did not accept the submission then, sending the contractors back with a laundry list of fixes.

Today, WUSA9 discovered not all the fixes are complete.

Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

As the world embraces the age of technology, everything is available online----including the sale of pets. Guardians of Rescue, a nationwide animal rescue organization, has stepped up to protect these poor animals from the cruelty of being bought and sold via the Internet. Guardians of Rescue is working with law enforcement in various states to try to reduce the amount of harm inflicted on these innocent dogs.

“Getting a new pet is always a big decision, and buying a dog you haven’t met in person is not smart,” says Dori Scofield, vice-president of Guardians of Rescue, an organization whose mission is to protect the well-being of all animals. “If you buy a dog through the Internet, you risk supporting puppy mill cruelty and being scammed out of your money. The Internet is also used by criminals to buy and sell fighting dogs, using certain understood language.”

If you looking to adopt a new dog, here are five tips to think about before you decide where to buy:

PW COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL/HYLTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER TO PRESENT FREE ARTS ALIVE FESTIVAL, MAY 3

PW COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL/HYLTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER TO PRESENT FREE ARTS ALIVE FESTIVAL, MAY 3

Prince William County Arts Council and the Hylton Performing Arts Center of Manassas, Va. are hosting their fourth annual ARTS ALIVE Festival, a free, family-fun event that features local, Prince William County dancers, singers, artists, and performances, on Sat., May 3 from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, at 10960 George Mason Circle Manassas, Va. Admission and parking are free. For a schedule of events, call 703-221-2150 or go to www.pwcartscouncil.org.

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Manassas City UTILITES DEPT. AWARDED PLATINUM LEVEL-RELIABLE PUBLIC POWER DESIGNATION

Manassas City UTILITES DEPT. AWARDED PLATINUM LEVEL-RELIABLE PUBLIC POWER DESIGNATION

City of Manassas, Va.  is one of 184 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®)1 designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. This is the fifth year that the City of Manassas Public Works/Utilities department has received this designation. The City of Manassas was one of two public utilities in Virginia to be awarded the RP3 in 2013, out of 16 Virginia public power providers. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

The chair of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel presented the designees on April 7 during the association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in Oklahoma City, Okla.

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ‘SINGING the ‘BLUES’ for AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ‘SINGING the ‘BLUES’ for AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

In support of Autism Awareness Month, Metropolitan School of the Arts is asking all of its studio students to ‘go blue’ now through April 30.  Students who wear blue during class, Monday through Friday in April, Metropolitan School of the Arts will donate $1 for each student that wears blue, per day. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for a full schedule of classes and registration.

Metropolitan School of the Arts offers pre-professional dance, theatre, musical and vocal studio classes for youth and teens, as well as adult dance and fitness classes, including Metro Barre, yoga and Pilates.

Reston has much to celebrate on founders day


RESTON, VA, (WUSA9) -- Reston turns 50-years-old and its founder is also celebrating a milestone. Robert E. Simon turns 100-years-old.

With the Silverline to open, the 60'000 population is expected to rise to 100'000 people.

At age 50, Robert E. Simon founded Reston and purchased the land after his family sold Carnegie Hall.

Virginia and local dignitaries came to the celebration.

Supervisor Cathy Hudgins, Chairman Sharon Bulova, Delegate Ken Plum, Senator Janet Howell, Congressman Gerald Connolly, Lt. Governor Ralph Northam, Governor Terry McAulifffe and Senator Tim Kaine were all in attendance.