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Top news and notes from across Northern Virginia.

5. Large fire at country club

Fire damaged the Dominion Valley Country Club in Haymarket Thursday evening. Firefighters were called to the club on Arnold Palmer Drive about 5:40 p.m., where flames that started on the back side of the building had spread up into the roof, Prince William fire officials said.

The Fire Marshal’s Office determined the fire started after an ATV accidentally struck the building’s gas meter. The escaping gas ignited and spread to the side of the building.

4. Charges in alleged locker room assault

Three students at Tuscarora High School face charges related to an alleged sexual assault in the locker room earlier this month.

One student has been charged with sexual battery and the two other students have been charged with assault and battery in the alleged attack on an underclassman on the football team Oct. 1, according to Leesburg police.

3. Rain Friday evening for Northern Virginia

We’ll be making up for recent dry weather with a soaking rain Friday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service. Rain is expected after 2 p.m. and continuing through the night with isolated instances of flooding.

There’s a chance of rain Saturday morning and early in the afternoon.

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2. Hamilton sentenced to life

Ronald Hamilton was sentenced to life in prison Thursday after a jury could not agree on the death penalty in the killing of his wife, Crystal Hamilton, and Ashley Guindon, a Prince William police officer working her first day on the job. It has been seven years since a Virginia jury has sentenced someone to death.

1. Blasting in Gainesville starts Friday

People in the Gainesville area will hear booming and might feel the ground shake a bit as blasting starts Friday at the University Boulevard Park and Ride Lot currently under construction.

The company building the lot has found rock that needs to be removed before construction can continue, according to Prince William County.


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The Town of Occoquan hosts “Haunt the Town” beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.

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