It’s Tuesday, Sept. 3. Here are five things you need to know. Tell us what we need to know on the Patch message board!
1. Today: It's the first day of school. Prince William County Schools remind drivers that flashing yellow lights return around school zones and buses are rolling again, so watch out for bus stops.
2. You Said It: “I wish it was the case of an accident it would make this easier to stomach. To know someone lives and breaths among us with such cruel intent infuriates me!” A reader reacting to the sad story of Dexter, a pooch that broke its leg in four places when it was thrown off a balcony in Prince William County.
3. ICYMI: Police: Suspect Crashes Stolen Vehicle Into Traffic Light Pole Near Dumfries. Police are looking for a suspect who reportedly stole a vehicle and then crashed it into a traffic light pole near Dumfries, Prince William County Police spokesperson Jonathan Perok said.
4. Number of the Day: Three. The number of people injured in a weekend shooting in Spotsylvania County, including two police officers. The incident began when police were trying to serve a commitment order.