Joe Gibbs honored with Spirit of Virginia Award

Joe Gibbs, three time Super Bowl champion head coach with Washington, was awarded a Spirit of Virginia Award for his nonprofit Youth For Tomorrow.

The award was presented by Governor Glenn Youngkin and First Lady Suzanne Youngkin at the annual Burgundy and Gold Banquet alongside current Commanders and former players as well as Coach Gibbs’ family and friends.

The nonprofit offers residential, outpatient, medical, and education services to children and families in need throughout Virginia.

Since its founding in 1986, YFT has helped 6,752 children and families.

The residential treatment program currently serves over 800 at-risk children and teens annually in Bristow where staff and residents work together towards healing.

YFT also provides day treatment options for select elementary and middle schools in Prince William, Fairfax, and Loudoun Counties.

This is the second of six Spirit of Virginia awards bestowed in 2024.

The Award recognizes unique qualities and standout achievements across the Commonwealth and salutes Virginians for their uncommon contributions in private industries, education, culture, the arts, and philanthropy

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Arrest made in Warrenton malicious wounding case

Fauquier Co. Sheriff's Logo used by permission by Fauquier County Deputy Jeffery Long

On July 8th, the Warrenton Police Department (WPD) was called to Fats Warrenton on West Lee Highway shortly after midnight for a fight in progress.

Upon arriving at the scene police located several victims and witnesses.

Two victims had to be transported to the Fauquier Hospital for wounds to their face.

However, neither the victims nor witnesses could identify the suspect. 

Over the last several weeks, WPD viewed video evidence and conducted follow up interviews with both the victims and witnesses.

Police were able to identify Aaron Degeneff, 25, of Bristow, Virginia as their suspect.

He was arrested on August 29th and charged with two counts of malicious wounding.

He is being held in the Fauquier Adult Detention Center. 

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