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Accident On NB I-95 In Va. Injures Trooper

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA) - Authorities said a Virginia State Police trooper was injured Monday while investigating an accident on northbound Interstate 95.

Virginia State Police spokesperson Deborah Cox said the accident happened about 1:13 p.m., one mile south of the Route 123 exit.

Cox said Trooper E.D. Brown, Jr. was flown to INOVA Fairfax Hospital with injuries.

Virginia State Police say originally, a disabled Mercedes was on the right shoulder and a Toyota Forerunner pulled over to assist. They were both sideswiped by a Toyota Corolla, and Trooper Brown was called to the scene.  A Toyota Tundra also came to the scene, parking in front of Trooper Brown's cruiser.

According to police, a few minutes later, a Dodge Neon slowed as it approached and was rear-ended by a tractor trailer. The impact cause the Neon's driver to lose control and swerve into Trooper Brown's vehicle and then Trooper Brown. 

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New Free Clinic Opens for the Community

From The Official Web Site of Prince William County:

Local officials cut the ribbon on a new free clinic located in space provided by St. Margaret’s Anglican Church. The clinic will be open to qualified, low-income residents of the Prince William Area who are uninsured and cannot afford health care services. Clinic hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Mondays. The clinic is staffed by volunteer medical professionals, and funded through donations of supplies and equipment from the community.

The clinic is located at 13900 Church Hill Drive, just off Prince William Parkway near Route 1. In addition to this location, the Prince William Area Free Clinic operates two evening clinics at space provided by the Virginia Department of Health. More information on the evening clinics is available here.

Pepsi Refresh Project “Redeem the Dream”

This was sent to us by First Home Alliance:

Woodbridge, Virginia – October 1, 2010.  Pepsi is giving away $1.3 million each month.  First Home Alliance a local not-for-profit 501 (c) (3), HUD approved housing counseling agency is in the running for a $250,000 Pepsi Refresh grant! If we win this great, we can “Redeem the Dream” of many more families in our community by saving them from foreclosure.  We provide Loss Mitigation intervention between home owners and their Mortgage Loan Servicers.  We also outreach and empower our community by providing Financial Literacy education.

Here is how you can help! From October 1 – 31, visit:  www.refresheverything.com/FirstHomeAlliance and vote every day.

Here is how you can help even more!
Post the link to our website in your status so other people can see it and then vote for us!

Neighborhood Cleanup This Weekend

This Saturday, October 2, from 8:00 a.m. to noon, Prince William County is sponsoring a neighborhood cleanup for the residents of Yorkshire.

Dumpsters will be available at Emmanuel Baptist Church, which is located at 8006 Centreville Road in Manassas, VA. The dumpsters will be available to collect trash and debris, and no liquids or commercial waste will be accepted. The county’s Department of Public Works’ Neighborhood Services Division will be providing the dumpsters and the county Litter Control Crew will be available to assist with any large items.

For more information about the cleanup you can email nsd@pwcgov.org or call 703-792-7018.

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Mid-Atlantic Dachshund Phest

This was sent to us by Linda Mayberry:

The Mid-Atlantic Dachshund Phest (MADP) takes place October 2, 2010.  The event is for dachshund lovers to come together and celebrate everything dachshund and to promote dachshund rescue.  It will be held indoors at the Commercial Building at the Prince William County Fairgrounds (10624 Dumfries Road Manassas, VA 20112).  The Phest begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.   There is no admission fee and there is on-site free parking.

There will be wiener races, one in the morning and one in the afternoon; blessing of the animals; a Hallowiener costume contest and parade plus raffles and vendors. Corbin’s Concessions will provide food for purchase. Janet Dobbs, an animal communicator, will also be available.

Celebrate Fire Prevention Week 2010 in Dumfries/River Oaks

To celebrate fire prevention week the members of the Dumfries Triangle Volunteer Fire Department and the Dumfries-Triangle Rescue Squad will be hosting an open house for the community to come tour our newest Fire and Rescue Station: Station 23 - River Oaks.

There will be food, music by CJ-tha-DJ, a moon bounce, tours of the station, tours of the apparatus, an obstacle course for the kids, door prizes, a face painter, free safety information and much more.

Come out and help us celebrate Fire Prevention Week 2010!

Where: 16530 River Ridge Blvd., Woodbridge, VA
When: Sunday - October 3, 2010
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Local Car Wash Partners Up With Area High Schools

The following was sent to us by Speedy Green Car Wash:

Speedy Green Car Wash is committed to helping local schools by creating fundraising programs with Manassas Park, Osbourn Park and Osbourn High Schools in Manassas, Va.  Now through June 2011, patrons can select the school fundraiser of their choice at Speedy Green Car Wash's Auto Teller while selecting their car wash option. Twenty percent of their purchase goes back to the school of their choice. For more information, call 703-257-0737 or view the fundraising page at www.speedygreencarwash.com.