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Deadline To Apply For Stop Loss Retroactive Pay Extended

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- $315 Million.  This is how much the Department of Defense has to give away to those who deserve it.  There are approximately 87,000 military men and women who deserve it.

Eric Sharman, of Alexandria, is one of those who already got his money. 

Nine years ago Sharman, who served in the U.S. Air Force, and thought he was about to be discharged, had plans.  "I was supposed to start in school that January."

But right after the September 11th terrorist attacks, Sharman, serving in Germany, and just weeks from going home, was hit by what the military calls the Stop Loss Program.

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. 

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!

FBI Seeks Suspect In 38 Restaurant Robberies

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The FBI Baltimore field office says law enforcement agencies are searching for a man suspected of robbing dozens of restaurants in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and northern Virginia.

The FBI says since February 2009, there have been 38 armed robberies of restaurants in the region. That includes Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, Howard and Montgomery counties in Maryland; Newark, Del.; York, Pa.; and Fairfax and Prince William counties in Virginia.

Authorities say the man has displayed a gun in all the robberies and is considered armed and dangerous. The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.

Man Attempts To Rob SunTrust Bank

MONTCLAIR, Va. (WUSA) - Prince William County police said a man tried to rob a bank in Prince William County Tuesday but was unsuccessful.

Police said the suspect entered the SunTrust Bank in the 4300 block of Kevin Walker Drive and implied that he had a gun.

No gun was seen and police said the man did not receive any money.

There were no injuries and the suspect fled on foot before police arrived.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Crime Solvers at (703) 6760-3700 or (866) 411-TIPS (8477). You dont have to give your name, just the information and police said the caller could earn up to a $1,000 cash reward.

Attempted Bank Robbery in Prince William County

This was sent to us by Prince William County Police Public Information Office:

On September 21st at 12:48PM, police responded to the SunTrust Bank located at 4377 Kevin Walker Dr in the Montclair section of Prince William County for an attempted robbery. A preliminary investigation has revealed that an unknown man entered the bank and attempted to retrieve an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency. The man implied he had a gun but no gun was seen. No money was given to the man and no injuries were reported. The man fled the scene, apparently on foot, prior to police arrival.

            Lookout:

            Black male, in his early 20’s, 5’10” to 6’0” / 260lbs, thin to medium build