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Firefighters Surpass MDA Collection Goal

Did you see Firefighters collecting cash and change in fire boots last weekend? Did you donate any funds? If so, you were helping Fairfax County Fire and Rescue exceed their goal in raising funds to fight Musclar Dystrophy!

This was sent to us by Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department:

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department firefighters handily exceeded their goal of collecting $475,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and the "Fill the Boot" campaign over the Labor Day weekend. Firefighters, the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2068, and the Department of Public Safety Communications personnel collected more than $561,000, taking in more donations than any fire service organization in the country, surpassing the Houston Fire Department, last year's top collector.   

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Fairfax County Schools Drop Chocolate Milk, Nuggets, Corn Dogs

FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA) - Fairfax County elementary school students will no longer be able to buy chocolate milk in school cafeterias. It's one of several new recommendations to make school food healthier, according to the Fairfax County Public Schools.

"They don't need all that sugar and calories. No child does," says Penny McConnell, Director of FCPS Food and Nutrition Services.

Not all parents are happy about this new decision. Some worry if there's no chocolate milk, their children won't drink any milk. McConnell says if kids won't drink fat free milk, they can drink water.

But some parents support the decision. "Chocolate milk is only for special occasions. It's like a milkshake, not for everyday," said Monika Sibert.

McConnell and her team have also taken corn dogs and chicken nuggets off the menu because they're too high in fat. More meaty, less breading chicken tenders are still available and so are low fat hot dogs on a whole wheat bun.

Police Investigate Possible Sexual Assault

FAIRFAX CO., Va. (WUSA) -- Police are investigating a possible sexual assault at a bus stop located at La Vista Drive and Franconia Road.

A passing jogger found the woman and called police. 

Police say the victim was taken to the hospital, but there is no word on the severity of her injuries.

One westbound lane on Franconia Road is blocked at La Vista Drive.

Top 20 Comedian at George Mason University

On Thursday, September 14, comedian Steve Hofstetter will be appearing at George Mason University's Fairfax campus. Former columnist for Sports Illustrated and the NHL, Hofstetter has been on The Late Late Show with Craig Fergunson and E! True Hollywood Story, Comedy All-Stars, White Boyz in the Hood, Quite Frankly, and many more shows. His second album was #20 on the comedy charts and he performs 300 live shows a year. Now is your chance to catch Hofstetter live in Fairfax, VA!

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GMU is likely to hold new dodgeball game Guinness World Record

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)-- Oh My GOFF! Angie Goff asks did they do it, did George Mason smash the dodgeball world record? In attempt to break the Guinness World record for the biggest game of Dodge Ball, school officials report that more than 1,500 came and 1,257 participated in the game. 

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George Mason Dodge Ball Game Tries To Break Guinness World Record

FAIRFAX, VA (WUSA)-- OH MY GOFF! Angie Goff reports on George Mason University's attempt to break the record for the world's largest game of dodgeball.

GMU wants to smash Guiness World Record and has opened their game to the public.

The big game will be held Friday, September 3rd between 9 and 11 PM at the Recreation and Athletic (RAC) Gym on the GMU campus.

The University of Alberta currently holds the unofficial title for world's largest dodgeball game with 1200 players.

Male Body Found on Fort Belvoir

A man was found dead yesterday on Fort Belvoir. The body was discovered in a wooded area and he was believed to be a Solider, according to Chris Grey of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command. The name of the deceased male is not being released at this time. The Criminal Investigation Command is investigating the cause of death, and once identification is confirmed his closest relatives will be notified.