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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.

 

George Mason students attempt to break dodge ball World Record

FAIRFAX, VA (WUSA)-- Oh My Goff! Angie Goff reports whether you're in school or not, it's time to have 'have a ball.' Paul Bazzano tells News 9 that students of George Mason University are trying to break dogdeball records.

VIDEO: Can GMU beat the current record holders? 

Mark your calendars for this Friday, September 3rd between 9 and 11PM at the Recreation and Athletic gym on the GMU campus. Come one, come all because this event is open to the public.

9 Year Old Bicyclist Killed In Fatal Wreck

FRANCONIA, Va. (AP) -- Fairfax County police say a 9-year-old girl riding a bicycle has died after being hit by a car.

It happened Monday about 4:30 p.m. in Franconia. Police say three girls were riding their bicycles and tried to cross the road. The first two girls made it; the third girl, Rebecca Johns of Alexandria, was hit by a car.

She was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where she died.

The driver, an 80-year-old man, remained at the scene. Police say no charges have been filed, and neither speed nor alcohol were factors in the crash, which is under investigation.

Computer Meltdown Leaves Drivers Steaming

TYSONS CORNER, VA (WUSA) -- The computers are still down at Virginia's DMV offices -- and it couldn't come at a worse time.

This is the busiest week in the busiest month for people who want to renew their driver's licenses. And if you are among them, you'll have to wait.

DMV offices across the Commonwealth have been unable to renew licenses or id cards since last Wednesday, when 228 computer servers crashed for reasons that remain a bit of a mystery.

"Five days is ridiculous" said Charles Linksman, who was trying to renew his license. "Any business, anything goes wrong with their computers, you can get someone in there within a few hours, put it back up. I have no idea what the problem is."

State tech experts say they've fixed the hardware. But now they have to reload all the data and make sure it's valid. At one point 26 agencies were down. Now it's just three, including the DMV, the Taxation Department, and the Board of Elections 

Reflections of You Salon in Fairfax Shows Appreciation for School Staff

The Reflections of You salon and spa in Fairfax, VA is doing something special in this back-to-school season. They have given away 13 gift certificates so far to teachers and staff at various elementary and high schools for a welcome back.

The co-owner of Reflections of You, David Plum, is a teacher himself at Lake Braddock in Burke, VA. He has been providing teachers and other staff at schools gift cards for 3 years at the beginning and end of the year as a sign of appreciation for what they do day in and day out. Plum shared that this year alone, Reflections of You supplied over 1200 $20 gift cards and 13 $50 gift cards for school staff in the area.

Plum suffered from a serious ankle injury a few years ago, and spent a lot of time in the hospital. This led him to another idea.

Tanker Spills 4,000 Gallons Of Fuel In Fairfax

FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA) -- A tanker truck overturned and spilled about 4,000 gallons of fuel onto Main Street and into a nearby creek in Fairfax on Saturday, police said.

Officer Lynn Coulter of the Fairfax City Police said that at about 1 p.m., the tanker from Baltimore Tank Line was southbound on Pickett Road, turned left onto Main Street and then tipped over. Main Street was shut down for about 5 1/2 hours.

The driver was charged with reckless driving.