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Trench Collapse Traps Workers In Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- According to Fairfax County Fire dispatch, some contract workers were trapped after a trench collapsed Friday afternoon. The fire crew got the call around 4:30 p.m. to respond to 4131 Conrad Road in Alexandria.

The two workers were stuck up to their waists, maybe deeper in a backyard.

The workers were rescued around 6:15 p.m.

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Old Town Manassas Farmer's Market Joins INOVA Health System Buy Fresh, Buy Local

 

OLD TOWN MANASSAS FARMER’S MARKET JOINS INOVA HEALTH SYSTEM BUY FRESH, BUY LOCAL

SNAP Recipients Buy $10 in Tokens and Get an Additional $10 Courtesy of Inova

Inova Health System Buy Fresh, Buy Local program, which is part of Inova’s healthy weight management and children’s obesity prevention program, has joined with the Old Town Manassas Farmer’s Market by matching SNAP (Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program) funds dollar for dollar up to $10. So if a SNAP recipient buys $10 in tokens, they will get an additional $10 courtesy of Inova. Inova can fund up to $2,000 a year. The program will run now through Sat., Nov. 5, 2011 and Saturdays only from Sat., Nov. 26 through Sat., Mar. 31, 2012. For more information, visit www.visitmanassas.org.

Halloween with Alexandria Colonial Tours

From Wellington Watts:

Enjoy Halloween with Alexandria’s Original Ghost & Graveyard Tour

Suspect Flees Scene Of Alexandria Shooting

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- Ashley Hildabrandt with Alexandria Police says a man was shot in the 1200 block of Wythe Street Thursday night.

Police received the call for a shooting around 10:30 p.m.  Hildabrandt said officers found that a man had been shot. She said the man has non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect fled the scene and police are still searching for the suspect.

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RIFE 2011 - DC/MD/VA Film Showcase

RIFE 2011 - DC/MD/VA Film Showcase

Today in my continuing preview of this weekend's REEL Independent Film Extravaganza, I'm going to stick close to home with the DMV (District, Maryland, and Virginia) showcase. Of the over thirty films in the festival, nearly half are produced by local filmmakers.

If you missed its AFI premiere, that I wrote about here on WUSA, you can check out Jason Baustin's Gone Forever (trailer). This 23 minute film tells the story of a young widower who struggles to find peace following the death of his wife. Gone Forever screens Saturday in the 4PM block.

Fort Willard Historic Site Opens in Belle Haven Neighborhood

Fort Willard Historic Site Opens in Belle Haven Neighborhood

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

Representatives from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Fairfax County Park Authority gathered with neighbors from the Belle Haven community in Alexandria, Va., on Saturday, October 5, 2011, to celebrate the completion of improvements at Fort Willard Historic Site, located at 6625 Fort Willard Circle.

The 1.6-acre park was a Civil War fort constructed in 1862 as part of the Union Army’s defense of Washington, D.C. During the Civil War, the U.S. Army constructed a series of forts and artillery batteries around Washington to protect it from Confederate attack. These fortifications constituted the extreme southern defense line of the city.