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Loudoun County inmate does not have Ebola


LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. (WUSA9) -- An inmate in Loudoun County who had presented with a low-grade fever has been discharged from the hospital after being monitored for possible Ebola.

The inmate had been traveling from affected areas in Africa in the past 21 days and had a low grade fever officials said.

The inmates symptoms did not meet the criteria for Ebola testing, but she was held overnight for monitoring "out of an abundance of caution" because she was returning to a high population detention facility, officials said.

The inmate was monitored "As a precautionary measure, because the inmate had traveled from a high-risk area known for Ebola outbreaks, the inmate was isolated and monitored at the ADC," officials said.

Inova issued this statement about the incident on Thursday evening:

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Parents of Va. boy with cancer seek special license plate


LEESBURG, Va. (WUSA9) -- Mathias Giordano was diagnosed with a form of bone cancer in 2012 and has since endured 29 rounds of chemotherapy, a leg amputation, 14-months of radiation and much more.

The 13-year-old wasn't feeling well enough to interview on camera Monday, but he still cracked a smile talking about what his parents are doing.

Mathias's mother and father, along with his family and close friend, are fighting to get at least 450 license plate applications petitioning for a license plate with a gold ribbon on it. That gold ribbon represents childhood cancer awareness.

Leesburg infant dies after 'suspicious injuries'


LEESBURG, Va. (WUSA9) -- Virginia police are investigating what caused the death of a 10-month-old girl over the weekend.

The infant, according to Leesburg police, resided in the 100 block of Great Laurel Square, SE, in Leesburg, Va.

Police say they were notified after the infant was brought into INOVA Loudoun Hospital's Cornwall Campus on Friday, Oct. 3. The infant was then transported to Washington D.C.'s Children's National Medical Center for more serious treatment. It was there that police say physicians discovered suspicious injuries on the child and contacted Loudoun County Child Protective Services, which then contacted the Leesburg Police Department.

The infant was taken off life support at around 5:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 5 and died later the same day at around noon.

MANASSAS CITY HOSTS ANNUAL PUBLIC UTILITIES DAY; FREE FAMILY EVENT and DIGGER DEMO

MANASSAS CITY HOSTS ANNUAL PUBLIC UTILITIES DAY; FREE FAMILY EVENT and DIGGER DEMO

On Sat., Oct. 11, the City of Manassas Utilities and Public Works department is hosting their annual Public Utilities Day event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their facility at 8500 Public Works Drive in Manassas, Va. The event features free tours of the facility, various utility displays, electric city, water shed, sewer shed and digger derrick demonstrations, kids’ activities, raffle prizes, a barbecue lunch by Virginia Barbecue, ice cream by Nathan’s and Miss Lyn balloonist. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org, or contact Ana Davis 703-257-8276.

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CARMELLOS/MONZA SUPPORT BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

CARMELLOS/MONZA SUPPORT BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Carmellos and Monza are supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month, from Th., Oct. 2 to Oct. 31. Carmello’s will offer their ‘Go Pink’ dish of Lamb Meatballs with Fettuccine with 10 percent of the dish being donated to the American Cancer Society, while Monza is giving away 10 percent of all their pizza sales throughout October. For more information, go to www.carmellos.com or www.eatmonza.com.

“Breast cancer affects so many, whether it be a friend, mother, sister, daughter, and we’re committed to support any efforts to help eradicate and support breast cancer research,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s and Monza in Old Town Manassas, Va. “Enjoy some delicious lamb or pizza and help support breast cancer awareness,” said Pires.

Police: Driver crashed car with child inside


LEESBURG, Va. (WUSA9) -- A Pennsylvania man was charged with DUI and felony child endangerment after crashing his car into an embankment in Leesburg, Va. on Sunday.

According to Loudoun County Sheriff's Office authorities, 45-year-old Sean T. McFarland was driving erratically in the area of James Monroe Highway and White's Ferry Road shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday. Deputies later found his car in an embankment. McFarland and his daughter were inside the vehicle, say authorities. They were uninjured.

Authorities say McFarland, who is from Waynesboro, Pa., was charged and the daughter was turned over to a family member.


WEAR PINK in OCT.; BELLEZZA SPA SUPPORTS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

WEAR PINK in OCT.; BELLEZZA SPA SUPPORTS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va. is donning pink in October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month . Each customer that wears pink to their appointment in October, Bellezza Spa donates $5 to the American Cancer Society. Customers will also be entered to win a FREE oxygen-infused facial, valued at $150, which will be awarded in November. For more information, go to www.bellezzaspava.com or call 703.266.0063.

Bellezza Spa will donate $5 for each service valued at $50 or more.

“We’re are reminding all of our October customers to wear pink this October and help us support Breast Cancer Awareness,” said Paola Berrios, owner of Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va. “Most of us know someone that has been affected by breast cancer, and we want to do our part to call attention to prevention, research and screenings, just wear pink,” said Berrios.