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Jimmy Fallon sends video to Va. boy with cancer


LEESBURG, Va. (WUSA9) -- Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon sent a video to a 13-year-old Leesburg boy with cancer.

Mathias Giordano was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in July of 2012. He's endured countless rounds of radiation and chemotherapy and had to have his right leg amputated below the knee.

"Yo, Mathias. This is Jimmy Fallon. I heard you're a big fan. I think that's cool," Fallon says in the video.

Mathias's mother Roya Giordano posted the video on Facebook with the caption "MVP LOVES Jimmy Fallon! Last week with the help of a friend, Jimmy sent Mathias a personal message & he loved it! I was just told that I can share that with you all. Enjoy!"

MANASSAS CITY HIRES NEW REFUSE and RECYCLING COORDINATOR

MANASSAS CITY HIRES NEW REFUSE and RECYCLING COORDINATOR
City of Manassas Public Works and Utilities welcomes Monica Boehringer of Fredericksburg, Va. as their new refuse and recycling coordinator. Boehringer is responsible for managing the City’s refuse and recycling contract and collections, facilitating community outreach and education for recycling, waste reduction and stormwater, and managing programs, such as Adopt-A-Street, Adopt-A-Stream, Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Days and the Citizen’s Advisory Committee on Solid Waste. For more information, call 703-257-8252 or go to www.manassascity.org.Since starting at City of Manassas, Boehringer has also been instrumental in updating the refuse, recycling and storm-water websites, making them more user-friendly and providing more online options for customers.

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:

DEVIL’s BACKBONE FALL BEER DINNER at MONZA, Th.,Nov. 6

DEVIL’s BACKBONE FALL BEER DINNER at MONZA, Th.,Nov. 6

Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. is hosting a four-course Devil’s Backbone Brewery fall beer dinner, featuring beers like Vienna Lager, Kilt Flasher, Gold Leaf Lager and 4-point Pale Ale on Thurs., Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. for $65 inclusive. For reservations, go to www.eatmonza.com.

The four-course menu includes: Vienna Lager with Meat and Cheese Platter; Kilt Flasher with Kilt Flasher Beer Cheddar Soup with potatoes, bacon, chives; Gold Leaf Lager served with Pan-Roasted Wild Rockfish and artichoke, tomato fennell ragout, herb fingerling potatoes, grapefruit buerre blanc; 4-Point Pale Ale with All-Natural Slow Braised Beef Short Ribs, maple vanilla, sweet potato puree, caramelized bacon brussels sprouts, and crispy onions; and Danzig Porter Bittersweet Chocolate Cake Morello with cherry mousse, caramel popcorn and mint.

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's death ruled homicide


LEESBURG, Va. (WUSA9) -- A medical examiner has determined the cause of death for a 10-month-old girl who passed away in October.

Devyn Ellis died of blunt impact head trauma, according to a D.C. medical examiner, and her death has been ruled a homicide.

The infant, according to Leesburg police, resided in the 100 block of Great Laurel Square, SE, in Leesburg, Va. Since the infant died in a D.C. hospital, the D.C. medical examiner performed the autopsy.

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.

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.