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#GiveJoy to a child for the holiday season

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- LOG ON TO http://www.wusa9.com/givejoy to donate a toy or money to children via "Volunteers of America." 

Jan Jeffcoat is out on assignment and it's a GREAT assignment! Jan's in Prince George's County helping to kick off our holiday virtual toy drive!

WUSA9 has teamed up with the Volunteers of America Chesapeake on a new one-of-a-kind holiday campaign called "Give Joy" and it gives you a chance to help needy kids and families this holiday season with the click of a button. We're calling it a JOY DRIVE and you can buy a toy, donate or just send a holiday message virtually - from home, from work, from anywhere!

Between now and mid December Jan and the whole team here at wusa 9 will be bringing you stories about the people you can help. If you follow her on Twitter @JanJeffcoat you can get live twitter updates.

Italo Ceramica Opens First US Showroom in Rockville-Grand Opening Event This Thursday

Italo Ceramica Opens First US Showroom in Rockville-Grand Opening Event This Thursday

Italo Ceramica's Grand Opening Event, which is open to the public, is Thursday, November 14 from 6-9 p.m.

Friday Night Football: Week 11 Scoreboard

WASHINGTON (WUSA 9/AP) -- Relive all the action from some of Friday's top high school football games!


Ballou 42, Coolidge 6

Wilson 19, Dunbar 18

Riverdale Baptist 14, Perry Street Prep 6


Aberdeen 25, Patterson Mill 14

Archbishop Spalding 28, Calvert Hall College 21

Arundel 24, Meade 17, OT

Bethesda 22, Walter Johnson 9

Boonsboro 25, Smithsburg 14

Broadneck 35, Glen Burnie 7 

Bullis 35, Georgetown Prep 7 

Calvert 37, Chopticon 14 

Capitol Christian Academy 22, McDonough 8 

Catoctin 56, Brunswick 16 

Clarksburg 35, Richard Montgomery 7 

Damascus 29, Winston Churchill 0 

Dunbar 42, Southwestern 0 

 Huntingtown 35, La Plata 28 

 Lackey 14, Thomas Stone 12 

Owens's Opinions: World Series not what it once was

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- So here I am watching this putrid excuse for a football game. Carolina Panthers versus the god awful Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a coach, Greg Schiano, who has somehow positioned himself closer to the firing squad than Minnesota's Leslie Frazier. That's hard to do Greg. On the flip side, Carolina hasn't been over .500 in five years. Whew, bad football.

Author talks about beating bulimia

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- If you or a loved one is struggling with bulimia, we have an inspirational story that could help.

Best-selling author Caroline Miller shares her personal story in her new book, Positively Caroline. It's a sequel to her book My Name Is Caroline.

We talked to Miller about how difficult it is to beat bulimia for good, relapse triggers and the Peak End Theory.

Search for robber and sexual predator

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police are looking for a suspect in connection to a robbery and sexual assault incident today.

Police are investigating two separate sexual assaults committed by the same suspect near Chillum around 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday. 

Police say the suspect approached two women in the 6700 block of Belcrest Road and pulled out a handgun. He forced the women into a nearby wooded areademanded property from the women and then sexually assaulted one of them. During the assault, the suspect was startled and ran away.

Less than a 100 yards away and only a short time later, the same suspect approached two males and a female. He displayed a handgun, demanded property and then sexually assault the female victim, police said.

The suspect then ran away. 

Patrol officers, and several K9 teams, began an intense search for the suspect. 

Video: Dexter Manley apologizes for gay slur

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- A former Washington Redskins star and Hall of Famer appeared on WUSA9 to address controversial comments that were made on the radio on Monday.

In his weekly appearance on WTOP radio, former Redskins defensive end and Game On panelist Dexter Manley used a derogatory slur when referring to former Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman. 

"I think Troy was a queer," stated Manley on the radio program.

Manley later issued a written apology but was terminated by WTOP. 

"I've had two brain surgeries in seven years ... sometimes I say things that are inappropriate. And I deeply apologize," Manley said in an interview with Derek McGinty. "It was ignorant of me not to apologize."

Accompanied by his wife Lydia and his friend Darrell Green, Manley issued a further public apology.

"I'm Darrell Green. I've been here 30 years. I wouldn't be here if I didn't support this guy," said the Redskins Hall of Fame cornerback.