Prince William police to carry overdose-reversing drug Naloxone; Frustrations over Arlington National Cemetery headstones continue

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Tuesday, Nov. 14.

36 Prince William County Police Department members have participated in naloxone (an opiod overdose-reversing drug commonly known by its brand name, Narcan) training. Through the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services’ REVIVE! program, all other department members will undergo training in a matter of months, allowing them to carry naloxone upon completion. In 2016, the county saw 49 people die from opioid abuse, and by June 2017, this year’s total had already reached 24.
(What’s Up Woodbridge)

T.A. Sullivan & Sons Memorials of Leesburg is being questioned for at least five outstanding requests from families hoping to have headstones at Arlington National Cemetery engraved by the company. Some families have been waiting 2-3 years for yet-to-be-completed projects.

Nov. 14 is World Diabetes Day. (WTOP)

On Monday, a sewer pipe broke and began leaking into the Donaldson Run stream. As a result, the water at two Arlington County parks (Zachary Taylor Park and the Potomac Overlook Regional Park) should be avoided. Crews will work to repair the pipe on Tuesday.

Last Friday’s freezing temperatures and wind chill prompted the Fairfax County Police Department to cancel the sobriety checkpoint that they had scheduled to take place between 11 p.m.-2 a.m. A new date has not yet been determined.

Individuals are being asked to nominate people that they believe should receive a Human Rights Award from the Prince William Human Rights Commission. The Human Rights Office states that those nominated should be working toward “equality for all people in Prince William County, demonstrated by leadership and excellence in any field.”
(Prince William Times)

The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign begins this Thursday, Nov. 16. The organization is looking for volunteer bell ringers.
(Fauquier Times)

The Buckland Heritage Museum is set to open this month at the corner of Lee Highway/U.S. 29 and Vint Hill Road, the site of a 1780s toll booth. The museum, which also happens to be situated on the Civil War Battle of Buckland Mills‘ high ground, celebrates the battle’s 154th anniversary (which took place on Oct. 13).
(Fauquier Times)