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Man dies after hit by truck in Md.

FORESTVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police say a man has died after being hit by a truck Tuesday morning.

Eugene Crawford Anderson, 52, of Lanham, was hit by a pickup truck on Pennsylavnia Avenue near Forestville Road at about 6:15 a.m. Tuesday. He was transported to a hospital where he died, officials said.

Police say the pickup driver hit Anderson as he was exiting southbound I-495 to merge onto northbound Pennsylvania Ave. 

Anderson was apparently in the roadway and was wearing dark clothing. It was raining at the time. The driver stayed on the scene, officials said. 

Speed is not considered a factor in this collision. 

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department's Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at (301) 731-4422. 

#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.

Largest Roses store in the US opens in Prince George's County

FORESTVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Thursday morning, the largest Roses department store in the U.S. and the first in Prince George's County opened in Forestville, Md.

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, Lt. Governor Anthony Brown and Council Member Derrick L. Davis were there for the grand opening at the Forestville Plaza Shopping Center at 7706 Marlboro Pike.

This new store will be the largest Roses Department Store in the country and the first in Prince George s County.

Baker said in a press release, "We are working tirelessly to create jobs, opportunities, and diverse retail options throughout all the communities of Prince George's County and this new store will help this proud and historic community. Revitalizing shopping centers in the County is one of our strategies to transform neighborhoods and improve the quality of life for our residents."

USA TODAY Threepeat: Best videos of the week

(USA TODAY) -- Welcome to your weekly USA TODAY Video Threepeat, a round up of the best viral videos of the week. Maybe you've seen them already, maybe not. But they are all definitely worth watching again. So without further holdup, here are our picks for top viral videos of the week.

Prince George's does dry run for snow and ice

FORESTVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County is running its annual snow and ice practice run, BEFORE we actually get some winter weather.

Friday, we caught up with Public Works crew members at their starting point in Forestville.

The new acting director of the department, Daryl Mobley, talked to us about the annual dry run so crews can practice, gear up and test equipment. 

"What's going to happen today is we'll have about 400 employees out driving the roadways, testing their equipment, making sure that the plows are operational, making sure the salt spreaders are working properly and also we're checking -- testing our AVL system, our automated vehicle load system. The Prince George's County Department of Public Works and Transportation wants to be prepared for any weather event that will occur," said Mobley.

It Takes Two is theme of teen driver safety initiative

(WUSA9) -- The third week of October is National Teen Driver Safety Week and we're  kicking off the "Extra Mile" week-long series about the initiative with John Kuo, Administrator of the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.

The theme this year is "It Takes Two: shared expectations for teens and parents." The State of Maryland is recognizing the program with this driver safety tips card. Kuo told us what was on this card and what parents can do to support their teens when they are driving.

NHTSA: Teen drivers (http://1.usa.gov/12GUZzM)

"Besides putting on the seat belt, don't text and drive, don't use the handheld cell phone while you are driving, try to restrict passengers as well. Studies have shown that teens that carry young passengers with them, it causes them to be distracted, causes them to not focus on their driving," stated Kuo.

Cancellation of Soccer and Football games in PG Co.

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY (WUSA9) -- PG County School officials said that due to the condition of the soccer/football fields, all soccer and football games scheduled for tonight and tomorrow have been canceled.  

They believe the fields are not safe for competition. Varsity football will have to be re-scheduled for Monday. 

You can go to the MPSSAA Rules for scheduling make-ups in soccer, officials said.