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Authorities capture feral cat that caused Md. school to close

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A feral cat that caused classes to be canceled at a Maryland elementary school last week has finally been caught-- but it wasn't easy. Anne Arundel County school officials say the cat was captured Tuesday morning after they thought the animal had left the building on its own. More>>

Arrest made in murder of Popeye's restaurant employee Video included

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Anne Arundel County Police say they've made an arrest in connection with the murder of a Popeye's restaurant employee. Luzviminda Monreal, 47. was killed inside the restaurant where she worked, and the suspect charged with her murder is also one of her fellow employees More>>

Mother, 3-year-old daughter hit by SUV in Riverdale Video included

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Prince George's County police say a woman was killed and her 3-year-old daughter is in critical condition after they were hit by an SUV in Riverdale on Monday afternoon.
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2 hurt when SUV crashes through Dunkin' Donuts

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Three people were hurt Monday evening when an SUV crashed through a Dunkin' Donuts location in Ellicott City, Md. More>>

Labor Day storms bring rainbows to DC skies Video included

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Storms might have put a brief damper on part of your Labor Day festivities this afternoon, but they didn't last long. And after the rain-- came the rainbow! More>>

Car drives through house in Libertytown Video included

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Police are investigating after a car drove through a house in Frederick County. The accident happened just after midnight on Monday morning. More>>

Dog shot in face saved by Montgomery County police officers, animal hospital Video included

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Montgomery County police officers and a local animal hospital are being credited with saving a dog shot in Wheaton last week. More>>

Metro Transit Police chief urges vigilance Video included

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Metro Transit Police are urging officers to be vigilant to threats from jihadist terrorism. More>>

Md. elementary school closed after feral cat found inside building Video included

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You've heard of snow days and weather days, but kids at one Maryland elementary school were sent home Friday because of something very different: a feral cat. More>>

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Gaithersburg Video included

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Police say a 17-year-old female was injured after being struck by a vehicle in Montgomery County. More>>

Police investigating possible sighting of Gaithersburg man missing since last week Video included

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Montgomery County search crews are searching for a missing National Institutes of Health scientist who has been missing for over a week. More>>

Rockville man thanks Good Samaritans for saving his life after collapsing while jogging Video included

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A Rockville man has a complete stranger and her 9-year-old daughter to thank for saving his life.
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Child falls from 3rd floor apartment window in Silver Spring Video included

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Fire officials in Montgomery County say a 3-year-old boy has fallen from a third floor apartment window in the White Oak area of Silver Spring. More>>

Art Everywhere US initiative popping up around DC area Video included

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Look around. There is art everywhere. In this case, it is literally Art Everywhere. It is an initiative designed to bring art to a wider audience. More>>

Emergency pavement repairs on Connecticut Avenue disrupting rush hour traffic for commuters Video included

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If you travel along Connecticut Avenue near East-West Highway give yourself some extra time or find another route. For the next three days emergency pavement repairs are underway during the morning rush hour and most of the afternoon.
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Roommate arrested in murder of man whose body was found in bags Video included

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Prince George's County police say they've made an arrest in connection to the murder of a man whose body was found in plastic bags at a Laurel apartment complex on Sunday. They say the suspect, 32-year-old Leonel Mejia-Yanes, was the victim's roommate, and they're still searching for a third roommate whom police say was involved in the crime. More>>

West Nile Virus detected in Maryland resident

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Health officials say Maryland has its first confirmed case of West Nile Virus infection this year. More>>

Snyder: Redskins begin planning process for new stadium Video included

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Even with a stadium that is only 17 years old, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder says the organization has already begun meeting with architectural firms to design a new stadium for the team. More>>

Friends: Md. teen killed in plane crash was taking part of rushing fraternity Video included

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There is new information about the plane crash that killed Rockville teenager Abraham Pishevar. The 18-year-old was just beginning his freshman year at Case Western Reserve University. Shortly before the crash, he sent some of his friends a Snapchat message with a photo of the group getting into the plane. The caption read “rush.”
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Pedestrian struck in hit-and-run in Silver Spring

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A pedestrian has been taken to the hospital after being struck in a hit-and-run in Silver Spring. More>>

Potomac neighborhood fights to stop Pepco tree cutting Video included

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Pepco is taking aim on a Potomac neighborhood. It plans to cut down more than a hundred trees right out of people's own backyards. Now, neighbors are fighting back against what they say amounts to deforestation. More>>

Md. man accused of peeping tom incidents at mall restrooms, Home Depot store Video included

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Police have arrested a man they say was involved in multiple peeping tom incidents in men's public restrooms at two area malls and a hardware store.
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18-year-old Manassas man dies swimming in Ocean City

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Ocean City officials are reminding visitors about risky surf conditions after an 18-year-old Virginia man apparently drowned in the Atlantic Ocean. More>>

Purple Line suit seeks to protect rare creatures

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A trail group in Bethesda, Maryland, is suing the U.S. Transportation Department, alleging a planned light-rail route through some Washington suburbs would harm two rare, shrimplike creatures.
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Rockville teen killed in Ohio plane crash along with 3 others Video included

A small rented airplane crashed and burned shortly after takeoff Monday, killing four college students who were taking a sightseeing flight around Cleveland after their first day of classes. More>>

Baltimore's first casino opens its doors Video included

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Baltimore celebrated the opening of the city's first casino as crowds lined the block and packed into the parking garage, eager to try their luck. More>>

Capitol Heights home burglary has police looking at surveillance video of Verizon van Video included

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A couple in Capitol Heights say they have circumstantial evidence suggesting their home may have been burglarized by workers with a giant telecommunications company. They say their suspicions are supported by surveillance video, an eyewitness and evidence left behind.
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Police canvassing Laurel neighborhood for new info on murder of man found in bags Video included

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Prince George's County police are canvassing a Laurel neighborhood while passing out flyers to residents in an attempt to find new information on who killed a man and stuffed his body parts in plastic bags that were left at an apartment complex. More>>

Kids head back to class in many DC area school districts

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Like it or not, summer is officially over for thousands of kids around the D.C. area. Students in D.C., Montgomery County, Charles County, Howard County, Frederick County and most of Anne Arundel County in Maryland, as well as Warren County in Virginia headed back to class bright and early Monday morning. More>>

Police worried missing teen cases may be related Video included

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A missing person mystery is unfolding in northeast Maryland. Two teens disappeared during the same 24-hour period in Cecil County, but police are worried that the cases might be related. More>>

Mayor evicted from city hall office moves into tent

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The mayor of a Maryland town who was ordered to move out of his city hall office has come up with another place to work. Seat Pleasant Mayor Eugene Grant has set up shop on the front lawn outside city hall instead.
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Prince George's Co. tests cameras on school bus arms to bust drivers who don't stop

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Prince George's County school officials say they're fed up with drivers putting the lives of kids in danger, so they're doing something about it. Just in time for the start of the new school year, they're kicking off a new program to ticket drivers who don't stop for school buses.
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Landlord accused of hiring man to scare tenants

Montgomery County Police have charged an Olney landlord with hiring a man to scare tenants into leaving their apartment. More>>

Man indicted in $1M online romance scam

A Maryland man has been indicted on federal charges of defrauding elderly people on online dating services of more than $1 million by pretending to be romantically interested in them. More>>

Police: Gunman kills man, shoots self in Laurel Video included

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Police say a man fatally shot a man who was dating his estranged wife before shooting and wounding himself in Laurel. More>>

Prince George's Co. firefighter named National Firefighter of the Year

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A Prince George's County firefighter was recognized with a very special honor. She's been named National Firefighter of the Year!
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SUV crashes through Rockville office building Video included

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Authorities say a 60-year-old driver crashed her SUV through a medical office building in Rockville Tuesday afternoon, nearly missing employees inside.  More>>

Funeral for 3-year-old girl, shot and killed in Landover Video included

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A community came together Wednesday to remember an innocent 3-year-old who died as the result of a petty argument. Police say Knijah Bibb was shot and killed by a bullet meant for someone else, and while friends and family said their goodbyes, police said they won't give up the search for her killer. 
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Arrest made in Prince George's Co. mother's murder Video included

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Prince George's County police say they've made an arrest in connection to the murder of a mother found dead in her home on Monday.  Investigators say 39-year-old Tor Chiumba Campbell of Greenbelt killed 36-year-old Shauntelle Marie Lewis. More>>

Driver killed after private ambulance crashes Video included

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Prince George's County police say the driver of a privately owned ambulance was killed after the vehicle struck a pole and a tree. The crash occurred shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday in Accokeek.
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Police: Woman found dead in Landover apartment Video included

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Police say a young mother was found dead in her Prince George's County apartment on Monday.  Police are now searching for her killer. More>>

Police: Father shot 3-year-old in head, slashed her throat

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The murder of a 3-year-old girl at the hands of her own father left many stunned over the weekend. On Monday, Prince George's County police said Frederick Miller shot his daughter in the head before being shot and killed by police, but it's not clear why Miller abducted his daughter.
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Amid 3-year-old's death, leaders call for end to domestic violence

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The murder of the young Maryland girl on Saturday left many shaken.  In Prince George's County alone, homicides connected to domestic violence are up, and law enforcement and religious leaders came together Monday to say it must stop. 
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Capital Beltway turns 50-years-old Video included

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If you've lived around the Washington metro area for more than five decades you may remember what it was like before the Capital Beltway. You may remember and all the congestion that came along with it too! More>>

Auto theft hits historic lows in DC, MD, VA Video included

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Crime statistics show auto theft is hitting historic lows throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Citing annual crime reports, AAA Mid-Atlantic reported Monday that auto theft in Maryland last year was the lowest ever reported, dating back to 1975. Virginia is also seeing its lowest vehicle theft rates in nearly 40 years. And in the District of Columbia, AAA says car theft has dropped by 60 percent over the past decade. The drops in the region are consistent with nation... More>>

3 people dead in District Heights in apparent murder-suicide Video included

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Prince George's County police say one man and two women are dead in an apparent domestic-related murder-suicide at a townhouse in District Heights. More>>

Water main break floods homes, buckles road in Capitol Heights Video included

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A broken water main is flooding homes and creating a gaping hole in the road in a Maryland neighborhood. More>>

Al-Qaida urges abducted Md. man's family to press US for prisoner exchange Video included

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Al-Qaida urged the family of an American aid worker it abducted in Pakistan three years ago to demand that the U.S. government negotiate a prisoner exchange for his release. More>>

2-year-old's fight for life will inspire you

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If you need a little inspiration to get through whatever challenge you might be facing, here it is.  He's not even 3 years old, but a Maryland boy has already learned a very important lesson in his young life: never give up.  More>>

Fire burns home in Takoma Park Video included

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Fire burned a house fire on Kansas Avenue in Takoma Park, Maryland Friday. Fire crews are on the scene quickly placed the fire under control.
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Gaithersburg fire appears to have started in garage Video included

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A late night house fire in Gaithersburg appears to have been started in the garage. Flames engulfed a home on Warfield Drive. Firefighters say two adults in the home suffered burns and were taken to a hospital for treatment. There is no word on the conditions of the victims. More>>

Neighbors help 2 residents escape large house fire in Laytonsville

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Montgomery County fire officials say neighbors helped two people, one of them in a wheelchair, to escape a large house fire at their Laytonsville home Thursday night. More>>

2 workers rescued after being trapped in trench in Potomac Video included

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Technical rescue crews have pulled out two workers who were trapped in a trench in Potomac. More>>

Man arrested in 3-year-old's murder, but search continues for shooter Video included

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Prince George's County police say they have made an arrest in connection to the murder of a 3-year-old girl last weekend, but they are still actively searching for the alleged shooter.
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Seat Pleasant mayor to work out of tent after being kicked out of office space Video included

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A local mayor in Maryland has been kicked out of his office. To be clear, he is still the mayor, but he has literally been kicked out of his actual office inside city hall. Mayor Grant was told Tuesday that he has to pack up and move out of the building. His response to that? He plans to be back here and do his business out of a tent. More>>

Former Md. church youth leader gets 40 years Video included

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A Las Vegas man convicted of sexually abusing boys while he was a youth leader at a church in Maryland in the 1980s has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. More>>

Many vehicles at BWI airport long-term parking lots suffer water damage after Tuesday's storms Video included

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Slowly but surely people are getting their cars out of the long-term parking at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. At last check, 75 cars have been towed away because of Tuesday's flooding. 6.5 inches of rain fell on Tuesday.
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Boil water advisory issued for part of Prince George's County Video included

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A boil water advisory remains in effect for part of southern Prince George's County following a water main break. 
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Germantown playground damaged after fire

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Authorities in Montgomery County are investigating a playground fire in Germantown. Fire officials say the fire appears to be suspicious. More>>

$27,000 reward offered for info in Md. gas station clerk slaying Video included

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Anne Arundel County police are hoping that rewards totaling up to $27,000 will lead to the arrest of a man who shot and killed a gas station clerk during a robbery. More>>

Md. woman has over 1,000 items in her extensive watermelon collection Video included

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Some people collect stamps. Some people collect coins. But the Maryland woman you are about to meet collects a little slice of summer. More>>

Parents attempting to raise money to rebuild playground burned down at Md. charter school Video included

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Who would do such a thing? That is what parents at Imagine Lincoln Public Charter School in Prince George's County are saying after someone burned down their playground. Now the younger kids don't have anywhere to play and the school's parents are hoping for help to rebuild.
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Ice Bucket Challenge helps generate millions of dollars in donations in battle against ALS Video included

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If nominated, you are supposed to either dump the ice cold water over your head or donate money towards the fight to help strike out amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS. Now with all the videos being posted online, are they actually doing anything to help the cause? We found that they certainly are.
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Heavy rains cause sinkhole in Prince George's County

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A sinkhole is causing a road closure in Prince George's County, and Tuesday's heavy rainfall is to blame. More>>

Bicyclist struck by hit-and-run driver in Laytonsville talks to FOX 5 Video included

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A Montgomery County man says he is lucky he is able to even talk about his brush with death. He is a cyclist who was hit by a car along a country road this past Saturday afternoon and the driver didn't bother to stop. More>>

Md. newborn delivered by same doctor who delivered his parents 3 decades ago Video included

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Over the years, Dr. Michael Hotchkiss has delivered about 7,000 babies. He even delivered his own daughter. But in all of those babies, he had not yet experienced what happened Monday at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center. More>>

Crews helping motorists stuck in flooding in Md. Video included

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Rescue crews in Montgomery County are helping some motorists who became stuck after heavy rains. More>>

Flash Flood Warning issued for parts of DC area Video included

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Heavy rains are falling across the D.C. region, and the National Weather Service is warning residents in the District and some Maryland and Virginia counties to be on alert.  More>>

3 deaths in Md. car ruled accidental overheating

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A woman and her two young daughters found dead in their stifling car in a middle school parking lot in June died from accidental overheating, the Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Tuesday. More>>

Mystery pole dancer on Ocean City boardwalk causes controversy

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Officials in Ocean City, Maryland say they've received many complaints about a street performer who was pole dancing on the boardwalk. According to recent reports, the unidentified woman, who was dressed in a bikini, was seen dancing on a portable pole Saturday evening. 
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Police: Two charged in fight, robbery in Frederick

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Police in Maryland say a man bearing a full face tattoo is one of two suspects facing assault charges following an early morning fight in Frederick.
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Family of slain 3-year-old girl: 'It destroyed us for the rest of our lives' Video included

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Prince George's County police are continuing their search for a 25-year-old man believed to have shot and killed a 3-year-old girl at a home in Landover. More>>

VIDEO: Armed suspect leaps over counter, robs pizza place in Temple Hills Video included

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Wanted! A bold armed robber in Prince George's County. The suspect leaped over the counter of a pizza place terrorizing the employees. The robbery happened at around 11 p.m. at the Little Caesars in the Marlow Heights Shopping Center about a month ago.
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New pilot program using technology to help Md. students with autism to communicate Video included

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It is certainly not a cure for autism, but there is a method being tested in a Maryland school system that is giving hope to some families. Their kids are communicating for the first time ever. The parents of one young man say it is “life-changing.”
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Thieves steal rims and tires off parked vehicles in Prince George's County Video included

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Brazen thieves stripping cars of their rims and tires in the middle of the day. It is an ongoing problem in Prince George's County. FOX 5 spoke with a man who got his car repaired after it happened to him. He says a number of people have been targeted around Upper Marlboro in the past few months and he is fed up.
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Funeral held for woman killed in crash involving Md. State Police cadet Video included

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One week after a Temple Hills woman was killed after being hit by a Maryland State Police cadet, her family gathered Friday to lay her to rest. But an attorney for the family is speaking out because he says they have many questions about the cadet behind the wheel and how state police have handled this case. More>>

New curfew takes effect in Baltimore Video included

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Children and younger teenagers in Baltimore will be spending more time in doors under a new curfew law that takes effect this weekend. More>>

Police issue Silver Alert for missing woman who suffers from Alzheimer's and dementia Video included

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Police have issued a Silver Alert in the search for an elderly missing woman. Officers say 79-year-old Joan Ann Mason went missing from the 2200 block of Misthaven Lane in Gambrills. More>>

Md. school district to monitor students' social media Video included

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A Maryland school district will be one of only four in the nation to use special software to track students' social media posts with the idea to keep students safe. More>>

Police investigate shooting death of store clerk at Anne Arundel Co. gas station Video included

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The search is on for a man who shot and killed an Exxon gas station clerk during a robbery in Hanover. More>>

Man found guilty of attempted manslaughter in Montgomery Mall road rage stabbing Video included

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After five days of trial and 14 hours of deliberations, a Maryland man charged with stabbing a couple in a fit of road rage last year was found guilty of attempted voluntary manslaughter along with several assault charges. More>>

Vigil set for Woodbridge teen who died of suspected drug overdose at Md. concert

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Officials at a northern Virginia high school are planning a candlelight vigil for a teenager who died of a suspected drug overdose at a recent concert in Maryland. More>>

Maryland commission rules Uber must be regulated

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The Maryland body that oversees transit ruled that a popular web-based ride sharing service is subject to state regulation. More>>

Thieves breaking into vehicles of funeral goers at Suitland cemeteries Video included

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Funeral attendees in Maryland are being targeted by thieves. According to police, it has happened a number of times over the past few months. More>>

Amazon expands same-day delivery service to 6 cities, including DC metro area

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Hate to wait? Well, if you live in DC and you’re ordering on Amazon.com, wait no more. Starting Wednesday, Amazon is expanding its same-day delivery service to six more cities, including DC!
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Md. to update efforts to help immigrant children Video included

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Maryland officials are scheduled to discuss steps the state is taking to support the federal government's efforts to help unaccompanied children from Central America. More>>

Vehicles set on fire in Germantown Video included

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Investigators in Montgomery County say someone set fire to several vehicles in the Germantown area. The fires happened around midnight in the area of Mateny Road and Owl Run Way. More>>

Fire damages beauty salon in Laurel Video included

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Emergency crews in Maryland are on the scene of a fire at a beauty salon in Laurel. Investigators say the fire started in the 100 block of Washington Boulevard at Shear Bliss Salon and Spa.
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5 cases of flesh eating bacteria reported after contact with Chesapeake Bay water Video included

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An alert has been issued in Calvert County, Maryland where a total of five cases of flesh eating bacteria have been reported. In all of the cases, patients have fallen ill after coming into contact with water from the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
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Actor Anwan Glover talks with FOX 5 after DC nightclub stabbing Video included

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Actor Anwan Glover is speaking exclusively to FOX 5 just days after he was stabbed at a D.C. nightclub. Glover, who lives in the area in Maryland, is known for his roles on HBO's “The Wire,” and more recently, in the film “12 Years a Slave.”
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Police investigate deadly shooting in New Carrollton Video included

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Prince Georges County police are investigating a deadly shooting in New Carrollton. Officers responded to a report of gunshots in the 7800 block of Riverdale Road just after 3:45 a.m.
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Man admits to posing as female cab driver, withdrawing money from passengers' ATM cards Video included

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A man who looked like a lady and stole over $200,000 while impersonating a cab driver admitted to it all in court on Monday. More>>

Elderly man found dead in backyard of Takoma Park home Video included

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Takoma Park police say a 73-year-old man was found dead in his backyard and police are investigating it as a homicide. More>>

American imprisoned in Cuba says goodbye to family

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A lawyer for an American who has spent more than four years imprisoned in Cuba said Monday that his client cannot take life in prison much longer and has said his goodbyes to his wife and a daughter. More>>

Victims in Oxon Hill slayings identified

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Prince George's County police say the victims in a double slaying in Oxon Hill are the wife and mother-in-law of the man accused of killing them. More>>

Police say man climbed 300 foot tall radio tower

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Montgomery County Police say a person climbed a 300 foot radio tower in Wheaton.
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Man run over by bus near Wheaton Metro station Video included

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A Hispanic man in his mid-20s is in the hospital after being run over by a bus Friday. Officials say he was running to catch up with a bus pulling out of Wheaton Metro stop in Maryland.
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Woman sentenced in Prince George's County foreclosed home scam Video included

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A Prince George's County woman who forged documents in order to obtain deeds to homes she did not own and then rented them out was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison with all but six months suspended. More>>

Woman killed in Lanham crash involving police cadet

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Maryland State Police say a woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Prince George's County involving an SUV driven by a cadet. More>>

Massive water main break to affect Friday afternoon commute in Hyattsville Video included

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Delays will continue into the afternoon Friday as Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission crews work to repair the broken water main break in Hyattsville. More>>

Person stuck and killed by bus in Upper Marlboro

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Prince George's County Police say a woman was killed when she was hit by a bus in Upper Marlboro. More>>

2nd suspect charged in gang-related shooting in Wheaton Video included

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Montgomery County police say an 18-year-old woman shot in Wheaton Wednesday morning walked into an ambush by gang members who wished to silence her. A 13-year-old has already been charged with attempted murder, and on Thursday, police charged 19-year-old Eber Umanzor with retaliating against a witness. More>>

Police say man shot to death in Bowie Video included

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Prince George's County police say a man was shot to death around 6 a.m. in Bowie.
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Search for suspects after teens shot in Hyattsville Video included

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The search continues for suspects who opened fire in a Prince George's County neighborhood Wednesday night. The shooting happened on 30th street in Hyattsville. More>>

Little D's Bucket List reminds family, others of how precious life is Video included

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The story you are about to read is heartbreaking. But it is also a story of great hope. It's about people, even strangers, helping others when they need it most. And it all centers around a beautiful little boy. More>>

About 100 unaccompanied immigrant children enrolled in Montgomery Co. schools Video included

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Officials in Montgomery County say they are pressing for answers. They say they have already identified about 100 unaccompanied immigrant children who will be in Montgomery County schools this fall. What they don't know is how many more the federal government plans on sending. More>>

Fairfax County teen places 5th in the world at international biology competition Video included

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It's not the summer job most high school students would expect. But Will Long is not your typical kid. More>>

13-year-old in custody after woman shot in Wheaton Video included

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Montgomery County police say a 13-year-old is in custody after the shooting of an 18-year-old woman in Wheaton. More>>

Maryland cracking down against crabbing violators Video included

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The sweet pounding sound of wooden mallet on steamed Maryland blue crab claw was music to the ears for dozens of lunchtime patrons enjoying a summertime feast at Cantler's Riverside Inn near Annapolis Wednesday. But talk to people out fishing the Chesapeake Bay this summer and they will tell you something is not right out there. More>>

Jury selection begins for man accused of road rage stabbing Video included

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Jury selection is underway in the trial of a Maryland man accused of stabbing a couple in a fit of road rage. David Goldberg is charged with 2-counts of attempted murder following the incident at the Westfield Montgomery Mall last November.
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Prince George's Community College banning e-cigarettes from campus Video included

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Prince George's Community College is adopting a new smoke-free policy on campus starting September 15. All tobacco products will be prohibited, along with the increasingly popular electronic cigarettes.
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Shortlist of potential new FBI headquarters sites released Video included

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Three possible locations for the new FBI Headquarters in the D.C. area have been identified, a joint panel of the General Services Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Tuesday.
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Teen robbed of shoes at Annapolis Mall parking garage Video included

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It’s a warning for parents before you go back-to-school shopping for your family. You might want reconsider buying your kid expensive clothing. A 15-year-old boy was threatened and forced to give up the shoes on his feet or face extreme pain -- all from three older suspects who were watching his every movement for hours. More>>

Flesh-eating bacteria found in Chesapeake Bay nearly kills Md. man Video included

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A Maryland man nearly lost his leg and his life due to a flesh-eating bacteria called Vibrio vulnificus, which is typically found in brackish waters like the Chesapeake Bay. More>>

Rescued pig family gets new lease on life at Montgomery Co. farm Video included

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A mother pig and her seven piglets rescued from North Carolina will not go to market.  Instead, they got a new lease on life Monday when they were brought to a farm in Maryland to live out the rest of their lives. More>>

Man arrested for attempted kidnapping of young girl in Landover

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Prince George’s County police have arrested a 25-year-old man for attempting to kidnap a 12-year-old girl in Landover. More>>

Silver Line opens: What you need to know Video included

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Metro officially opens the first phase of the Silver Line to passengers this weekend, and they say they're ready.  Are you?  Here's some important info to help make your first ride a smooth one. More>>

Police investigating assaults of 2 female pedestrians in Hyattsville Video included

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Hyattsville City Police are investigating the assaults of two women who were attacked while walking down the street. The incidents happened over the past two weeks and police are working to determine whether they are connected.
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Md. volunteer firefighter returns home after deploying to Israel Video included

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A local volunteer firefighter was recently deployed to the front lines for a program to help his counterparts in Israel. He has returned home and described to FOX 5 what he saw during his tour. More>>

Mistrial declared for DC officer charged with attempted murder of wife

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A mistrial was declared Thursday for a D.C. police officer charged with attempted murder of his wife. More>>

Weekend Watch for July 25-27 Video included

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Still looking for plans this weekend? Here are some ideas for you to check out around the area!
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8-year-old girl dies after swim in Rockville pool

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Montgomery County police say it's not clear what caused the death of an 8-year-old girl who lost consciousness after swimming in at the public Rockville Swim Center in Rockville. More>>

Bethesda named 2nd snobbiest small city in America Video included

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Bethesda has been named the second snobbiest small city in America. But here at FOX 5, we love Bethesda, so we had to hit the streets to meet some of the people there to find out if it’s true.
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Local man 'trying to keep the legend alive' with John Wayne museum Video included

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He's a Hollywood legend, but the museum that honors John Wayne is right here in our area. Don’t know about it? Well, you are missing out. More>>

Flight ban to Tel Aviv affecting Md. teens visiting Israel Video included

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Travel restrictions imposed by the FAA on U.S. airlines servicing Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport are now in their second day with no indication when they will be lifted. Of course, that is causing all kinds of trouble for people trying to get to Israel or fly back home.
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15-month-old girl, father found safe after abduction at Southern Ave. Metro station

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Metro Transit Police say a father and his 15-month-old daughter have been found safe after he abducted her at the Southern Avenue Metro station on Tuesday evening.  More>>

National capital area No. 1 for late mail

A U.S. Postal Service report ranks the nation's capital No. 1 - for late mail delivery. More>>

Most Metro lines to have regular weekend service

Most Metro lines will have regular weekend service as the silver line opens. More>>

Md. homeowner shares surveillance images of alleged burglar in hopes of catching him Video included

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A Clinton, Md., mother is taking matters into her own hands in solving a burglary at her home. She is sharing pictures of the alleged burglar taken from a video recorded by a next door neighbor's surveillance camera. She hopes someone recognizes the man and helps police catch him. More>>

New details in abuse, imprisonment allegations by Rockville parents Video included

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Police have released new details about a disturbing discovery in Rockville. They say a couple kept their twin sons who have autism locked up in the basement of their home. More>>

Prince George's Co. police remind drivers to not leave valuables in plain view Video included

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Gone in 20 seconds. Prince George's County police say that is all it takes for a thief to get in your vehicle and grab your stuff. And it appears many of you are making it easy for them. More>>

Man fatally shot by police at Silver Spring bank Video included

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Montgomery County police say officers fatally shot a man at a Silver Spring bank Tuesday afternoon. More>>

Beretta: Gun law forcing move out of Maryland Video included

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Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee. More>>

Firm investigates questionable spending by Montgomery Co. school board members Video included

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An outside law firm hired to investigate questionable spending by Montgomery County School Board members is recommending the board cancel credit cards issued to members, cut back on expensive meals and limit trips to education conferences in places like Miami and San Diego. More>>

Police: Man left 98-year-old mother in hot car outside Maryland casino for hours

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Authorities say a man is facing charges after leaving his 98-year-old mother--who is confined to a wheelchair-- in a hot car outside a Maryland casino for nearly five hours. More>>

Police: Man dies after assault in Suitland Video included

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Prince George's County police say the investigation into an overnight homicide led to several road closures in Suitland early Tuesday. The scene unfolded in the area of Suitland Road and Huron Avenue.
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Rockville parents charged with keeping autistic twin sons locked up in dungeon-like basement Video included

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A Rockville couple has been arrested and charged with locking their 22-year-old twin sons with autism in the basement of their home. Police say the room had no lights and hardly anything for the men to sleep on.
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Md. hiker hospitalized after being bitten by snake Video included

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A Maryland hiker is recovering after being attack by a snake. It happened along the yellow trail of the Manor area at Cunningham Falls State Park and is home to a high volume of poisonous rattlesnakes and copperheads. More>>

Johns Hopkins to pay $190M after gynecologist taped pelvic exams Video included

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A "rogue" gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly record videos and photos of his patients has forced one of the world's top medical centers to pay $190 million to 8,000 women and girls. More>>

Md. gun law supporter says it's working

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With a federal court hearing looming, a supporter of Maryland's 2013 gun-control law says there are early indications it's helping to reduce fatal shootings. More>>

Prince George's County OKs MGM casino at National Harbor

A building plan for a $925 million MGM casino and hotel near the nation's capital has been approved by local officials in Maryland. More>>

10-year-old girl struck while riding bike in North Bethesda Video included

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Authorities say a 10-year-old girl riding a bicycle was struck by a vehicle in North Bethesda Friday afternoon. More>>

Falls Church man attempts to visit all 86 Metro stations

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Mark Kawar had the day off from work on Friday. So what did the Falls Church resident have planned for the day? He did what he normally did for his typical morning commute, but a little more extreme. He planned on visiting and exiting all 86 of Metro’s stations!
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Metrobus involved in crash on Old Georgetown Road on-ramp

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Authorities say four people were injured in a crash involving a car and a Metrobus on an entrance ramp to the Capital Beltway. More>>

Guard hospitalized after van crashes into security booth in Suitland Video included

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A security guard has been rescued by authorities after a van crashed into a guard house in Suitland. More>>

2-alarm fire at townhouses in Clinton Video included

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Firefighters have put out a two-alarm fire in Clinton. More>>

Weekend Watch for July 18-20 Video included

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Still looking for plans this weekend? Here are some ideas for you to check out around the area!
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Person stabbed outside McDonalds in Silver Spring Video included

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Police Are Investigating after a person was stabbed outside of a McDonalds overnight. The incident happened around 3:15 a.m. in Silver Spring at the McDonalds restaurant on Georgia Avenue near Randolph Road.
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Fort Washington residents presented with new plan to address slope failure problem Video included

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It was a surprise announcement Wednesday for dozens of Fort Washington residents who want to be able to stay in their homes. The land surrounding them is unstable and even though it is mostly private property, Prince George's County officials have been trying to find a way to help, but it will cost big money. More>>

Man arrested for eluding NSA police on Baltimore-Washington Parkway

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Maryland State Police say a National Security Agency police officer was injured when a driver fled a traffic stop and initiated a highway chase. More>>

Latest severe weather causes storm damage in Montgomery County Video included

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Tuesday's heavy rain and whipping winds took down trees and power lines in Montgomery County. More>>

NIH holds 7th Annual Sibling Day Video included

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The kids in this story have spent far more time in hospitals than any child should. But they are not the ones who are sick. Somebody else in their family is. More>>

2 pedestrians struck by truck in Silver Spring

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Two pedestrians have been struck by a truck in Silver Spring Tuesday afternoon. More>>

Annapolis orders Uber to register as cab service

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The city of Annapolis wants ridesharing company Uber to stop operating in Maryland's capital until it registers as a cab service. More>>

Texting while driving dangers Video included

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Here is a startling stat for you. The time it takes you to type out one text on your phone driving at a speed of 55 miles per hour is the same as driving blindfolded for the length of a football field. Despite the risks, drivers are still not heeding the warnings. More>>

Route 1 in College Park to get safety improvements Video included

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State and local officials are taking new steps to enhance pedestrian safety on a busy stretch of U.S. Route 1 in College Park. More>>

Dozens arrested protesting planned Md. gas plant

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More than two dozen activists have been arrested following a protest against plans to build a facility in Maryland to liquefy and export natural gas. More>>

Prince George's County panel to vote on National Harbor casino next week Video included

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A panel of Prince George's County officials will vote next week on the site plan for a casino at National Harbor. More>>

Prince George's County man builds remote-controlled lawnmower Video included

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Cutting the lawn is a lot of people's least favorite chore. But one Prince George’s County man may have come up with a solution. He has built a remote-controlled lawnmower. More>>

Prince George's County officer suspended after assault charge in DC

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The head of the Prince George's County Police Department says one of his officers has been suspended after being arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in Washington. More>>

Expensive air conditioning unit stolen from Oxon Hill church Video included

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Someone has stolen an air conditioning unit from a church in Prince George’s County. It’s not just a window air conditioner. What was stolen was a heavy, industrial unit worth thousands of dollars. Part of the theft was caught on security video.
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Police, state probe Maryland foster care death

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Baltimore police have taken over an investigation of the death of a 10-year-old boy at a home for medically fragile children in Anne Arundel County because of abuse he suffered years ago. More>>

Former workers describe health concerns at Oxon Hill office building going on for years Video included

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There is a huge concern for employees at a local office building leased by the Internal Revenue Service in Oxon Hill. According to employees, six people who worked here have passed away in the last six months and others have gotten seriously ill. Many are concerned about the quality of the building and the IRS confirms it is looking into the matter.
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Grand jury indicts felon who was living with Montgomery County judge

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A Montgomery County grand jury has indicted a Maryland man with a long criminal history on charges of kidnapping and assaulting a female judge with whom he was living. More>>

IRS to investigate building safety after deaths, illnesses of several employees Video included

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Internal Revenue Service employees who work for the agency in Oxon Hill say several people have died and many more have gotten sick in a matter of months. Many fear environmental issues in the building could be the root of the problem and the IRS confirms they are investigating. More>>

Flash Flood Watch issued for DC area

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Heavy rain hitting our area has led to a Flash Flood Watch to be issued for the District of Columbia and portions of Maryland and northern Virginia until midnight. More>>

Wayne Curry funeral held in Upper Marlboro Video included

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There were smiles and laughter Thursday at the funeral service for Wayne Curry, the former top office-holder in Prince George's County, Md. Curry died last week of lung cancer at the age of 63. More>>

Police identify body found in pond near Md. mall after shoplifting

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Police in Anne Arundel County are identifying the man whose body was recovered from a pond area near Arundel Mills mall. More>>

2-alarm fire damages classroom trailers at middle school in Waldorf Video included

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Over 100 firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire at John Hanson Middle School in Waldorf. More>>

Md. transportation authority warns of E-ZPass scam

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Transportation officials in Maryland are warning the public about a scam involving E-ZPass. More>>

Storm kills one, injures several at Maryland camp Video included

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The executive director of a Christian summer camp in Maryland where a boy died after a tree fell on him during a storm says the camp is reviewing how it responds to severe weather events. More>>

Takoma Park police to carry heroin antidote spray Video included

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The proliferation of heroin in the Washington area and the overdoses that come with it has motivated Takoma Park police to supply its officers with an antidote. It is a nasal spray that reverses the life-threatening symptoms of the drug. More>>

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued until 10 pm for DC metro area

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Another round of thunderstorms and showers could be passing through your area Wednesday afternoon and evening as the National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10 p.m. for Washington D.C. and many of the surrounding metro areas in Maryland and northern Virginia. More>>

Former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry remembered Video included

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Hundreds of residents of Prince George’s County took time out of their workday on Wednesday to pay their respects to the late County Executive Wayne Curry. His funeral will be held Thursday. More>>

Dozens sickened by pool chemicals at YMCA camp in Anne Arundel County

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Anne Arundel County fire officials say a mechanical malfunction involving pool chemicals at a YMCA camp sickened 35 people. More>>

Family displaced after large tree crashes onto Silver Spring home Video included

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Severe storms caused a giant tree to crash down on a house in Silver Spring Tuesday evening.
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Thousands of customers without power in DC area Video included

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Storms that passed through the D.C. area on Tuesday have caused tens of thousands of customers to be without power while bringing down numerous trees and downed power lines. More>>

Man gets DC parking ticket for car he doesn't own Video included

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Maryland motorist Jon Rasmussen got a shocking notice in the mail several weeks ago. It was a notice of an "unsatisfied" parking ticket from the District of Columbia informing him that on May 4, his Honda sedan had been parked illegally on private property without consent on Maine Avenue, SW. More>>

Pay It Forward: Savvy bargain shopping teen helps start library at cancer center Video included

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If the children are our future, then this Pay It Forward story will have us all feeling good about tomorrow. More>>

Forgotten vials of smallpox found in NIH storage room

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A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week — decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box. More>>

Montgomery County wants Maryland to modify marijuana laws

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The Montgomery County Council is calling on Maryland lawmakers to decriminalize the possession of devices used to smoke marijuana. More>>

High temperatures to cause train delays in DC area

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Some MARC and VRE customers can expect delays this afternoon because of high heat. More>>

Body found in pond near Md. mall after shoplifting Video included

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Anne Arundel police and firefighters have recovered a body in a pond area near Arundel Mills after a shoplifter fled from store security.
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Fire at Silver Spring restaurant causes traffic delays Video included

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Expect delays in Montgomery County as emergency crews investigate a fire at a Silver Spring restaurant. Flames spread through the Red Maple Restaurant at around 5:30 a.m.
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Townhouse fire in Potomac

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Firefighters have put out a fire at a two-story townhouse in Potomac Monday night. More>>

Metro: 3 lines to be affected by weekend work

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Metro says the red, orange and blue lines will be affected by work this weekend. More>>

Md. man charged in kidnapping of 12-year-old girl

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Police have arrested a Maryland man and charged him with kidnapping a 12-year-old girl in Annapolis. More>>

13-year-old arrested in Frederick shooting of 15-year-old

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Frederick police have arrested a 13-year-old boy in a Fourth of July shooting that left a 15-year-old girl injured. More>>

High temperatures cause MARC, VRE train delays in DC area

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Some MARC and VRE customers can expect delays this afternoon because of high heat. More>>

Funeral plans made for Wayne Curry Video included

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Funeral services will be held this week for former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry. Curry died last week after losing a yearlong battle with lung cancer. The 63-year-old was the county's first black chief executive.
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Portion of apartment building roof falls onto Route 1 in College Park Video included

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A portion of a roof at a seven-story apartment building has blown off and fallen onto Route 1 in College Park. More>>

Tips for using Metro on July 4th Video included

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Take it from a veteran D.C. reporter: Metrorail is the way to get into and out of the District on the Fourth of July. But there are some tips you should know that will make your trip easier. And, if you're seeing the fireworks (and riding home on Metro), don't miss the last two tips on my list -- they are crucial.
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VIDEO: 3 masked men rob Safeway pharmacy at gunpoint in Upper Marlboro Video included

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Prince George’s County police are searching for three armed and masked men who robbed a Safeway pharmacy on South Osborne Road in Upper Marlboro on June 28. More>>

Fire breaks out at Potomac home after lightning strike Video included

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Storms on Wednesday caused one home in Montgomery County to be struck by lightning. More>>

Md. commission approves rate hike for Pepco

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The Maryland Public Service Commission has approved an electricity rate hike for Pepco, but less than the utility requested. More>>

Car occupants 'uncooperative' in investigation of teen fatally struck in Silver Spring Video included

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Montgomery County police are still not sure who was driving the car that ran off a school parking lot Tuesday night and killed a teenage girl who was watching a soccer game. The two women and one man in the car are not answering police questions in the case. Investigators hope other witnesses will come forward. More>>

Ocean City postpones fireworks as Tropical Storm Arthur approaches Video included

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Officials in Ocean City, Maryland, are keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Arthur, which already has disrupted the town's Fourth of July plans. City officials decided Wednesday to postpone Friday night's scheduled fireworks to Saturday night.
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Montgomery Co. police officer released from hospital after being hit by vehicle Video included

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A Montgomery County police officer who was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic has been released from the hospital. More>>

13-year-old girl fatally struck by car in Silver Spring Video included

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Montgomery County police say a 13-year-old girl is dead after being struck by a car while watching a soccer game. More>>

Former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry dies Video included

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Former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry has died. Curry died around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at his home.
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