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Tip leads to discovery of weapon, drugs at VA school


CHARLES COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- A tip from a Student Crime Solver program has led officers to a student who had a weapon and drugs in his backpack at school.

On September 10th, a school resource officer at Thomas Stone High School in Waldorf got a tip through the Student Crime Solvers program. The tip alleged that a student may be keeping a gun in his backpack, the Charles County Sheriff's office said.

Upon further investigation school administrators and officers discovered an Airsoft gun in the backpack. Also in the backpack were two small bags of what authorities believed to be marijuana, the sheriff's office said.

The student, a senior at the school, was charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance, the sheriff's office said.


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Police seek suspect in MD store robbery and theft


BRYANTOWN, MD (WUSA9) -- Sheriff's detectives need your help identifying a man who they believe robbed and stole from the same Maryland store over the last several months.

The robberies and theft took place at the Bryantown Store in the 6400 block of Leonardtown Road in Bryantown, the Charle's County Sheriff's office reported.

The most recent robbery occurred on August 9th at about 10:30 p.m., the sheriff's office said.

At about 10:03 p.m. the suspect entered the the store, revealed a gun and demanded money, the sheriff's office said.

The sheriff's office believes that on January 1st, the same man stole cash from an open register, and is also responsible for a robbery last October, in which he pulled a gun and demanded cash.

Charles County Crime Solvers seeks fugitive


CHARLES COUNTY (WUSA9) -- Charles County Crime Solvers need your help locating a woman with several warrants out for her arrest.

Heather McDonald, 23, of Mechanicsville Maryland has warrants out for her arrest for failure to appear in court on a burglary charge, a non-support violation, destruction of property and, theft, Crime Solvers said.

McDonald is described as 4'11", 115 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes, Crime Solver said.

Anyone with information about McDonald is asked not to approach her but to call the CSSO Warrant Unit at 301-932-2222.


Take the Plunge: Join Design Army X Karla Colletto for Pool Party, Fashion Show on Friday, Aug. 22

Take the Plunge: Join Design Army X Karla Colletto for Pool Party, Fashion Show on Friday, Aug. 22

Design Army X Karla Colletto to debut their swimwear collection - Swim At Your Own Risk - on Friday, August 22 from 7-10 p.m. at Capitol Skyline Hotel

On the heels of judging the global 61st Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France as one of two US judges in the Design category, Pum Lefebure, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Design Army, just released her first swimwear collection, Swim At Your Own Risk, in collaboration with Karla Colletto. A capsule collection for Colletto’s Cruise 2015 line and Lefebure’s first venture into fashion design, the five-piece graphic swimsuits and beachwear debuted at the Miami Swim Show on July 19th.

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Police ID 10-year-old who assaulted 4-year-old


CHARLES COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Charles Sheriff's Office has identified a the juvenile who reportedly molested a 4-year-old boy.

Officials say that a 10-year-old boy from Charles County molested the 4-year-old at the Capital Clubhouse on July 20th, 2014.

After following several leads, officials were able to identify the boy on Thursday evening, they said.

The case will be reviewed with the Maryland State's Attorney's Office. The investigation is ongoing.


4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda

4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda


BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA 9) -- Two Metrobus passengers are claiming injuries after the bus was involved in an accident on the Beltway Friday afternoon.

Authorities say that the Metrobus was involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle near the Old Georgetown Road exit on I-495.

Authorities report that two of the passengers in the involved vehicle are also claiming injuries.


FREE CUPCAKES AT OCCASIONALLY CAKE on SUN. JULY 20; DONATES 50% to METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS

FREE CUPCAKES AT OCCASIONALLY CAKE on SUN. JULY 20;  DONATES 50% to METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS

 

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. and Mount Vernon, Va. is celebrating its five-year anniversary on Sun., July 20 and handing out one free cupcake per person to all their patrons with no purchase necessary at their Old Town Alexandria shop at 207 King Street and Mount Vernon at 8859 Richmond Highway from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Occasionally Cake will donate 50 percent of all their sales that day to Metropolitan School of the Arts youth scholarships of Lorton, Va. For more information, call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com.

The free cupcakes will be available in Chocolate Marshmallow, Red Velvet, Snickerdoodle, Funfetti and Strawberry Key Lime flavors with other flavors available for purchase. A variety of other flavors will be available for purchase.  Occasionally Cake will offer an anniversary special of four cupcakes for $8.