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Officials: Cars damaged in attempted arson in Germantown


GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County fire officials say after responding to a reported car fire they found more cars with damage. Officials are now investigating what appears to be an attempted arson.

According to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer, at approximately midnight Wednesday, firefighters responded to a reported car fire at Mateny Road and Owl Nest Lane. Crews discovered evidence of attempted arson on several vehicles in the area. Piringer says there was minimal damage to the five to six vehicles and no one was injured.

There is no information on any suspects at this time.




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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.

Police search for missing Germantown man


GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Montgomery County Police Department is looking for a missing 22-year-old man from Germantown.

Police said Maurice Darnell Munford, 22, of Germantown was last seen in the area of Lakeforest Mall, 701 Russell Avenue Gaithersburg on Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m.

Munford is described as a black man, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, and weighs around 135 pounds. Police said he has brown eyes and black hair.

He was last seen wearing a turquoise hat and turquoise sweatshirt.

Family and authorities are concerned for his emotional well-being.

If you have any information about Mundford, please contact the Montgomery County Police Department at 301-279-8000.


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2 Mont. Co. high schools evacuated after bomb threats


MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two high schools in Montgomery County are being evacuated after receiving bomb threats, according to police.

Northwood High School in Silver Spring and Northwest High School in Germantown are being evacuated.

Montgomery County police say the threats were received around 9:30 a.m.


Police: Woman with knife bit victim's leg

Police: Woman with knife bit victim's leg


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a woman who they say bit another woman's leg and pushed a police officer.

Bonnie Lu Jackson, 42, of Manassas, has been charged with attempted malicious wounding, assault & battery on a LEO, and domestic assault & battery.

On April 19 at 12:51 a.m., officers responded to the 7300 block of Castle Road to investigate a domestic disturbance. The victim, a 44-year-old woman, reported that she and Jackson were involved in a verbal altercation that had escalated, according to police.

Police say that Jackson assaulted the victim and bit her leg. At some time during the altercation, Jackson grabbed a knife and charged towards the victim. Another person was able to separate the two women.

April is Litter enforcement month in PWC

 PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA . . . Did you know that dumping trash, companion animals and other stuff on a public roadway is a crime? Or that pitching lighted matches, cigarettes, cigars, etc., from your vehicle can result in a ticket? Did you know that it’s against the law to drive trucks and other vehicles that let contents drop, sift, leak or otherwise escape from them? These and many other litter and illegal dumping laws will be enforced throughout this month as Prince William County Police join law enforcement agencies throughout the metropolitan Washington region in observing Litter and Illegal Dumping Enforcement Month. This campaign is part of an effort to raise awareness of litter, illegal dumping and related crimes, as well as reduce litter by strictly enforcing existing laws.Officers will concentrate on litter laws, illegal dumping and unsecured truck load laws throughout the County.