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Md. man arrested for drug trafficking after foot chase


 

LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man was arrested for drug trafficking after a short foot chase last Friday in Prince George's County. 

Terry Phillips of Capitol Heights, Md. was charged after police say he was on an arrest warrant for drug trafficking. 

The arrest warrant was obtained on Dec. 17, 2015 and police say Phillips was captured on Jan. 8th at a resident in 2000 block of Virginia Avenue. 

According to police, officer found 6 grams of suspected marijuana, two digital scales, a handgun, legal lease documents and over $1,100 dollars at the residence located on Virginia Avenue. On Jan. 8th, police saw someone believed to be Phillips fleeing from a bush. After a small foot chase, police say Phillips was captured. 

Man arrested for Landover shooting


LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man was arrested for fatally shooting a 28-year-old in Landover on Sunday, according to the Prince George's County Police Department.

James Norris III, 28, of Northeast, D.C. was charged for shooting Turrell Blake of Landover, Md.

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Police respond to the Jericho Residences: Senior Communities located in the 1000 block of Brightseat Road in Landover around 5:30 p.m. for reports of a shooting.

Once on the scene, officers found Blake suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to a hospital where police say he was pronounced dead.

Toys for Tots distributes 1,000+ toys to PG County kids


LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA9) -- Thousands of children will have presents under the Christmas tree thanks to the Toys for Tots program.

The Prince George's County Police and fire departments and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves partnered to distribute tens of thousands of toys on Saturday.

The line wrapped around the Prince George's County Police Department with families who stood in line the night before so their children would have presents this Christmas.

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Two Prince George's Co. firefighters charged after fight at fire


LANDOVER HILLS, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two volunteer firefighters in Prince George's County have been charged with assault after they allegedly attacked two female career firefighters, according to charging documents.

Sources say the fight began Tuesday after the Landover Hills and West Lanham Hills companies responded to the same on 75th Avenue in Landover, Md. 

According to fire department sources, the fire engine from Landover Hills arrived first and the one from West Lanham pulled up moments later.

The two career firefighters, one of whom is Lieutenant, were on the first engine and getting ready to put a hose line in the house when two volunteer firefighters stopped them, first by blocking the doorway then with a push, and a fist, the charging documents say.

Police recover knife, arrest 2 after FedEx Field fight


LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA9) Two people were arrested and a knife was recovered after a violent confrontation between fans caught on video inside FedEx Field during the Washington Redskins loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football.

"There was no stabbing. This was a fight, " Christina Cotterman, a spokesman for the Prince George's County Police Department said. 

"A knife is going way too far," said Mike Vaughn, who shot the video and posted it to his Facebook page after believing he'd witnessed a stabbing. "I didn't feel safe at all. I wanted out of there."

The victim in this incident was not actually stabbed and police said they don’t know who the knife belonged to.  Regardless, the incident raises questions about how a knife cleared security at FedEx and fan behavior and safety. 

MISSING: Elderly siblings from Prince George's County


LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police need your help locating a missing brother and sister from Prince George's County.

Rosa Lee Thomas, 71, and James Everrette Ward, 76, were last seen in the 7200 block of Sheriff Road in Landover on Monday around 2:00 pm.

Thomas is described by police as an African American woman, 5'8" and 185 pounds. She was last seen wearing a gray jacket, blue sweat pants, and a gray and black fleece hat. Thomas may be in need of medication. It is unclear what Ward was wearing.

Pack Light, Pack Right While Traveling by Air This Fall

Pack Light, Pack Right While Traveling by Air This Fall

Fall is a time when millions of people around the country begin to make their travel plans. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the busiest travel times of the year are just around the corner, which include Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. There are some great reasons why packing light will help make your trip easier and more enjoyable. And the good news is that it’s not difficult to do, either.

“If you want to pack right when you travel then you really need to focus on packing light,” explains Tina Aldatz, chief executive officer of Savvy Travelers. “There’s much less hassle and stress when you pack light and stick to the basics. You can put your focus on your travel, rather than having all of your attention go to dragging around way too much luggage.”

Here are some Savvy Travelers tips for packing light and right for fall and holiday air travel: