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METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS’ STUDENTS AWARDED for ALL-STAR CAST

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS’ STUDENTS AWARDED for ALL-STAR CAST

Ben Cherington and Kylie Levy of Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) Performing Arts Academy of Lorton, Va. and Alexandria, Va. were recently recognized for All-Star Cast by the Virginia Theatre Association Conference for their performances in I Never Saw Another Butterfly. This was the first time Metropolitan School of the Arts had participated in the conference. Cherington, an 11th grader from Burke, Va., and Levy, a 10th grader from Fairfax, Va. are students at Metropolitan School of the Arts. For more information, go to www.metropolitanarts.org.

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) also earned the 2014 Virginia Theatre Association Conference award for Best Costume Design and was recognized for Staging, as well as received an honorable mention for Best Play, I Never Saw Another Butterfly.

Police canvass Md. area a year after mailman was killed


LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA9) -- A year after a mailman was murdered in Maryland police and the United States Postal Service inspectors returned to the community to pass out flyers in hopes of getting information on a possible suspect.

Tyson Jerome Barnette, age 26 was shot and killed on the job on the night of November 23rd, 2013.

The shooting happened in 1600 block of Reed Street, police said.

Police responded to the scene around 7:20 p.m. and found Barnette suffering from gunshot wounds. Barnette was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The crime is still unsolved, and a year later, some neighbors say they remember it well.

"I've been living here in Cheverly 32-years and this is the first time that someone has been killed in our neighborhood, and it was very frightening," Robin McClain, an area resident, told WUSA 9.

LEARNINGRx OFFERS MILITARY FAMILIES 11 % OFF of BRAIN TRAINING; DONATES $111/student to SEMPERMAX

LEARNINGRx OFFERS MILITARY FAMILIES 11 % OFF of BRAIN TRAINING; DONATES $111/student to SEMPERMAX

For Veteran’s Day, LearningRx of DC Metro Area is offering 11 percent off of their brain training programs for military families Nov. 11 through Nov. 30, located at six, local centers, Chantilly, Va., Fairfax, Va., Leesburg, Va., Reston, Va., Vienna, Va. and North Potomac, Md. For each military child they train, LearningRx will also donate $111 to SemperMax, a program to enhance the morale and welfare of wounded veterans and their families. LearningRx programs have been helping traumatic-brain-injured military veterans, like U.S. Army Capt. Patrick Horan (Ret.) of McLean, Va., recover their speech and memory skills, and LearningRx is now extending brain training to military families that are looking to make learning easier or for those who struggle with learning disabilities, ADHD or autism. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

MISSING: 37-year-old from Landover


LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police are seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing woman from Landover.

Police say Alishia Trava Bush was last seen in the 2100 block of Matthew Henson Avenue on Oct. 7 at about 2 a.m.

Bush is described by police as an African-American female, 5'5", 155 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white shirt and black pants.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department's Regional Investigation Division- Central Region at (301) 772-4911.


Pedestrian killed in hit and run in MD


LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA9) -- A pedestrian was killed in a hit and run collision on Saturday evening.

The hit and run occurred in the 6700 block of Annapolis Road in Landover hills, police said.

This incident is under investigation, we will provide more details as they become available.


11-year-old girl hit by ambulance in PG County


LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA9) -- An 11-year-old girl was hit by an ambulance Friday evening, Prince George's County fire officials said.

It happened around 5:15 p.m. at the intersection of Greenleaf Road and Romney Court in Landover.

Paramedic Ambulance 806 from St. Josephs Fire/EMS Station in Springdale was responding to an incident when the girl was hit. The girl was taken to the hospital for pain in her lower extremities, officials said. Her injuries are non-life-threatening.

Witnesses said the girl may have walked out into the street from behind a Metro bus, officials said.

"It is a matter of standard operating procedure for the driver of the paramedic ambulance to undergo post-accident testing. Both members of the crew will also go through an internal safety review of the incident," according to a news release.

Man arrested for killing toddler after month long search


WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A man wanted for fatally shooting a three-year-old was arrested in D.C. Tuesday morning, Prince George's County police said.

Police spent more than a month searching for Davon Wallace for the shooting death of three-year-old Knijah Bibb in Landover on August 10.

Wallace was captured by D.C. police officers at an apartment on Jasper Road in Southeast, D.C. at 7 a.m. Tuesday.


Two adults and four small children were also in the home at the time.

Little Knijah's grandmother, Brenda Bibb, said Wallace is lucky the cops got to him before she did.

"If I was to have seen him, my intentions was to get him," she said.