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Police: Carjacker crashes into McDonald's drive-thru


LANDOVER HILLS, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police say a stolen SUV caught fire after crashing into a McDonald's drive-thru early Tuesday morning.

Around 5:11 a.m., police responded to the McDonald's in the 6200 block of Annapolis Road where they found an adult male who had crashed an SUV in the driver-thru. The SUV caught fire and was quickly extinguished.

At the same time, police say they received a call for a carjacking in the the 7000 block of Annapolis Road.

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Police arrest man for attempted kidnapping in MD


LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County Police have arrested a man who they say tried to kidnap a twelve-year old girl.

According to police Michael Jesse McLong, 25, tried to kidnap the girl on Friday afternoon. Authorities say that McLong approached the girl and her 8-year-old brother on Landover Road and identified himself as a police officer.

McLong grabbed the girl by her arm and tried to pull her toward the back of a nearby shopping center, officials say.

Authorities say the children were able to get away when a good Samaritan confronted McLong. According to authorities an off-duty Cheverly police officer and nearby security guard caught McLong and held him until police arrived.

McLong faces multiple charges related to attempted kidnapping.

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.

Redskins: A slur or not a slur?


LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Something is happening just beneath the fight over the name of a certain Washington, D.C., pro football team: America is working through the process of determining what is - or is not - racially offensive.

What is a slur, and who gets to decide? How many people must be offended to tip the scales? Why should some be forced to sacrifice their traditions out of respect for others?

We are a long way from consensus on these questions, judging by the response to a federal ruling that the "Redskins" team name is disparaging and its trademarks should be canceled.

The team is appealing the decision, and even if it loses its trademark, it can still use the name. But this latest development highlights the limitations of how America wrestles with certain racial statements, and our struggle to balance free speech and social good.


62-year-old killed in Landover crash


LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police are investigating a fatal car accident that killed a 62-year-old in Landover.

It happened on June 7 at about 10:20 p.m. at the intersection of Landover Road and Kenmore Drive, police say. The accident involved two SUVs.

Preliminary investigation suggests that a Ford Explorer was stopped at a traffic light on southbound Landover Road. Louise McFadden, of Dellwood Avenue in Glenarden, was also traveling southbound on Landover Road and rear ended the Explorer, police say.

Both drivers were taken to the hospital, and McFadden died on June 9. The second driver's injuries are not considered to be life threatening.

Preliminarily, speed appears to be a factor in this collision.

Md. man sought in big box store robbery


LANDOVER HILLS, Md. (WUSA9) -- Deputies are looking for a suspect who stole from a big box store in Landover Hills on April 30.

Police said the incident happened in the 6200 block of Annapolis Road.

If you recognize this man, please call 301-699-2601 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.