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4-year-old struck by car in Prince George's County


LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA9) -- A four-year-old boy was taken to the hospital after being struck by a car in Landover on Sunday.

Officers were called to the 7400 block of Village Green terrace for a report of a pedestrian struck around 2:05 p.m., police said.

Preliminary investigation reveals the child ran out into traffic and was struck by the car, police said.

The driver remained on the scene. The child was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.


Holiday party supports 10 kids who lost their mothers


LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA 9) -- Sisters 4 Sisters hosted a holiday party celebrating the 10 children who lost theirs mothers in the fatal Prince George's County car accident.

The party was part of the Sister 4 Sisters "Hope for the Holidays: A Mother's Love" campaign that helps support children during the holidays.

Prince George's fire spokesperson Mark Brady said the October accident was "one of the worst" crashes in 40 years, killing two children and three adults.

Giant recalls chili seasoning kits due to nut allergens


LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA9) -- Giant Food has removed Carroll Shelby brand and Wick Fowler brand chili seasoning kits from their shelves after they may contain peanut and almond allergens that are non in the products' ingredients.

The following products are included in the recall:

•Carroll Shelby Chili Mix, 4 oz., UPC 7239610000

•Carroll Shelby White Chicken Chili, 3 oz, UPC 7239610019

•Wick Fowler 2-Alarm Chili Kit, 3.625 oz., UPC 7109200069

•Wick Fowler False Alarm Chili Kit, 3.25 oz., UPC 710920011

As of now, Giant has not received any reports of illnesses. Customers who may have bought the product should get rid of any unused portions and bring their receipt to Giant for a full refund.

Man exposes himself, touches woman shopper in PG Co


LANDOVER HILLS, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County Police are searching for a man who exposed himself to a woman and touched her inappropriately at a store in Landover Hills, police said.

The incident happened at a big box store located in the 6200 block of Annapolis Road, authorities said. The suspect revealed himself to the woman shopper and then touched her.

The woman was able to push away the man and find help.

If you have any information, please call 301-699-2601.

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Tanker crash shuts down Eastbound Route 50 in Landover for hours


LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA9) -- Eastbound Route 50 in Landover was shut down for almost twelve hours on Sunday after a tanker truck crash, fire officials said.

The tanker ran off the road and into a ditch near Route 202 around 5:50 a.m. fire officials said. The driver was taken to a trauma center, officials said.

Hazmat officials spent hours cleaning up 22 hundred gallons of fuel that spilled onto the road during the incident. The road reopened just after 5 p.m.


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.