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Route 50 reopened in Landover after brush fires

LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA9) -- A large section of Route 50 was closed in Landover while firefighters battled a series of brush fires.

According to a spokesperson for Prince George's County fire, the fires have been extinguished. 

Route 50 was closed in the area of Landover Road while firefighters battled the fire. 

At one point, the fires extended all the way from Landover Road to Kenilworth Avenue.

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METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

Students interested in attending the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. can audition on Sun., Mar. 1 at MSA Lorton Campus at 9601 Ox Road. Auditions are required as part of the 2015-2016 academy registration. The MSA Academy audition is for performing arts students from 6th grade to 12th grade. Students should call 703-339-0444 ext.3 or visit www.metropolitanarts.org to register for an audition time. 

The audition process will give prospective students an opportunity to demonstrate his or her skills in dance, music and theater for the chairs of the respective arts departments.  Applicants must attend a live audition if they live within three geographical states of MSA.  Prospective students living beyond the three-state radius may submit a DVD audition. 

Man linked to 4 MD robberies arrested

LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County Police Department arrested a man who police say may be linked to four robberies in Landover this year.

Police arrested Daquan Douglas, 27, of Landover in connection with the robberies that happened between January 15 and February 2.

In each incident, the victims were walking in the area of Garrett Morgan Boulevard between 6 and 7 p.m. The investigation shows that the suspect went up to the victims, pulled out a weapon and demanded their property. Nobody was hurt in any of the incidents, authorities said.


PG County investigate fatal pedestrian crash in Landover

LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that happened in Landover, Md. on Friday morning.

The crash happened around 6 a.m. at the intersection of Landover Road and Matthew Henson Avenue, authorities said. A woman was found on the road suffering from critical injuries. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Investigation shows that the woman was crossing Landover Road when she was hit by a car. The woman was not inside the crosswalk at the time of the accident, authorities said.

Police said the driver involved did stay on the scene of the accident.

The victim's name has not been released yet.

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.

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.

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.