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Deer cause police officer crash & Metro delays

EDGEWATER, Md. (WUSA9) -- A deer caused an Anne Arundel County police officer to crash Saturday night, officials said.

It happened around 10:52 p.m. when Officer Adam Sanders was driving near the 100 block of Central Avenue.

Police say a deer suddenly emerged from the woods and ran into the passenger's side of the police vehicle, causing Officer Sanders to lose control and hit a telephone pole on the right shoulder.

The force of the crash caused the pole to break and drop wires onto the roadway, officials said.

Officer Sanders was transported by medic unit to Shock Trauma with non-life threatening injuries. He was treated and released from the hospital, officials said. 

The Traffic Safety Section is completing the investigation.

A deer also caused delays on the Blue Line after a train hit a dear near Addison Road in Prince George's County. 

Crash on Beltway near Rt 50

LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA9) -- Maryland State Police are on the scene of a crash on the inner loop of the Beltway near Route 50.

Mark Brady with Prince George's County Fire and Rescue says there are three injuries.

SKY9 was on the scene. We hope to have more information soon.

POLL: Do you think the Redskins can still win the NFC East

It's a big Thursday night showdown for the Washington Redskins.

A win over the Minnesota Vikings will mark Washington's first winning streak of the season and put them one game behind the Dallas Cowboys for the NFC East division lead.

Robert Griffin III and the offense look to build on a strong performance Sunday against San Diego, while the defense will need to contain 2012 NFL MVP Adrian Peterson to get a win at the Metrodome.

Scroll through the galleries for photos of the Redskins on and off the field this season and vote in our poll below:

PG homicide victim identified

LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA9) -- A person killed in Prince George's County on Sunday was identified by police. 

David Janard Jenkins, 27, of Landover was found stabbed to death at around 6:30 p.m. at the 300 block of Meadow Way in Landover, police said. 

Police have arrested two suspects in the murder of David Janard Jenkins.  Brothers, 21-year-old Rayshad Raderrick Stuart and 23-year-old Antjuan Jamala Stuart have been arrested in connection to the murder, police said. They are both charged with first and second degree murder.

DC Council votes to change Redskins name

WASHINGTON (AP) - For the second time in its history, the D.C. Council has called on the Washington Redskins to change their nickname.

By a 10-0 vote, the council approved a resolution Tuesday urging the team to abandon the nickname, which some consider offensive to Native Americans. One member abstained, and two were absent.

The council has no power over the team, which plays its home games in Maryland and has its training facility in Virginia. It previously called for a name change in 2001.

President Barack Obama said recently that he would consider changing the name if he owned the team. Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has called the name "a badge of honor" but says he respects the feelings of those who are offended.

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Man arrested in Georgia for 1989 Md. murder

LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County Sheriff's Office authorities say a man was arrested in Georgia for a murder that occurred in Landover, Md. in 1989.

Authorities say Georgia State Patrol officers arrested 46-year-old Wayne Gilgeours on Oct. 16 on a warrant charging him for first degree murder in the 1100 block of Nalley Road in Landover. Police say that 22-year-old Philbert Jones was  suffering from a gunshot wound on May 23, 1989. He later died of his injuries.

Detectives believe the motive for the shooting was drug related, according to police.

On Oct. 16, Gilgeours was pulled over for a traffic violation, according to sheriff's office authorities, and officers found that he had a fradulent ID. Police say that the name on the ID was "Leonard Rhule." A mobile fingerprint scanner later identified the driver as Gilgeours and a records check showed he was wanted in Maryland.

Sean Taylor murder verdict: GUILTY

MIAMI (WUSA9) -- On the fourth day of deliberations, a South Florida jury reached a verdict in the case of a man accused of fatally shooting Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor.

The jury has found Eric Rivera Jr. of Fort Myers guilty of Second Degree Murder. Rivera Jr. was also found guilty of Burglary of a Dwelling.

Rivera Jr. is set to be sentenced on December 10 in a Florida courtroom. 

He faced life in prison if convicted of killing Taylor during a botched November 2007 burglary at the player's Miami-area home.

Rivera confessed to police on videotape that he shot Taylor after kicking in a bedroom door, but he later said in court that investigators coerced his confession. He also claimed someone else shot Taylor.

Four other men were charged in the case. One has pleaded guilty and the others will stand trial later.