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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.


Police: 41 pot plants found in Md. man's home


LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police have arrested a man who they say had an illegal garden of marijuana growing in his home.

Shayne Thomas Stone faces several drug-related charges after police found 41 marijuana plants growing in his house in the 6900 block of Barton Road.

Police say each of those plants is valued at $3,500.
Stone also had nearly 650 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his home, according to police.

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6 students, 2 drivers injured in school bus crash


LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA9) -- Six students were injured during a crash involving a school bus Tuesday morning, according to Prince George's County police.

The accident happened at 8:45 a.m. on Pinebrook Road in Landover.

Police say a a car trying to go around a school bus clipped the back of the bus, causing minor injuries to six student and the drivers of the bus and the car.

The students and both drivers were transported to local hospitals for treatment.

Police could not say whether the bus was stopped or whether students were boarding or getting off the bus at the time of the accident.


New bill gives co-op residents eviction protection


LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA9) -- We have a big update to a WUSA9 exclusive that aired back in October. That's when we discovered a blind man had been evicted from his home in Prince George's County, along with his wife and his seeing eye dog.

That eviction caused a fire storm of criticism toward the managers of that co-op housing complex. There have been several investigations since then and just last week, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a bill that is a direct result of Ray Raysor's eviction.

Ray, a blind man, legally disabled, had been evicted from his apartment where he lived for 40 years. Ray's wife and seeing eye dog were also evicted.

Thousands celebrate at Redskins Draft Day party


LANDOVER, MD (WUSA9) -- A total of 21,000 fans went out to Fedex Field for the Redskins Draft Day party Saturday afternoon.

It was a day of fun, food and entertainment. The highlight for fans in burgundy and gold was getting to see Quarterback Robert Griffin III back on the field to greet the fans as they chanted his name.

Fans got to meet current and former players including Darrel Young, Niles Paul, Adam Gettis and Ricky Ervins.

Saturday's turnout was 4,000 people shy of last year's event.


Police: Woman with knife bit victim's leg

Police: Woman with knife bit victim's leg


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a woman who they say bit another woman's leg and pushed a police officer.

Bonnie Lu Jackson, 42, of Manassas, has been charged with attempted malicious wounding, assault & battery on a LEO, and domestic assault & battery.

On April 19 at 12:51 a.m., officers responded to the 7300 block of Castle Road to investigate a domestic disturbance. The victim, a 44-year-old woman, reported that she and Jackson were involved in a verbal altercation that had escalated, according to police.

Police say that Jackson assaulted the victim and bit her leg. At some time during the altercation, Jackson grabbed a knife and charged towards the victim. Another person was able to separate the two women.

Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

As the world embraces the age of technology, everything is available online----including the sale of pets. Guardians of Rescue, a nationwide animal rescue organization, has stepped up to protect these poor animals from the cruelty of being bought and sold via the Internet. Guardians of Rescue is working with law enforcement in various states to try to reduce the amount of harm inflicted on these innocent dogs.

“Getting a new pet is always a big decision, and buying a dog you haven’t met in person is not smart,” says Dori Scofield, vice-president of Guardians of Rescue, an organization whose mission is to protect the well-being of all animals. “If you buy a dog through the Internet, you risk supporting puppy mill cruelty and being scammed out of your money. The Internet is also used by criminals to buy and sell fighting dogs, using certain understood language.”

If you looking to adopt a new dog, here are five tips to think about before you decide where to buy: