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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.

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.


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.