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4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda

4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda


BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA 9) -- Two Metrobus passengers are claiming injuries after the bus was involved in an accident on the Beltway Friday afternoon.

Authorities say that the Metrobus was involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle near the Old Georgetown Road exit on I-495.

Authorities report that two of the passengers in the involved vehicle are also claiming injuries.


FOUND: 17-year-old girl from Takoma Park


TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Takoma Park police say a missing teen last seen on July 12 has been located.

Police say Judy Duvall was last seen at 700 Hudson Avenue in Takoma Park. Judy is 5'0" tall and weighs 200 pounds.

If you have any information regarding Judy's whereabout please contact Takoma Park Police and refer to case number 1403321.


MISSING: 41-year-old man from Takoma Park


TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Takoma Park police need your help finding a missing 41-year-old man last heard from on July 9.

Diallo Mugabe Dishman was last seen in the 700 block of Devonshire Road. Police say he was last heard from by phone by his mother on July 9 at 12 p.m.

Dishman is described as a black male, 6'2", weighing 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue button up shirt, blue jean and black shoes. Police say he was last seen driving a burgundy Nissan Xterra.

Anyone who has information about Diallo Mugabe Dishman's whereabouts is asked to contact the Takoma Park Police Department at 301-270-1100 and refer to case #14032714.


FREE CUPCAKES AT OCCASIONALLY CAKE on SUN. JULY 20; DONATES 50% to METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS

FREE CUPCAKES AT OCCASIONALLY CAKE on SUN. JULY 20;  DONATES 50% to METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS

 

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.

MISSING: 21-year-old man from Takoma Park


TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Takoma Park police need your help finding a critically missing 21-year-old man.

David Alton Pride was last seen in the 8200 block of Houston Court, Takoma Park at 11 a.m. on July 8.

Pride is described as a black male, 5'9' and
140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, black canvas shoes, and has a black back pack and a skate board.

Anyone who has information about David Alton Pride's whereabouts is asked to contact the Takoma Park Police Department at 301-270-1100.


Police: 16-year-old girl held as sex slave in Md.


TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police have arrested a man who they say trafficked a 16-year-old girl.

Twenty-year-old Saleh Jamar Pointer of Langley Park faces multiple charges related to human trafficking, prostitution and sexual abuse of a minor.

In May 2014, a 16-year-old girl told police that she was living with Pointer, who gave her drugs and would beat her if she refused to have sex with other men for money, according to police.

After an investigation, Pointer was arrested on June 17. He remains in custody at the Department of Corrections.

After returning home, police say the girl returned to Pointer, which is common in cases with factors including drug abuse, physical violence and threats against family members.


Md. police search for suspect in 7-Eleven armed robbery


TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Takoma Park Police Department is searching for a suspect in connection with an armed robbery that happened Wednesday morning at a 7-Eleven in Takoma Park.

Police said the incident happened around 12:55 a.m. in the 900 block of Merrimac Drive. Authorities said the suspect went into the store and approached the counter with a knife.

The register was open and the man took the entire drawer, authorities said. Police said he fled on foot from the store. He was last seen on Carroll Avenue going towards University Blvd.

Deputies found Franklin Junior McLean, 33 located inside of an abandoned house in the 1000 block of Merrimac Drive. According to police, McLean was not responsible for the armed robbery, however he was arrested for an outstanding warrant through Montgomery County, Md.

McLean was able to describe what the robber looked like.