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Md. robbery suspect wanted after leaving during trial


LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police say a manhunt is underway for a suspect wanted in connection with a liquor store robbery after he disappeared from court on Tuesday.

The Prince George's County Sheriff's Office has issued a warrant for the arrest of 40-year-old Michael Anderson.

Police say Anderson left the courthouse while a jury was deliberating during his trial.

Anderson was on trial for a June 15 robbery the Laurel Park Liquor Store at 13600 Baltimore Avenue. The jury convicted him on the robbery charge Tuesday, even though he did not return to the courtroom to hear the verdict, officials say.

If you know the whereabouts of Michael Anderson, please call the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office at 301-780-8600.


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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.


Fire crews respond to Md. house fire


LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Authorities say, Howard County fire crews responded to a house fire in Laurel, Thursday night.

The fire happened at 10700 Graeloch Road, in Laurel, Md. around 9 p.m. , according to authorities.

A total of 40 firefighters were able to put out the fire within 20 minutes, authorities said.

No injuries have been reported as of yet. Authorities said, the home will more than likely be declared uninhabitable later Thursday night.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

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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.

2 suspects wanted in Md. store robbery


LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County Police Department is searching for two suspects in connection with a store robbery that happened in Laurel, Md. Friday afternoon.

Police said the incident happened around 12:30 p.m. in the 14200 block of Baltimore Avenue. Authorities said, the two suspects went into the store, pulled out guns and demanded money.

According to authorities, several cell phones were taken.

Anyone with information on the identity of these suspects is asked to call the CID/Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905. Callers can remain anonymous by calling CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). You may also text "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online. Crime Solvers is offering a CASH REWARD up $1000 for
tips that lead to an arrest and indictment in this case.

Temporary Lane Changes On MD Route 1


LAUREL, Md (WUSA9) -- A traffic alert for anyone driving northbound on Maryland US 1 in Laurel.

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) says on the evening of Monday, July 7 they will be temporarily shifting traffic flow on US 1/Baltimore Avenue between Contee Road and the Muirkirk Road Bridge. SHA will be temporarily splitting the northbound lanes with concrete barriers. These changes should start at 6pm when road crews close one lane in each direction.

SHA says this work is associated with the Intercounty Connector (ICC) Project.

Here is more on the lane shifts from a SHA news release:

Woman carjacked near Laurel Walmart


LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Anne Arundel County police need your help looking for a man who they say carjacked a woman near the Laurel Walmart early Sunday morning.

It happened at approximately 12:54 a.m. in the area of the Walmart located at 3549 Russett Green East.

A 48-year-old woman told police officers that a man threatened her with a large kitchen knife and then drove off with her car. She ran away and was not injured.

Police say the car, a 2007 black 4-door Toyota Camry with Md. plates 6CHJ73 is still missing.

The suspect is described as a
black male, 5'7", medium build, wearing a white jacket, armed with a large kitchen knife.