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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.


Police: Teens placed fake delivery orders, robbed drivers


LAUREL Md. (WUSA9) -- Laurel Police say two teenagers robbed five restaurant delivery people at gun point in separate incidents in the area of North Arbory Way and Alan Drive.

From June 15 to June 25, police say John Sterling, 16, and Markell Bowyer ambushed each driver after placing a fake delivery order.

In each robbery, a fake delivery order was made to a local restaurant and sent to the address of a vacant house. When each driver arrived, police say they were robbed of cash and food.

A black BB replica handgun has linked the suspects to the crimes, according to police.

Both teenagers have been charged as adults for armed robbery, assault and theft. Sterling's bond was set to 50,000 dollars and Bowyer's bond was set to 75,000 dollars, according to police.


Md. suspect steals more than $26K in electronics


LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police are searching for a suspect who stole more than $26,000 worth of electronics from a Radio Shack in Laurel Wednesday morning.

Police said the robbery happened at the Radio Shack located at 901 Washington Blvd in Laurel. According to authorities, the suspect forced both of the employees into the store as they were opening up the shop.

The suspect then spray painted and hammered the surveillance cameras. The employees were also told to turn off the circuit breakers to the store, police said.

The person stole over $26,000 in cell phones and electronics, authorities said. According to authorities, the suspect ran out the back door and got into a black truck, possibly.

If you have any information on the robbery please contact the Laurel Police Department at 301-498-0092.


Md. man arrested for killing snake with shotgun


LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Laurel man was arrested Sunday afternoon after he used a shotgun to kill a snake behind his home, according to police.

Laurel police were called to 15000 block of Laurel Oaks Lane at 12:25 p.m. after getting reports of shots fired.

Police say they found James Matthews Jr. in the woods behind his home with a shotgun. Matthews told them he used the shotgun to kill the snake.

Matthews is being charged with violating a city ordinance that "prohibits the discharging of any firearm, air rifle, slingshot, or other weapon that discharges a projectile" that can hurt someone.

According to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, it is illegal to kill snakes in the state as they are a protected species.