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Police look for driver who struck 11-year-old on bike


LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- An 11-year-old boy seriously injured on his bike by a hit and run driver is home recovering from a head wound. Police have yet to catch the driver who ran him over Saturday in Laurel, Md.

"This is not gonna go away," the boy's grandmother, Brenda Robinson, tells WUSA9. She says she will keep the investigation going as long as she can.

Robinson says Christian Martin, her grandson, has a large head wound that has to be held together with staples. He was struck as he rode his bike behind his father on Whiskey Bottom Road Saturday evening at 6:31 p.m..

Woman found dead in Md. pool


LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County Police Department is responding to the report of a woman found dead in a pool located in the 7900 block of Brooklyn Bridge Road in Laurel.

Authorities responded to the residence around 2:35 p.m. A dead woman was found floating in the swimming pool, police said.

The investigation continues.

We will continue to update you as information comes in.


Police: Man tried to stab cop during traffic stop


LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police say a man tried to stab an officer during a traffic stop in Laurel and then tried to run away. He is now charged with criminal and traffic offenses.

According to police, an officer made a traffic stop in the 300 block of Gorman Avenue after seeing a slow moving car strike a curb twice at approximately 12:38 p.m. on Sunday. The driver initially opened the door but was told to stay inside, say police.

The driver, later identified as Dianand Inder, would not put down his window and told the officer he only had a learner's permit, according to police. The officer suspected that Inder was driving under the influence and asked him to turn off his car. Inder refused the request, say police, and the officer made the request again. When Inder refused again, that is when the officer attempted to remove Inder from the car, according to police.

Arrest made in murder of man found in 2 bags in Laurel


LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9/ AP) - Police in Prince George's County have made an arrest in the murder of a man whose body was found in two bags in a Laurel apartment complex.

The suspect is 32-year-old Santos Leonel Mejia-Yanes of Finsbury Court in Laurel, police said. He's charged with first and second degree murder and is being held without bond.

Mejia-Yanes has a bail review hearing on Friday afternoon. He has a preliminary hearing set for September 23rd.

Detectives also obtained a warrant for a second suspect. He's 34-year-old Bayron Cruz-Vargar also of Finsbury Court. Cruz-Vargas is charged with first degree murder as well as first degree assault and other charges, police said. He remains at large.

Teens arrested for arson at classroom trailer


LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Four teenage boys were charged with arson after a fire at a temporary classroom in Laurel.

According to Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department spokesperson Mark Brady, three 13-year-olds and one 15-year-old boy were charged last Friday with 1st Degree Arson, 2nd Degree Arson, 1st Degree Malicious Burning, and 2nd Degree Malicious Burning for the fire at Derefield Run Elementary School in June.

Brady says that firefighters responded to a trailer being used as a classroom at the school the night of June 30. Investigators later determined that the fire was set intentionally.

If found guilty, the charges carry maximum penalties that could potentially keep the boys in a juvenile facility until their 21st birthdays, says Brady.


Take the Plunge: Join Design Army X Karla Colletto for Pool Party, Fashion Show on Friday, Aug. 22

Take the Plunge: Join Design Army X Karla Colletto for Pool Party, Fashion Show on Friday, Aug. 22

Design Army X Karla Colletto to debut their swimwear collection - Swim At Your Own Risk - on Friday, August 22 from 7-10 p.m. at Capitol Skyline Hotel

On the heels of judging the global 61st Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France as one of two US judges in the Design category, Pum Lefebure, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Design Army, just released her first swimwear collection, Swim At Your Own Risk, in collaboration with Karla Colletto. A capsule collection for Colletto’s Cruise 2015 line and Lefebure’s first venture into fashion design, the five-piece graphic swimsuits and beachwear debuted at the Miami Swim Show on July 19th.

Boil water advisory lifted in Prince George's County


LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) has lifted the boil water advisory for all customers affected in Southern Prince George's County.

Multiple samples collected on Wednesday and Thursday came back negative for contamination, the WSSC reported.

It is no longer necessary for customers to boil their water prior to use, WSSC said.

Read more about the advisory that had been in effect since Wednesday HERE: http://on.wusa9.com/1prIa6B