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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.


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.

1 dead after motorcycle crash in Greenbelt


GREENBELT, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man is dead after crashing a motorcycle in Greenbelt, according to Prince George's County police.

Police are investigating the incident, which occurred around 10:50 Tuesday night on Good Luck Road at the intersection of Greenbelt Road.

The police department originally tweeted that two motorcycles were racing in the westbound lanes of Goodluck Road when one of the drivers lost control and crashed.

In a later statement, police said that this was not an illegal racing incident and only one motorcycle was involved. Police say the driver, identified as 56-year-old Robert Edward Bailey, III, of Silver Spring, was traveling westbound on Greenbelt Road when he hit a curb and lost control, striking a guardrail.

He was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Car overturns on Beltway near Greenbelt Metro


GREENBELT, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police responded to an overturned car on the Beltway before the Greenbelt Metro station Wednesday.

The call for the accident came in around 11:04 a.m. It happened on the inner loop of the Beltway near the Cherrywood Lane overpass.

No injuries were reported. Sky9 captured a tow truck putting the car back on its wheels.


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Md. man sentenced for sexually exploiting girl


GREENBELT, Md. WUSA9) -- A twenty-four-year old man was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Monday for sexually exploiting a minor to produce child porn, authorities said.

The U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced David Wayne Sweet, of St. Leonard, Md. to a 20 year sentence followed by supervised release for life, according to authorities.

He must register as a sex offender wherever he works, lives and studies.

Deputies found sexually explicit images of a girl on Sweet's personal cell phone, authorities said. The photos were taken between June and September 2013. According to authorities, they were able to recover all of the photos, even though Sweet had deleted the photos from his phone.

Police arrested Sweet on September 27, 2013. According to authorities, he touched the girl inappropriately while she was sleeping and took photos her.

Md. man sentenced for distribution of child porn


GREENBELT, Md. (WUSA) -- A thirty-three-year-old man from Rockville, Md. was sentenced to six years in prison for distribution of child porn, authorities said Friday.

The U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Michael Gaskin, of Rockville, to six years of prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release, authorities said.

Gaskin is required to register as a sex offender wherever he lives, is an employee and wherever he studies.

Authorities said Gaskin sent pornographic photos of children and toddlers to somebody he met online between December 2012 and September 2012.

A total of 262 photos and two videos were found on his computer, authorities said.


Md. investment advisor indicted for stealing $1.2M from client


GREENBELT, Md. (WUSA9) --A federal grand jury indicted a 35-year-old man from Md. for illegally transferring $1.2 million from his client's annuity account.

According to authorities, Travis Wetzel, of Frederick, Md. transferred a total of $1,282,224. His indictment was returned Wednesday and he was arrested Thursday, authorities said.

The United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; and Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced his indictment Wednesday.

The indictment was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; and Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.