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18 displaced in two-alarm apartment fire in Greenbelt


GREENBELT, Md. (WUSA 9) -- Eighteen residents have been displaced from six condo units after a two-alarm apartment fire in Greenbelt early Saturday morning.

The fire occurred in the 8400 block of Greenbelt Road around 5 a.m., fire officials said.

An 87-year-old man was transported to the hospital after suffering from smoke inhalation. Fire officials say he is in stable condition.

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Firefighters said hoarding conditions made it difficult for firefighters.

DONATE COATS for SERVE at MONZA; GET $25 MONZA/CARMELLO’s GIFT CARD

DONATE COATS for SERVE at MONZA; GET $25 MONZA/CARMELLO’s GIFT CARD

Monza of Historic Manassas will be collecting gently used coats to donate to SERVE of Manassas, Va. in exchange for a $25 Monza or Carmello’s gift card and free hot chocolate and coffee on Fridays and Saturdays in January at Monza at 9405 Battle Street in Old Town Manassas, Va. For more information, go to www.eatmonza.com.

“Winter is here, and we’re all pulling out our warm coats, many of us have more than one, while the neediest of our community go without a proper coat for the coldest of days,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmellos and Monza in Historic Manassas, Va. “Help us support SERVE by dropping off a coat, and warm up with a free hot cocoa and gift card,” said Pires.

Man shot in Greenbelt parking lot


WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A man was found shot in a Greenbelt parking lot on Tuesday evening, according to police.

Police were called to the 78 hundred block of Mandan Road in Greenbelt for a report of shots fired at about 7:26 p.m., police said.

Officers arriving at the parking lot found an adult male suffering from several gunshot wounds, police said.

The man was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Police are looking for two black males both described as being in their twenties, standing at about 5 feet ten inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds, polices said.


METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS’ STUDENTS AWARDED for ALL-STAR CAST

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS’ STUDENTS AWARDED for ALL-STAR CAST

Ben Cherington and Kylie Levy of Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) Performing Arts Academy of Lorton, Va. and Alexandria, Va. were recently recognized for All-Star Cast by the Virginia Theatre Association Conference for their performances in I Never Saw Another Butterfly. This was the first time Metropolitan School of the Arts had participated in the conference. Cherington, an 11th grader from Burke, Va., and Levy, a 10th grader from Fairfax, Va. are students at Metropolitan School of the Arts. For more information, go to www.metropolitanarts.org.

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) also earned the 2014 Virginia Theatre Association Conference award for Best Costume Design and was recognized for Staging, as well as received an honorable mention for Best Play, I Never Saw Another Butterfly.

DC man gets 18 months for robbing Md. bank


GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - A D.C. man who robbed a Clinton bank of more than $100,000 has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Twenty-four-year-old Emanuel Honemond entered the plea Monday in federal court in Greenbelt.

According to his plea agreement, in September 2011, Honemond and others entered the Navy Federal Credit Union. Prosecutors say the masked men announced a robbery and fled in a van with more than $100,000.

Authorities say the money had a hidden tracking device and police quickly found the robbers.

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LEARNINGRx OFFERS MILITARY FAMILIES 11 % OFF of BRAIN TRAINING; DONATES $111/student to SEMPERMAX

LEARNINGRx OFFERS MILITARY FAMILIES 11 % OFF of BRAIN TRAINING; DONATES $111/student to SEMPERMAX

For Veteran’s Day, LearningRx of DC Metro Area is offering 11 percent off of their brain training programs for military families Nov. 11 through Nov. 30, located at six, local centers, Chantilly, Va., Fairfax, Va., Leesburg, Va., Reston, Va., Vienna, Va. and North Potomac, Md. For each military child they train, LearningRx will also donate $111 to SemperMax, a program to enhance the morale and welfare of wounded veterans and their families. LearningRx programs have been helping traumatic-brain-injured military veterans, like U.S. Army Capt. Patrick Horan (Ret.) of McLean, Va., recover their speech and memory skills, and LearningRx is now extending brain training to military families that are looking to make learning easier or for those who struggle with learning disabilities, ADHD or autism. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

Four injured after car crashes into MD nail salon


GREENBELT, Md. (WUSA9) -- Four women were injured on Friday evening when a driver crashed their car into a Maryland nail salon.

The incident occurred in the 55 hundred block of Cherrywood Lane in Greenbelt, the Prince George's County Fire Department said. The driver remained on the scene and was questioned by the Greenbelt City police, the fire department said.

The driver has been identified as a 52-year-old woman. The driver became confused when parking her car and hit the gas instead of the break, sending her car through the front window of the nail salon, police said.

The four female customers in the salon were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.