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Critical missing 15-year-old Greenbelt girl sought

GREENBELT, Md. (WUSA9) -- Greenbelt Police are searching for a missing 15-year-old girl, who was last seen on February 28, according to authorities.

Police are searching for Kiera Dajanae Patrice Richardson, who suffers from seizures and left her home on February 27. She was last seen by a family member on February 28 around 11 p.m. in the 5700 block of Cherrywood Lane. Richardson was in a blue Nissan Maxima.

She is described as a black girl, standing 5'09" tall and weighing 180 pounds, with red hair and brown eyes. The vehicle she was in was being driven by a black man with dreadlocks.

She contacted a family member on March 1, via text, stating she was in danger. Police were then contacted.

Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to contact the Greenbelt Police Department at 301-474-7200

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

Students interested in attending the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. can audition on Sun., Mar. 1 at MSA Lorton Campus at 9601 Ox Road. Auditions are required as part of the 2015-2016 academy registration. The MSA Academy audition is for performing arts students from 6th grade to 12th grade. Students should call 703-339-0444 ext.3 or visit www.metropolitanarts.org to register for an audition time. 

The audition process will give prospective students an opportunity to demonstrate his or her skills in dance, music and theater for the chairs of the respective arts departments.  Applicants must attend a live audition if they live within three geographical states of MSA.  Prospective students living beyond the three-state radius may submit a DVD audition. 

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.


Firefighters said hoarding conditions made it difficult for firefighters.



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.



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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