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Lightning causes apartment fire in Greenbelt, Md.


GREENBELT, Md. (WUSA9) -- Thirty six people were displaced after lightning from Tuesday's storm caused an apartment building to catch fire in Greenbelt, Md., according to Prince George's County fire officials.

Firefighters responded to the 200 block of Lakeside Drive at approximately 7:35 p.m. Tuesday for the report of a fire on the roof of an apartment building, fire officials said.

In all, 66 firefighters worked to put out the flames.

No one was injured, but people living in 22 different apartments were told they couldn't go home.

A man who spoke with WUSA said he lives in one of those apartments.

He said he felt the apartment shake and heard a "boom." All of the power went out, but he didn't realize the apartment was on fire until neighbors beat on his door.

Nucleo Vega lives in the adjacent apartment building.

DUI arrest made after car goes off BW Pkwy ramp


WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A woman was arrested for DUI after her car went off the ramp northbound on Baltimore-Washington Parkway Monday morning, police said.

The accident happened northbound on the ramp to Greenbelt Road. The car went off the ramp and crashed into a wooded area.

WUSA9 saw the woman being given a sobriety test on chopper video. The woman stumbled and was then arrested.

US Park police confirmed this was a DUI arrest. No lanes have been blocked, according to officials.

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MD men force victims out of car at gunpoint, rob them


GREENBELT, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Laurel man was arrested for forcing two victims out of their car at gunpoint and then robbing them with the help of another suspect in Greenbelt, Md. on April 11.

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Kendrick Savoy of Laurel, Md. was arrested in connection with the armed carjacking that happened in the 8000 block of Greenbelt Road in Greenbelt, deputies said.

Man fatally stabbed in Greenbelt home


GREENBELT, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police are investigating after a man was found fatally stabbed in a Greenbelt home Tuesday night.

The victim has been identified as Kelley Wainwright Robbins, 38, of Irving, Texas, police said.

Greenbelt police responded to the 9100 block of Edmonston Road around 10:04 p.m. and found Robbins on the couch suffering from stab wounds to his neck, according to authorities.

He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police arrested 38-year-old, Patrick Corie Hunter on the scene in connection with the incident. The weapon used in the stabbing was recovered, police said.

Hunter is being charged with first degree murder, second degree murder, and first degree assault.

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Man arrested in Greenbelt parking lot shooting


GREENBELT, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police have arrested a suspect in connection with shooting a man in a Greenbelt parking lot in November 2014.

The shooting happened on November 25, 2014 in the 7900 block of Mandan Road, police said.

Khiree Ante Cheeks, 20, of Capitol Heights, Md. was arrested. He is being charged with the following: attempted first degree murder, attempted second degree murder, first degree assault, armed robbery, use of a firearm during a crime of violence and other charges

He is currently being held without bond.


FOUND: 15-year-old Greenbelt girl


GREENBELT, Md. (WUSA9) -- Greenbelt Police have found a missing 15-year-old girl.

Kiera Dajanae Patrice Richardson was located in Washington, D.C. She was safe, say police.

She had been missing since May 11. She was also reported missing in February.


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.