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Man shot during Md. armed robbery

LANHAM, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police say a man was shot overnight during a residential armed robbery.

It happened around 12:15 a.m. at a home in the 6900 block of 100th Avenue off of Good Luck Road in Lanham.

The home was occupied by a man and a woman at the time. The man was shot during the robbery. He was transported to a local hospital in critical condition, officials said.

Police are looking for two suspects, both armed.

Officials say the are not sure what, if anything, was taken from the home.

Jan Jeffcoat makes her WUSA9 debut at 11 p.m.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- You told us you wanted something different, something fast and something that spoke to you, the viewer. We listened. 

On Sunday night, WUSA9 debuted its new anchor, Jan Jeffcoat, and its new 11 p.m. show format, which reflects more viewer-friendly segments. 

We at WUSA9 are always listening to your questions and comments on www.TellWUSA9.com as well. Click the link and tell us what you think about all the hottest topics in today's news, entertainment, weather and local sports. 

Wing of PG County Courthouse evacuated

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A wing of the Prince George's County Courthouse was evacuated on Wednesday afternoon, after multiple people complained about headaches, police said. 

The Bourne Wing of the courthouse was tested for carbon monoxide shortly after the people complained, and the building was deemed safe of CO after the test. 

Officials are still investigating why about 40-50 people are complaining about headaches.

The entire building was investigated and officials say they found no readings of any kinds of gas or fumes. No work is going on in the building.

The Bourne Wing will remain closed until at least Thursday morning.

OCCASIONALLY CAKE RAISES MORE THAN $1,100 for MARCH OF DIMES

OCCASIONALLY CAKE RAISES MORE THAN $1,100 for MARCH OF DIMES

 

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. raised more than $1, 100 for the March of Dimes during their four-year anniversary, day-long celebration, while giving away more than 1, 500 cupcakes. For more information, visit www.occasionallycake.com or call 703.647.9638.

“Thank you to the community for helping us celebrate and giving back to the March of Dimes, an organization that is doing so much for moms and babies,” said Sabrina Campbell, owner of Occasionally Cake in Old Town Alexandria, Va.

Md. man who took teen to sex parties sentenced

GREENBELT, Md. (WUSA9) -- A judge has sentenced an Upper Marlboro man to 10 years in prison for taking a teenager to sex parties, officials said.

Troy Walker, 48, otherwise known as "Caveman," asked a 17-year-old girl to work for him at parties advertised as sex parties or "gang bangs." Walker hosted these parties through a Company called Quest For Fire, according to his plea agreement.

Guests who wanted to go to the parties would text Walker for the location and pay an entry fee. Then they could engage in sexual acts with girls that Walker provided.

In August 2012, Walker rented an apartment for the victim and had her engage in sex acts with guests at his parties. He also used her photo for ads on the Internet and transported her from D.C. to Maryland, officials said.

Chipotle, Baskin-Robbins, Hotels Among Health Closures

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA9) - Chipotle, Baskin Robbins, Popeye's, Boston Market, three popular hotel chains - and violations ranging from no hot water to vermin to cooking without a license - are among 13 DMV health department suspensions in this week's WUSA9 Restaurant Report.

One of the suspensions was the third health hazard closure at the same location in less than two years.

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WUSA9 to try drone camera

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The Phantom is one of a handful of radio controlled rotor aircraft designed to act as miniature flying camera platforms.

WUSA has experimented, with limited success, other popular models. One model we tried flew well as long as there was no wind-but the method for downloading the video was not simple enough for our workflow-which always requires speed, reliability and ease of use.

The Phantom is a quad motor, rotor type aircraft that has a GoPro camera slung underneath for shooting video and still pictures. The GoPro is usually tough and reliable so it makes a nice choice for shooting aerial footage this way.