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2 Pr. George's theaters to air HIV awareness ads

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - Two movie theaters in Prince George's County are airing public service announcements aimed at promoting safe sexual behavior.

The ads are running for 14 weeks at the movie theater at the Greenbelt mall and the Phoenix Big Cinemas Marlow 6 Theatre In Temple Hills.

The commercials feature Tray Chaney, a Prince George's native and actor who appeared in the HBO series, "The Wire." He's scheduled to appear at a November 16 promotion event at the Marlow 6 theater in Temple Hills.

The county health officer says Prince George's ranks second in the state of Maryland for HIV cases and sexually transmitted diseases.

2 Pr. George's theaters to air HIV awareness ads

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - Two movie theaters in Prince George's County are airing public service announcements aimed at promoting safe sexual behavior.

The ads are running for 14 weeks at the movie theater at the Greenbelt mall and the Phoenix Big Cinemas Marlow 6 Theatre In Temple Hills.

The commercials feature Tray Chaney, a Prince George's native and actor who appeared in the HBO series, "The Wire."  He's scheduled to appear at a November 16 promotion event at the Marlow 6 theater in Temple Hills.

The county health officer says Prince George's ranks second in the state of Maryland for HIV cases and sexually transmitted diseases.

SB BW Parkway reopens after car fire

BELTSVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Southbound lanes of the BW Parkway are reopen after a car fire Thursday morning.

The southbound lanes of BW Parkway were shut down at Powder Mill Road due to a vehicle fire and reopened around 4:40 a.m., according to U.S. Park Police.

There is no word on the cause of the fire, but it was not the result of a crash. There were no injuries.

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.

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.