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Man arrested for carjacking at Vienna Metro station

wusa9.com — WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Metro Transit Police say they have arrested a man for the carjacking and abduction that occurred earlier this month at the Vienna Metro station. Metro and Fairfax County police earlier released surveillance photos and a composite sketch of the suspect.
Nov 27, 2014

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Nov 27, 2014

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Nov 27, 2014

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Taylor Swift to perform on CBS THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE

wusa9.com — THE THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE ON CBS, featuring performances by global superstar and seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner Taylor Swift, will be anchored by 'Entertainment Tonight' co-host Kevin Frazier and Thea Andrews, co-host of 'The Insider,' live from New York City Thursday, Nov. 27 on the CBS Television Network.

Group preparing and delivering 3,500 Thanksgiving meals

wusa9.com — WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Food, football and spending time with family and friends are the things that come to mind when we think of Thanksgiving. But for a number of our neighbors, those things aren't a reality. Thursday, several organizations are working to ensure the less fortunate will be able to enjoy the holiday, including Food and Friends on Riggs Road in Northeast D.C.
Nov 27, 2014

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Nov 27, 2014

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Thousands participate in Trot for Hunger in DC

wusa9.com — WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Eleven thousand people were expected to take part in the annual Trot for Hunger 5K in D.C. on Thanksgiving morning. A kids' fun run preceded the 5K, which kicked off at 9 a.m. WUSA9's Andrea McCarren, Nick Giovanni and Melissa Toms participated in the race.

MISSING: Diane Smith, 58, of DC

wusa9.com — WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A 58-year-old woman has been missing from D.C. for more than a week. Her brother reached out to us in hopes that she could be reunited with family for Thanksgiving. Diane Smith was last seen in the 3000 block of 30th Street SE on November 18th at 3 p.m.

Funeral services for Marion Barry

wusa9.com — Funeral plans for Marion Barry have been announced. The former D.C. mayor and council member died on Sunday.
Nov 27, 2014

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Man who fell from Boston airport ceiling naked held without bail

wusa9.com — BOSTON (AP) - A Boston man who police say fell naked through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Boston's airport and then assaulted an elderly man has been ordered held without bail pending a hearing next week. Cameron Shenk was arraigned Wednesday on charges that include attempted murder, assault and battery on a person over 60, and lewd and lascivious conduct.
Nov 27, 2014

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Man caught posing as a firefighter

wusa9.com — A Montgomery County man pretended to be a fire fighter going as far as dressing his SUV as an emergency vehicle and responding to fires.

Ailing restaurateur B. Smith reported missing in N.Y.

wusa9.com — An alert has gone out for famed restaurateur and former model Barbara Smith, known as B. Smith, who has Alzheimer's and has been reported missing on Long Island. Fox News is reporting that Smith was last seen in Southampton, Long Island, at about 8 p.m.
Nov 26, 2014

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Nov 26, 2014

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Nov 26, 2014

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Cloud of suspicion hangs over Maryland man in Robyn Gardner's disappearance

wusa9.com — BALTIMORE (WJZ) - It's been three years since Robyn Gardner disappeared while vacationing in Aruba with a Gaithersburg businessman. Gary Giordano was the last person to see her alive. To this day, a cloud of suspicion hangs over him. Now, he tells Mary Bubala what he thinks happened to the Maryland woman who vanished without a trace.
Nov 27, 2014

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Man charged after posing as a firefighter

wusa9.com — MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Montgomery County man is in trouble with the law after showing up to the scene of a fire and pretending to be a firefighter. Kevin Kraft, of Gaithersburg is facing multiple charges in relation to an April 22nd incident during which he showed up to a commercial fire in Rockville acting as a firefighter, according to charging documents.

Marion Barry funeral plans released

wusa9.com — WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Funeral plans for Marion Barry have been announced. The former D.C. mayor and councilmember died on Sunday. Wednesday, officials announced that his body would lie in repose at the Wilson Building on Dec. 4 at 9 a.m. Another event would be held on Dec. 5 from 10 a.m.

Drone deep-fries turkey for Thanksgiving

wusa9.com — WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- We've all seen how dangerous it can be to deep fry a turkey on Thanksgiving. So why not use an aircraft to drop that turkey into the oil? One of the safest (and most creative) ways to deep-fry a bird is to use drone technology to drop the turkey into the pot of boiling peanut-oil, so you don't even have to be near the flames, right?

Man stabbed near Verizon Center in DC

wusa9.com — WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A man was stabbed near the Verizon Center on Wednesday night, according to D.C. police. The stabbing took place at about 7:45 p.m. in the area of 7th and F Streets Northwest, police said. Police are looking for two women wearing dark clothing.

Soldier from Maryland killed in Afghanistan

wusa9.com — BALTIMORE (AP) - The Pentagon says a soldier from Wicomico County is one of two who were killed in Afghanistan. Forty-eight-year-old Sgt. Maj. Wardell B. Turner of Nanticoke was killed Monday in Kabul when a vehicle carrying an improvised explosive device attacked his vehicle. Also killed in the incident was 27-year-old Spc.

Pa. man charged in western Md. hit-and-run fatal

wusa9.com — HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - Hagerstown police say they've charged a Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, man in a hit-and-run fatality. Police said Wednesday that 49-year-old Nathaniel Hart is charged with manslaughter, driving under the influence of alcohol and other offenses in the Sept. 14 death of Hagerstown resident Darren Reeder. Hart couldn't be reached for comment.
Nov 27, 2014

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Yorkie missing after DC break-in

wusa9.com — WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A pet dog is missing after a reported break-in on Tuesday. The break in happened in the 7800 block of 16th Street in Northwest D.C., police confirmed. Tiffani, a five-year-old Yorkie, was at home at the time of the break-in, and was reported missing after the break-in, police said.

MISSING: 71-year-old Leesburg man

wusa9.com — LEESBURG, Va. (WUSA9) -- Leesburg Police need your help finding a missing 71-year-old man from Leesburg. Thomas C. Merritts left a residence in the 200 block of Connery Terrace SW at about 1:55 p.m., police said. Merritts was driving a gray 2012 Nissan Rogue with Virginia tags read: VAU-2698.
Nov 26, 2014

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Councilman found guilty of hitting homeless man with bat

wusa9.com — UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Riverdale Park, Md. councilman was found guilty on Wednesday of hitting a homeless man with a bat earlier this year. Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks says Raymond Rivas was found guilty of first and second degree assault, use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence and related charges.
Nov 26, 2014

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