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Fake cop pulls over real cop — DUMFRIES, Va. (WUSA9) -- An Alexandria man is in custody for impersonating a police officer after he tried to pull over an off-duty officer. An off-duty police officer says he was driving on Benita Fitzgerald Drive in Dumfries when a man driving a Crown Victoria started to follow him.

Pit bull/dachshund mix up for adoption in Georgia — His name is Rami and he is creating a lot of buzz on the Internet. Rami is a Dachshund/Pit bull mix and he is up for adoption in Georgia. First posted on Moultrie Colquitt County Humane Society Facebook page, so many people are interested in adopting Rami the humane society is setting up a special adoption and interview process.

Officials: Man set relative on fire during fight over TV — UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Maryland man wanted for throwing gas on a relative, setting them on fire during an argument, has turned himself in, the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office said. Markeith Garris of Hyattsville has been charged attempted first degree murder, attempted second degree murder, first degree assault, second degree assault and reckless endangerment, the sheriff's office said.

Police: Missing Va. teen left with Illinois man — CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WUSA9) -- The missing 16-year-old Virginia girl found safe in Little Rock, Arkansas had traveled there with a 33-year-old man, police said. Aysia Monique Lewis, 16, was located at an apartment with Donald Bruce Quesenberry Jr., who had traveled from his home in Illinois to meet her.
Jan 30, 2015

#missing Va. teen found in an Arkansas apartment with man from Illinois via @wusa9 How police found her @ 5 p.m.

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Free range parenting: controversial method explained — ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A story you saw first on WUSA9 sparked a national debate over parenting styles. The Meitiv family is by most definitions, traditional. They eat dinner together, follow fixed bedtimes and have limits on sweets and screen time.

DC Fire employees investigated for fraud — WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Two D.C. Fire and EMS employees are under investigation for misusing work gas cards. Kimberly Pinkney and Terrell McCray are on administrative leave pending investigation in connection with fraud charges, according to Tim Wilson with D.C. Fire. Pinkney has worked for the department more than 20 years and McCray is a fairly recent hire, Wilson said.

Westbeld leads No. 4 Notre Dame women past Va Tech 74-50 — BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Kathryn Westbeld scored a career-high 17 points in leading No. 4 Notre Dame to a 74-50 victory over Virginia Tech on Thursday night. The freshman was averaging 8.6 points per game before scoring 11 in the first half as Notre Dame (20-2, 7-1 ACC) jumped out to a 43-17 halftime lead.
Jan 30, 2015

Westbeld leads No. 4 Notre Dame women past Va Tech 74-50 via @wusa9

Loving, Russell carry Ohio State past No. 16 Maryland, 80-56 — COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Marc Loving scored 19 points and D'Angelo Russell added 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead Ohio State to an 80-56 victory over No. 16 Maryland on Thursday night.
Jan 30, 2015

Loving, Russell carry Ohio State past No. 16 Maryland, 80-56 via @wusa9

Sterilizing the deer population in Fairfax — FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA9) -- A unique partnership is underway between police and a local vet to control the deer population in Fairfax City. The idea comes from a deer population program out of NIH in Bethesda, where a dart is used to anesthetize the deer so that she can have surgery to remove her ovaries.

Man critically injured in North Bethesda 2-alarm blaze — NORTH BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA*) -- An early morning two-alarm fire that broke out in a North Bethesda home has left an elderly man hospitalized in critical condition. Pete Piringer, spokesman for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue says a man in his 70's was alerted by a fire alarm to the flames raging on the first floor of his townhouse around 1:30 Friday morning.
Jan 30, 2015

Man critically injured in North Bethesda 2-alarm blaze via @wusa9

A wintry mix for Sunday into Monday — A winter storm will head from the Midwest to the Northeast, but whether it brings more rain or more snow to the DC region is still not known. WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The storm that we're expecting Sunday into Monday is still a forecasting challenge.
Jan 30, 2015

I rote this about an hour ago, 'A wintry mix for Sunday into Monday' via @wusa9

Jayson Werth sentenced to 5 days in jail for reckless driving — FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA9) -- Jayson Werth will serve five days in jail after pleading guilty to reckless driving. The Nationals outfielder was found guilty of reckless driving in December, after being pulled over for going 105 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Annapolis mansion fire 911 calls released — ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WUSA9) -- Three 911 calls made on the night of the massive Annapolis mansion fire have been released. The calls include one from a neighbor, one from the alarm company and one from someone who witnessed the fire.

More than 80 passengers to sue Metro over smoke incident — WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- More than eighty people have already sued, or plan to sue Metro over the smoke incident that took place in early January. Among those filing suits is the family of Carol Glover, the Alexandria woman who lost her life in the incident.
Jan 29, 2015

More than 80 passengers to sue Metro over smoke incident

Mother of Decatur student in fight: 'Not about race' — The mother of the high school student shown being beaten last week in a McDonald's parking lot in Berlin said the fight between him and a fellow high school student was not about race. In the video, an unidentified black teenager can be seen tackling and punching a white teenager in the head while he sits on top of him.
Jan 29, 2015

Mother of Decatur student in fight: 'Not about race'

Abandoned puppy rescued on I-83 in Baltimore — BALTIMORE, Md. (WUSA9) -- An abandoned puppy is safe and sound, thanks to police officers in Baltimore. Someone found the puppy alone on Interstate-83 Wednesday night and called police. The puppy was taken to BARCS, a non-profit animal shelter in Baltimore. Read or Share this story:
Jan 29, 2015

Some jerk abandoned a puppy on a Baltimore highway and the pup was rescued! @wusa9

Boy, 6, critical after driveway snowboarding accident — MCLEAN, Va. (WUSA9) -- A six-year-old boy is in critical condition after being hit by a car while he was snowboarding on a driveway. It happened in the 7000 block of Matthew Mills Road in McLean, Virginia on January 28. Police say an adult was watching the boy when his snowboard slid into a passing 2015 Lexus around 5:40 p.m.