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Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

As the world embraces the age of technology, everything is available online----including the sale of pets. Guardians of Rescue, a nationwide animal rescue organization, has stepped up to protect these poor animals from the cruelty of being bought and sold via the Internet. Guardians of Rescue is working with law enforcement in various states to try to reduce the amount of harm inflicted on these innocent dogs.

“Getting a new pet is always a big decision, and buying a dog you haven’t met in person is not smart,” says Dori Scofield, vice-president of Guardians of Rescue, an organization whose mission is to protect the well-being of all animals. “If you buy a dog through the Internet, you risk supporting puppy mill cruelty and being scammed out of your money. The Internet is also used by criminals to buy and sell fighting dogs, using certain understood language.”

If you looking to adopt a new dog, here are five tips to think about before you decide where to buy:

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Child and adult struck by SUV in Pr. George's


OXON HILL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two people were struck by an SUV Tuesday night in Oxon Hill, Md.

Police say an adult male and an 11-year-old child were struck at 8:43 p.m. at the intersection of Indianhead Highway and Palmer Road. The adult and child were attempting to cross southbound Indianhead Highway when they were struck by a Cadillac SUV. The SUV was in the southbound lanes of Indianhead highway, police say.

The child was flown to a local trauma center in critical but stable condition. The adult suffered an injury to his leg and was taken by ambulance to an area hospital.

The driver of the SUV stayed at the scene to talk to police. The southbound lane of Indianhead Highway re opened to traffic at approx. 9:45pm


METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ‘SINGING the ‘BLUES’ for AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ‘SINGING the ‘BLUES’ for AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

In support of Autism Awareness Month, Metropolitan School of the Arts is asking all of its studio students to ‘go blue’ now through April 30.  Students who wear blue during class, Monday through Friday in April, Metropolitan School of the Arts will donate $1 for each student that wears blue, per day. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for a full schedule of classes and registration.

Metropolitan School of the Arts offers pre-professional dance, theatre, musical and vocal studio classes for youth and teens, as well as adult dance and fitness classes, including Metro Barre, yoga and Pilates.

Prince George's police join DC missing girl investigation


OXON HILL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police say they are investigating a homicide in the 6100 block of Oxon Hill Road on Thursday.

According to a police tweet, the victim was a woman.

They also tweeted, "We were called to assist @DCPoliceDept w/a missing child case when body was discovered. Victim is an adult."

The missing child is 8-year-old Relisha Rudd, who was last seen in Southeast D.C. (http://on.wusa9.com/1dsF3Ce)

A Prince George's County police official later told us that D.C. police alerted them that one of the cars sought in the Rudd case was seen at a Red Roof Inn along Oxon Hill Road. When officers arrived, they found a woman dead inside a room. The official says it appears she suffered from blunt force trauma.

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Friday Pothole Alert: Alice Street in Oxon Hill


OXON HILL, Md. (WUSA9)-- Our Friday Pothole Alert comes compliments of Leya Mason of Oxon Hill. Leya tells WUSA 9 Alice Avenue, near Virginia Lane, is riddled with pits.

More: How to Report a Pothole for Fixing

"There's no way to dodge them without hitting a parked car or oncoming traffic," writes Leya.

We sent out WUSA9 Pothole Patrol out and it sure was a bumpy ride.

"Someone needs to fix these potholes," one man shouted from his apartment window as WUSA9 was taking video of the street.

Man arrested for murder of Md. man


OXON HILL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police arrested a man Thursday for allegedly murdering a 31-year-old Md. man in Md. in December of 2012.

Prince George's County Police said Deandre Cornelius Jenkins, 24 of the 5200 block of Karl Place in NE, Washington was arrested for murdering Jearmar Oswald Lee of the 700 block of Neptune Avenue in Oxon Hill.

Police said, on December 20, 2012 around 10 p.m. deputies responded to the 700 block of Neptune Avenue for a shooting. They found Lee suffering from a gunshot wound upon their arrival. He was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to authorities.

Police said Lee was shot and killed during an armed robbery. Two other suspects were arrested shortly after the incident, authorities said. They are identified as 22-year-old Jason Deon Jones and Steven Bly, 24.