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Woman accused of hitting women with car, leading police on chase

OXON HILL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County Sheriff's Office authorities say deputies arrested a woman for allegedly hitting other women with her car and then dragging one approximately 60 feet.

Nicole Gray is charged with attempted second degree murder, second degree assault and first degree assault stemming from events on September 4 in Oxon Hill, say authorities. Gray reportedly sideswiped a parked car in the 5400 block of Livingston Road then got into a verbal exchanged with the owner fo the car and a witness. When the women stood in front of her car to try to keep her from leaving the scene, authorities say Gray hit both women with her car. Authorities tell us one of the women was dragged approximately 60 feet before she fled the scene.

Authorities say some witnesses followed Gray and were able to flag down police officers. The officers chased her and she eventually crashed her vehicle, say authorities.

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.

Police: Suspect arrested for Md. murder

OXON HILL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police have arrested a man in connection with a murder in Oxon Hill.

Shawn Josef Turner, 45, of Southeast, D.C., faces charges of manslaughter and first degree assault for the death of 52-year-old Derrick Ricardo Espeut, officials said.

On August 21 at about 1:30 a.m., police found the victim at his residence in the 4500 block of Wheeler Road after responding to a call for a fight, officials said.

He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Preliminary investigation suggests Turner and Espeut began to argue while attending a party. Detectives believe Turner punched Espeut, who then struck his head and fell to the ground, officials said.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department's Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925.

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.

Rieder: 'Washington Post' sale a shocker

(USA TODAY) -- It is a stunning separation.

For years, The Washington Post and the Graham family have been as deeply intertwined as it is possible for a news outlet and its owners to be.

In fact, the storied newspaper almost seemed like part of the Graham family. Generation after generation served as its steward. The Grahams flat-out loved that paper.

And so the news late Monday afternoon that the paper was being sold to Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos came as a shock. It must have been a deeply painful decision for Post Co. CEO Donald Graham.

But despite its legendary history, its courageous and inspirational role in publishing the Pentagon Papers and exposing Watergate secrets, its continuing if diminished commitment to quality journalism, the paper is hardly immune to the profoundly disruptive impact of the digital era.

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