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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.

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.

Teen struck by car in Md. is in critical condition


OXON HILL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County Police say a teenager hit by a car on St. Barnabus Road is in critical condition.

The collision happened at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday. Police say a 17-year-old girl was struck while attempting to cross out of the crosswalk near the Beltway.

Police tell us the driver and vehicle stayed on the scene.


Shots fired near Potomac High School


OXON HILL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police have released details about a reported shooting near Potomac High School on Wednesday morning.

According to police, at approximately 9:19 a.m. in the 1400 block of Southview Drive a caller reported seeing two shooting suspects heading toward the school. Police recommended that the school be placed on lockdown.

Police tell us that is when a student texted a family member "mentioning the lockdown and surmising there may be a gunman in the school." That family member then called a police station to say she had information that a gunman was in the classroom and that students were in danger.