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Officials: MGM to add bus stop at National Harbor resort

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Officials say MGM has decided to put a bus stop in front of its $1.3 billion National Harbor resort expected to open next year.
The Washington Post reports Bill Boasberg, the resort's general manager, said this week, after working with the Metro and Prince George's County, the company decided to add a bus stop near the casino's employee entrance.
The decision follows calls from residents, labor union and transportation officials for public transit access at the facility, where officials say 3,600 people are expected to work, including many county residents.
The Nevada-based company's original transportation plan banned public buses from the resort.

14-year-old arrested for fatal Oxon Hill stabbing

OXON HILL, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 14-year-old man is accused of fatally stabbing an 18-year-old man in Oxon Hill early Thursday morning, Prince George's County police said.

The homicide happened in the 6300 block of Livingston Road around 12:40 a.m., according to police.

A man was found suffering from a stab wound in the upper body. He was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries. The victim was later identified as Jerome Toy of Livingston Road in Oxon Hill.

Police say a preliminary investigation found Toy was stabbed inside an apartment building on Livingston Road. Toy ran from the building after he was stabbed and collapsed in the roadway, detectives believe.

Victim in Oxon Hill shooting identified

OXON HILL, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man was shot and killed Monday night in Oxon Hill.

According to Prince George's County police, officers were called to the 700 block of Maury Avenue for a report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers found an adult man on the street with gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim was identified as Hudson Bhagwat, 37, of the 1400 block of Iverson Street, Oxon Hill.

Baker vetoes Prince George's County park tax hike

OXON HILL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker Monday vetoed a 1.5% increase in property taxes passed by the County Council to fund parks and recreation.

"That's not the priority of the county," said Baker.

Instead Baker advocates that 100% of any property tax increase should go to a strategic plan to turn around Prince George's troubled school system.

County Council Chairman Mel Franklin said Baker's veto is "fiscally irresponsible" because it will cost more to end a structural deficit in parks spending if a tax hike is delayed.

Franklin predicted the veto will be overridden by the council immediately.

MISSING: 14-year-old girl from Oxon Hill

OXON HILL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police need your help locating a missing 14-year-old girl from Oxon Hill, Md.

Police say Maria Ochoa Paredes was last seen in the 6200 block of Oxon Hill Road.

She was last seen wearing a black blouse and blue jeans, police said.


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Oxon Hill double homicide under investigation

OXON HILL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two people were fatally shot late Friday night in Oxon Hill, according to Prince George's County police.

The victims have been identified as 24-year-old Deangelo Green of Upper Marlboro and 35-year-old Rashard Jackson of Bowie, police said.

Officers responded to the 700 block of Audrey Lane for the report of a shooting at 11:55 p.m. When they got to the scene they found Green suffering from gunshot wounds. He died at the hospital a little later, police said. Jackson was found close to an apartment building. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe he ran after he was shot and then collapsed.

The investigation shows that the two men were standing outside when they were shot. Police do not believe this was a random act and are trying to identify suspects and a motive.

A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered in the case.

14 children, 13 adults displaced in Md. apartment fire

OXON HILL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Fourteen children and 13 adults were displaced Saturday after a utility closet fire in an Oxon Hill apartment building, according to Prince George's County Fire.

The fire occurred at an apartment building located at 5512 Livingston Terrace around 8 a.m. Fire officials say the fire started in a utility closet housing the heat and air conditioning unit on the balcony.

It took about 15 minutes for firefighters to extinguish the fire. Fire officials say the fire caused significant damage to the roof of the building.

All occupants exited the building safely, but fire officials said five of the building's apartments are uninhabitable. A total of 14 children and 13 adults were displaced because of the fire, officials said.

The cause of the fire is listed as accidental and officials say the estimated damage is $250,000.