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Take the Plunge: Join Design Army X Karla Colletto for Pool Party, Fashion Show on Friday, Aug. 22

Take the Plunge: Join Design Army X Karla Colletto for Pool Party, Fashion Show on Friday, Aug. 22

Design Army X Karla Colletto to debut their swimwear collection - Swim At Your Own Risk - on Friday, August 22 from 7-10 p.m. at Capitol Skyline Hotel

On the heels of judging the global 61st Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France as one of two US judges in the Design category, Pum Lefebure, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Design Army, just released her first swimwear collection, Swim At Your Own Risk, in collaboration with Karla Colletto. A capsule collection for Colletto’s Cruise 2015 line and Lefebure’s first venture into fashion design, the five-piece graphic swimsuits and beachwear debuted at the Miami Swim Show on July 19th.

4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda

4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA 9) -- Two Metrobus passengers are claiming injuries after the bus was involved in an accident on the Beltway Friday afternoon.

Authorities say that the Metrobus was involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle near the Old Georgetown Road exit on I-495.

Authorities report that two of the passengers in the involved vehicle are also claiming injuries.

Building in Oxon Hill under investigation

OXON HILL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Investigators are looking for possible environmental contamination inside an office building in Oxon Hill, after IRS employees working there have raised the alarm about deaths and illnesses there.

Both the IRS and the building's managers say environmental health experts were brought in Friday to begin a study of conditions inside this 10-story office building.

However, there are no conclusions about what may be going on here and the building remains open for business.

The building at 6008 Oxon Hill Rd is known as the Constellation Centre and among the biggest tenants is the Internal Revenue Service office of procurement.

The IRS confirms that employees here have raised the alarm about recent illnesses and deaths, that some suspect may be linked to environmental conditions in the building.




Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. and Mount Vernon, Va. is celebrating its five-year anniversary on Sun., July 20 and handing out one free cupcake per person to all their patrons with no purchase necessary at their Old Town Alexandria shop at 207 King Street and Mount Vernon at 8859 Richmond Highway from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Occasionally Cake will donate 50 percent of all their sales that day to Metropolitan School of the Arts youth scholarships of Lorton, Va. For more information, call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com.

The free cupcakes will be available in Chocolate Marshmallow, Red Velvet, Snickerdoodle, Funfetti and Strawberry Key Lime flavors with other flavors available for purchase. A variety of other flavors will be available for purchase.  Occasionally Cake will offer an anniversary special of four cupcakes for $8.

Strong overnight storms cause damage in Pr. George's

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- Strong overnight storms caused damage in several parts of Prince George's County.

County public works officials say there are reports of trees down along Old Marlboro Pike and Charles Hill Boulevard and at 406 Aragona Drive in Fort Washington. Contractors have been called to downed tree locations on Livingston Road and Ritchie Marlboro Road as well.

Additional trees are down at the intersections of Livingston Road and Birchwood Drive and Ritchie Marlboro Road at Pennsylvania Avenue.

In Oxon Hill, a tree struck a home in the area of Oxon Hill Road and Fort Foote Road.

1 person injured after car crashes into Md. house

OXON HILL, Md. (WUSA9) -- One person is injured after a car crashed into a house in Oxon Hill Friday night.

Police said the accident happened around 7:40 p.m. in the 1700 block of Iverson St. in Oxon Hill. The investigation shows that the driver may have been under the influence of a controlled substance.

Authorities said the driver is now in custody with charges pending.

Updates to come.

Man shot, killed in Oxon Hill

OXON HILL, Md. (WUSA) -- An early morning shooting has left one man dead and police searching for clues in an Oxon Hill neighborhood.

Officials identified the man as 20-year-old Samuel Cheadle, of the 1000 block of 14th Street in Southeast Washington.

Corporal Maria McKinney, spokeswoman for the Prince George's County Police Department, says officers were called to the 4900 block of Maury Place around 1:15 a.m. for a report of the sound of gunshots. Once police arrived at the scene they found Cheadle suffering from multiple gun shot wounds.

Cheadle was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released pending notification of next-of-kin.

Right now police have no information to release on possible suspects. The investigation is ongoing.