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Pack Light, Pack Right While Traveling by Air This Fall

Pack Light, Pack Right While Traveling by Air This Fall

Fall is a time when millions of people around the country begin to make their travel plans. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the busiest travel times of the year are just around the corner, which include Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. There are some great reasons why packing light will help make your trip easier and more enjoyable. And the good news is that it’s not difficult to do, either.

“If you want to pack right when you travel then you really need to focus on packing light,” explains Tina Aldatz, chief executive officer of Savvy Travelers. “There’s much less hassle and stress when you pack light and stick to the basics. You can put your focus on your travel, rather than having all of your attention go to dragging around way too much luggage.”

Here are some Savvy Travelers tips for packing light and right for fall and holiday air travel:

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Man critically injured after being hit by car in Bowie

BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man suffered potentially life-threatening injuries after he was hit by a car in Bowie Thursday night.

A Prince George's County fire spokesperson tweeted that the accident happened near the intersection of Annapolis Road (Route 450) and Laurel-Bowie Road (Route 197).

The man was transported to a nearby hospital in extremely critical condition.  

This is a developing story and will be updated. 

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Bowie man arrested and charged for child porn

BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Prince George's County man was arrested Tuesday for child pornography in Bowie, according to the Maryland State Police.

David Carl Tranberg, 40, of Bowie, Md. was charged with four counts of disturbing child pornography and four counts of possession of child pornography, police said.

Tranberg was arrested without incident after a month long investigation. Police obtained a search and seizure warrant and arrested Tranberg on scene.


31-year-old man shot and killed in Bowie

BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 31-year-old man was shot and killed early Saturday morning in Bowie.

Prince George's County police say Terrence Demond was found at 4:25 a.m. Saturday on the 1200 block of Patriot Lane with a gunshot wound to his chest. Demond was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives say they don't believe this was a random act and are working to identify suspect(s) and a motive in the case.

A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and indictment in the case.

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Arrest made in Bowie community center shooting

BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- An arrest has been made in connection with a shooting that happened at the Huntington Community Center in Bowie Tuesday evening, police said.

Christopher Carl King, Jr., 20, of Bowie was arrested Saturday, police said.

Man shot multiple times at Bowie community center

Maryland National Capital Park Police and Prince George's County police obtained an arrest warrant for King. He is wanted in connection with the shooting that happened Tuesday evening and left a 23-year-old man injured.

Hyattsville man arrested for striking woman in face

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Hyattsville man was arrested on first degree assault charges for striking a woman in the face several times in Bowie back in May.

The incident happened on May 24 in the 3000 block of Northview Drive in Bowie, Prince George's County Sheriff's Office said.

Andre Madison of Hyattsville, Md. was arrested on a warrant for first degree assault.

Officials say Madison and the woman got into an argument which then turned physical. Madison hit the woman in the face several times and then fled the area.

Deputies found Madison on June 11 in the 6000 block of W. Forest Road in Hyattsville. He was taken into custody without any issues.

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Person of Interest ID'd in Bowie Community Center Shooting

BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Investigators say they have a person of interest following a disturbing shooting outside the Huntington Community Center in Old Town Bowie Tuesday afternoon.

Police have not revealed the identity of the person they are investigating.

Melvin Avon Thomas Jr., 23, was shot and wounded as he walked out of the community center at 13022 8th St at around 5:45 pm Tuesday, according to Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Police.

Thomas was taken by companions to the Lanham Doctors Community Hospital, where they dropped him off and fled without identifying themselves.