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3 injured after Bowie crash involving tractor-trailer


BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Three people were transported to the hospital after an accident Thursday night involving a passenger car and tractor-trailer on Route 301 in Bowie.

A total of three people suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash, which a Prince George's County fire spokesperson said happened near the intersection of Route 301 and Central Avenue. 

The southbound direction of Route 301 was closed while officers investigated the accident.

The spokesperson could not say what caused the accident. 

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Bowie man pleads guilty to stealing youth identities in fraud scheme


BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Washington Post made him the subject of a glowing profile for his role working with troubled youth in 2001. Prosecutors say just a few years later, Marc Bell began stealing the identities of other troubled young people and feeding them into a massive scheme to defraud the government of millions of dollars in tax refunds.

Prosecutors say Bell, 49, of Bowie, Maryland used his position at the DC Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services to steal names and social security numbers of the young people he worked with so that his criminal associates could use their information to file fraudulent tax returns and collect the refunds.

Victims in fatal Bowie crash identified


BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- The two parents killed late Wednesday night during an accident in Bowie have been identified. 

According to Bowie police, Gene Hutchinson of Annapolis, Md. and Crystal Goff of Bowie, Md. were killed after an accident between an ATV and an SUV.

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At around 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, the ATV and SUV were involved in a head-on collision near the intersection of Rack Track Road and Old Chapel Road. Hutchinson, 44, and Goff, 31, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Friends told WUSA9 that Hutchinson and Goff were riding an off-road ATV at the time of the accident.

2 killed in Bowie crash involving ATV and SUV


BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two people who died while illegally riding and off-road ATV in Bowie late Wednesday were adults and each had children, according to friends at the scene.

The two riders were killed in a head-on collision between the ATV and an SUV.  The SUV driver was not seriously injured.

The crash happened on Race Track Road at Old Chapel Road around 10:53 p.m.

Police have not released the identities of the victims.

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Swastika painted on building at Bowie State


Bowie State police and Prince George's County police plan to investigate the incident as a hate crime.

In a statement, the university said it "does not tolerate hate speech and promotes diversity as a core value among students, faculty and staff." ​

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Bowie family OK after large house fire


BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A family in Bowie is OK after a Wednesday afternoon fire caused extensive damage to their home.

According to Prince George's County fire officials, the fire appears to have started in the garage of a home in the 100 block of Jewett Place.

Firefighters also rescued a dog from the home, officials said.

The family will be displaced.  ​

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Prince George's Co. business battles "economic cyber terrorism"


BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- The owners of a Prince George's County bathroom restoration and remodeling company say they've apologized, asked for help from law enforcement and reached out to local media in an effort to stop what has become a one-sided war with an online army.

Beginning on October 20th, supporters of a YouTube provocateur known as "Thunderf00t" have been bombarding Porcelain Tub Restoration of Bowie with negative reviews on Yelp and Google, mocking emails and phone calls.