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Bowie house destroyed in fire


BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A one story single family house in Bowie was destroyed in a fire Thursday night, according to Prince George's County Fire Department.

Firefighters responded to a house fire in the 12100 block of Rustic Hill Drive around 8 p.m. The fire was so intense that firefighters were pulled from inside the home and went for an exterior attack to extinguish the fire, fire officials said.

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The two occupants of the house and three dogs made it out safely and no injuries were reported, fire officials said.

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METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

Students interested in attending the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. can audition on Sun., Mar. 1 at MSA Lorton Campus at 9601 Ox Road. Auditions are required as part of the 2015-2016 academy registration. The MSA Academy audition is for performing arts students from 6th grade to 12th grade. Students should call 703-339-0444 ext.3 or visit www.metropolitanarts.org to register for an audition time. 

The audition process will give prospective students an opportunity to demonstrate his or her skills in dance, music and theater for the chairs of the respective arts departments.  Applicants must attend a live audition if they live within three geographical states of MSA.  Prospective students living beyond the three-state radius may submit a DVD audition. 

Bowie HS student charged for possession of gun


BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Bowie High School student has been charged in connection with possession of a gun after bringing the weapon to school grounds Friday morning.

Bowie State High School is located at 15200 Annapolis Road in Bowie, Md.

Around 8 a.m. Friday, school security was informed that a student was in possession of a weapon on school premises. The school contacted Bowie City Police and the student was charged for possession of a weapon.

The school released a letter to the parents Friday afternoon.


DONATE COATS for SERVE at MONZA; GET $25 MONZA/CARMELLO’s GIFT CARD

DONATE COATS for SERVE at MONZA; GET $25 MONZA/CARMELLO’s GIFT CARD

Monza of Historic Manassas will be collecting gently used coats to donate to SERVE of Manassas, Va. in exchange for a $25 Monza or Carmello’s gift card and free hot chocolate and coffee on Fridays and Saturdays in January at Monza at 9405 Battle Street in Old Town Manassas, Va. For more information, go to www.eatmonza.com.

“Winter is here, and we’re all pulling out our warm coats, many of us have more than one, while the neediest of our community go without a proper coat for the coldest of days,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmellos and Monza in Historic Manassas, Va. “Help us support SERVE by dropping off a coat, and warm up with a free hot cocoa and gift card,” said Pires.

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Police investigate fatal crash in Prince George's Co.


BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's Co. officials say a man has died in a multi-vehicle crash in Bowie.

It happened Thursday night at the intersection of Rt. 301 and Governors Bridge Road, where two cars with four people in each collided. The driver of a northbound car on Rt. 301 ran a red light at the intersection and hit the car trying to a the turn onto Governors Bride Road from southbound 301, according to Maryland State Police.

The man who died was in the passenger seat of the car that was hit.

Five additional people were taken to area hospitals. The crash remains under investigation.

Suspect arrested in PG County pizza delivery man homicide


LAKE ARBOR, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police arrested a man in Lake Arbor on Saturday in connection with the homicide of a 34-year-old pizza delivery man.

The victim in the homicide has been identified as Louis William Jordan, 34, of Landover. Police arrested Brandon Timothy Stevens, 26, of Lake Arbor.

Officers responded to the 10400 block of Beacon Ridge Drive around 1:15 p.m. to check on the welfare of a pizza delivery driver. Police found Jordan suffering from several stab wounds inside of the suspect's apartment. Jordan was pronounced dead at the scene, according to authorities.

The investigation shows that Jordan was delivering a pizza to the suspect's home. The suspect started an argument with the victim and then attacked him.

Stevens is being charged with first degree murder and is in custody at the Department of Corrections on a no bond status.

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS’ STUDENTS AWARDED for ALL-STAR CAST

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS’ STUDENTS AWARDED for ALL-STAR CAST

Ben Cherington and Kylie Levy of Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) Performing Arts Academy of Lorton, Va. and Alexandria, Va. were recently recognized for All-Star Cast by the Virginia Theatre Association Conference for their performances in I Never Saw Another Butterfly. This was the first time Metropolitan School of the Arts had participated in the conference. Cherington, an 11th grader from Burke, Va., and Levy, a 10th grader from Fairfax, Va. are students at Metropolitan School of the Arts. For more information, go to www.metropolitanarts.org.

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) also earned the 2014 Virginia Theatre Association Conference award for Best Costume Design and was recognized for Staging, as well as received an honorable mention for Best Play, I Never Saw Another Butterfly.