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2 sought in Bowie armed bank robbery


BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police are searching for two suspects in connection with an armed robbery at a Bank of America in Bowie Tuesday morning.

The robbery happened at the bank located at 6911 Laurel Bowie Road around 9:30 a.m., according to the FBI. Both of the suspects were armed and threatened the bank employees. They also demanded money, according to authorities. Nobody was hurt.

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Car in water at Woodmore Rd and Waterford Mill Rd


BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A car with one person inside was partially submerged in water in the area of Woodmore Road and Waterford Mill Road Friday, according to Prince George's County fire.

The car was on the water's edge after officials say the driver had a medical emergency and missed the turn in the road. The car went into a marshy area near the intersection.

Fire crews helped the driver out of the car and officials say the driver was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

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Police ID Man killed, woman injured in Bowie ATV accident


BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Park Police have identified the man who was killed and the woman who was seriously injured in an ATV accident in Bowie early Monday morning.

The man has been identified as 23-year-old Brandon Barnes of Lanham, Maryland National Capital Park Police said. Barnes was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

The woman has been identified at 25-year-old DeAndra Jones of Lanham, according to police. Jones was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore in critical condition, police said.

The accident happened around 2:00 a.m. at the underpass in the 8600 block of Racetrack Road in Bowie, Md., officials said.

Crews respond to Bowie house fire


BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Fire crews responded to a fire at a two-story single family home attached to a garage Sunday night.

All of the occupants were able to get out of the house in the 11700 block of Croft Court, Prince George's County Fire Department officials said. Nobody was injured in the incident.

A firefighter will be taken to the hospital for evaluation, officials said.

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Funeral being held for 2-year-old killed by van in Bowie


BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A funeral is being held for the two-year-old girl, who was fatally struck by a van in Bowie, Md. earlier this month.

Dynesti Maraj, 2, was struck and killed by a van in Bowie when she was crossing Rt. 197 at Old Chapel Road with her grandmother on March 14.





Child killed, woman injured after being hit by van in Bowie


BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A tragic accident claimed a toddler's life while she and her grandmother were walking across the street Saturday afternoon in Bowie.

The two were crossing Rt. 197 around 12:30 p.m. when a van on Old Chapel Road made a left turn on to Rt. 197 and crashed into them.

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The child's father was getting an oil change. His two-year-old daughter and his mother crossed the street to a CVS to kill time while waiting for the oil change.

The father saw it all happen.

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.