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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.


Bill could limit student rentals at Univ. of Md.


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - A bill under consideration in Prince George's County could restrict the number of single-family homes available in College Park as rentals for University of Maryland students.

The bill, sponsored by county councilman Eric Olson, would allow College Park and other neighborhoods near college campuses to create special zones in which single-family homeowners would face restrictions if they wanted to convert their property to a rental unit.

Existing rental homes would not be affected.

Olson says the bill would prevent neighborhoods from being overrun with rental properties and would make College Park more attractive to university faculty.

Speed limit reduced at deadly College Park intersection


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA9) – Officials are reducing the speed limit at a deadly intersection near the University of Maryland campus where three pedestrians were killed in separate incidents this year.

The Maryland State Highway Administration announced Monday that the speed limit on Route 1 between Guilford Road/Guilford Drive and Berwyn Road will drop to 25 miles per hour from 30 miles per hour on August 1.

By the end of August, median fencing will be installed between Knox and Hartwick roads to prevent jaywalking.

LIST: Route 1 traffic changes: http://on.wusa9.com/1sfyePO

Fire at McDonald's in College Park


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Route 1 near the University of Maryland was temporarily closed Thursday morning after a fire at a McDonald's.

Prince George's County firefighters say a fire at the McDonald's in the 8300 block of Baltimore Avenue started in a deep fryer and then extended up into the ventilation system.

No injuries were reported.


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FREE CUPCAKES AT OCCASIONALLY CAKE on SUN. JULY 20; DONATES 50% to METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS

FREE CUPCAKES AT OCCASIONALLY CAKE on SUN. JULY 20;  DONATES 50% to METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS

 

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.

Crossing barriers possible at site of UMD pedestrian deaths


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Maryland State Highway Administration is considering the construction of pedestrian barriers on a notorious section of Baltimore Avenue near the University of Maryland where three people have been killed in less than a year.

According to a memo released in the wake of the death of Janelle Marie Oni, 21, early Sunday, barriers are on a list of five improvements being studied which include possible upgrades to street lighting, traffic signal timing and warning signs.

READ the driver's charging documents: http://on.wusa9.com/1pUYC1q

Woman killed by drunk driver in College Park


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA 9) -- A hit and run accident in the early morning hours Sunday in College Park has again raised concern about the clash between pedestrians and cars at some busy intersections near the University of Maryland campus.

A young woman was killed along Route 1 by an alleged drunk driver. The accident took place just before 3 a.m. Sunday on Route 1, also known as Baltimore Avenue, at the intersection with Hartwick Street.


READ the driver's charging documents: http://on.wusa9.com/1pUYC1q