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Scores of University of Md. students kicked out


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Scores of panicked University of Maryland students are scrambling to find new homes, just weeks before classes start at the school.

Students say they learned just last week that a new owner is evicting them to make way for redevelopment.

WUSA9's Stephanie Ramirez talked with some of the worried students.

They believe a new complex would be good for the area. Still, it's how the owner went about the sale that has many more upset. If students did not move out already, according to the contract, they have 90 days.


Maryland lacrosse player acquitted of assault


MANASSAS, Va. (AP) - A University of Maryland lacrosse player has been acquitted of assault after being accused of inappropriately touching a woman at a concert.

Nineteen-year-old Benjamin Chisolm of Davidsonville, Maryland, had initially been charged with aggravated sexual battery. Police said a 49-year-old woman reported waking up on the lawn at the Jiffy Lube Live amphitheater in Bristow to find Chisolm groping her after a Zac Brown Band concert in June.

Prior to Thursday's trial in Manassas, the charges were reduced to simple assault. Chisolm was found not guilty of that charge at Thursday's trial. He was convicted of public intoxication.

Chisolm's attorney, Edward MacMahon, said the alleged victim in the case didn't even testify at the trial.

Chisolm recently completed his freshman year at Maryland.

Maryland Football 2014 Big Ten Schedule


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Big Ten era is upon us, as the Maryland Terrapins prepare to face stiff (really stiff) competition in 2014.

It looks to be a "tale of two halves" of the season, because Big Ten Play starts on September 27, against Indiana, in Indy.

Ohio State, Iowa, Wisconsin, Penn State, Michigan State, Michigan and Rutgers are all slated for the rest of the season.

The good news is that QB C.J. Brown and WR Stefon Diggs are healthy and ready to play this year. Coach Randy Edsall says this team will benefit from switching conferences because the competition and recruiting are just better.

Here's this year's full schedule:

Aug 30 James Madison College Park, Md. 3:30 p.m.

Bond set at 10K for man who killed UMD student in hit and run


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- Bond for the man charged in relation to the January hit and run death of a University of Maryland student was set at $10,000 Friday morning.

Liam Adepo is charged with negligent homicide and related charged for the Jan. 17 incident that killed 22-year-old Cory Hubbard in College Park.

It is alleged alleged that Adepo was driving a vehicle that struck Hubbard as he crossed Route 1 shortly after 1:30 a.m. that morning. The trial in this case is currently set for December.

Adepo's bond was originally set at $100,000.

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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