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Police: Woman with knife bit victim's leg

Police: Woman with knife bit victim's leg

MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a woman who they say bit another woman's leg and pushed a police officer.

Bonnie Lu Jackson, 42, of Manassas, has been charged with attempted malicious wounding, assault & battery on a LEO, and domestic assault & battery.

On April 19 at 12:51 a.m., officers responded to the 7300 block of Castle Road to investigate a domestic disturbance. The victim, a 44-year-old woman, reported that she and Jackson were involved in a verbal altercation that had escalated, according to police.

Police say that Jackson assaulted the victim and bit her leg. At some time during the altercation, Jackson grabbed a knife and charged towards the victim. Another person was able to separate the two women.

April is Litter enforcement month in PWC

 PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA . . . Did you know that dumping trash, companion animals and other stuff on a public roadway is a crime? Or that pitching lighted matches, cigarettes, cigars, etc., from your vehicle can result in a ticket? Did you know that it’s against the law to drive trucks and other vehicles that let contents drop, sift, leak or otherwise escape from them? These and many other litter and illegal dumping laws will be enforced throughout this month as Prince William County Police join law enforcement agencies throughout the metropolitan Washington region in observing Litter and Illegal Dumping Enforcement Month. This campaign is part of an effort to raise awareness of litter, illegal dumping and related crimes, as well as reduce litter by strictly enforcing existing laws.Officers will concentrate on litter laws, illegal dumping and unsecured truck load laws throughout the County.

UMD alerts only for current students, faculty and staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA9) --Since 2007, any person affiliated with the University of Maryland has been able to subscribe to UMD alert, however as of Wednesday only current students, faculty and staff will be receiving the UMD alerts.

UMD said they are committed to ensuring the safety of all members of the university community, especially during emergency situations. Due to the large number of subscribers in the past, roughly 160,000, the system had issues at times and messages were delayed.

In an effort to improve the speed of notification to the campus community, UMD alerts, both text and email will only be sent to current staff, faculty and students.

UMD said all registered students and employees will stay in the system and do not need to anything in order to stay subscribed to the alerts.

UMd. proposes conference center next to campus

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - The University of Maryland is proposing a $115 million luxury hotel and conference center next to campus.

The Washington Post reports that the four-star, 300-room hotel with conference space would be built on three acres by the main entrance in College Park.

University President Wallace Loh says scores of academic conferences are held in Baltimore or Washington annually because facilities near campus can't accommodate them.

Last month, the Board of Public Works declared the land surplus and in the spring the university will seek approval to sell the land to the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, which plans to lease the property to Vienna, Va.-based Southern Management Corp. Southern Management Chief Executive David Hillman says if ground is broken next spring, the hotel could open in 2017.

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Md. motorcycle crash under investigation

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police responded to a three vehicle car crash that happened near southbound I-95 south of Rt. 212 in Prince George's County Saturday evening.

Maryland State Police said investigation shows that a 2003 Suzuki GSX-R 600 motorcycle was going at a very high rate of speed southbound on I-95.

The motorcycle then hit a southbound Volkswagen, which cased the driver of the motorcycle to lose control. Police said the motorcycle driver then landed on the travel portion of the highway. He was then hit by a tractor trailer going southbound.

Police said the motorcycle drive has been identified and is dead.

Authorities said the crash is still under investigation by the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack, the crash team and commercial vehicle enforcement division.

Prince George's County Police and Prince George's County Fire Department is also helping.

Pedestrian struck in College Park

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County fire and rescue officials say a pedestrian was struck late Friday in College Park.

A male in his early 20s was transported to a local trauma center in critical condition after being struck at the intersection of Route 1 and Knox Road, Prince George's County Fire spokesperson Mark Brady tweeted at 10:54 p.m.

A Prince George's County spokesperson says this was not a hit-and-run, as the driver remained on scene to talk to investigators.

We'll update as more information becomes available.

Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

As the world embraces the age of technology, everything is available online----including the sale of pets. Guardians of Rescue, a nationwide animal rescue organization, has stepped up to protect these poor animals from the cruelty of being bought and sold via the Internet. Guardians of Rescue is working with law enforcement in various states to try to reduce the amount of harm inflicted on these innocent dogs.

“Getting a new pet is always a big decision, and buying a dog you haven’t met in person is not smart,” says Dori Scofield, vice-president of Guardians of Rescue, an organization whose mission is to protect the well-being of all animals. “If you buy a dog through the Internet, you risk supporting puppy mill cruelty and being scammed out of your money. The Internet is also used by criminals to buy and sell fighting dogs, using certain understood language.”

If you looking to adopt a new dog, here are five tips to think about before you decide where to buy: