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Shots Fired At Prince George's Co. Police Officer After Home Invasion

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. (WUSA) -- Shortly after 11 a.m., Prince George's County Police answered a call for a home invasion in the 4900 block of 56th Avenue.

Police say suspects armed with at least one weapon entered a home and demanded money. Police say shots were fired, but no one was hit. 

About an hour later, an officer tried to pull over the suspect's black SUV. Deputy Police Chief Kevin Davis says the officer did not know the vehicle was involved in the robbery.

Davis says when vehicle stopped, two suspects rolled down the back windows and opened fire. The officer was not injured.

Davis says police located the black SUV a few blocks inside the District, but the suspects are still on the loose.

Experience & Enjoy College Park Tour

Think you know everything College Park has to offer?  Want to be more active in your community?

The Experience and Enjoy College Park Tour is intended to bring those who spend most of their time in the city together to talk about local issues and major happenings in College Park.

The best part about this tour is that patrons get to experience one local restaurant a month.  All of this is in efforts to raise awareness about great local dining and shopping already within College Park’s borders.  The tour prides itself on promoting the opportunity to meet fellow residents, help the local economy, and have a good time.

The next tour stop is Wednesday,  August 25 at 7:00pm at NY Deli (4926 Edgewood Road) with guest Speaker David Mitchell, the new University of Maryland Police Chief.

Please RSVP to ilovecollegepark@gmail.com

Experience & Enjoy College Park Tour

Think you know everything College Park has to offer?  Want to be more active in you community?

The Experience and Enjoy College Park Tour is intened to bring those who spend most of their time in the city together to talk about local issues and major happenings in College Park.

The best part about this tour is that patrons get to experience one local restaurant a month.  All of this is in efforts to raise awareness about great local dining and shopping already withing College Park’s borders.  The tour prides itself on promoting the opportunity to meet fellow residents, help the local economy, and have a good time.

The next tour stop is Wednesday,  August 25 at 7:00pm at NY Deli (4926 Edgewood Road) with guest Speaker David Mitchell, the new University of Maryland Police Chief.

Please RSVP to ilovecollegepark@gmail.com

College Park Break-In Leads to Arrest

A man has been arrested by the University of Maryland police for allegedly breaking into the house of a student in College Park, MD.

When reporting the incident to police, the student stated the suspect entered her off-campus home through a door that was left unlocked.  When she confronted him, he told her he was looking to rent a room in the residence.  The suspect took off running after she asked him to leave.

James Francis Mohler, 51, of College Park, MD was arrested near the victims home and charged with burglary.

The break-in still causes concern with College Park residents and University police because the area where the break-in occurred is an area where many College Park students live.

University of Maryland's New Boss Takes Over at College Park

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Wallace D. Loh was appointed Tuesday as president of the University of Maryland's flagship campus in College Park.

Loh, the provost of the University of Iowa, will succeed C.D. "Dan" Mote Jr., who's served as president for 12 years. He starts Nov. 1; until then, provost Nariman Farvardin will serve as interim president.

Loh, 65, has more than 30 years of experience in higher education and will become the first Asian to serve as U-Md. president. He was born in Shanghai, China, and immigrated with his family to Lima, Peru, where he graduated from high school. He then moved alone to Iowa, graduating from Grinnell College with a degree in psychology. He later earned degrees from Yale University, the University of Michigan and Cornell University.

Loh said in statement that he hoped to build on Mote's success.

The University of Maryland—One of U.S. News & Report's Best Colleges and Universities

The yearly (and much anticipated) U.S. News and World Report’s List of the nation’s best colleges came out today; and finishing at 56  is The University of Maryland, College Park.

The ranking is based on the comparison of 191 of the nation’s top colleges and universities.

The University of Maryland also took 20th place of up-and-coming schools, while The University of Maryland Baltimore County took the number 1 spot.

For more rankings and information, visit: http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges

Prince George's County Track Club Wins Big at AAU Jr. Olympics

Track Express Track Club (TETC), Prince George County's finest track club has been competing in the AAU Jr. Olympics track meets for over 15 years, breaking records and winning a number of gold medals year after year.

This year, it is no different in Norfolk, VA, with member, Rashad Manning breaking the record in the Javelin Throw for the youth boys. He also won the gold in the Discus and silver in the Shot put.