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Man wanted for breaking into College Park home


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Dominic Dixon, 24, is wanted in connection with breaking into a College Park home on August 29.

Dixon broke into a home located on 50th Place, police said.

Dixon is often at a motel located in the 5000 block of Branchville Road in College Park, Md., police said.

If you know where he can be found, please call 301-699-2601.


Dental clinic being held at University of Maryland


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - More than 800 volunteers including dentists, hygienists and dental assistants are participating in a dental clinic at the University of Maryland.

The clinic is being held Saturday on the school's basketball court, which has been converted into a mobile dental clinic with 100 dental chairs. Volunteers are performing cleanings, fillings, extractions and root canals.

The clinic started Friday and is continuing Saturday, but organizers said around 8 a.m. Saturday that they were already at capacity for the number of patients they can serve for the day. Organizers say they expect to provide more than $1 million in free dental care to 1,000 patients.

The event is part of the two-day Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy and Health Equity Festival.


Barricade situation ends at Holiday Inn in Md.


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man barricaded himself in a hotel in College Park and threatened to harm himself, say Prince George's County Police. The barricade ended at approximately 3 a.m. Friday.

The incident started late Thursday night. According to police spokesman Harry Bond, a man threatened to hurt himself around 10:45 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in the 10000 block of Baltimore Avenue. Police arrived at the scene and found the man had barricaded himself inside.

After several hours, police declared the situation over.


Take the Plunge: Join Design Army X Karla Colletto for Pool Party, Fashion Show on Friday, Aug. 22

Take the Plunge: Join Design Army X Karla Colletto for Pool Party, Fashion Show on Friday, Aug. 22

Design Army X Karla Colletto to debut their swimwear collection - Swim At Your Own Risk - on Friday, August 22 from 7-10 p.m. at Capitol Skyline Hotel

On the heels of judging the global 61st Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France as one of two US judges in the Design category, Pum Lefebure, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Design Army, just released her first swimwear collection, Swim At Your Own Risk, in collaboration with Karla Colletto. A capsule collection for Colletto’s Cruise 2015 line and Lefebure’s first venture into fashion design, the five-piece graphic swimsuits and beachwear debuted at the Miami Swim Show on July 19th.

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.