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UMD reports record expulsions for sexual misconduct


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- In the first year after creating an Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct, the University of Maryland has expelled more students for sexual assault than ever before, University President Wallace Loh told student journalists at the Diamondback.

Three Students were expelled and a dozen more cases resulted in sanctions ranging from reflecting on conduct in writing to serving suspensions to being removed from university housing.

Offenses included rape, harassment, stalking, sexual intimidation and retaliation.

From July 2014 to June of 2015, 112 complaints were made. Forty-eight resulted in investigations, some of which are still ongoing.

Student McLaine Rich filed a complaint in March 2015 alleging she was raped in October of 2014. Her alleged attacker was expelled after he was found "responsible" for a second alleged attack on another student.

All clear given at UMD after suspicious package


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- The all-clear has been given after a suspicious package was reported at a shuttle bus facility near parking lots at the University of Maryland, according to police.

The package was reported at 8537 Paint Branch Drive. Officials say the package was reported close to Lot 11b and Lot 4b at the university.

The parking lot was closed while officials investigated the suspicious package. 

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Pack Light, Pack Right While Traveling by Air This Fall

Pack Light, Pack Right While Traveling by Air This Fall

Fall is a time when millions of people around the country begin to make their travel plans. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the busiest travel times of the year are just around the corner, which include Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. There are some great reasons why packing light will help make your trip easier and more enjoyable. And the good news is that it’s not difficult to do, either.

“If you want to pack right when you travel then you really need to focus on packing light,” explains Tina Aldatz, chief executive officer of Savvy Travelers. “There’s much less hassle and stress when you pack light and stick to the basics. You can put your focus on your travel, rather than having all of your attention go to dragging around way too much luggage.”

Here are some Savvy Travelers tips for packing light and right for fall and holiday air travel:

Seven UMD students displaced after tree falls on house


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Seven University of Maryland students were displaced after a large tree fell on their house in College Park Thursday night.

According to a spokesperson for Prince George's County fire, the tree fell at around 8:30 p.m. in the 7500 block of Princeton Avenue. The tree fell on the roof of the house and did extensive damage.

The house is considered uninhabitable and the seven displaced students are staying with friends.

Neighbors told fire officials the tree is one of the oldest and largest in College Park.

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Chipotle will start delivering to 40 college campuses this fall


A perennial Millennial favorite food chain, Chipotle is endearing itself to its legion of young fans this fall by delivering burritos straight to college classrooms.

Chipotle has partnered with Tapingo, a food-delivery app specifically for the college market, to deliver its burritos, bowls and other menu items to 40 college campuses, the fast-casual chain said Tuesday. It will expand to more than 100 campuses by spring.

Chipotle started offering delivery to broader markets earlier this year as part of partnerships with the services Postmates and OrderUp, but this is its first college-specific initiative. Delivery is already available at six schools, including Arizona State University and the University of Southern California, with plans to expand throughout the fall.

Man gets 5 years for College Park hit and run death


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Manassas man was sentenced to five years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to fatally striking a woman in College Park July of 2014.

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Jacky Luangraj, 34, of Manassas, Va. pleaded guilty in May to motor vehicle manslaughter for hitting and killing  21-year-old Janelle Oni close to the intersection of Baltimore Avenue and Hartwick Road in College Park.

The total sentence was 10 years, but it was suspended save for five years. 

College Park man arrested on child porn charges


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 24-year-old College Park man was arrested on possession of child pornography and distributing child pornography charges, Maryland State police said.

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Kyle Francis Kenney, 24, of College Park was arrested on seven counts of distributing child pornography and seven counts of possession of child pornography, police said.