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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:

Arrest made in UMD peeping tom incident

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- The University of Maryland Police Department arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with the peeping tom incident that happened on April 2 inside a women's bathroom at the Biology-Psychology building.

Police said they arrested Ernest Attakora Marfo, of Reisterstown, Md.

According to authorities, a female UMD employee went to use the restroom, when she saw a cell phone on the floor with the lens portion pointed towards her direction inside the bathroom stall.

Police said the victim felt uncomfortable so she left the restroom right away. The employee went back into the restroom and then questioned the man who was still in the stall. He grabbed his phone and left, police said.

UMD packs 100,000 meals to fight hunger in metro area

COLLEGE PARK (WUSA9) -- Terps against hunger are packing 100,000 meals and will be distributing them to local food shelves to help fight hunger in the metro area.

Over 30,000 meals were packed as of 6 p.m. Monday.

Terps against Hunger (TAH) is a University of Maryland student-led initiative of Kids Against Hunger DC Metro which focuses on packaging easy to prepare meals of rice, soy, dried vegetables, and vitamin powder to help feed those in need in the metro area and around the world.

All of the meals will be packaged by Monday night. A total of 4,000 students from sororities and fraternities at the University of Maryland took part in the event.

They hope to host a larger event next semester and package 250,000 meals.

NewDay USA was the primary sponsor for the event.



In support of Autism Awareness Month, Metropolitan School of the Arts is asking all of its studio students to ‘go blue’ now through April 30.  Students who wear blue during class, Monday through Friday in April, Metropolitan School of the Arts will donate $1 for each student that wears blue, per day. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for a full schedule of classes and registration.

Metropolitan School of the Arts offers pre-professional dance, theatre, musical and vocal studio classes for youth and teens, as well as adult dance and fitness classes, including Metro Barre, yoga and Pilates.

Arrest made in UMD on-campus robbery

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police have made an arrest in a University of Maryland robbery that happened March 9 on campus.

Police said they arrested and charged one of the suspects, Mark W. Andrews in connection with the robbery that happened a little after 1 a.m.

Two male students of the university were walking close to South Campus Commons building #1 and #2, when the two suspects approached them, police said.

The suspects demanded property, assaulted one of the victims, took property, and fled the area, police said. One of the suspects ran in the direction of Susquehanna Hall area and the other suspect ran in an unknown direction on campus. Police said no weapons were used.

Detectives were able to get video footage of the incident the path of travel the suspects took. Detectives then applied for and received warrants for the arrest of two non-affiliated subjects.