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College Park Stabbing Suspect Arrested

COLLEGE PARK Md. (WUSA)  -- Prince George's County police have arrested a man they believe stabbed four people at a local bar in College Park.

Leonardo Ramos, 21, of Kensington, was arrested in his home early Wednesday morning.

Ramos will be charged with attempted murder in the Tuesday morning incident at the "Thirsty Turtle," on Baltimore Avenue.

Meanwhile College Park Police Chief David Mitchell is still fighting for an emergency hearing to shut down the Thirsty Turtle.


Tuesday's Story: University of Maryland Police Chief David Mitchell is urging Prince George's County liquor licensing officials to shut down The Thirsty Turtle, an establishment on Baltimore Ave. at the edge of the College Park Campus.

"I'm ready to padlock it tonight, but it's not my call," said Mitchell, who called the business an "attractive nuisance."

12 Marching Bands Showcase Their Talent

Marching bands from Charles Herbert Flowers, Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr., DuVal,
Friendly, Gwynn Park, High Point, Largo, Laurel, Northwestern, Oxon Hill, Potomac,
and Surrattsville high schools will come together to showcase their talents for the
community during the 2010 Marching Band Showcase.

Each year, the annual Marching Band Showcase provides high school marching
bands the opportunity to perform for each other and the community in a non-competitive setting. Prince George's County high school marching bands that participated in the Band Assessment Festival the previous spring are eligible to participate, and two adjudicators will provide performance feedback to the bands and their directors.

Members of the community are invited and encouraged to attend this fun, family
event. Tickets are $5 per person; elementary school students and younger will be
admitted free with a paying adult.

The Prince George’s County Health Department Is Offering Free Walk-in Flu Shots

The Prince George’s County Health Department will be hosting a free walk-in flu clinic on Wednesday, October 13 at Spring Hill Lake Recreation Center in an effort to ensure that all residents interested in a flu shot will be able to receive one.

 “As flu season approaches, it is important that every individual in the CDC target population have access to the seasonal flu vaccine,” said Health Officer, Donald Shell, M.D., M.A. “For that reason, we are offering an opportunity for the public to come in to a clinic and receive a flu vaccine free of charge.”

The flu vaccine will be administered October 13, 2010 from 12 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Spring Hill Lake Recreation Center located at 6101 Cherrywood Lane Greenbelt, MD.

Other opportunities for the public to receive flu shots include:

Univ. Of Md. Wins 'Hawaii Five-O' Competition

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA) --"Hawaii Five-0's" music is unmistakable and no one does it better than the University of Maryland Marching Band. So much so the band entered the CBS Band Mania Competition and Monday night it was announced on national television THEY WON!

The UMD Band's video submission got the most votes from the public  Which means the band gets $25,000.  They plan on buying new band uniforms with the money.


"I think the whole band is excited," band member Shana Ferguson told 9NEWS NOW at the beginning of the voting in September.  

The mighty Maryland musicians practiced hard and won over 33 other state colleges and universities.

Four Men Stabbed In College Park

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA) -- A fight inside a College Park bar has let to a quadruple stabbing near the University of Maryland Campus.

Officials tell 9 NEWS NOW the altercation started between a group of men at the Thirsty Turtle in the 7400 block of Baltimore Avenue around 1:30 Tuesday morning. Police say somehow the fight spilled out of the bar and continued down the street where four young men were stabbed at the Cornerstone Grill and Loft in the 7300 block of Baltimore Avenue.

Police say two of the victims are 19-years-old, one is 20, and the fourth is 23-years-old. One of the victims was stabbed in the face and back. Another received stab wounds in the arm. All four victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Police say the three younger victims are UMD students.

Volunteer at the 8th Annual Celebration of Gorgeous Prince George's County

This story comes to us from Linda Lowe, Public Information Specialist for Prince George’s County:

Prince George’s County Executive Jack B. Johnson will host the 8th annual Celebration of Gorgeous Prince George’s County from 8 a.m. to noon on October 16, 2010 with street litter pickup activity, and cleanup and pruning of existing Gorgeous Prince George’s Day sites throughout the county.  A volunteer celebration picnic will take place at the Historic Bladensburg Waterfront Park from noon to 3 p.m.


“For the past eight years, my administration has made building and maintaining livable communities one of its most important goals,” says Johnson.  “I am proud to say that celebrating the beauty of Gorgeous Prince George’s County has become a tradition and it continues to make our county a great place to live, work and play.”


Prince George's County Educators Visit Discovery Education Science Institute

This story comes to us from Christina Scripps of Discovery Communications: