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Water main break on Silver Hill Rd in Suitland will impact AM commute


SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA9) -- A water main break in Suitland will cause a headache for drivers and impact service for over a hundred customers Thursday morning.

Officials with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission tell WUSA*9 the break is occurred in a 71-year-old 14-inch main around 8:00 Thursday night. Right now the northbound lanes of Silver Hill Road are closed between Brooks Drive and Royal Plaza Drive. The southbound lanes were reopened overnight.

According to Jerry Irvine, spokesman for WSSC, crews have been working through the night to shut off water to the area. Approximately 150 customers are impacted by the water main break.

Two schools in the area, Suitland High and Drew Freeman Middle still have water and classes are expected to begin on time.

Repairs could take awhile. The pipe line is next to a gas line.

LEARNINGRx OFFERS MILITARY FAMILIES 11 % OFF of BRAIN TRAINING; DONATES $111/student to SEMPERMAX

LEARNINGRx OFFERS MILITARY FAMILIES 11 % OFF of BRAIN TRAINING; DONATES $111/student to SEMPERMAX

For Veteran’s Day, LearningRx of DC Metro Area is offering 11 percent off of their brain training programs for military families Nov. 11 through Nov. 30, located at six, local centers, Chantilly, Va., Fairfax, Va., Leesburg, Va., Reston, Va., Vienna, Va. and North Potomac, Md. For each military child they train, LearningRx will also donate $111 to SemperMax, a program to enhance the morale and welfare of wounded veterans and their families. LearningRx programs have been helping traumatic-brain-injured military veterans, like U.S. Army Capt. Patrick Horan (Ret.) of McLean, Va., recover their speech and memory skills, and LearningRx is now extending brain training to military families that are looking to make learning easier or for those who struggle with learning disabilities, ADHD or autism. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

Police ID deputies in fatal shooting in Suitland


SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two sheriff's deputies are on administrative leave after one of them shot a man in Suitland while responding to a domestic disturbance early on Thursday morning.

Prince George's County Sheriff's Office authorities say that deputies went to a home in the 2300 block of Houston Street at approximately 1 a.m. following a 9-1-1 call for a domestic disturbance with a gun.

A woman told the deputies she called 911 after Michael Ricardo Minor assaulted her and she believed he retrieved a handgun before he left. While they were still on the scene, Minor returned home and confronted the deputies.

At some point, Deputy First Class Kendal Wade fired his weapon and struck Minor. Minor was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6 a.m., say authorities.

2 hit by vehicle in PG County


SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two victims are critically injured and were taken to the hospital after being hit by a vehicle in Suitland, Md. early Saturday morning, police said.

The accident happened around 12:10 a.m. when a man and a woman were crossing onto Silver Hill Road and were hit by a vehicle traveling southbound, authorities said.

The driver stayed on the scene, police said.


School supply drive in style: PG group helps local kids


SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA9) -- A group of determined local youth heard about WUSA9's Operation Backpack and decided to take matters into their own hands and give back to their community by collecting school supplies for children in need this school year.

Operation Fill the Backpacks all started with 19-year-old, Gia Alexander from Suitland, Md. She saw WUSA9's Operation Backpack on Twitter, loved the idea and thought it would be the perfect opportunity for her to do something similar for her community.

The young philanthropist brought children and youth together from all over the region to help take part in a free charity event that took place Saturday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the New Creation in Christ Baptist Church in Suitland, Md.

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.

DC man arrested for killing his girlfriend


SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Prince George's County Police Department arrested a 43-year-old D.C. man who police said, shot and killed his girlfriend in Suitland Md. Sunday evening.

Authorities responded to the 3200 block of Sycamore Lane for the report of a shooting around 7 p.m. Sunday, police said.

Police found 43-year-old Tamu Bynum of Suitland, Md. suffering from gunshot wounds, authorities said. Bynum was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

Bynum and her boyfriend, 43-year-old Devin James Wooten of SE, D.C. got into an argument that escalated into a shooting, police said.

Wooten turned himself in Monday, police said.

Wooten is being charged with second degree murder.