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Woman's death in fatal buttocks injection ruled a homicide

NEW YORK (AP) - The death of a woman who had silicone injected into her buttocks in New York City has been ruled a homicide.

A spokeswoman for the medical examiner's office says Kelly Mayhew died after the silicone entered her bloodstream.

Police said the Suitland, Maryland, woman was found unresponsive at a Queens apartment on May 30. Her mother performed CPR and called 911, but Mayhew didn't survive.

Authorities are still looking for the woman suspected of giving Mayhew the injections.

More than a dozen people in the United States have died from illicit injections. A Philadelphia woman was convicted in March of third-degree murder in the 2011 death of a dancer from London who died after low-grade silicone traveled to her lungs.

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:

Prince George's Co. officers rescue man from burning car

SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA9) -- A group of Prince George's County police officers and firefighters acted quickly Friday morning to save a man from a burning car in a dramatic rescue caught on video.

According to county police, a person called in a report of a burning car at around 12:30 a.m. in the 2700 block of Lakewood Street in Suitland. When police officers arrived at the scene, they found the car fully engulfed in flames and the driver still inside.

Two officers tried to pull the man out of the car, but the flames were too intense to do so. Police say two more officers arrived on scene to help, armed with fire extinguishers.

"I jumped out, grabbed my fire extinguisher, ran to the burning car," Officer Nicholas Clayton with Prince George's County police said. 

Man wanted in connection to 4 Prince George’s Co. robberies

BRANDYWINE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man caught on camera robbing a gas station in Brandywine is wanted in connection to four different robberies, three of which happened within three days of each other. 

The surveillance video was taken inside a gas station in the 16000 block of McKendree Road in Brandywine on August 27 at around 5:20 a.m. After grabbing cash, police say the suspect sped away in a blue Ford with Maryland tags 1AZ8591 that was stolen just before the robbery on Albert Drive in Brandywine.

Police believe the man, along with an accomplice, is behind three other robberies in Prince George's County.

One day after that robbery, police say the two of them robbed a convenience store in the 4900 block of Silver Hill Road in Suitland. The next day after that, they robbed a sub shop in the 5700 block of Silver Hill Road in Suitland, according to police.

Firefighter injured while fighting Suitland fire

SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA9) -- A firefighter was injured by falling debris while fighting a fire in Suitland, Md. Saturday afternoon.

According to a spokesperson for Prince George's County fire, the firefighter has been treated and released from shock trauma center. Their specific injuries were not given.

Firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire that involved at least two townhouses in the 4200 block of Apple Orchard Lane in Suitland.

The fire appeared to have started in the rear deck of a home and traveled up the rear exterior wall and into the attic, according to the spokesperson. The fire appears accidental in nature.  

2 dead, 2 in the hospital after car crash in Suitland

SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two people died at a local hospital after a car crash in Suitland early Sunday, police said.

The crash happened on Suitland Parkway at Meadowview Drive around 12:45 a.m. Police say the accident involved two cars.

A woman in one of the vehicles died at the hospital early Sunday and police say another person died at the hospital Sunday afternoon. 

Police say two other people involved in the accident are in stable condition.

At least two occupants of one of the cars involved in the crash are related, police said. 

The investigation is ongoing and police say no charges are pending. 

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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Woman assaulted while sleeping on her couch in Suitland

SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA9) -- A woman was sexually assaulted Monday while police say she slept on her couch in Suitland.

Prince George's County police spent Wednesday night going door to door at a Suitland apartment complex trying to gather information. Police say the suspect broke into one of the apartments wearing a mask at 4:30 in the afternoon.

Abby Desta was working Monday afternoon. Until Wednesday night, she didn't know that a woman was sexually assaulted in the apartment complex where she lives.

"I have never heard something like this. Right now, I'm totally shaky and scared and I have to leave," said Desta.

Police say the woman who was assaulted was inside, asleep on the couch.

"He had a handgun. He woke her up and he sexually assaulted her," said Pfc. Michael Owen, Spokesman Prince George's Police Department.