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HERO CENTRAL: Food For Others Saves Families from Hunger

HERO CENTRAL: Food For Others Saves Families from Hunger

FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA9)--- "I get to go home and make something to eat for you know my little ones," said Lamar Edmonds on his first trip to Food for Others. The non-profit organization distributes free food from its warehouse. Edmonds gets bread, a package of food along with milk and eggs. The items are a part of the Emergency Assistance Program.

Northern Virginia has about 90,000 people living in poverty. The number represents about 5 percent of the population in the area, according to the U.S. Census.

Power Companies Gearing Up for Thursday Storms

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA9) -- Myra Oppel was sitting in her office at Pepco's Headquarters when the Derecho of 2012 hit. 

She watched as the power company's outages jumped from a few thousand to almost half a million. By the time it was all over, more than two-million people in Virginia, Maryland, and the District were in the dark, and it would take nearly two weeks before all the power was restored.

Almost a year later, Oppel met with WUSA9 to discuss what Pepco's doing to prepare for this latest round of storms. 

PG Man Arrested in Toddler's Murder

SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA) - A man is under arrest for allegedly abusing a child in his care.

Prince George's County Police arrested Clinton E. Bernard, 26, of the 3800 block of Swann Rd in the murder of two-year-old Jamir K. Shipe. 

The medical examiner ruled the death as homicide. Police say on the morning of May 22, officers responded to the aforementioned addrss for an unresponsive child. The child was taken to the hospital for several injuries included head trauma and was listed in critical condition. 

Detectives say Bernard, who is in a relationship with the child's mother, admitted to assaulting the toddler.

Bernard remains in custody without bond. 




Occasionally Cake of Old Town Alexandria needs diapers as part of the Northern Virginia Family Service Diaper Drive. Customers can drop off diapers from Sat., May 4 through Mother’s Day, Sun., May 12, and be entered to win a Mommy and Me Cupcake Decorating Class, to be held on Tues., May 14 at 5 p.m. Three winners will be chosen from a raffle drawing.  Call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

The Mommy and Me Cupcake decorating will be taught by owner, Sabrina Campbell, mom of two daughters and soon-to-be son. She will discuss cupcake decorating techniques, creativity and tips for parent and child.

Two Suspects Flee After Shooting At Pawn Shop in Md.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Two suspects, one of whom was armed entered a Pawn Shop after which an armed security guard fired his weapon, police said. 

At approximately 1:13 p.m., officers responded to the 4600 block of Silver Hill Road, Suitland,  MD, for a report of a shooting. It is unclear at this time if the suspects threatened anyone or aimed the weapon at the guard but they did flee the store after the shooting, police said.

According to police, no one was injured during the incident. 

Police are trying to locate surveillance video to assist in the investigation.

Publisher, photographer probed over topless Kate photos

Publisher, photographer probed over topless Kate photos

PARIS (AP) - French prosecutors have placed the publisher and photographer of unauthorized topless snaps of Prince William's wife, Kate, under formal criminal investigation, they said Thursday.

Caroline Chassain, spokeswoman for the Nanterre prosecutor, said that Mondadori Magazines France and local photographer Valerie Suau were placed under investigation earlier this month over possible criminal exploitation of the images, which appeared in the French Closer magazine last September.

The photos showed the duchess of Cambridge relaxing at a private villa in Provence, in southern France, sometimes without her bikini top and, in one case, her suit bottom partially pulled down to apply sunscreen.

Chassain added that Suau's employer, local newspaper La Provence, was also placed under formal criminal investigation on Monday, but she did not elaborate.

The investigation will likely take months to complete.