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PGPD officer sentenced for assaulting HS student

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Prince George's County police officer convicted of assaulting a Suitland High School student will likely spend two months under house arrest.

Officer Charles Pickard was sentenced Thursday to two years, suspend all but 60 days, for striking the student. Pickard has the option of serving his sentence on home detention.

In November 2013 while working as a school resource officer at Suitland, Pickard got into an altercation with a Suitland student while on school grounds. During the encounter, Pickard punched the student and placed him under arrest.

Pickard was convicted of second degree assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment in May for hitting the student.

Murder victim's daughter protests killer's possible parole

SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA9) -- The man who stabbed 67-year old grandmother Geraldine Williams to death in 1990 could go free this fall after serving just 10 years in prison; a holdover from an old Maryland sentencing law that Williams' daughter is now fighting to change even further.

"I want help in getting this law overturned," said Linda Duncan in an interview Tuesday. "First degree murderers should not be offered probation and a chance to get out and start over again. I am for second chances, but not for that."

Michael Lamont Johnson was convicted of Williams' murder in 2007. It took some 15 years for police to link DNA found at the crime scene in Suitland to Johnson, and when they did he was already serving time for another crime in New Jersey. He entered an Alford plea in 2007, and we sentenced to 40 years to life for the crime of first degree murder.

Suitland woman dies after receiving butt injections

SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Prince George's County woman died after receiving a butt-enlargement injection, NYPD confirmed to WUSA9.

Kelly Mayhew, 34, of Suitland, Md. died Saturday after getting the injection from an apparently unlicensed doctor. NYPD said there was "no indication" the woman who gave the shot had any kind of license.

Mayhew's mother told police her daughter received silicone injections, then started having trouble breathing. The suspect then fled, according to police.

Police say the injection was given in a basement apartment of a private residence in Queens.

Mayhew died at the hospital and police are still looking for the suspect. Police say the cause of death is pending.

BET Networks confirmed to WUSA9 that Mayhew was an employee and the network released the following statement Tuesday:

Suitland man arrested on possession of child pron charges

SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 47-year-old man from Prince George's County was arrested in connection with distributing and possession of child pornography, Maryland State police said.

Police arrested James Edward Littlejohn, 47, of Suitland, Md. Images of child pornography were found on a computer that belongs to Littlejohn. The computer was seized during an arrested warrant executed at his home in Suitland on May 29.

He was taken to the Prince George's County Central Booking, officials said.


Md. man arrested on child porn charges

Prince George's Co. officer killed in crash laid to rest

SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County Officer Brennan Rabain, who was killed in a car crash on Greenbelt Road was laid to rest Thursday.

The funeral was held at Victory Christian Ministries in Suitland, Md.


A viewing was held for Rabain Wednesday at the Borgwardt Funeral Home on Powder Mill Road in Beltsville.

Officials are still investigating the cause of the fatal crash that claimed Rabain's life.

Concrete falls from Beltway bridge, smashes woman's car

SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA9) -- Crews responded to the Suitland area Tuesday afternoon after a pieces from an overpass collapsed on a woman's car on Suitland Road.

Some concrete chunks fell from the I-495 bridge that goes over Suitland Road in Morningside, Md., according to Mark Brady with Prince George's County Fire Department.

No injuries have been reported, Brady said.

Katherine Deane wasn't doing anything out of the ordinary, just running errands, driving along and going the speed limit.

"All of a sudden, just splatter came down," said Deane.

Splatter that she said could have killed her. Large chucks of concrete came crumbling off this beltway overpass, raining onto the vehicles driving below.

"It happened right as I came to the underpass," said Deane.

Deane got the worst of it.

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

Students interested in attending the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. can audition on Sun., Mar. 1 at MSA Lorton Campus at 9601 Ox Road. Auditions are required as part of the 2015-2016 academy registration. The MSA Academy audition is for performing arts students from 6th grade to 12th grade. Students should call 703-339-0444 ext.3 or visit www.metropolitanarts.org to register for an audition time. 

The audition process will give prospective students an opportunity to demonstrate his or her skills in dance, music and theater for the chairs of the respective arts departments.  Applicants must attend a live audition if they live within three geographical states of MSA.  Prospective students living beyond the three-state radius may submit a DVD audition.