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PG man arrested in DC Murder case

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A Md. man was arrested and charged with murder on Friday in a homicide that happened on Thursday, police said. 

Michael A. Smith, 33, of Suitland, Maryland, was charged with Murder One, Conspiracy, and additional related charges in connection with the shooting death of Paul Aime Tanoh Danzo, 24, of Laurel, police said. 

The shooting happened on the 1000 block of 17th Street, NW, police said. 

Police are still looking for a second person of interest associated with the murder. 

Wing of PG County Courthouse evacuated

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A wing of the Prince George's County Courthouse was evacuated on Wednesday afternoon, after multiple people complained about headaches, police said. 

The Bourne Wing of the courthouse was tested for carbon monoxide shortly after the people complained, and the building was deemed safe of CO after the test. 

Officials are still investigating why about 40-50 people are complaining about headaches.

The entire building was investigated and officials say they found no readings of any kinds of gas or fumes. No work is going on in the building.

The Bourne Wing will remain closed until at least Thursday morning.

WUSA9 to try drone camera

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The Phantom is one of a handful of radio controlled rotor aircraft designed to act as miniature flying camera platforms.

WUSA has experimented, with limited success, other popular models. One model we tried flew well as long as there was no wind-but the method for downloading the video was not simple enough for our workflow-which always requires speed, reliability and ease of use.

The Phantom is a quad motor, rotor type aircraft that has a GoPro camera slung underneath for shooting video and still pictures. The GoPro is usually tough and reliable so it makes a nice choice for shooting aerial footage this way.

Rieder: 'Washington Post' sale a shocker

(USA TODAY) -- It is a stunning separation.

For years, The Washington Post and the Graham family have been as deeply intertwined as it is possible for a news outlet and its owners to be.

In fact, the storied newspaper almost seemed like part of the Graham family. Generation after generation served as its steward. The Grahams flat-out loved that paper.

And so the news late Monday afternoon that the paper was being sold to Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos came as a shock. It must have been a deeply painful decision for Post Co. CEO Donald Graham.

But despite its legendary history, its courageous and inspirational role in publishing the Pentagon Papers and exposing Watergate secrets, its continuing if diminished commitment to quality journalism, the paper is hardly immune to the profoundly disruptive impact of the digital era.

Man lays on road, is fatally struck by car

SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 45-year-old man died after being hit by a car early Monday morning, police say. 

According to Prince George's County Police, Donald Pray and his passenger got into an argument while on Suitland Road. Pray then got out of his car, laid down in the roadway and was hit by a car.

Police were called out to Suitland Road at Suitland Parkway and found Pray suffering from critical injures. He was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said

Police said preliminary investigations indicated that Pary, of the 900 block of Mentor Avenue in Capitol Heights, had been drinking. 

This accident is still under investigation. If you have information about this case call the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at (301) 731-4422.

Police: man hit by cars intentionally laid down in road

SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County Police say that a pedestrian struck shortly before 1 a.m. Monday laid down in the road intentionally.

The incident happened at 12:56 a.m. Monday on Suitland Road at Suitland Parkway, say police.

Police tell us a 45-year-old man was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Police say the man had been driving on Suitland Road when he and a passenger got into an argument. The man then stopped his car, got out and laid down in the road, say police. He was then hit by a car.

They say none of the cars that hit him stayed at the scene.

It appears the man had been drinking alcohol before the incident, say police.

 

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