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Resolution for Fort Washington homeowners after landslide


FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA9) -- Seven months after a landslide forced residents out of their homes, there's finally some good news.

FEMA has come up with about $2 million for Prince George's County to condemn the homes and pay for a major slope stabilization project on Piscataway Drive.

But there were mixed reactions from homeowners Friday.

Some think the multi-million dollar FEMA grant is a god-send since insurance doesn't cover the landslide, but others suspect that after you split it among eight different families, it will be far too little to let them start over.

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METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS’ STUDENTS AWARDED for ALL-STAR CAST

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS’ STUDENTS AWARDED for ALL-STAR CAST

Ben Cherington and Kylie Levy of Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) Performing Arts Academy of Lorton, Va. and Alexandria, Va. were recently recognized for All-Star Cast by the Virginia Theatre Association Conference for their performances in I Never Saw Another Butterfly. This was the first time Metropolitan School of the Arts had participated in the conference. Cherington, an 11th grader from Burke, Va., and Levy, a 10th grader from Fairfax, Va. are students at Metropolitan School of the Arts. For more information, go to www.metropolitanarts.org.

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) also earned the 2014 Virginia Theatre Association Conference award for Best Costume Design and was recognized for Staging, as well as received an honorable mention for Best Play, I Never Saw Another Butterfly.

Police: Suspect took taxi to and from Md. bank robbery


FORT WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police have arrested a man wanted for robbing a bank after tracking down the taxi he rode in to get away.

William McKinley Thomas, 43, of Temple Hills, was arrested Wednesday for robbing a bank in the 10000 block of Indian Head Highway on November 7.



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.

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Ft. Washington residents may lose access to homes for months


FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA9) -- Residents of a Fort Washington neighborhood plagued by an active mudslide since May have been warned by county officials to prepare for 4 to 6 months with no access to their homes in 2015 while their access road is reconstructed.

Meanwhile, officials are making no promises for how much they may compensate victims who own six homes that have been condemned, and who will be forced to sell their homes on Piscataway Drive to the county.

"Residents should begin to prepare for the possibility that we will not be able to provide access to their homes during construction," said an emailed statement to the residents of Piscataway Drive late Thursday, The email was sent by Barry Hudson, the Manager of the Communications Division for Prince George's County.

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.

Crews struggle to shut down Ft. Washington water main break


FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA9) -- If WSSC crews aren't able to shut down a water main break in the Fort Washington area soon, then WSSC will have to issue a boil water advisory, according to a WSSC spokesperson.

Jerry Irvine says crews are having trouble shutting down the main, and if they cannot complete the shut down in a half an hour officials will have to issue a boil water advisory.

The water main break effects the southernmost WSSC coverage area of Prince George's County, and includes Fort Washington, Piscataway, and Brandywine.