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Black Friday kicks off holiday shopping at National Harbor

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA9) -- Black Friday is here and the shoppers are ready.

On the morning of Black Friday, die hard shoppers had already been out shopping for hours.

Some stores opened on Thanksgiving.

The Tanger Outlets at the National Harbor was open all night long on Thanksgiving and the doors remained opened through Black Friday.

Shoppers told WUSA9 that shopping at the outlets was great because it's more spacious and less crowded.

WUSA9's Delia Gonçalves reported seeing a man sleeping next to a pile of shopping bags after some Black Friday shopping.

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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:

Woman dies in Fort Washington crash

FORT WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A woman died in a car crash on Route 210 in Fort Washington early Saturday, according to the Prince George's County Police Department.

The crash happened around 3 a.m. when police say a car collided with another car on Route 210.

A car traveling Southbound on Route 210 collided with another car traveling in the opposite direction. Police say the crash happened after a car attempted to make a left turn onto Old Fort Road.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation and the victim has not been identified.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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Harley backs out of ride for 'Justice or Else'

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA9) -- A massive controversy is brewing at a local motorcycle dealership ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March on Washington.

Conservative activists have accused Harley-Davidson of Washington D.C. of backing a group that advocates violence against white people.

Riders supporting the "Justice or Else" commemoration of the Million Man March had planned to meet at the Fort Washington dealership on the morning of October 10. But a controversy over Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has led the dealership to cut ties with the group.

Pipe bomb safely detonated in Fort Washington

FORT WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County bomb squad units safely detonated a pipe bomb Friday afternoon in Fort Washington.

According to a county fire spokesperson, a resident on Steuben Avenue called police at around 9:00 a.m. to report a suspicious package. A bomb squad determined it was a pipe bomb and robots blew it up at around 1 p.m.  

A secondary search found more suspicious items nearby the original device, including an item that looked like a Molotov cocktail. Investigators are still on scene collecting evidence.  

About two dozen homes were evacuated in the area as a precaution while the suspicious package was investigated. Everyone has been allowed back in their homes.   

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New PGPD station won't open in summer after budget cuts

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA9) -- A planned Prince George's County police station in Fort Washington will not open this summer as originally planned due to budget cuts.

Chief Mark Magaw issued a statement Tuesday saying the cuts are preventing the department from properly staffing the station.

The department says stations in Oxon Hill and Clinton will continue to serve the Fort Washington community until the new station opens. An opening date for the station has not been set.

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Md. trooper accused of forcing woman to have sex at gunpoint

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Maryland State Police trooper was arrested early Monday in connection with a sexual offense that occurred while he was off duty, according to police.

Brian Tucker, 43, of Fort Washington was charged with first-degree sex offense and a handgun charge, police said.

Tucker was released from confinement Tuesday, according to Maryland Court records. He is due back in court July 30.

At approximately 2 a.m., police say a Prince George's County officer was on patrol in the area of Rochell Avenue and Hazelwood Drive when he spotted Tucker and a woman standing outside of an SUV.