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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.

4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda

4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA 9) -- Two Metrobus passengers are claiming injuries after the bus was involved in an accident on the Beltway Friday afternoon.

Authorities say that the Metrobus was involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle near the Old Georgetown Road exit on I-495.

Authorities report that two of the passengers in the involved vehicle are also claiming injuries.




Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. and Mount Vernon, Va. is celebrating its five-year anniversary on Sun., July 20 and handing out one free cupcake per person to all their patrons with no purchase necessary at their Old Town Alexandria shop at 207 King Street and Mount Vernon at 8859 Richmond Highway from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Occasionally Cake will donate 50 percent of all their sales that day to Metropolitan School of the Arts youth scholarships of Lorton, Va. For more information, call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com.

The free cupcakes will be available in Chocolate Marshmallow, Red Velvet, Snickerdoodle, Funfetti and Strawberry Key Lime flavors with other flavors available for purchase. A variety of other flavors will be available for purchase.  Occasionally Cake will offer an anniversary special of four cupcakes for $8.

Despite landslide and warnings, homeowners go home

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA9) -- As the ground beneath their homes continues to move, the future for 28 Maryland homeowners is as uncertain as the ground.

They still don't know how or when a slow moving landslide on Piscataway Drive in Fort Washington will be stabilized and how it will be paid for, although, Prince George's County officials said it is possible to sure up the slope.

Faced with the possibility of being displaced from their houses for months some residents could no longer wait.

"Walking back into my own house, the front door of my own house was kind of a relief," said Brad Bartee, a homeowner who has been displaced with his wife and three young children.

Displaced Md. homeowners one step closer to home

FT. WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA9) -- Residents who have not been allowed into their homes in nearly three weeks finally took one step closer to going home Wednesday night, as they learned of what is happening to the ground in their neighborhood and how it can be fixed.

There has been a slow-motion landslide on Piscataway Drive in Fort Washington, Md. since early May, leaving 28 homes in the neighborhood unfit or unsafe to live in.

A study conducted by KCI Technologies, an engineering firm hired by Prince George's County, determined that the ground can ultimately be stabilized and, once it is, the preliminary report indicates that homes should be safe enough to move back in to.

The report blames the slow-motion landslide, or slope failure as they describe it, on the intense rainfall that happened in the days leading up to the slope failure.

Prince George's Continues to Withhold Landslide Report For Review

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA9) -- For a second day, Prince George's County officials are continuing to withhold the contents of a much-anticipated engineering report about a destructive landslide that has forced the evacuation of at least 22 homes since May 5.

Angry residents are demanding a full release of information in the report, which they suspect may point to who may be liable for damage caused by the landslide. The report from engineering contractor KCI was delivered to county officials Monday. However, county officials Tuesday are standing by statements made at an earlier meeting with residents where homeowners were told that officials can't promise a full release of information until the report has been reviewed internally.

"We're paying for that report. We better get that report," complained Piscataway Hills Community Association President Dave Lishin at a community meeting Friday.