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2 arrested for murder at Md. gas station

FORESTVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police have arrested two suspects for a murder at a Maryland gas station.

Police have arrested 22-year-old Alex Micah Marshall of Northeast, D.C. and 19-year-old Dominick Payne of Southeast, D.C. for the murder of Dalonte Allen Jackson.

On December 2, 2013, at about 3:00 a.m., police say they found Jackson suffering from a gunshot wound at the BP gas station in the 3200 block of Walters Lane in Forestville.

He was pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital.

Preliminary investigation reveals this was a targeted shooting stemming from a drug-related robbery, officials said.

Both suspects have been charged with first and second degree murder. Payne is in custody at the Department of Corrections on a no bond status and Marshall is awaiting extradition to Prince George's County, officials said.

Md. school test exclusions raise questions

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - While Maryland public schools scored above national averages on a recent national reading assessment, the state had blocked more than half of English language learners and students with learning disabilities from taking the test.

The Washington Post reports Maryland excluded 62 percent of students in the two categories from the fourth-grade reading test. The state blocked 60 percent of those students from taking the eighth-grade reading test.

Maryland's exclusion rate was more than double that of any other state on the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress. The board overseeing the test has set a goal that states exclude just 15 percent of learning-disabled and English language learners.

Outlets open in Prince George's County

PRINCE GEORGE'S CO., Md. (WUSA9) -- The Tanger Outlets opened at the National Harbor Friday to crowds of excited shoppers.

The outlets include H&M, Polo, Michael Kors, J Crew and more.

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#GiveJoy to a child for the holiday season

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- LOG ON TO http://www.wusa9.com/givejoy to donate a toy or money to children via "Volunteers of America." 

Jan Jeffcoat is out on assignment and it's a GREAT assignment! Jan's in Prince George's County helping to kick off our holiday virtual toy drive!

WUSA9 has teamed up with the Volunteers of America Chesapeake on a new one-of-a-kind holiday campaign called "Give Joy" and it gives you a chance to help needy kids and families this holiday season with the click of a button. We're calling it a JOY DRIVE and you can buy a toy, donate or just send a holiday message virtually - from home, from work, from anywhere!

Between now and mid December Jan and the whole team here at wusa 9 will be bringing you stories about the people you can help. If you follow her on Twitter @JanJeffcoat you can get live twitter updates.

Man dies after car hits utility pole

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Waldorf man has died after his car crashed into a utility pole on Sunday morning.

Prince George's County Police say 26-year-old Asa M. Hernandez died after his car collided with the pole in the 12700 block of Livingston Road in Fort Washington. Officers found Hernandez unresponsive at the sce. He was transported to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead, say police. 

According to police, the preliminary investigation suggests Hernandez was traveling northbound on Livingston Road when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a utility pole.

Police say speed appears to be factor. They add that Hernandez was not wearing a seat belt.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department's Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at (301) 731-4422. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

PHOTOS: Police search for armed robbery suspects

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police are searching for two suspects in connection to an armed robbery in Md. 

The robbery happened on Wednesday around 3:00 a.m. at a convenience store in the 9400 block of Livingston Road in Fort Washington. The two suspects then drove away in a silver Kia Optima. They are the same two suspects who are wanted to a gas station robbery on Auth Road in Camp Springs on October 28th and for robbing another convenience store on St. Barnabas Road in Oxon Hill on October 18th, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Police at (301) 772- 4905. 

Police search for missing 11-year-old

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Police are searching for a critical missing 11-year-old from DC.

Giavonni Gilliam was last seen on Friday around 8:06 a.m., in the 600 block of Condon Terrace, SE. She is described as a black female, approximately 5' 0" in height, approximately 140 pounds, medium complexion, black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a yellow shirt, tan pants, an orange and pink jacket, black Nike boots with pink trim, carrying a pink and black book bag, police said. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Police at 202-727-9099.