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Closing arguments expected in Lenwood Harris murder trial

(WUSA9) -- On Monday, closing arguments are expected to take place in the Lenwood Harris murder trial.

Tyrone Lewis is charged with murder, armed carjacking, armed robbery and related charges in the death of Lenwood Harris. Harris was a community activist from Alexandria whose body was found in a well in in Fort Washington on January 26, 2012. He had been missing since September 2011.

A co-defendant in the case, Linwood Johnson, previously pleaded guilty to second degree murder, robbery with a deadly weapon and related charges (http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=188244).

Johnson is scheduled to be sentenced in October.


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.




Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. raised more than $1, 100 for the March of Dimes during their four-year anniversary, day-long celebration, while giving away more than 1, 500 cupcakes. For more information, visit www.occasionallycake.com or call 703.647.9638.

“Thank you to the community for helping us celebrate and giving back to the March of Dimes, an organization that is doing so much for moms and babies,” said Sabrina Campbell, owner of Occasionally Cake in Old Town Alexandria, Va.

Police: robbery suspects caught while changing tire

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police say they caught two suspects in a 7-Eleven robbery in the parking lot of another 7-Eleven while changing a flat tire.

According to police, 20-year-old Allen Kelsey and 18-year-old Juanan Turrentine are accused of robbing a 7-Eleven in the 9200 block of Oxon Hill Road in Fort Washington on Wednesday night.

Police say as Kelsey and Turrentine were leaving the scene in their car, it struck a curb. A tire was punctured and they stopped in the parking lot of a different 7-Eleven. There, officers found and arrested them, say police.

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.

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