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Children Found Wandering Street; Va. Mother Arrested

Children Found Wandering Street; Va. Mother Arrested

MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two children were found wandering in a neighborhood in Manassas on Friday morning, Prince William County Police said in a news release. 

The mother, Esmeralda Carolina Acosta Montoya, 28, of Manassas, was arrested about 45 minutes after police were notified that the kids were missing, police said. 

It happened at around 10:28 a.m., when a person called police, informing them that the caller had found the two children wandering, police said. 

"The caller located two children, a 3 year old girl and 5 year old boy, walking the area above unsupervised. The caller took the children to nearby Westgate Elementary School where police were notified. The investigation revealed that the accused had left the children in a locked room of the residence while she was gone for about for two hours," police said. 

Charged with two counts of felony child endangerment and she has been released on a $4,500 bond. 

DC Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A sexual assault suspect has been taken into custody in Washington, D.C., police said. 

Jamal Coleman, 20, of Fort Washington, Md., has been arrested for an incident that happened on Thursday morning, police said. 

"An employee of the Harris Educational Center was working inside of the building when an unknown male approached her and attempted to sexually assault her. The victim screamed and after a brief struggle, the victim was able to escape the suspect and call the police," police said in a news release. 

Coleman is charged with Assault with the Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Assault.

Intruder Killed By Off-Duty Officer At Md. Home Identified

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA) -- The intruder killed by a homeowner, who is also an Alexandria Deputy Sheriff, has been identified, officials say. 

Prince George's County police say 20-year-old Jon Adgrain Pocknett was shot by the deputy after the suspect broke into his house on Tuesday night.

Officers were called to the 8400 block of Rose Marie Drive in Fort Washington, Md., for a shooting late Tuesday night. They found someone suffering from a gun shot wound.

Police say the deputy sheriff, who was off-duty, stated that he caught someone breaking into his house and shot that person. 

The person died.

The deputy has been placed on Administrative leave pending the completion of an investigation by the Prince George's County and Alexandria Sheriff's Office.

Stars Shine at D.C. BET Honors Awards

Stars Shine at D.C. BET Honors Awards

The annual BET Honors with the stunning host Actress Gabrielle Union again celebrated and showcased the achievements of African Americans with their version of what can be likened to the Kennedy Center Honors.

The lineup at the Warner Theatre: Honorees Halle Berry (Service), Chaka Khan (Musical Arts), T.D. Jakes (Education), music exec Clarence Avant (Entrepreneur) and basketball player Lisa Leslie (Athletics).

Police Search For Suspect In Fort Washington Shooting

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA) - Prince George's County Police are asking for your help in locating 21-year-old, Jeff Allen Crews, who is wanted for a non-fatal shooting that took place in January.

Police officials say the shooting, which stemmed from a robbery, happened in Fort Washington at the 2500 block of Corning Avenue on Jan. 17.

If you have any information on this crime, Police ask that you call the Prince George's Police Department at 301-749-5064. Anonymous callers may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-422-TIPS (8477) or text "PGPD plus your messages" to CRIMES (274637).

Snow Totals Thursday Morning 1-24-13

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- A gorgeous dry, fluffy snow fell during the overnight of 1-24-13. For some, it was the first snow of the season and also closed schools for quite a few.

Recipe: Crab Soup That Will be Served at President Obama Inaugural Gala

Recipe: Crab Soup That Will be Served at President Obama Inaugural Gala

Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, is sharing the recipe to its award-winning Crab Soup that  will be served January 20 at a President Obama Inaugural Gala hosted by the Delaware, Maryland and New York State Societies of Washington, D.C. The Gala will be held at 7 p.m. at The Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C. The more than 300 invited guests will include elected officials, friends of the states, and guests from all corners of the globe. Riderwood chefs will serve the soup to attendees.

The recipe follows: