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Police seek help in PG triple homicide

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County Police need your help solving a triple homicide case.

They've been canvassing the area and they passed out flyers on Sunday.

Three adults were found dead inside an apartment in the 5200 block of Marlboro Pike in Capitol Heights, at the Lexington Court Apartments.

Relatives of one of the deceased tell WUSA9, that the mother came to the apartment looking for her son. That's when she discovered the bodies of two men and a woman, including her son whom they say was in his 30s.

There is no suspect information. Police say this was not a murder suicide. They did not say how they were killed only that they suffered from some sort of trauma.
Call 866-411-tips for any information about the homicides.

You could receive a $25, 000 reward for any information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Capital Wheel to open in National Harbor in June

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA9) -- A giant 175-foot observational wheel is on its way to the National Harbor by barge.

The Capital Wheel will operate year round and is set to open in May 2014. The wheel has 42 closed, climate controlled gondolas which seat eight people each.

The diameter of the wheel is 165 feet, and from the top you'll be able to see the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol.

It will cost $15 per ride and is estimated to be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. year-round.

The National Harbor is joining cities with observational wheels including London, Seattle, Niagara Falls, Brisbane, Perth, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Malacca Island, Pigeon Forge and Myrtle Beach.

Watch how the wheel is built:

Jury selection underway in Marcus Jones murder case

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- The trial starts Monday for the man accused of killing Friendly High School student Marcus Antonio Jones last year.

Akil Ings is charged with the murder of Marcus Antonio Jones. Jones was shot and killed after leaving a house party in Fort Washington in January 2013.

Police also initially arrested Kquantae Fisher, but charges were later dropped. Fisher was set to testify against Ings when he was killed inside his Fort Washington home in September 2013. Investigators have yet to determine why Fisher was killed.

According to authorities, Ings, Fisher and Jones were members of rival gangs, Danger Boyz and Baby Haiti.

Jury selection begins Monday. Opening arguments are expected to take place Tuesday.

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.

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).