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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.

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Child support hearing yields attempted murder arrest in PG


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man was arrested for attempted murder during a child support hearing in Prince George's County, Sheriff's officials said.

Damon Palmer, of Washington, was attending the hearing on Monday, when deputies moved in and took him to jail, Prince George's County Sheriff's officials said.

The attempted murder charge stems from an incident at the 4000 block of Murdock Street in Temple Hills, on June 16, Sheriff's officials said.

Palmer confronted another male and "…accused him of messing with his girlfriend." The verbal dispute turned physical prior to Palmer leaving the location. The warrant further states, that later that afternoon Palmer returned to the Murdock Street address with a handgun and fired several shots in the victim's direction as he answered a knock at his door, Sheriff's officials said.

2 people dead in Md. vehicle collision


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two people are dead after a vehicle collision that happened in Upper Marlboro Friday night, Prince George's County Police Department said.

The victims have been identified as 19-year-old Aarrayn Perez of Upper Marlboro and 66-year-old Barbara Armes of SE, D.C., police said.

The accident happened around 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of Ritchie Marlboro Road and North Riding Road. Two cars were involved in the accident, police said. Both the driver and the passenger in one of the cars involved were pronounced dead on the scene, according to Prince George's County Police Department.

Prince George's man arrested at BWI for stolen gun


BALTIMORE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Prince George's County man was arrested at Baltimore-Washington International airport after trying to sneak a stolen gun past a security checkpoint.

TSA officers detected the 9mm handgun loaded with 10 rounds of ammunition in the Upper Marlboro, Md., man's carry-on bag as he was passing through the airport checkpoint, Department of Homeland Security officials said. The TSA officer who was staffing the checkpoint X-ray machine detected the handgun inside the traveler's carry-on bag as it passed along the conveyor belt. He was ticketed to fly to Detroit.

TSA officers contacted the Maryland Transportation Authority Police who responded to the checkpoint, confiscated the firearm and arrested the man. A check on the firearm determined that it had been reported as stolen in Portland, Oregon. There was no impact to airport operations.


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MD man wanted for 2 burglaries arrested in West Virginia


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- West Virginia police were able to arrest two men wanted in Maryland, the Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff reported.

According to the sheriff's office, Cashmere Bates of Prince George's County had a warrant out for his arrest for two burglaries in Prince George's County.

The sheriff's office reports that they were able to track Bates down in West Virginia, and discovered he was staying with another man wanted in Prince George's County, Daniel McDonald, who had a warrant out for First Degree assault.

On August 12th West Virginia State Police went to McDonald's house and arrested McDonald without incident. Bates was found hiding in a bedroom and was also arrested without incident, the sheriff's office reported.

FOUND: 80-year-old man from Upper Marlboro


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police say a missing 80-year-old man has been found and returned home in good health.

James Robert Conoway was last seen in the 12000 block of Northwood Drive in Upper Marlboro around 10:30 a.m. on August 3.

Conoway is described as an African American male, 5'9", and 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and black pants, driving a dark green 1995 Ford Thunderbird bearing Maryland registration 4AA7259.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department's Regional Investigation Division – Southern Region at (301) 749- 5064.


Md. police: Man assaults and robs two victims


UPPER MALBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Prince George's County Sheriff's Office said they arrested a man in connection with assaulting and robbing two men on July 21 in Lanham, Md.

The Sheriff's Office said Adelo Rojas, of Cheverly, Md. robbed two men in the 9300 block of Wyatt Dr. According to the warrant, Rojas and a codefendant stole a pair of shoes, a cell phone and money from one of the victims. A total of $1,050 was stolen, the sheriff's office said.

The two suspects punched and kicked the two men, the sheriff's office said. The codefendant was arrested earlier by county police.

Rojas is being charged with theft of $1,000 to under $10,000 and two counts of second degree assault.