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STILL MISSING: 80-year-old Md. man with dementia


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police continue to look for an 80-year-old man from Upper Marlboro, Md. who suffers from dementia.

Lubin Phipps was last seen September 18 at 1 p.m. Maryland-National Capital Park Police say Phipps walked away from a senior picnic at Watkins Regional Park.

He is described by police as a black male, 5'6", 142 pounds, brown eyes, and grayish, slicked backed hair. He is  originally from the Virgin Islands and in conversation he will likely reference the Virgin Islands. 

 

Former High Point HS teacher found guilty of sex with student


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A former High Point High School teacher was found guilty Friday of having sex with a 17-year-old student on school grounds in 2013, the Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office announced. 

Prosecutors said that during school hours on Homecoming Day in September 2013, Andre Brown, 33, took the victim to the boy's locker room at the school and had sex with her. Brown was also the head coach of the football team.

Following Friday's verdict, Brown's bond was revoked. He will be sentenced on October 16 and faces up to 25 years in prison.

“As an educator who had the responsibility to care for and protect the students of his school, there is absolutely no excuse for Mr. Brown to engage in sex with a 17-year-old student,” Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said in a statement.

One dead after accident on Route 4


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- One person was killed after an accident Monday afternoon in Route 4 in Upper Marlboro involving three vehicles, including a bus.

According to Maryland State police, the accident happened at around 3 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Route 4 between Route 301 and the Anne Arundel County line.

The accident involved a tour-type bus, a minivan and a small SUV. The person killed was in the SUV, police said.  

Two other people were injured in the crash, but their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Police did not say what vehicles they were in. 

Route 4 is closed heading westbound at Upper Marlboro Pike.

Maryland State police are investigating the accident.

Man in critical condition after Upper Marlboro shooting


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man is in critical condition after a shooting that happened around midnight in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County police said.

The shooting happened in the 1300 block of Ring Bill Loop. When officers got to the scene they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition, police said.

Police continue to investigate the shooting.

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Football star shot in the head joins team on field


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- On Friday night when #22 stepped onto the field for Frederick Douglass High, nothing seemed out of the ordinary. 

Turan Caudle walked out just like many other players, but with each step he was beating the odds.

When Caudle spoke with WUSA9 more than four months ago, he was a patient in the children's wing of MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital.

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After being shot in the back of the head, Caudle was relearning everything - how to walk, how to talk - but on Friday that boy was hard to find. 

White House staffer arrested after domestic shooting


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A White House staffer was arrested after she allegedly fired a gun at an off-duty U.S. Capitol police officer Friday morning during a domestic dispute in Upper Marlboro.

According to Prince George's County police, officers responded to a home in the 13000 block of Burnished Wood Court at around 5:30 a.m. Friday for a report of a shooting. A preliminary report found Barvetta Singletary texted the officer at around 2:30 a.m. to come to her house for sexual intercourse. 

After engaging in intercourse, Singletary, 37, asked the officer about another female he was dating, according to charging documents. The officer then asked Singletary to walk outside towards his vehicle.

5 hospitalized in Forestville hazmat incident


FORESTVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Five people were sent to the hospital after an apparent chemical reaction spill in Forestville on Wednesday.

A truck driver was delivering chlorine to a warehouse in the 8000 block of Penn Randall Place at approximately noon when the chlorine came in contact with an acid, according to Prince George's County fire spokesperson Mark Brady.

A violent chemical reaction occurred and seriously injured the driver.  The driver suffered injuries to his leg and was taken to a burn center, says Brady. 

Four employees from the place of business rushed to his aid, coming in contact with the chemicals. They were taken to a hospital for an evaluation.

 

First arriving firefighters were decontaminated at the scene.