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Pack Light, Pack Right While Traveling by Air This Fall

Pack Light, Pack Right While Traveling by Air This Fall

Fall is a time when millions of people around the country begin to make their travel plans. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the busiest travel times of the year are just around the corner, which include Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. There are some great reasons why packing light will help make your trip easier and more enjoyable. And the good news is that it’s not difficult to do, either.

“If you want to pack right when you travel then you really need to focus on packing light,” explains Tina Aldatz, chief executive officer of Savvy Travelers. “There’s much less hassle and stress when you pack light and stick to the basics. You can put your focus on your travel, rather than having all of your attention go to dragging around way too much luggage.”

Here are some Savvy Travelers tips for packing light and right for fall and holiday air travel:

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Following Friday's verdict, Brown's bond was revoked.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.

Football star making remarkable recovery from gunshot wound​

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.