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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. 

Baker Holds Private Meeting To Explain Police Station Foul Up


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker met privately late Monday afternoon with community leaders from Fort Washington to explain his side of an embarrassing budget situation that has produced a new $14 million dollar county police station with no funding for the officers to occupy it upon completion.

The meeting was held at the county administration building in Upper Marlboro, according to Baker spokesman Scott Peterson.

Early in 2015, Baker proposed a budget that called for countywide furloughs of county workers and layoffs for some, while leaving enough money to staff the new District VII police station now near completion on Fort Washington Road.

1 dog missing after Upper Marlboro house fire


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A dog is missing after a single family house fire in Upper Marlboro on Sunday.

The fire happened in the 9800 block of Healy Ct. in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County Fire and Rescue said. Officials responded to the report of the kitchen fire with extension into attic and roof area. All of the occupants of the house were out.

One dog was taken out of the home, according to officials. Another dog is still being sought.

A firefighter was transported for dehydration after battling the house fire, according to Mark Brady with Prince George's County Fire and Rescue.

Vigil honors man killed at Accokeek house party


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- Hundreds of people came together Wednesday night to remember the Waldorf man killed during a house party.

The vigil-goers gathered on Ravenglass Lane around a series of candles in the shape of a heart, with the letters "RIP DJ" in the middle.

The DJ stood for Daryl King Jr., who was shot and killed early Sunday morning at a house part in Accokeek, Md.

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Police believe more than 200 people attended the house party, but they're still searching for a suspect in King's death.

Video of suspect from Tucker's restaurant arson released


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- Surveillance video showing the person police believe started a damaging fire at a popular Prince George's County restaurant was made public Tuesday.

The video shows the suspect outside Tucker's restaurant in Upper Marlboro at 1:50 a.m. on June 17, about an hour-and-half before the three-alarm fire at the restaurant was reported.

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Prince George's County fire officials said Monday they are investigating the fire as arson.

Tucker's Restaurant fire declared suspicious


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A fire at a popular restaurant in Upper Marlboro has been declared suspicious, according to Prince George's County Fire Department Spokesperson Mark Brady.

The at Tucker's Bar and Lounge on Marlboro Pike took place at about 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, according to officials. It was reported by someone who called 911 to say they seen smoke coming from the roof.

The majority of the flames were found coming from the roof and attic area and grew quickly, according to officials. Crews had the fire control by about 5:10 a.m. on Wednesday.

Officials are asking anyone with information to contact: Call 301-77-ARSON (27766). Tips can be made anonymously.