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AAA Worker Killed While Helping Stranded Driver In Prince George’s County

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 69-year-old AAA worker died Tuesday night after he was hit by a Jeep in Prince George’s County while offering roadside assistance to a stranded driver. Paramedics pronounced the worker, Anthony Okozi of Upper Marlboro, dead at the scene, troopers said. No other injuries were reported. The deadly crash happened about 11:15 p.m. along westbound Route 50 near Collington Road in Bowie, Maryland State Police said Wednesday morning. Troopers said the AAA worker was parked behind a van straddling the left lane and left shoulder of Route 50 with its emergency lights on when the crash occurred. The worker, who wore...
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National Weather Service Confirms EF-1 Tornado Hit Bowie, Second Tornado In Anne Arundel County

BOWIE, Md. (WJZ) — The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-tornado touched down in Bowie on Tuesday evening, with winds reaching up to 90 mph. Officials said the tornado passed through the Somerset subdivision in Bowie around 5:30 p.m. and lasted for three minutes, causing “extensive tree damage,” including one tree that fell on top of a house on Sinclair Lane. Based on video evidence and eyewitness reports, the National Weather Service also confirmed a tornado touched down in an open field near Harwood in Anne Arundel County. Neighbors in Bowie are still in shock after a fast-moving and furious storm literally ripped...
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Schwarber homers twice, Phillies still fall to Nationals 3-2

Kyle Schwarber insists — even as he launches balls deep into the seats at such a pace he could set several Phillies home run records — that nothing has changed about his stance, his routine, his mental approach. “I just always go back to the process,” Schwarber said....

Man arrested for throwing Molotov cocktail at US Capitol police officers

A man armed with two Molotov cocktails was arrested near Union Station in Washington DC Wednesday afternoon after he threw one at officers as he attempted to light it, police said. Bernard McCutcheon, 26, was busted shortly after 3:30 p.m. after he tried to flee from two officers after tossing the crude device, according to the US Capitol Police. The other Molotov cocktail, which he dropped, was a tequila bottle stuffed with a sock and a petroleum-based accelerant, according to authorities. Police don’t believe McCutcheon was targeting any congressperson or the US Capitol. He was also not involved in any protest, police said. Two other bottles of liquid in his bookbag were also recovered at the scene, police said. The two Capitol Police officers were treated for minor injuries. “Thankfully they are going to be ok,” said acting Assistant Chief of Police for Uniformed Operations Sean Gallagher in a statement. “We appreciate their quick action that, without a doubt, kept the community safer.” McCutcheon, of Washington, DC, was charged with two counts of assault on a police officer, one count of possession of a Molotov cocktail, and one count of assault with a deadly weapon.

Popular Fireworks Stand Worker, Bicyclist Killed By Pickup Driver In DC July 4th Weekend

Police have identified the bicyclist and fireworks stand worker struck and killed by a pickup truck driver suffering a medical episode July 4th weekend in Washington DC. The Chevrolet Silverado driver had lost consciousness when he struck the westbound bicyclist — identified as 70 year-old Michael Hawkins Randall — on Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue around 5:40 p.m. Saturday, July 2, Metro police said.

Police: Girl, man shot in Southeast DC

WASHINGTON — A man and a girl were shot in Southeast D.C. and police are searching for who is responsible. Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to the 600 block of Mellon Street Southeast around 1 a.m. Monday for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene they found two people shot. Police identified the victims as an adult man and a juvenile female. Police did not say how old the juvenile female was.

Trucker convoys block traffic along DC area highways

ROCKVILLE, Md. (7News) — Police monitored D.C. highways Monday morning after two separate truck convoys blocked traffic along I-270 and I-95. Maryland State Police say they responded to two traffic incidents around 8:15 a.m. on the Fourth of July. One group of truckers blocked I-270 just before I-370. Another group blocked southbound I-95 just south of route 198. No arrests were made.