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4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda

4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda


BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA 9) -- Two Metrobus passengers are claiming injuries after the bus was involved in an accident on the Beltway Friday afternoon.

Authorities say that the Metrobus was involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle near the Old Georgetown Road exit on I-495.

Authorities report that two of the passengers in the involved vehicle are also claiming injuries.


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FREE CUPCAKES AT OCCASIONALLY CAKE on SUN. JULY 20; DONATES 50% to METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS

FREE CUPCAKES AT OCCASIONALLY CAKE on SUN. JULY 20;  DONATES 50% to METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS

 

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. and Mount Vernon, Va. is celebrating its five-year anniversary on Sun., July 20 and handing out one free cupcake per person to all their patrons with no purchase necessary at their Old Town Alexandria shop at 207 King Street and Mount Vernon at 8859 Richmond Highway from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Occasionally Cake will donate 50 percent of all their sales that day to Metropolitan School of the Arts youth scholarships of Lorton, Va. For more information, call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com.

The free cupcakes will be available in Chocolate Marshmallow, Red Velvet, Snickerdoodle, Funfetti and Strawberry Key Lime flavors with other flavors available for purchase. A variety of other flavors will be available for purchase.  Occasionally Cake will offer an anniversary special of four cupcakes for $8.

Sketch released of July 4 Falls Church stabbing suspect


FALL CHURCH, Va. (WUSA9) -- Fairfax County police need your help identifying a suspect who they say stabbed a woman while she was watching fireworks on July 4.

Police say a woman was watching fireworks across from George Mason High School around 10:30 p.m. in the 7100 block of Leesburg Pike when she was stabbed.

The suspect fled on foot and was chased for a short distance by bystanders, according to police.

He is described as a white male in his late teens to early 20s, with short, blond hair, and a slim build. He was wearing a white tank top and colored shorts.

Anyone with information should call police at 866-411-8477.


MANASSAS UTILITIES INSTALLS AUTOMATED METERED INFRASTRUCTURE

MANASSAS UTILITIES INSTALLS AUTOMATED METERED INFRASTRUCTURE

City of Manassas Utility crews won’t have to make periodic trips to read meters anymore, with the installation of Automated Metered Infrastructure (AMI). The utility department and the customers can now have better real-time consumption information. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.

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50 PERCENT OFF at BELLEZZA SPA for ACTIVE DUTY/RETIRED MILITARY/SPOUSES

50 PERCENT OFF at BELLEZZA SPA for ACTIVE DUTY/RETIRED MILITARY/SPOUSES

Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va. is saluting our active duty and retired military, as well as their spouses by offering 50 percent off all spa services on Mon., July 7 and Tues., July 8. Offer valid for active duty military and spouses, and valid military identification is mandatory. For more information and appointments, go to www.bellezzaspava.com or call 703.266.0063.

“Independence Day is a time to honor our military and thank them for their sacrifices,” said Paola Berrios, owner of Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va. “We’re grateful for their commitment, and service to our country,” said Berrios.

Va. man granted bond after court reverses child molestation conviction


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- After two years behind bars, Michael Gardner was released as a free man today. He left the Arlington County detention Center with his family friends and wife.

Robyn Gardner is a former Falls Church City mayor and council member. Her husband's convictions for molesting two girls were reversed on June 5 by the Virginia Supreme Court.

Gardner still faces the charges from 2011 and he will be tried again. He's accused of sexually fondling two girls, ages 9 and 10, during the night at his daughter's slumber party.

Prosecutor Nicole Wittman argued Gardner be held without bond, saying there is significant DNA evidence against him.

During his first trial, the prosecution presented concentrated DNA evidence that pointed to Gardner. It was found on the inside crotch of one of the girls panties.

BELLEZZA SPA SUPPORTS OPEN ARMS: DONATES $230 SPA PACKAGE

BELLEZZA SPA SUPPORTS OPEN ARMS: DONATES $230 SPA PACKAGE

Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va. joined Open Arms Worlwide’s gala, donating a $230 spa package to support the enrichment of children in under-served countries. For more information, go to www.bellezzaspava.com or call 703.266.0063.

“Open Arms is a wonderful organization that provides for so many children throughout the world, who are not as fortunate to have the  support, education and the comforts that so many of us take for granted,” said Paola Berrios, owner of Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va.