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FOUND: 15-year-old Wheaton girl


UPDATE: Montgomery County police say this missing person was located safe and unharmed.

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WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing 15-year-old girl.

Police say Noheny Reyes, of the 2900 block of University Boulevard West in Wheaton has been reported missing by her family. Noheny is described as a Hispanic female, 5'3″ tall, 180 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. She frequents the Wheaton area as well as the Oakridge Apartments in Riverdale, Md. and is very familiar with public transportation.

Police and family are concerned for Noheny Reyes' emotional and physical well-being.

Man climbs radio tower in Wheaton


WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man who climbed a radio tower in Wheaton is now down and in custody, according to officials.

Montgomery County Fire & Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer says that a man climbed the 300 foot Wheaton Radio Tower at University Boulevard and Viers Mill Road. At approximately 3:15 a.m., he started to climb down the tower.

According to Piringer, police responded to the scene and emergency crews evaluated the man. No injuries were reported.

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Pedestrian hit by a bus in MD


WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) -- A pedestrian was struck by a bus at the Wheaton Metro station Friday afternoon, officials report.

Officials say the pedestrian was hit by a Ride On bus and transported to the hospital with possible leg injuries.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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2 teens arrested for gang-related shooting in Wheaton


WHEATON (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County police have arrested two teens for shooting an 18-year-old woman early Wednesday morning.

Police say the shooter was a 13-year-old male. He was charged as a juvenile so his identity will not be released. He faces charges related to attempted murder, armed robbery, conspiracy, and handgun offenses.

Nineteen-year-old Eber Umanzor of Kensington is charged with attempt first degree murder, armed robbery, and three counts of conspiracy relating to first degree murder, armed robbery, and retaliation in regard to a witness.

Police say investigators believe both suspects are associated with the "Little r" gang and that gang members thought the victim was divulging information about gang activity to police. Police say two suspects conspired to shoot the victim as an act of retaliation.

MISSING: 14-year-old Wheaton teen


WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County police need your help locating a missing teenage girl from Wheaton.

Police say 14-year-old Alexandra Lexus Innis was last seen near her residence in the 4000 Block of Peppertree Lane on July 30.

Alexandra is described as a black female, 5'06" tall, 160 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair with the right side shaved. She has a birthmark on her stomach. Alexandra was last seen wearing a grey v-neck t-shirt, light blue skinny jeans and pink flip-flops.

Police and family are concerned for her welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Alexandra Lexus Innis is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigation Division at 240-773-5400 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24hrs).

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.


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.