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Restaurant suspensions: U St. Corridor & chains

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9) -- Violations ranging from rats to licenses to potentially unsafe food temperatures closed a 7-Eleven, a Papa Johns, a U. St. Corridor cafe and other DMV food establishments.

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No charges in mall pedestrian bridge collapse, bridge remains closed

(WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Police say no one will be charged after a truck hit a pedestrian bridge at the Westfield Wheaton Mall last Friday morning.

A gray Nissan Altima then attempted to drive through the debris and had to be towed due to damage to the vehicle. Officials say no one was injured in the incident.

Ken Buckner, the marketing director with Westfield Wheaton Mall, tells us that the bridge has not been repaired yet. Officials expect it to be closed for several weeks, says Buckner.

Bucker tells us that they are encouraging pedestrians to use the adjacent Metro parking garage ramp or stairs, the stairs next to JCPenney or other pedestrian routes in that area

A gray Nissan Altima then attempted to drive through the debris and had to be towed due to damage to the vehicle.

 

Friday Night Football: Week 8 Scoreboard

WASHINGTON (WUSA 9) -- Relive all the action from some of Friday's top high school football games!

DC & Private Schools:

DeMatha 31, Gonzaga 21

Ballou 54, Coolidge 20

Maryland:

Albert Einstein 22, Wheaton 15

Arundel 52, South River 33

Bladensburg 24, High Point 18, 2OT

Bullis 47, St. Albans, D.C. 0

Catoctin 35, North Hagerstown 13

Clarksburg 21, Bethesda 19 

Damascus 43, Rockville 8 

Dematha 31, Gonzaga College, D.C. 21 

Gaithersburg 40, Magruder 6 

Gilman 29, Archbishop Spalding 21 

Good Counsel 49, Archbishop Carroll, D.C. 0 

Hammond 47, River Hill 38 

John F. Kennedy 13, Hubie Blake 0 

Linganore 42, Walkersville 7 

McDonough 34, La Plata 14 

Middletown 14, Urbana 7 

Pedestrian bridge at Mall in Md. collapses

WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) -- A pedestrian bridge at Westfield Wheaton Mall partially collapsed today. 

The bridge collapse happened due to a a truck hitting the structure around 6:00 a.m.  The hydraulic lift of the trash truck was not down and it struck the pedestrian bridge. A gray Nissan Altima then attempted to drive through the debris and had to be towed due to damage to the vehicle, officials said.

There were no injuries reported. No mall operations are affected by this incident. However, the road that circles around the parking on the side where the pedestrian bridge is, is currently closed to traffic. 

The incident is under investigation. 

Food stamp system restored after hours of disruption

(AP) - Xerox says its electronic benefits system is up and running again in the 17 states where food stamp recipients use debit-style cards to access their accounts.

Glitches prevented the cards from being used in states including Ohio, Michigan, Texas and California. A Xerox spokeswoman says restarting the EBT system required time to ensure service was back "at full functionality." The problem was apparently triggered by maintenance procedures.

It meant shoppers were unable to acquire groceries. Shoppers left carts of groceries behind at a packed Market Basket grocery store in Biddeford, Maine.

An emergency voucher process was available in some of the areas while the problems were occurring,.

The government was quick to point out that the problems were not related to the government shutdown.

Caught on cam: Squirming mice fill cafe's glue boards

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9) -- WUSA9 finds several squirming and dead mice in a local cafe and reports on other recent health department closures.

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Virginia opposes new sentencing for Malvo

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Virginia authorities are opposing an effort by convicted sniper Lee Boyd Malvo to challenge his sentence of life without parole.

Malvo, serving a life term in Virginia, was convicted in Maryland and Virginia for his role in the 2002 sniper shootings that killed 10 people and wounded three in Virginia, Maryland and D.C.

He is challenging his life sentence based on a recent Supreme Court decision that outlaws mandatory life sentences without parole for juveniles. Malvo was 17 at the time of the killings.

Virginia's attorney general's office argues in papers filed Wednesday that the ruling should not be applied retroactively to Malvo. They also say that because Malvo struck plea bargains in some jurisdictions, the sentence can't be challenged.

A federal judge in Norfolk will decide the issue.