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Wisconsin Ave reopens after gas leak in Bethesda

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA) -- Wisconsin Avenue has reopened hours after a gas line was severed in Bethesda on Tuesday morning.

At approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday, a third-party contractor severed a 1-and-a-half inch gas line near the intersection of Woodmont and Wisconsin Avenues, say officials.

The worker had an medical emergency or was possibly overcome by exposure to the gas, say fire officials. He was transported as a priority 1 patient but was improving in condition on the way to the hospital.

There were limited evacuations on Miller Avenue.

Wisconsin Avenue was shut down in both directions between Bradley Boulevard and Bethesda Avenue.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services and Washington Gas responded to the scene.

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Police: Woman with knife bit victim's leg

Police: Woman with knife bit victim's leg

MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a woman who they say bit another woman's leg and pushed a police officer.

Bonnie Lu Jackson, 42, of Manassas, has been charged with attempted malicious wounding, assault & battery on a LEO, and domestic assault & battery.

On April 19 at 12:51 a.m., officers responded to the 7300 block of Castle Road to investigate a domestic disturbance. The victim, a 44-year-old woman, reported that she and Jackson were involved in a verbal altercation that had escalated, according to police.

Police say that Jackson assaulted the victim and bit her leg. At some time during the altercation, Jackson grabbed a knife and charged towards the victim. Another person was able to separate the two women.

April is Litter enforcement month in PWC

 PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA . . . Did you know that dumping trash, companion animals and other stuff on a public roadway is a crime? Or that pitching lighted matches, cigarettes, cigars, etc., from your vehicle can result in a ticket? Did you know that it’s against the law to drive trucks and other vehicles that let contents drop, sift, leak or otherwise escape from them? These and many other litter and illegal dumping laws will be enforced throughout this month as Prince William County Police join law enforcement agencies throughout the metropolitan Washington region in observing Litter and Illegal Dumping Enforcement Month. This campaign is part of an effort to raise awareness of litter, illegal dumping and related crimes, as well as reduce litter by strictly enforcing existing laws.Officers will concentrate on litter laws, illegal dumping and unsecured truck load laws throughout the County.

Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

As the world embraces the age of technology, everything is available online----including the sale of pets. Guardians of Rescue, a nationwide animal rescue organization, has stepped up to protect these poor animals from the cruelty of being bought and sold via the Internet. Guardians of Rescue is working with law enforcement in various states to try to reduce the amount of harm inflicted on these innocent dogs.

“Getting a new pet is always a big decision, and buying a dog you haven’t met in person is not smart,” says Dori Scofield, vice-president of Guardians of Rescue, an organization whose mission is to protect the well-being of all animals. “If you buy a dog through the Internet, you risk supporting puppy mill cruelty and being scammed out of your money. The Internet is also used by criminals to buy and sell fighting dogs, using certain understood language.”

If you looking to adopt a new dog, here are five tips to think about before you decide where to buy:

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Freon leak at building in Bethesda

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- We're told that no one is injured after a Freon leak in Bethesda on Tuesday afternoon.

The Freon leak occurred in a building located at 6903 Rockledge Drive. When Montgomery County Fire and Rescue units arrived they found evidence of a significant Freon leak on the 15th floor of the building, which was being evacuated.

Hazmaz responded and detected traces of Freon on the 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th floor, according to officials.

The leak is under control and all areas are in the process of being ventilated.


Northbound River Road intersection closed

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- Northbound River Road at Willard Avenue will continue to be closed for the next several hours on Monday, say Montgomery County Police.

Police say the closure is due to construction.

They are asking drivers to take appropriate detours to avoid the area.



In support of Autism Awareness Month, Metropolitan School of the Arts is asking all of its studio students to ‘go blue’ now through April 30.  Students who wear blue during class, Monday through Friday in April, Metropolitan School of the Arts will donate $1 for each student that wears blue, per day. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for a full schedule of classes and registration.

Metropolitan School of the Arts offers pre-professional dance, theatre, musical and vocal studio classes for youth and teens, as well as adult dance and fitness classes, including Metro Barre, yoga and Pilates.