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Ebola vaccine to be tested in Maryland next week


WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus.

The National Institutes of Health announced Thursday that it is launching the safety trial on a vaccine developed by the agency's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and GlaxoSmithKline. Beginning Tuesday, it will test 20 healthy adult volunteers to see if the virus is safe and triggers an adequate response in their immune systems.

Even though NIH has been testing other Ebola vaccines in people since 2003, this is a first for this vaccine and its trial has been speeded up because the outbreak in West Africa "is a public health emergency that demands an all-hands-on-deck response," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the NIAID.

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Take the Plunge: Join Design Army X Karla Colletto for Pool Party, Fashion Show on Friday, Aug. 22

Take the Plunge: Join Design Army X Karla Colletto for Pool Party, Fashion Show on Friday, Aug. 22

Design Army X Karla Colletto to debut their swimwear collection - Swim At Your Own Risk - on Friday, August 22 from 7-10 p.m. at Capitol Skyline Hotel

On the heels of judging the global 61st Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France as one of two US judges in the Design category, Pum Lefebure, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Design Army, just released her first swimwear collection, Swim At Your Own Risk, in collaboration with Karla Colletto. A capsule collection for Colletto’s Cruise 2015 line and Lefebure’s first venture into fashion design, the five-piece graphic swimsuits and beachwear debuted at the Miami Swim Show on July 19th.

Dump truck overturns on I-270, 5 lanes closed


BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- A dump truck overturned on I-270 in Bethesda, Maryland on Wednesday, State Police said.

The dump truck overturned on I-270 North prior to exit 4 MD 927 Montrose Road around 3 p.m. Wednesday. The truck swerved to avoid a vehicle that cut him off and spilled its load of sand across the road, authorities said.

The truck driver got trapped in the dump truck and had to be pulled out of of the vehicle, Maryland State Police said.

According to the Maryland Department of Transportation's website, all lanes reopened before 5:20 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Man sentenced to 25 years for Md. brutal beating


BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA) -- A Maryland man will spend 25 years behind bars for his role in the severe beating of another man last year in Bethesda, Md.

Monday, Niccolo Manzanero was sentenced in Montgomery County after being found guilty of attempted murder earlier this year.

The judge who sentenced Manzanero noted that the video of him and several other men beating another man recorded by by standers was difficult to watch.

"You can't believe that one human being would do this to another human being. The victim is down, he's unconscious and he's kicking his head into a concrete slab," said Maryland State's Attorney John McCarthy.

The incident happened in a parking garage in Bethesda in April of 2013. A good samaritan, Dylan Rawls, who was walking to his car, intervened and stopped the beating.

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Police seek Bethesda bank robbery suspect


BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County police are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect in the Aug. 7 robbery of a Bethesda bank.

Police say it happened at the M&T Bank branch located at 7920 Norfolk Avenue around 1:52 p.m. Investigation revealed the suspect entered the bank, approached the teller, made threats and requested money. A weapon was not seen, police said, and the suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled from the bank.

Police on Monday released surveillance photos of the suspect in hopes of someone recognizing him.

Pedestrian dies after suffering injuries in Md. crash


NORTH BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 24-year-old Bethesda man suffered life-threatening injuries when he was struck by a car on Rockville Pike and Executive Boulevard in North Bethesda, according to police. On Monday, August 10, police announced that he had died as a result of those injuries.

Police tell us that at approximately 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, August 6 an on-duty officer witnessed the collision. A police investigation revealed that 24-year-old Matthew Aaron Papirmeister of Bethesda was crossing the southbound lanes of Rockville Pike when he was struck by a Toyota Venza that was traveling southbound on Rockville Pike.

Police say the driver of the Toyota remained on the scene.

Papirmeister died at Suburban Hospital over the weekend.

HIRING: Census bureau seeks qualified census takers


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9/Census Bureau) --- Montgomery County and DC residents are needed for temporary positions with the U.S. Census Bureau.

POSITION: Census takers or Enumerators for the 2014 Census Test
Pay is around $15 per hour.