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Player finds Obama's golf ball at Congressional

A Sunday golfer at Congressional Country Club near Washington found a special prize in the woods.

A presidential golf ball.

Obama played Congressional on Saturday, and obviously had at least one errant shot.

One side of the special Titleist ball is stamped with the acronym POTUS, which stands for President of the United States.

Another side carries the number 44; Obama is the nation's 44th president.

An Instagram user named "larydoh" posted photos of the Obama golf ball.

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10-year-old severely injured after being struck in Md.

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Fire said Friday afternoon a 10-year-old bicyclist was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle.

Authorities said the girl was hit at Tuckerman La. and Kings Riding Way.

According to Montgomery County Police, westbound Tuckerman Lane was closed from Rockville Pike to Old Georgetown Road for investigation. It has been reopened, according to authorities.

The accident happened around 5:40 p.m.

Authorities said Saturday, the girl is in serious but stable condition.

The driver stayed on the scene after hitting the girl, authorities said. It is unclear at this point if she will face any charges.

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.

MD 355 paving work begins, expect delays and noise

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- Drivers and residents along Bethesda's Route 355 beware. Starting Sunday night, July 13, resurfacing work will begin on MD 355/Wisconsin Avenue. This work is expected to last through late fall, as long as the weather cooperates.

This means you should plan ahead for delays and possible noise.

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According to the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) the work will happen during the off-peak commuter hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. The work will take place along MD 355 between the stretch that runs from Bradley Lane to Old Georgetown Road.

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Police: Man detonated explosives at father-in-law's house

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County police have arrested a man who they say detonated explosives at his father-in-law's house in a domestic dispute.

Police say 36-year-old Marc Cassell was banging on his father-in-law's front door early Sunday morning, trying to get into his house, located in the 11400 block of Marcliff Road in Bethesda.

The father-in-law called police after he saw a large amount of sparks and smoke coming in the house and outside the front door. Cassell fled the scene in a car that was parked in front of the house.

When police arrived, they found an explosive device at the front door and another one near the garage that had caused significant damage. No one was injured.

Police say Marc Cassell and his wife are currently estranged and involved in an ongoing divorce and custody dispute.




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.

Woman shocked by downed electrical line in Md.

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Fire and Rescue crews responded to a woman who was shocked by a downed electrical line in Bethesda Thursday afternoon.

The victim has non-life threatening injuries, authorities said.