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Metro banana peel case to continue Friday




WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A man accused of putting a banana peel on the ground of a Metro station and intentionally slipping on it in order to sue Metro had his case continued until Friday.

We're told that a mental evaluation was ordered.

Maurice Owens reported the incident on August 8 at an elevator at the Potomac Avenue Metro Station located at 700 14th Street, SE. In an interview Owens said he needed $15,000 to settle his claim. He alleged that he slipped from the banana peel since nobody had cleaned it up before he entered the elevator.

After reviewing surveillance video, officials saw that the elevator was empty before Owens entered the elevator. He then drops the banana peel, steps on it as he exits the elevator, and falls to the ground.

Churchill HS issues alert about robbery

POTOMAC, Md. (WUSA9) -- Winston Churchill High School officials have issued a message to the school community about the robbery of three students last week.

The message reads:

"Churchill Cluster Students, Parents and Community Members:

JOIN THE HAY-ADAMS FOR JAN. 27 AUTHOR SERIES WITH RICHARD MOE & LUNCH BY CHEF PETER SCHAFFRATH

JOIN THE HAY-ADAMS FOR JAN. 27 AUTHOR SERIES WITH RICHARD MOE & LUNCH BY CHEF PETER SCHAFFRATH

The American lawyer and preservationist will discuss his latest book, Roosevelt’s Second Act, while The Hay-Adams Chef Peter Schaffrath presents a delicious lunch on Top of the Hay, the hotel's rooftop venue

On Monday, January 27, 2014The Hay-Adams Author Series will welcome Richard Moe, who has had a distinguished career in government, law and historic preservation, to discuss his recent book, Roosevelt’s Second Act: The Election of 1940 and The Politics of War, while dining with guests at The Top of the Hay, the Hotel’s elegant rooftop spaces overlooking the White House. Chef Peter Schaffrath will prepare a delicious seasonal luncheon with dessert by Pastry Chef Josh Short.

The Williams-Addison House Renovations Unveiled at Opening Event

The Williams-Addison House Renovations Unveiled at Opening Event

Developed by Capital City Real Estate and listed by Stages Select, The Williams-Addison House is the highest priced home on the market in DC at $16.8 million.

$1M lotto ticket sold in Montgomery Co.

NORTH POTOMAC, Md. (WUSA9) -- A $1 million lottery ticket was sold in Montgomery County, Md.

The second-tier winning Powerball ticket was sold at the North Potomac Sunoco, located at 10010 Darnestown Road, according to lottery officials.

The ticket was for Saturday night's drawing.

Police search for Md. bank robbery suspect

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police are looking for a suspect who robbed a bank in Maryland.

The robbery happened on December 26, 2013 at the M&T Bank located at 7920 Norfolk Avenue. The suspect showed a note to the teller, said he was armed and then left with an undisclosed amount of money, police said. 

Police believe he is also responsible for a December 21 robbery at a bank in Potomac, Md.

Police describe the suspect as a 'black male, 35 to 40 years old, and 5'7? to 5'9? tall.  He was wearing the same baseball hat seen in the photos of the suspect in the December 21 bank robbery'.

If you have any information, call Police at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

2 kayaker's rescued from Potomac river

POOLESVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A kayaker was taken to the hospital after a water rescue in Md. today, officials said.

The kayaker was taken to Shady Grove hospital with mild hypothermia.  A second kayaker is believed to be doing okay, officials said. 

The incident happened on Maddux Island on the Potomac River.