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FOUND: Missing 26-year-old woman from Potomac

POTOMAC, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police said Sunday they have found a missing 26-year-old woman from Potomac. She is safe and unharmed in West Virginia.


Montgomery County Police Department is searching for a missing 26-year-old woman from Potomac, who last had contact with her family Saturday, authorities say.

According to the police, Sayeh Kassraei, 26, of the 8900 block of Falls Farm Drive in Potomac was last in touch with her family via phone around 1 a.m. Saturday.

Police said, she planned on traveling to West Virginia on Friday. Her family believes she made it to West Virginia, however her exact destination within the state is not known.

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.




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.

Boffi-Maxalto's Summer Kickoff with Chef Roberto Donna

Boffi-Maxalto's Summer Kickoff with Chef Roberto Donna
Showroom Managers Julia Walter and Brian Fell along with Boffi's Lilian Leong and Maxalto's Thor Ochs welcome guests for an evening soiree Boffi-Maxalto held a Summer Soiree on June 26 at the Boffi-Maxalto Showroom, 3320 M Street NW in Cady's Alley/Georgetown. Boffi-Maxalto kicked off summer with specially-created hors d'oeuvres by renown Chef Roberto Donna, Esquire's 2012 Chef of the Year, as well as a Prosecco tasting with Altaneve. The chef was interacting with guests while preparing risotto in one of the Boffi kitchens.

Design Army's Pum Lefebure Selected as 1 of 2 US Design Judges at Cannes Lions

Design Army's Pum Lefebure Selected as 1 of 2 US Design Judges at Cannes Lions


The Chief Creative Officer of the Washington, DC-based firm sees the power of design as a global theme

Pum Lefebure, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Design Army, www.designarmy.com, is one of only two US judges in the Design category at the global 61st Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, June 15-21, in France. She was selected to judge the world's leading celebration of creativity in communications.

Potomac High School teacher assaults cop during investigation

LANHAM, Md. (WUSA9) -- Virginia State Police say a high school teacher who is accused of having inappropriate contact with a minor assaulted an officer during the investigation.

Potomac High School teacher Linda Burke, 41, assaulted a Virginia State Police special agent while being interviewed on June 11, officials say.

State Police began investigating the allegations of inappropriate contact between Burke and a minor at the request of the Prince William County Police Department.

Linda Burke, who lives in Manassas, teaches English as a second language at the school. She has been with the school system since 2003 and is currently on administrative leave.

She has been charged with one count of felony assault on a police officer and one misdemeanor count of obstruction of justice, police say.

Police: Md. teacher recorded exchange student in shower

POTOMAC, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County police have arrested a school teacher who they say admitted to recording a foreign exchange student in the shower without her knowledge.

Darrien Lamont Tucker, 39, has been charged with five counts of conducting visual surveillance of another person in a private place without that person's consent and with prurient intent.

Police say the victim, an 18-year-old foreign exchange student, was living with Tucker's family. Police describe Tucker as her host father.

The victim told police that on May 27 and 28, Tucker slid an iPad under the bathroom door while she was showering. After the incident, the victim used her phone to record tucker sliding the iPad under the door on further occasions. She also caught Tucker using a video camera which she placed outside the bathroom, according to police.