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METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

Students interested in attending the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. can audition on Sun., Mar. 1 at MSA Lorton Campus at 9601 Ox Road. Auditions are required as part of the 2015-2016 academy registration. The MSA Academy audition is for performing arts students from 6th grade to 12th grade. Students should call 703-339-0444 ext.3 or visit www.metropolitanarts.org to register for an audition time. 

The audition process will give prospective students an opportunity to demonstrate his or her skills in dance, music and theater for the chairs of the respective arts departments.  Applicants must attend a live audition if they live within three geographical states of MSA.  Prospective students living beyond the three-state radius may submit a DVD audition. 

Woman killed in Montgomery Co single vehicle crash ID'd

OLNEY, Md. (WUSA9) -- A woman died in a single vehicle collision in Olney early Sunday morning, according to Montgomery County Police.

The accident happened around 4:11 a.m. in the 3800 block of Hines Road and Blossom View Drive in Olney, police said.

The investigation shows that the man driving, Robert Walter Lee, 29, of Gaithersburg, lost control of the vehicle.

The 2000 Ford Explore was going east on Hines Road in the direction of Georgia Avenue when it left the road just before Blossom View Drive hit a tree and the light support pole, police said.

Police are still investigating why the vehicle left the road. Lee was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The passenger, 43-year-old, Lisa Ann Smith of Olney died at the scene of the accident, authorities said.

Authorities are looking into the possibility that alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.



Ben Cherington and Kylie Levy of Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) Performing Arts Academy of Lorton, Va. and Alexandria, Va. were recently recognized for All-Star Cast by the Virginia Theatre Association Conference for their performances in I Never Saw Another Butterfly. This was the first time Metropolitan School of the Arts had participated in the conference. Cherington, an 11th grader from Burke, Va., and Levy, a 10th grader from Fairfax, Va. are students at Metropolitan School of the Arts. For more information, go to www.metropolitanarts.org.

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) also earned the 2014 Virginia Theatre Association Conference award for Best Costume Design and was recognized for Staging, as well as received an honorable mention for Best Play, I Never Saw Another Butterfly.

2 arrested in Md. ATM card skimming

COLUMBIA, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two suspects were arrested in connection with an ATM card skimming device in Columbia, Md., Howard County Police said.

Police arrested Alin Tomescu, 35, of Baltimore, Md. and Viorel Tomulescu, 52, also of Baltimore, Md. They are both being charged with possessing a skimming device and conspiracy to commit theft, authorities said.

Tomescu was seen on Saturday morning at a SunTrust Bank ATM in the 8200 block of Snowden River Parkway with his face partially covered, authorities said. He ran away as an officer tried to make contact with him, police said. Police pursued the man and found Tomulescu who had been waiting nearby, authorities said.

A skimming device had recently been put on the ATM, authorities said. Police are not sure at this time if customers' information has been compromised.

Counselors for classmates of Olney teen killed in crash

OLNEY, Md. (WUSA9) -- Grief counselors will be at Sherwood High School in Olney, Md. Tuesday to help classmates come to grips with the death of a 15-year-old student killed in a car crash over the weekend.

Family, friends and neighbors returned to the site where Shawn Gangloff was killed Saturday morning. Many still cannot believe their friend is gone.

The blanket of flowers keeps growing at the base of a tree for Shawn Gangloff. The tree is right where the 15-year-old and two other teens crashed.

The three teens attended a party before the accident. Regardless of what happened that night, community members are telling WUSA9 they are dealing with a life that ended too short. Even those who did not know the victim are stopping by to pay respect.

3 people injured in Md. accident

LNEY, Md. (WUSA9) -- Three teenagers are severely injured after a single car collision that happened Saturday morning in Olney, Md.

According to the Montgomery County Police Department, crews responded to the accident around 1:23 a.m. in the area of Hines Road and Macduff Avenue.

The driver and passenger in the front of the car were trapped inside, authorities said. The person sitting in the back had been ejected from the car.

The 2011 Chrysler 200 convertible was going westbound on Hines Road towards Cashell Road, police said. The vehicle suddenly left the road and hit a tree right before Macduff Avenue.

Police said the vehicle then crossed on MacDuff Avenue and hit a light pole and a telephone box. The vehicle rolled over and came to a halt.

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.