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Publisher, photographer probed over topless Kate photos

Publisher, photographer probed over topless Kate photos

PARIS (AP) - French prosecutors have placed the publisher and photographer of unauthorized topless snaps of Prince William's wife, Kate, under formal criminal investigation, they said Thursday.

Caroline Chassain, spokeswoman for the Nanterre prosecutor, said that Mondadori Magazines France and local photographer Valerie Suau were placed under investigation earlier this month over possible criminal exploitation of the images, which appeared in the French Closer magazine last September.

The photos showed the duchess of Cambridge relaxing at a private villa in Provence, in southern France, sometimes without her bikini top and, in one case, her suit bottom partially pulled down to apply sunscreen.

Chassain added that Suau's employer, local newspaper La Provence, was also placed under formal criminal investigation on Monday, but she did not elaborate.

The investigation will likely take months to complete.

Police Ask For Help In Robbery Investigation

Police Ask For Help In Robbery Investigation

Bethesda, Md. (WUSA9) -- An armed bank robbery in Montgomery County is still being investigated and with no new leads, detectives are turning to the public.

Police say a suspect wearing a "dark blue jacket, a light green button up, gloves and a Halloween mask" robbed M&T bank off of Seven Locks Road on December 22, 2012 in the early morning," police said in the news release. 

The suspect walked into the bank, intimidated the teller with a small black handgun and left with an "undisclosed amount of cash," police said.

The robber is described as an "unknown race male, over 6'0'' tall, with a medium build." Investigators are urging anyone who may have tips about this incident to come forward and contact the Robbery Section at 240-773-5100, police said.

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS CENTER RAISES $5,000 for NEW ALLIANCE THEATRE

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS CENTER RAISES $5,000 for NEW ALLIANCE THEATRE

 

Metropolitan Performing Arts Alliance raised $5,000 at their first Annual Benefit Concert to go toward construction of their new Alliance Theatre in Alexandria, Va. MFAC is working toward a fundraising goal of $100,000 to complete the theatre project. Visit www.metrofinearts.com for more information.

Metropolitan Youth Ballet, Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble and iMpulse Jazz Ensemble performed at the Metropolitan Performing Arts Alliance Benefit Concert.

“We are so grateful to the community for helping our dance companies get closer to our goal of building the Alliance Theater,” said Melissa Dobbs, executive director of the Metropolitan Fine Arts Center in Alexandria, Va.

Overnight: Double-Shooting and Robberies in Northeast D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA*9) -- Police are investigating several crimes in northeast D.C. overnight Saturday into Sunday. 

Just before midnight, a pair of Adidas shoes and a black jacket were among the items taken from a victim on the 1100 block of Abbey Place. Officers say they're looking for a young man wearing a shirt, ski mask and jeans carrying a black handgun. 

In another case, a man was jumped by a group and robbed of $600. Police say the suspects include three men and two women on the 1900 block of Capitol Avenue. 

Shortly before 2 a.m., there was a drive-by, double shooting on the 1300 block of Saratoga Avenue. Police say one man was shot in the right arm and leg, another twice in the back. We're told both are expected to survive. There is a lookout for a burgundy vehicle. 

5-year-old Girl Still Critical; Stable After Dog Attack in Md.

5-year-old Girl Still Critical; Stable After Dog Attack in Md.

CHARLES COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- The girl, who was attacked by at least one or more dogs has been stabilized, after being taken to the hospital in critical condition on Wednesday evening in Charles County, Md., officials said Thursday morning. 

The incident took place at a home in the 8600 block of Billingsley Road in Bennsville, MD.  The child, who was said to be in critical condition, was flown to Children's Hospital in Washington, DC.

The girl was supposed to be under the supervision of her mother's boyfriend at the time of the attack.  The boyfriend lost sight of her and later found her laying face down in the backyard where she had already been attacked, according to officials. 

Charles County Animal Control has taken three dogs into custody.  A pit bull, a bulldog, and a cane corso are the breeds suspected to be involved in the attack. 

The JBG Companies acquires prime apartments near transit

The JBG Companies acquires prime apartments near transit

 

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The JBG Companies acquires prime apartments near transit

Silver Spring’s Falkland Chase apartments fit company’s portfolio  

 

Chevy Chase, MD (April 2, 2013) – A prominent apartment community in downtown Silver Spring has changed hands. The JBG Companies has purchased Falkland Chase apartments from Home Properties of Rochester.

 

“Falkland Chase is a great addition to our residential portfolio,” said David Paul, a JBG partner. “This is a well-located, transit-oriented community that we are proud to own. We are committed to providing excellent customer service to the residents at Falkland Chase from day one.”

 

Persons of Interest Sought In DC Nightclub Homicide

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- DC Police need your help finding "persons of interest" in a homicide outside of a DC nightclub. 

They released a YouTube video of the people they want to question in connection to the crime. 

It's been almost a week since 24-year old Paul Tanoh was gunned down outside a DC night club.

Police say it all happened last Thursday shortly after 2 a.m., outside Balletto's night club on the corner of L and 17th street in downtown D.C., just four blocks away from the White House.

This video comes after Tanoh's father begged police and authorities for justice in an exclusive interview with WUSA9.