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Crews on the scene of a sewage spill in Md.

BROOKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) --  Crews responded to a sewage spill in Md. today.

The sewage line broke Tuesday evening and about 200,000 gallons of sewage had spilled by 11:00 a.m. today. The spill was in the woods close to 203 Market Street in Brookville, officials said.

A contractor had been hired to clear trees so that crews could get to the spill. There is no danger to the drinking water in the area, officials said. The broken sewer main has since been fixed. 

Woman charged in baby's death offered plea deal

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A woman charged with murdering her child has been offered a plea deal.

Sosefina Amoa, a 26-year-old nun in training, is accused of suffocating her little boy, called Baby Joseph, just minutes after he was born, WUSA9 previously reported.

Amoa's attorney asked a D.C. Superior Court judge for time to ponder the deal, and the hearing has been continued until Nov. 21.

The defense also requested Amoa be released, a motion the judge declined. Amoa is currently being held without bond.

Woman charged in baby's death ordered held without bond

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A nun in training, charged with murdering her own child, was ordered to be held without bond on Friday by a D.C. Superior Court judge. Twenty-six-year-old Sosefina Amoa is accused of suffocated her little boy, called Baby Joseph, just minutes after he was born.

According to charging documents, Amoa told police, "she was afraid that someone would hear the child crying and learn of her pregnancy."

Amoa had just been accepted as a postulant at Little Sisters of the Poor in Northeast Washington. She had arrived in the United States from Samoa less than two weeks ago. But Amoa later admitted to police that she never told the sisters about her prior sexual activity or that she was pregnant.

Amoa gave birth to the boy on Oct. 10 in her room at the Little Sisters of the Poor elderly care facility. Police say Amoa told investigators she smothered him. A day later she and a nun took his body to a hospital.

9 injured in Metrobus crash

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Nine people suffered minor injuries after a crash involving a Metrobus, according to a spokesperson for WMATA.

The crash happened at Rhode Island Avenue and North Capitol Street. 

A car was traveling eastbound on Rhode Island Avenue when it ran a red light and hit the left side of the bus. The bus was traveling northbound on North Capitol Street heading toward the Fort Trotten Metro Station. 

Five people were transported, officials said.




The historic hotel will host a Wine Dinner with one of Virginia’s premier vineyards

The Hay-Adams, one of the world’s leading luxury hotels, is pleased to announce that on Thursday, October 24, 2013 it will host a Five-Course Wine Dinner in partnership with Barboursville Vineyard. The Hay-Adams Chef Jaime Montes de Oca, Jr. will pair signature Lafayette Restaurant dishes with Barboursville’s featured wines presented by Barboursville Winemaker Luca Paschina.

DC police investigating infant death

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- DC police are investigating the death of a two-week-old female.

Police received a report of an unresponsive infant in the 5100 block of Just Street, Northeast around 3:36 a.m. on Thursday.

The infant's mother and her boyfriend found the child unresponsive, officials said. They were both present when police arrived.

Officials say the infant was found with a bloody nose and transported to Children's Hospital where she was pronounced a half hour later.

There is no word on cause at this time. 


Taste Of Ethiopia from Askale Cafe

(WUSA9) --- The noon newscast got a little taste of Ethiopia!  We had the pleasure to welcome Chef Askale Shiferaw, the owner of
Askale Café
. She shared with us some appetizing Ethiopian recipes. 

Chef Askale created her "Tibs Wot" or Beef Stew for WUSA 9. She also offered the "Tekel Gomen," a mix of cabbage, carrots and potatoes. The dishes are enjoyed with Ethiopian bread or Injera.

Chef Askale is a health conscious Ethiopian and American fusion chef, so she stressed the importance of utilizing as many natural ingredients as possible.

Watch the video to hear more about her cooking philosophy.

Askale Café is located in Washington's Brookland neighborhood.