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WUSA 9 Partners With Call For Action

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- We are always on the lookout for consumer news, recalls and alerts that are important to you.

But, we aim to more than that, so we've formed an exciting new partnership that is all about helping you.

And, if you've got consumer problems, contact our WUSA 9 Call For Action team.

You can file a complaint online 24 hours a day on our website, wusa9.com, just click on the Call For Action link.

Or you can call our hotline at 301-652-HELP (4357).

Redskins Josh Morgan Supports DCPS After School Program

Redskins Josh Morgan Supports DCPS After School Program

Redskins fever is far from being over.  The students at the Maury Elementary DC Public School (DCPS) After School program this past Friday gave Josh Morgan of the Washington Redskins a huge welcome back celebration.  Josh Morgan is both an alumni of the Maury elementary and the DCPS After School program.

D.C. Councilmember to Run for Mayor

WASHINGTON (AP) - D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser will announce her candidacy for mayor in front of her childhood home in northeast Washington.

The announcement is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday.

The 40-year-old Bowser has been on the council since 2007. A Democrat, she won a special election to replace Adrian Fenty after he was elected mayor.

Bowser has been a frequent critic of Mayor Vincent Gray, saying the city needs a leader with energy and vision. She was one of three councilmembers to call for Gray's resignation last summer amid revelations that he was elected with the aid of $650,000 in illicit funds.

Children Found Wandering Street; Va. Mother Arrested

Children Found Wandering Street; Va. Mother Arrested

MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two children were found wandering in a neighborhood in Manassas on Friday morning, Prince William County Police said in a news release. 

The mother, Esmeralda Carolina Acosta Montoya, 28, of Manassas, was arrested about 45 minutes after police were notified that the kids were missing, police said. 

It happened at around 10:28 a.m., when a person called police, informing them that the caller had found the two children wandering, police said. 

"The caller located two children, a 3 year old girl and 5 year old boy, walking the area above unsupervised. The caller took the children to nearby Westgate Elementary School where police were notified. The investigation revealed that the accused had left the children in a locked room of the residence while she was gone for about for two hours," police said. 

Charged with two counts of felony child endangerment and she has been released on a $4,500 bond. 

Congressional Black Caucus "Avoice" Celebrates Stevie Wonder Activism

Congressional Black Caucus "Avoice" Celebrates Stevie Wonder Activism

Washington DC-- It was a rainy night on Tuesday in Washington but that did not put a damper on The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's (CBCF) 4th Annual Avoice event.  WUSA 9's Andrea Roane served as the Mistress of Ceremonies and individuals like Rep. Rangel hosted alongside her to make it a night to remember.

Tigerlily Pajama Glam Event Empowers Cancer Awareness Amongst Youth

Tigerlily Pajama Glam Event Empowers Cancer Awareness Amongst Youth

Saturday evening in downtown DC had tons of women and children walking around in pajamas and jewelry. They were all attending the 1st Annual Tigerlily Foundation Pajama Glam Party at the Embassy Suites DC Convention Center hotel.

Guests enjoyed music from DJ Neekola, pamper stations, glam stations, sweet treat stations, kid bands, wellness activities, celebrity appearances and much more.   The idea for the event came from Tigerlily’s Founder Maimah Karmo, 10-year old daughter Noelle Karmo, who wanted to design an event to attract and educate young girls about their breast and to raise awareness towards the younger generation.  The event was fitted with a pink runway featuring a fashion show from "My Bougie Baby" and a photo booth where guests could memoralize their time at the event.

HERO CENTRAL: House Of Ruth Provides A Nurturing Day Care Center With Kidspace

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) --- "A lot of times we have a hard time being able to understand what our children are saying to us or trying to figure out what it is they want. And I don't have that problem."

Dorothy Tramun loves how her two-year-old son, Rassan, is growing while attending Kidspace, a child development center within the House of Ruth, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization fighting abuse and homelessness.

"If he's crying, he can tell me why. If he's upset, he can tell me why," Tramun explains of Rassan's clear verbal communication skills.