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Officials: 7-year-old autistic boy died of Hyperthermia

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The autopsy report for an autistic boy from Northeast, DC who went missing and was later found dead is complete.

Officials in the Medical Examiner's Office says the cause of seven-year-old Michael Kingsbury's death was Hyperthermia and the manner of death is accidental.

Michael Kingsbury's body was found on the floor of the back of a car less than half a block away from his home, officials said.

When Michael was reported missing, police patrols were set up in a close-by alleyway. Police used canines and academy recruits to search. It took more than a day half to find Michael not very far from his home.

Police identify man killed outside party in Maryland

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police say a man has died after a shooting in Hyattsville.

It happened around 4:50 a.m. in the 3700 block of West Street.

Police say they found an unresponsive adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to a local trauma center where he succumbed to his injuries.

The victim is identified as 23-year-old Nii Akpeng of the 2500 block of Buck Lodge Terrace in Hyattsville.

Preliminary investigation suggest Akpeng was shot after a dispute at a party, officials said.

There is no suspect information at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department's Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925.  

Italo Ceramica Celebrated its First US Showroom with Grand Opening Event

Italo Ceramica Celebrated its First US Showroom with Grand Opening Event

The Italian retailer now open in Rockville, Maryland offers Versace and Bisazza tiles, among many others

Italo Ceramica, a ceramic tile retailer with 36 stores in Europe, celebrated the opening of its first US showroom located at 725 Rockville Pike in Rockville, Maryland this month. The Italo Ceramica team welcomed more than 120 design industry professionals, media and customers for a grand opening celebration with special guests Andrea Bacchini, North America Market Director for Imola Ceramica, Italo Ceramica’s partner, and artist Alexander Stefan, who exhibited his photography. Stefan also raffled off one of his works during the evening event.

DC fire investigating hazmat at school

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- D.C. Fire is investigating a hazmat scene at the Luke Charles Moore Academy.

The school is located at 10th and Monroe Streets NE.

According the Fire union, mace or pepper spray was sprayed in the basement of the school.

Five students and one adult were affected by the spray.

Traffic cameras will catch you rolling through stop signs

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- New traffic cameras watching you in the District aren't just looking for speeders and red light runners.

The new silver boxes nestled in neighborhoods will catch drivers who are rolling through a stop sign at an intersection.

So you may be wondering, how can a camera determine if you've stopped at a stop sign long enough? 

D.C. police have a three-tier review system by a human being who will look at the tape and then finally determine if indeed a driver broke the law. 

Even though there's no legal time frame, according to AAA, a complete stop means all four tires come to a rest. 

The new cameras will also catch drivers who fail to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks, block the box or speed through the intersection to beat the light. 

Sensors will even catch oversize vehicles like trucks and big rigs cutting through some D.C. neighborhoods. 

New traffic cameras waiting to catch you

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- D.C. police announced Friday the addition of several new traffic cameras at intersections, stop signs and crosswalks beginning Saturday.

The new cameras are part of a traffic safety campaign called D.C. Street Safe, which is aimed at combating aggressive and dangerous driving habits.

"We have experienced reduction of traffic fatalities over the last 10 years of about 70 percent," said Metro PD Assistant Chief, Lamar Green, about the how camera technology has helped increase traffic safety. 

Cameras at new locations will issue warnings to vehicles for violations until Sunday, December 29. Beginning Monday, December 30, cameras at new locations will issue fines for violations, officials said in a news release.

Police say the new cameras will help officials in areas and circumstances where it could be dangerous or impractical for police officers to pull over vehicles for violations.   

Chris Brown allowed to skip DC court date

WASHINGTON (AP) - A judge says R&B singer Chris Brown doesn't have to travel from Los Angeles to Washington to appear in court.

D.C. Superior Judge Robert Tignor agreed Friday to let Brown waive his scheduled appearance on Monday.

Brown is facing a misdemeanor assault charge. He and bodyguard Christopher Hollosy were arrested last month on charges of punching a man outside a hotel who tried to jump into a picture with the singer.

Brown was ordered into anger management rehabilitation this week following a Los Angeles court appearance.