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MISSING: Tiffany Goines in Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Tiffany Goines has been missing from Frederick, Maryland since December 5, 1987.

She was born on December 22, 1974. She has black hair and brown eyes.

Tiffany's photo is shown age-progressed to 37 years old. She was last seen on December 5, 1987 getting into a red convertible.

If you have any information about Tiffany please call 301-694-2100.


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MISSING: William Brooks Jr. in Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- William Brooks Jr. has been missing from Frederick, Maryland since August 24, 1992.

He was born on August 6, 1975. The photo attached is an age progressed photo. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

William has a pierced left ear. His nickname is BB.

If you have any information about William please contact the Frederick Police Department at 301-694-2100.

Woman is 6th charged in Md. kidnapping, robbery case

FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Frederick police arrested a woman on Monday in connection with an armed robbery and kidnapping that occurred in January.

Mera Nichole Fraley of Rocky Ridge, Md. is the sixth person to be arrested for the crime, which happened in the area of E 16th Street and N. East Street in Frederick, say police.

Darryl Lee Cooke Jr, Tayquan Cornell Palmer, Jerrell Isaiah Smith, Najee Edward Dawson, and Hailee Lynn Baker have also been charged in the case.

A grand jury returned an indictment charging Fraley with her involvement in March. Police arrested her Monday in Washington, D.C. over the weekend. Fraley was also wanted by the Frederick Police Department on two other outstanding warrants after failing to appear in court for charges of Drug Possession and Theft. Those warrants were also served on Fraley at the time of arrest.

The charges against Fraley include:

Parents charged with murder, abuse in girl's death

FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- The parents of a 21-month-old girl have been indicted on charges related to her death, according to State's Attorney for Frederick County, Md. J. Charles Smith, III.

According to the state's attorney, Frankie Williams and Stephanie Williams of Frederick were indicted on Friday in the death of Anayah Williams. Authorities say she was beaten to death on March 14.

Frankie Williams was indicted for first-degree murder, first-degree child abuse resulting in death, first-degree child abuse resulting in serious physical injury and first degree assault.

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Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

As the world embraces the age of technology, everything is available online----including the sale of pets. Guardians of Rescue, a nationwide animal rescue organization, has stepped up to protect these poor animals from the cruelty of being bought and sold via the Internet. Guardians of Rescue is working with law enforcement in various states to try to reduce the amount of harm inflicted on these innocent dogs.

“Getting a new pet is always a big decision, and buying a dog you haven’t met in person is not smart,” says Dori Scofield, vice-president of Guardians of Rescue, an organization whose mission is to protect the well-being of all animals. “If you buy a dog through the Internet, you risk supporting puppy mill cruelty and being scammed out of your money. The Internet is also used by criminals to buy and sell fighting dogs, using certain understood language.”

If you looking to adopt a new dog, here are five tips to think about before you decide where to buy:

Man stabbed in neck at Frederick apartment complex

FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Frederick Police Department officers are investigating a stabbing at an apartment complex.

Officers arrived at the scene in the 1400 block of Key Parkway at 7:53 p.m. Monday to find a man with a stab wound to his neck. Officials say that he suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Detectives say the crime scene was an apartment.

Police are following any leads in the case and are asking
anyone who may have information about the stabbing to contact Det. G. Alston at 301-600-1269. Callers may remain anonymous by contacting the tip line at 301-600-TIPS. (8477)

Man wanted for attempted sexual assault of joggers

WALKERSVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) – Police are looking for a man who tried to sexually assault two female joggers on Sunday in Frederick County. Maryland State Police have released a sketch of the suspect.

According to Maryland State Police, a 37-year-old woman and a 50-year-old woman were attacked as they jogged on a path at Walkersville Community Park at approximately 3:30 p.m. They say the younger woman was grabbed from behind and the suspect tried to pull down her pants but she fought back.

The older woman also fought to get the suspect off of the other woman, say police. She called 911 on her cell phone before the suspect attacked her. The suspect then ran off toward Walkersville High School, according to police.

Police tell us that neither victim complained of any pain or serious injury from the assault, and refused medical treatment.