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Chicken coop collapses, traps man in Frederick


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- A large chicken coop collapsed Tuesday afternoon in Frederick County and left a man trapped, authorities said.

The structure collapsed in the New Market area, New Market Volunteer Fire Department said. The structure was described as a rather large chicken coop.

The chicken coop collapsed because of the windy conditions in the area, officials said. A man who was inside the coop at the time of the collapse was trapped from the waist down. A neighbor who spotted him contacted authorities.

The man was eventually freed and refused to be taken to the hospital.


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METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

Students interested in attending the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. can audition on Sun., Mar. 1 at MSA Lorton Campus at 9601 Ox Road. Auditions are required as part of the 2015-2016 academy registration. The MSA Academy audition is for performing arts students from 6th grade to 12th grade. Students should call 703-339-0444 ext.3 or visit www.metropolitanarts.org to register for an audition time. 

The audition process will give prospective students an opportunity to demonstrate his or her skills in dance, music and theater for the chairs of the respective arts departments.  Applicants must attend a live audition if they live within three geographical states of MSA.  Prospective students living beyond the three-state radius may submit a DVD audition. 

Frederick man arrested in burglary of home


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man who burglarized a Frederick City home twice in one week in January was arrested, police said.

Frederick Police responded to a home located in the first block of Franklin Street, in Frederick City on January 24, for the report of a burglary.

Police learned that the home had been broken into during the daytime when the victim was not home. Several items were stolen from the home. The same home had been broken into twice in one week, according to authorities.

Dean Alan Stone, Jr. 25, of Frederick, was arrested in connection with the burglary. Stone is being charged with two counts of first degree burglary, two counts of third degree burglary and four counts of fourth degree burglary. He was also charged with three counts of theft less than $1000.

Frederick man arrested for possession of marijuana


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police arrested a Frederick man Friday in connection with possession of marijuana and the intent to distribute, Frederick Police said.

Frederick Police spotted a suspicious vehicle in the area of Willowdale Drive and W. Patrick Street in Frederick City. A traffic stop was then conducted, according to authorities.

The person in the vehicle, Jordan Larine Redfern, 18, of Frederick, had an active arrest warrant. The officer found marijuana and evidence of marijuana distribution on the person and in his belongings.

Redfern was taken to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center. He is being charges with one count of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, one count of possession of paraphernalia for marijuana. and one count possession of marijuana over 10 grams.

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HS basketball games go on in wake of shooting


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Despite the shooting earlier in the week, the Frederick High School gymnasium was packed Friday night during two thrilling basketball games.

"It was great to get back to normal today," said Michael Doerrer, Frederick County Schools Spokesman. The last few days at Frederick High School have been anything but normal.

"They've been a little weird but we've been pulling together as a community," said Sarah Schwenger, a Frederick High School student.

That's after two students were shot at a Frederick High School basketball game on Wednesday. Friday was the first day back to school for students and Friday night, the first basketball game since the shooting.

The past few days have not been easy.

Games go on after shooting at Frederick HS


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Classes resumed at Frederick High School Friday for the first time after a Wednesday night shooting outside the school gymnasium with 91 percent attendance and no incidents, administrators said.

Two students from neighboring Thomas Johnson High School were injured in the shooting. One has been released from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. A second remains in fair condition.

Security was heavier than usual outside both schools Friday and will remain enhanced for a major boys basketball games Friday night.

Police have made no arrests and say they are investigating the possibility the shooting is gang-related.

Meanwhile, students at Frederick High School made a show of solidarity Friday by dressing in black and gold school colors and tweeting under the hashtag #FHSSTRONG.

Community recovering after shooting at Md. school


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Frederick High School community is still recovering from a shooting outside the school gym that left two teenagers injured.

While the victims are recovering at home, student at the school are preparing to return to school Friday.

Though the school was closed on Thursday, extra officers were on the scene as detective continue to investigate the shooting.

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