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FOUND: 16-year-old Frederick girl


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police have located a missing 16-year-old Frederick girl after she went missing on September 25.

Victoria Lynn Canas, 16, of Frederick did not return home after attending school all day, Frederick police said. Canas goes to Governor Thomas Johnson High School, according to authorities.

She was located in Frederick City and told investigators that she left on her own free will. Canas has since been returned to her family, police said.

 


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Man stabbed in stomach in Frederick, suspect wanted


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man is wanted in connection with stabbing another man in the stomach in Frederick early Thursday morning, Frederick police said.

The stabbing happened in the area of Third St and Market St around 2:16 a.m., according to authorities. The altercation happened on the sidewalk at the intersection. Police said the victim was stabbed in the stomach.

Both the victim and the suspect fled the area after the incident. The victim was contacted a little later at the Frederick Memorial Hospital where he was treated for his non-life threatening injuries.

Police said the suspect is described as a black man, about 5'10" tall, weighing around 180 pounds and has a beard.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Detective Garcia at 301-600-1247.

Pack Light, Pack Right While Traveling by Air This Fall

Pack Light, Pack Right While Traveling by Air This Fall

Fall is a time when millions of people around the country begin to make their travel plans. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the busiest travel times of the year are just around the corner, which include Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. There are some great reasons why packing light will help make your trip easier and more enjoyable. And the good news is that it’s not difficult to do, either.

“If you want to pack right when you travel then you really need to focus on packing light,” explains Tina Aldatz, chief executive officer of Savvy Travelers. “There’s much less hassle and stress when you pack light and stick to the basics. You can put your focus on your travel, rather than having all of your attention go to dragging around way too much luggage.”

Here are some Savvy Travelers tips for packing light and right for fall and holiday air travel:

Flying Dog Brewery's $2.55M purchase of city land approved


FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - City elected officials have approved a contract with Flying Dog Brewery to sell 31 acres of vacant farmland near Frederick Municipal Airport for $2.55 million.

The city's Board of Aldermen on Thursday unanimously voted to launch a 120-day study period allowing the brewery to determine the feasibility of its $50 million project to open a 150,000-square-foot brewery on the property before the sale is final.

The purchase offer represents the property's full asking price.

Flying Dog says the new plant would be capable of producing 700,000 barrels a year, compared with 100,000 at its existing plant south of Frederick. The company hasn't said whether the project would serve as an expansion or replacement for its current headquarters.

The company, which currently employs about 100 people, says the project would create 150 jobs.

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New measures deployed to catch booby-trappers in Frederick


FREDERICK, Md (WUSA9) -- Authorities in Frederick, Md. are deploying hidden motion-activated cameras on trails in the vast Frederick watershed in hopes of catching or stopping whoever has been laying dangerous booby traps in the woods.

Officials are turning to the cameras after the latest discoveries of razor blades mounted on boards buried on watershed trails.  The latest traps were found earlier this week after a pair of devices were turned in to authorities the week before. Similar incidents date back to at least 2013.

No one has been injured by these traps, but police have never identified a suspect.

Mountain biking enthusiasts fear they are the targets of someone who objects to their use of the trails. 

Razor blades found on popular Frederick trail


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Once again, travelers on a popular Frederick trail have found razor blades.

A Frederick resident says he found razor blades stuck onto wooden blocks buried an inch or so under the dirt along a trail in the city watershed north of town.

The trail is frequently used by hikers and mountain bikers. 

This isn't the first time people have complained about razor blades on the trail. In 2013, bike riders complained about similar objects being on the trail. 

Officials from the Frederick County Sheriff's Office and Frederick police plan to meet to discuss the problem.

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Police investigate discharge of gun in Frederick


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- An investigation is underway after two cars were found in Frederick that had both been damaged by bullet strikes, Frederick police said.

Police responded to the 500 block of Carrollton Drive around 1:32 a.m. Monday for the report of a gun that had been discharged. When they got to the scene they found a car that had been hit by several bullets.

Another car was found close by that had also been damaged by bullet strikes, police said. As of right now police say the suspects are described as four or five men, all wearing black and wearing black ski masks.

The Frederick Police Department is asking anyone who might have information about this incident to please contact Det. Loftis at 301-600-4109 or the Frederick Police Department anonymous tip line at 301-600-8477.