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Young Chef Makes Dish Fit For The First Lady

CHEVY CHASE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Ten-year-old Emma Scielzo of Chevy Chase, Maryland was chosen as one of the winners in the White House's Healthy Lunchtime Challenge.

Emma is one of the 54 children that will attend a state dinner at the White House with First Lady Michelle Obama on July 9th.

The entrants were asked to create a recipe that included all groups of the food pyramid.

Her recipe for "Chicken Masala Wrap" was inspired by her grandmother's Indian home cooking.

The recipe includes, different types of peppers, chicken, numerous spices, and is served with a side of mango.

List of this year's winners, including some locals: 


HERO CENTRAL: Food For Others Saves Families from Hunger

HERO CENTRAL: Food For Others Saves Families from Hunger

FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA9)--- "I get to go home and make something to eat for you know my little ones," said Lamar Edmonds on his first trip to Food for Others. The non-profit organization distributes free food from its warehouse. Edmonds gets bread, a package of food along with milk and eggs. The items are a part of the Emergency Assistance Program.

Northern Virginia has about 90,000 people living in poverty. The number represents about 5 percent of the population in the area, according to the U.S. Census.

Increased Police Presence at Metro on Friday

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- There will be an increased police presence at some Metro stations on Friday during evening rush hour.

Metro notes this is not in response to any specific threat but a chance for Metro Transit Police to work with other agencies in DC. This is called the Blue TIDE program. 

The goal of this is to increase partnership between the various law-enforcement agencies in a joint effort to lessen crime and deter terrorist activity, WMATA said in the news release. 

This means more security sweeps at stations and more officers boarding trains and checking for any suspicious activity. More than 50 officers will be taking part in this, according to WMATA.

Officers also will distribute crime prevention information at the stations, providing tips to riders on how to protect themselves and their property while traveling, WMATA said in a news release. 


5 Ways to Take Control of Your Finances Today

5 Ways to Take Control of Your Finances Today


According to the United States Census Bureau, the percentage of people holding unsecured debt has risen to 19% in recent years.  Today, five years after the devastating stock market crash of 2008, people are now reevaluating their financial security.

"Individuals who are taking control of their finances are for the most part more financially successful due to their focus and having created a firm budget,” says Brad Glickman, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM Professional, and President of Bernard R. Wolfe and Associates, Inc., a company specializing in wealth management strategies.  "In order to be financially stable and in control of one's assets, however, it is important to consider many factors. Using the proper tools and guidelines can make these goals easier to achieve, resulting in the kind of confidence we are all seeking, whether to ensure a healthy navigation through the ever changing financial world, or to plan for retirement,” he states.

New Cosmetic Filler Refreshes Tired Eyes

CHEVY CHASE, Md. (WUSA9)-- There is no question that cosmetic procedures have moved further away from drastic lifts and tucks, to injectables and lasers that turn back the clock in a more subtle way.

Botox or Dysport can freeze and smooth out forehead lines.  Fillers like Radiesse, Restylane, and Juvederm can fill in the nasolabial folds and plump up thinning lips. Doctors often use combinations of these injectables to get the desired results, and refinish the skin's surface with lasers or chemical peels.  

Power Companies Gearing Up for Thursday Storms

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA9) -- Myra Oppel was sitting in her office at Pepco's Headquarters when the Derecho of 2012 hit. 

She watched as the power company's outages jumped from a few thousand to almost half a million. By the time it was all over, more than two-million people in Virginia, Maryland, and the District were in the dark, and it would take nearly two weeks before all the power was restored.

Almost a year later, Oppel met with WUSA9 to discuss what Pepco's doing to prepare for this latest round of storms. 

Teen Killed By Falling Tree In Md.

CHEVY CHASE, Md. (WUSA9) --  The body of Joshua Davis, 15, was found in Rock Creek Stream Valley in Chevy Chase Tuesday afternoon, police said.

A neighbor of Davis said the teen's father went looking for his son Tuesday after his son did not come home Monday night.  He found his son's body on a trail near his bike.  The boy had apparently been riding his bike when an old, dead tree fell on him sometime Monday and killed him.

The freak accident happened in the woods off a park near the 9200 block of Jones Mill Road in Chevy Chase.

Joshua Davis was reported missing Monday night but search efforts during the night time were not successful. 

His father found his body around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and called rescuers to the scene. 

Polcie say Monday's storms may have been a factor in Davis' death. No foul play is suspected.