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Teen pleads guilty to murder in Metro stabbing

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Maryland teenager has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder while armed in the stabbing of another youth at a Metro station in northwest Washington.

Eighteen-year-old Chavez Myers of District Heights entered the plea Wednesday in Superior Court. If the judge accepts the plea bargain, Myers will be sentenced to 30 years in prison on Dec. 13.

Prosecutors say Myers and several other youths attacked and robbed 18-year-old Olijawon Griffin on Nov. 17. Griffin was robbed of an iPhone and a jacket.

Authorities say Griffin was stabbed after he confronted the teens he believed had robbed him at the Metro station, including one who was wearing his jacket.

Jan Jeffcoat makes her WUSA9 debut at 11 p.m.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- You told us you wanted something different, something fast and something that spoke to you, the viewer. We listened. 

On Sunday night, WUSA9 debuted its new anchor, Jan Jeffcoat, and its new 11 p.m. show format, which reflects more viewer-friendly segments. 

We at WUSA9 are always listening to your questions and comments on www.TellWUSA9.com as well. Click the link and tell us what you think about all the hottest topics in today's news, entertainment, weather and local sports. 

PG man arrested in DC Murder case

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A Md. man was arrested and charged with murder on Friday in a homicide that happened on Thursday, police said. 

Michael A. Smith, 33, of Suitland, Maryland, was charged with Murder One, Conspiracy, and additional related charges in connection with the shooting death of Paul Aime Tanoh Danzo, 24, of Laurel, police said. 

The shooting happened on the 1000 block of 17th Street, NW, police said. 

Police are still looking for a second person of interest associated with the murder. 

Panda cub is 4 weeks old!

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The Smithsonian National Zoo's baby panda cub turned four weeks old on Friday.

Check out this video of the cub with her mother, Mei Xiang -->

Who is DC's Sexiest Bachelor?

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Who is DC's Sexiest Bachelor? That's what entertainment giant "Inside Edition" would like to find out. 

Just go on "Inside Edition's" website and enter! Or, nominate a friend to compete! 

"Inside Edition" is coming to DC and it's going to be too hot to handle.

WUSA9 is hoping two of its sexiest bachelors can win! 

Sports Anchor, Dave Owens, hopes to show off why they are the sexiest men in DC. 

To enter this contest click: http://www.insideedition.com/submissions/23-washington-dcs-hottest-bachelor

DC SCORES program alum quickly becoming soccer standout at Trinity Washington University

DC SCORES program alum quickly becoming soccer standout at Trinity Washington University

As the fall season begins for 1,500 elementary and middle school youth, DC SCORES is highlighting former program participants who are enrolling in college. These young adults found many of their interests through their time in our Arts/Athletics/Academics model and have used the lessons learned through their teams to earn scholarships to continue their education.

This week we focus on Claudia Merlos, a graduate of Wilson High School who is attending Trinity Washington University in the District and playing for the women's soccer team.

(Photos of Claudia practicing for Trinity.)


HERO CENTRAL: Middle School Students Excel With Higher Achievement

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9) - Adam Workineh, 15, looks over a sketched blueprint drawn by a middle school-aged boy. Workineh serves as a mentor and intern. He was once working on the same subject at Higher Achievement, a multi-year enrichment program focused on middle school students.

"Everybody at Higher Achievement is my family. I can come back, I can become an intern. I could just see how much the program has grown."

Middle School students take the first steps toward advancing both socially and academically. Higher Achievement challenges students during this critical time. Accepted students make a deep commitment of 650 hours of additional academic and extra-curricular work throughout the year. Students come from five wards in the District and the city of Alexandria.