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Georgetown Rabbi accused of putting camera in showers released


WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A prominent Georgetown rabbi arrested for voyeurism was released on his own recognizance.

A judge released Dr. Barry Freundel, 62, telling him to stay away from his synagogue and his alleged victims at his arraignment Wednesday. He is due in court again on November 12, 2014.

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Georgetown rabbi arrested for camera in women's showers


WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A prominent Georgetown rabbi was arrested Tuesday for voyeurism, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

Dr. Barry Freundel, 62, is accused of setting up a camera in the women's showers at Kesher Israel, an Orthodox synagogue in Georgetown, according to police.

A 35-year-old women reported the incident. According to police reports, when the woman confronted Dr. Freundel, he told her he was fixing the shower ventilation system.

Tuesday night prayer service at Kesher Israel Congregation was a struggle for some in light of the news that their spiritiual leader was facing the voyeurism charges.

"It's very disturbing obviously. I don't know all the particulars but to hear that from a rabbi that people trust is very disturbing and concerning," said Michael Uhr, who was attending services at the Georgetown synagogue Tuesday.

Dad of missing Md. Hoggle kids still searching


GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- Almost two weeks since two Maryland children went missing, volunteers and police are continuing to search for three-year-old Sarah Hoggle and two-year-old Jacob Hoggle.

Police have been focusing their search in the Germantown area and have searched more than 14,000 acres so far.

The children's mother, Catherine Hoggle, has been charged in their disappearance. Police are building a homicide case against Hoggle. They said they do not expect to find the children alive.

"If you find what we believe you will, we ask that you back away immediately. Do not touch anything," Montgomery County Police Captain Darren Francke said.

Father Troy Turner said he hasn't given up hope.

Take the Plunge: Join Design Army X Karla Colletto for Pool Party, Fashion Show on Friday, Aug. 22

Take the Plunge: Join Design Army X Karla Colletto for Pool Party, Fashion Show on Friday, Aug. 22

Design Army X Karla Colletto to debut their swimwear collection - Swim At Your Own Risk - on Friday, August 22 from 7-10 p.m. at Capitol Skyline Hotel

On the heels of judging the global 61st Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France as one of two US judges in the Design category, Pum Lefebure, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Design Army, just released her first swimwear collection, Swim At Your Own Risk, in collaboration with Karla Colletto. A capsule collection for Colletto’s Cruise 2015 line and Lefebure’s first venture into fashion design, the five-piece graphic swimsuits and beachwear debuted at the Miami Swim Show on July 19th.

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Slate Wine Bar + Bistro to Celebrate DC Restaurant Week August 11th – 17th, 2014

Slate Wine Bar + Bistro to Celebrate DC Restaurant Week August 11th – 17th, 2014

According to the National Restaurant Association, the restaurant industry is a $683.4 billion industry. To celebrate the success of the restaurant industry, hundreds of participating restaurants in Washington, DC will offer a week of 3-course meals at a special price. This is the perfect time to try out a new restaurant on your “must-try” list. One such restaurant, Slate Wine Bar + Bistro, is serving an amazing lunch and dinner menu with three courses for this special occasion from August 11th – August 17th, 2014, and with a restaurant week extension from August 18th – August 24th.

“We are thrilled to participate in an event such as Restaurant Week here in our city,” affirms Danny Lledo, manager of Slate Wine Bar + Bistro. “We are using the opportunity to offer a taste of what makes our restaurant unique---great food with a selection of delicious wines from all over the world.”

4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda

4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda


BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA 9) -- Two Metrobus passengers are claiming injuries after the bus was involved in an accident on the Beltway Friday afternoon.

Authorities say that the Metrobus was involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle near the Old Georgetown Road exit on I-495.

Authorities report that two of the passengers in the involved vehicle are also claiming injuries.