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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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MISSING: 14-year-old Gaithersburg girl

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Montgomery County Police Department is searching for a missing 14-year-old girl from Gaithersburg, Md.

Paola Blanco, 14, of the 9900 block of Killarney in Gaithersburg, Md. is described as a Hispanic girl. She is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 98 pounds, authorities said. She has brown eyes and brown hair.

Her family and the police are concerned for her emotional and physical well-being, authorities said.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Paola Blanco is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hour line).

PD: Car hits child biking in Montgomery County

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Police said Monday afternoon a child on a bicycle was hit by a car in Gaithersburg, Md.

Police said the child was hit by the car in the 600 block of Quince Orchard Road across from Quince Orchard Plaza. The accident happened around 3:09 p.m.

According to authorities, the child was taken to the hospital and was conscious at the time. There are no further updates on the child's current condition.

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.

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MISSING: 56-year-old woman from Gaithersburg

GAITHERSBURG Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County police need your help finding a missing 56-year-old woman.

Linda Ann Merriweather, of the 5800 block of Riggs Road, was last seen outside of the Rite Aid Pharmacy located 3446 Olney Laytonsville Road on June 30.

Merriweather is described as a black female, 5'02",150 pounds with brown eyes and black hair, according to police.

Police say Merriweather wears glasses and walks with a cane.

Anyone with information about Linda Merriweather's whereabouts is asked to call the 5th District Investigation Section at 240-773-6237.




Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. and Mount Vernon, Va. is celebrating its five-year anniversary on Sun., July 20 and handing out one free cupcake per person to all their patrons with no purchase necessary at their Old Town Alexandria shop at 207 King Street and Mount Vernon at 8859 Richmond Highway from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Occasionally Cake will donate 50 percent of all their sales that day to Metropolitan School of the Arts youth scholarships of Lorton, Va. For more information, call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com.

The free cupcakes will be available in Chocolate Marshmallow, Red Velvet, Snickerdoodle, Funfetti and Strawberry Key Lime flavors with other flavors available for purchase. A variety of other flavors will be available for purchase.  Occasionally Cake will offer an anniversary special of four cupcakes for $8.

22-year-old man in grave conidtion after Md. stabbing

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- Gaithersburg Police Department is investigating a Gaithersburg stabbing that left a 22-year-old man in grave condition early Friday morning.

Police said the stabbing happened around 2:30 a.m. in the 900 block of Curry Ford Lane. According to authorities, they found a 22-year-old man in the parking lot with several stab wounds.

The victim was taken to the hospital and is currently in grave condition.

Police are currently questioning a 24-year-old man in connection with the stabbing.

According to authorities, the victim and suspect know each other. Investigation shows that they had an argument, which escalated.

The suspect assaulted the victim with a knife, police said.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070.