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Several town homes evacuated after Md. gas leak


GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- Several town homes have been evacuated Tuesday night, after a gas leak in the 400 block of Beacon Hill Ter, in Gaithersburg, Md., Montgomery County Fire Department said.

The gas leak appears to be due to a faulty residential gas regulator, authorities said.

Some streets are currently blocked.

The gas leak is being investigated.


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Md. fire: Plane off runway in Gaithersburg, 1 person injured


GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Fire is responding to a plane off the runway at the Gaithersburg Air Park Saturday afternoon.

According to EMS reports, one person is injured.


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.

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).


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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.


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.