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MD Water main break causes Route 124 Road closures


GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- A large water main caused road closures on Wednesday evening.

Crews will need to replace eight feet of pipe near the break, WSSC said on Twitter Thursday night.

The break occurred at Route 124 and Russel Avenue, the Montgomery County Fire Department said.

Route 124 and Russel Avenue were closed, and the fire station near the scene is was blocked by the break, fire officials said.

The main has been shut down, and eight customers are being affected by the break, WSSC said.


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Suspect in Robyn Gardner disappearance talks to Dr. Phil


WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The travel partner of Robyn Gardner and person of interest in her disappearance in Aruba talks to Dr. Phil on Tuesday in an episode called 'Vanished on Vacation: Beautiful Blonde Goes Missing in Aruba.'

Thirty-five-year-old Robyn Gardner of Frederick, Md. has been missing since she went on vacation with Gary Giordano of Gaithersburg, Md. in August 2011. The case remains unsolved after Giordano was detained in an Aruban prison for four months but released and never charged with any wrongdoing.

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2 dead in Gaithersburg crash


GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Police Department is investigating an accident that left two people dead in Gaithersburg Sunday morning.

The accident happened around 4:24 a.m. in the 222000 block of Woodfield Road. Officers found an overturned Ford Explorer when they got to the scene.

According to the investigation, a 2003 Ford Explorer was going southbound on Woodfield Road and traveled into the northbound lanes for an unknown reason. The vehicle left the road and hit a tree, authorities said. The vehicle then overturned.

The driver, Thomas Christopher Collier, 32, of Gaithersburg was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, Daniel Lee Byron, 26, of Gaithersburg, was also pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

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).