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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.


FREE CUPCAKES AT OCCASIONALLY CAKE on SUN. JULY 20; DONATES 50% to METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS

FREE CUPCAKES AT OCCASIONALLY CAKE on SUN. JULY 20;  DONATES 50% to METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS

 

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.


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A dozen displaced after Gaithersburg fire


GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- A two-alarm fire damaged three townhouses on Cherry Laurel Lane, displacing a dozen people from their homes.

It happened in the 18500 block of Cherry Laurel Lane Sunday evening.

The Red Cross is assisting 12 adults, two kids and four dogs from three townhouses.

One dog died in the fire, which appears to have started in a grill on the rear deck of a home.


Backhoe strikes gas main in Gaithersburg


GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County fire officials say a backhoe stuck an eight-inch gas line near a parking garage Wednesday afternoon.

It happened shortly before 2 p.m. in the 9700 block of Fields Road in Gaithersburg.

The parking garage was evacuated and Fields Road, Rio Boulevard and Mahogany Circle were closed during the incident.

We're told the main was broken about four feet below ground. It took almost an hour for authorities to stop the leak.


Woman kills husband, then herself in Gaithersburg parking garage.


GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Police detectives are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in a Gaithersburg parking garage.

According to Captain Paul Starks, spokesman for the Montgomery County Police Department, officers patrolling the area of Girard Street at Allied Place heard the sound of gunshots around 11:20 Sunday night. The officers checked out the parking garage in the 500 block of Raven Avenue where they found a 38-year-old Gaithersburg man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel took the man to a local hospital where he later died.

As officers and paramedics were attempting to save the man's life, other responding officers searching the garage found a 39-year-old woman hiding between parked cars. The woman, who was armed, then shot herself. Se was also taken to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead.