Top Headlines: Alleged Aspen Hill Park Shooter Charged, Bethesda Purple Line Station Renderings Unveiled, More

Catch up on the top news in Montgomery County this week.


Barricade Situation in Twinbrook Ends Peacefully

ROCKVILLE—A barricade situation at a home in Rockville’s Twinbrook neighborhood ended peacefully Tuesday afternoon, police said. Montgomery County and Rockville city police responded around 3 p.m. to a call in the 13000 block of Okinawa Avenue for a woman who was threatening suicide with a firearm, Officer Janelle Smith, a county police spokeswoman, said. Read more on Rockville Patch.

Update: Suspect Charged in Shooting at Aspen Hill Park

ASPEN HILL—A 21-year-old man was shot in the eye at North Gate Park in Aspen Hill on Tuesday afternoon and taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. Police arrested a suspect on Wednesday. Read more at Wheaton Patch.

Montgomery Village Man Killed In Gaithersburg Crash

GAITHERSBURG—A 21-year-old Montgomery Village man was killed early Sunday in the collision of his Honda Civic and another car on Snouffer School Road in Gaithersburg. Read more at Gaithersburg Patch.

New Renderings Unveiled For Bethesda Purple Line Station

BETHESDA—Maryland Transit Administration officials unveiled new renderings Tuesday for the Bethesda station on the planned Purple Line. Funding for the 16-mile light rail line remains uncertain. Read more at Bethesda Patch.

Report: Study Shows ICC Speed Limit Can Safely Increase To 60 MPH

GAITHERSBURG—An engineering study of the ICC has concluded that the speed of the highway can safely be raised to 60 mph, pending an analysis of crash data. Read more on Gaithersburg Patch.

ROCKVILLE—Nearly 200 years after his death, James Higgins could be about to get his monument back. Read more on Rockville Patch.

East County Residents Want More Police Presence After Slayings

WHITE OAK—Dozens of East Montgomery County residents packed a meeting with police to demand answers and more active patrol after two young men were killled in apartments in the area over a three-day span. Read more at Colesville Patch. 

Maryland Leaders Ask for More Money for Free School Breakfast

SILVER SPRING—Montgomery County Councilmember Valerie Ervin gathered leaders from across Montgomery and Prince George's counties to advocate for more funding for a program that provides free breakfast to all students at qualifying schools. Read more at Silver Spring Patch. 

Hardworking Small Business Owners Bring Variety to Chevy Chase Restaurant Scene

CHEVY CHASE — Restaurants and bakeshops in Chevy Chase work together to offer residents more options for eating out. Customers are happy, and the businesses do well. Read more on Chevy Chase Patch.

TV Actress from Germantown Does Charity Show in Gaithersburg

GERMANTOWN— Germantown native Kiersten Lyons — who has appeared on Mad Men, Grey’s Anatomy and has a recurring role on The Neighbors —brought her one-woman show to Gaithersburg on Thursday and Friday, for a charity performance at Arts Barn. Proceeds will go to Reece’s Rainbow, a nonprofit that helps children with Down syndrome find adoptive homes. Read more at Germantown Patch.

Michael Josef Basl December 23, 2012 at 10:47 PM


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