Top Headlines: Bus Slams into House, Homeowners Walk In on Burglars, Dogs Die in Fire and More

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


With 13 Web sites across Montgomery County, Patch brings you news from every corner of our community. Catch up on headlines you may have missed this week, including a bus slamming into a Silver Spring home, a 50-year friendship rekindled in Wheaton and the fate (for now) of an organic farm in Potomac. 

SILVER SPRING—A Ride-On bus carrying passengers landed on the front yard of a Silver Spring home Monday morning, its front grill smashing into the home’s front door. Four passengers and the bus driver were sent to the hospital with minor injuries. . 

GAITHERSBURG—A 15-year-old student at Gaithersburg High School suffered serious, life-threatening injuries early Thursday when she was struck while riding her bicycle at the intersection of Route 124 (Woodfield Road) and Airpark Road. .

GERMANTOWN— Germantown homeowners arrived at their Steeple Court residence on a Saturday night to discover the lights on and two burglars inside, according to Montgomery County Police. . 

ROCKVILLE— A  that sent a Rockville woman to the hospital and killed three dogs was accidentally caused by improperly discarded smoking materials, county fire investigators concluded. .

POTOMAC—Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr has sent a letter officially allowing the farm to stay on the property for the time being. Read more on Potomac Patch.

CHEVY CHASE—Chevy Chase Elementary School is one of just three schools across the country to win a special wireless technology package from Discovery Education and technology company CDW-G. Read more on Chevy Chase Patch.

WHEATON—Girl Scouts from Bowie joined their Japanese counterparts in a ceremony at Brookside Gardens to commemorate 50 years of international friendship, after two Girl Scout troops met for the first time in 1963 at a U.S. base in Japan. 

POTOMAC—Signs near the C&O Canal park entrance at Angler’s Inn mark the Billy Goat trail as one of the most strenuous in the area, but each year warnings are ignored by visitors making it the most prevalent reason Montgomery County’s firefighters are called for water rescues. Read more on Potomac Patch.


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