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Man arrested for attempted kidnapping of young girl in Landover

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Prince George’s County police have arrested a 25-year-old man for attempting to kidnap a 12-year-old girl in Landover. More>>

Silver Line opens: What you need to know Video included

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Metro officially opens the first phase of the Silver Line to passengers this weekend, and they say they're ready.  Are you?  Here's some important info to help make your first ride a smooth one. More>>

Police investigating assaults of 2 female pedestrians in Hyattsville Video included

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Hyattsville City Police are investigating the assaults of two women who were attacked while walking down the street. The incidents happened over the past two weeks and police are working to determine whether they are connected.
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Md. volunteer firefighter returns home after deploying to Israel Video included

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A local volunteer firefighter was recently deployed to the front lines for a program to help his counterparts in Israel. He has returned home and described to FOX 5 what he saw during his tour. More>>

Mistrial declared for DC officer charged with attempted murder of wife

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A mistrial was declared Thursday for a D.C. police officer charged with attempted murder of his wife. More>>

Weekend Watch for July 25-27 Video included

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Still looking for plans this weekend? Here are some ideas for you to check out around the area!
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8-year-old girl dies after swim in Rockville pool

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Montgomery County police say it's not clear what caused the death of an 8-year-old girl who lost consciousness after swimming in at the public Rockville Swim Center in Rockville. More>>

Bethesda named 2nd snobbiest small city in America Video included

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Bethesda has been named the second snobbiest small city in America. But here at FOX 5, we love Bethesda, so we had to hit the streets to meet some of the people there to find out if it’s true.
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Local man 'trying to keep the legend alive' with John Wayne museum Video included

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He's a Hollywood legend, but the museum that honors John Wayne is right here in our area. Don’t know about it? Well, you are missing out. More>>

Flight ban to Tel Aviv affecting Md. teens visiting Israel Video included

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Travel restrictions imposed by the FAA on U.S. airlines servicing Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport are now in their second day with no indication when they will be lifted. Of course, that is causing all kinds of trouble for people trying to get to Israel or fly back home.
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15-month-old girl, father found safe after abduction at Southern Ave. Metro station

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Metro Transit Police say a father and his 15-month-old daughter have been found safe after he abducted her at the Southern Avenue Metro station on Tuesday evening.  More>>

National capital area No. 1 for late mail

A U.S. Postal Service report ranks the nation's capital No. 1 - for late mail delivery. More>>

Most Metro lines to have regular weekend service

Most Metro lines will have regular weekend service as the silver line opens. More>>

Md. homeowner shares surveillance images of alleged burglar in hopes of catching him Video included

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A Clinton, Md., mother is taking matters into her own hands in solving a burglary at her home. She is sharing pictures of the alleged burglar taken from a video recorded by a next door neighbor's surveillance camera. She hopes someone recognizes the man and helps police catch him. More>>

New details in abuse, imprisonment allegations by Rockville parents Video included

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Police have released new details about a disturbing discovery in Rockville. They say a couple kept their twin sons who have autism locked up in the basement of their home. More>>

Prince George's Co. police remind drivers to not leave valuables in plain view Video included

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Gone in 20 seconds. Prince George's County police say that is all it takes for a thief to get in your vehicle and grab your stuff. And it appears many of you are making it easy for them. More>>

Man fatally shot by police at Silver Spring bank Video included

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Montgomery County police say officers fatally shot a man at a Silver Spring bank Tuesday afternoon. More>>

Beretta: Gun law forcing move out of Maryland Video included

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Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee. More>>

Firm investigates questionable spending by Montgomery Co. school board members Video included

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An outside law firm hired to investigate questionable spending by Montgomery County School Board members is recommending the board cancel credit cards issued to members, cut back on expensive meals and limit trips to education conferences in places like Miami and San Diego. More>>

Police: Man left 98-year-old mother in hot car outside Maryland casino for hours

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Authorities say a man is facing charges after leaving his 98-year-old mother--who is confined to a wheelchair-- in a hot car outside a Maryland casino for nearly five hours. More>>

Police: Man dies after assault in Suitland Video included

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Prince George's County police say the investigation into an overnight homicide led to several road closures in Suitland early Tuesday. The scene unfolded in the area of Suitland Road and Huron Avenue.
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Rockville parents charged with keeping autistic twin sons locked up in dungeon-like basement Video included

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A Rockville couple has been arrested and charged with locking their 22-year-old twin sons with autism in the basement of their home. Police say the room had no lights and hardly anything for the men to sleep on.
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Md. hiker hospitalized after being bitten by snake Video included

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A Maryland hiker is recovering after being attack by a snake. It happened along the yellow trail of the Manor area at Cunningham Falls State Park and is home to a high volume of poisonous rattlesnakes and copperheads. More>>

Johns Hopkins to pay $190M after gynecologist taped pelvic exams Video included

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A "rogue" gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly record videos and photos of his patients has forced one of the world's top medical centers to pay $190 million to 8,000 women and girls. More>>

Md. gun law supporter says it's working

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With a federal court hearing looming, a supporter of Maryland's 2013 gun-control law says there are early indications it's helping to reduce fatal shootings. More>>

Prince George's County OKs MGM casino at National Harbor

A building plan for a $925 million MGM casino and hotel near the nation's capital has been approved by local officials in Maryland. More>>

10-year-old girl struck while riding bike in North Bethesda Video included

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Authorities say a 10-year-old girl riding a bicycle was struck by a vehicle in North Bethesda Friday afternoon. More>>

Falls Church man attempts to visit all 86 Metro stations

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Mark Kawar had the day off from work on Friday. So what did the Falls Church resident have planned for the day? He did what he normally did for his typical morning commute, but a little more extreme. He planned on visiting and exiting all 86 of Metro’s stations!
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Metrobus involved in crash on Old Georgetown Road on-ramp

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Authorities say four people were injured in a crash involving a car and a Metrobus on an entrance ramp to the Capital Beltway. More>>

Guard hospitalized after van crashes into security booth in Suitland Video included

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A security guard has been rescued by authorities after a van crashed into a guard house in Suitland. More>>

2-alarm fire at townhouses in Clinton Video included

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Firefighters have put out a two-alarm fire in Clinton. More>>

Weekend Watch for July 18-20 Video included

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Still looking for plans this weekend? Here are some ideas for you to check out around the area!
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Person stabbed outside McDonalds in Silver Spring Video included

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Police Are Investigating after a person was stabbed outside of a McDonalds overnight. The incident happened around 3:15 a.m. in Silver Spring at the McDonalds restaurant on Georgia Avenue near Randolph Road.
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Fort Washington residents presented with new plan to address slope failure problem Video included

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It was a surprise announcement Wednesday for dozens of Fort Washington residents who want to be able to stay in their homes. The land surrounding them is unstable and even though it is mostly private property, Prince George's County officials have been trying to find a way to help, but it will cost big money. More>>

Man arrested for eluding NSA police on Baltimore-Washington Parkway

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Maryland State Police say a National Security Agency police officer was injured when a driver fled a traffic stop and initiated a highway chase. More>>

Latest severe weather causes storm damage in Montgomery County Video included

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Tuesday's heavy rain and whipping winds took down trees and power lines in Montgomery County. More>>

NIH holds 7th Annual Sibling Day Video included

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The kids in this story have spent far more time in hospitals than any child should. But they are not the ones who are sick. Somebody else in their family is. More>>

2 pedestrians struck by truck in Silver Spring

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Two pedestrians have been struck by a truck in Silver Spring Tuesday afternoon. More>>

Annapolis orders Uber to register as cab service

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The city of Annapolis wants ridesharing company Uber to stop operating in Maryland's capital until it registers as a cab service. More>>

Texting while driving dangers Video included

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Here is a startling stat for you. The time it takes you to type out one text on your phone driving at a speed of 55 miles per hour is the same as driving blindfolded for the length of a football field. Despite the risks, drivers are still not heeding the warnings. More>>

Route 1 in College Park to get safety improvements Video included

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State and local officials are taking new steps to enhance pedestrian safety on a busy stretch of U.S. Route 1 in College Park. More>>

Dozens arrested protesting planned Md. gas plant

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More than two dozen activists have been arrested following a protest against plans to build a facility in Maryland to liquefy and export natural gas. More>>

Prince George's County panel to vote on National Harbor casino next week Video included

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A panel of Prince George's County officials will vote next week on the site plan for a casino at National Harbor. More>>

Prince George's County man builds remote-controlled lawnmower Video included

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Cutting the lawn is a lot of people's least favorite chore. But one Prince George’s County man may have come up with a solution. He has built a remote-controlled lawnmower. More>>

Prince George's County officer suspended after assault charge in DC

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The head of the Prince George's County Police Department says one of his officers has been suspended after being arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in Washington. More>>

Expensive air conditioning unit stolen from Oxon Hill church Video included

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Someone has stolen an air conditioning unit from a church in Prince George’s County. It’s not just a window air conditioner. What was stolen was a heavy, industrial unit worth thousands of dollars. Part of the theft was caught on security video.
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Police, state probe Maryland foster care death

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Baltimore police have taken over an investigation of the death of a 10-year-old boy at a home for medically fragile children in Anne Arundel County because of abuse he suffered years ago. More>>

Former workers describe health concerns at Oxon Hill office building going on for years Video included

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There is a huge concern for employees at a local office building leased by the Internal Revenue Service in Oxon Hill. According to employees, six people who worked here have passed away in the last six months and others have gotten seriously ill. Many are concerned about the quality of the building and the IRS confirms it is looking into the matter.
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Grand jury indicts felon who was living with Montgomery County judge

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A Montgomery County grand jury has indicted a Maryland man with a long criminal history on charges of kidnapping and assaulting a female judge with whom he was living. More>>

IRS to investigate building safety after deaths, illnesses of several employees Video included

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Internal Revenue Service employees who work for the agency in Oxon Hill say several people have died and many more have gotten sick in a matter of months. Many fear environmental issues in the building could be the root of the problem and the IRS confirms they are investigating. More>>

Flash Flood Watch issued for DC area

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Heavy rain hitting our area has led to a Flash Flood Watch to be issued for the District of Columbia and portions of Maryland and northern Virginia until midnight. More>>

Wayne Curry funeral held in Upper Marlboro Video included

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There were smiles and laughter Thursday at the funeral service for Wayne Curry, the former top office-holder in Prince George's County, Md. Curry died last week of lung cancer at the age of 63. More>>

Police identify body found in pond near Md. mall after shoplifting

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Police in Anne Arundel County are identifying the man whose body was recovered from a pond area near Arundel Mills mall. More>>

2-alarm fire damages classroom trailers at middle school in Waldorf Video included

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Over 100 firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire at John Hanson Middle School in Waldorf. More>>

Md. transportation authority warns of E-ZPass scam

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Transportation officials in Maryland are warning the public about a scam involving E-ZPass. More>>

Storm kills one, injures several at Maryland camp Video included

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The executive director of a Christian summer camp in Maryland where a boy died after a tree fell on him during a storm says the camp is reviewing how it responds to severe weather events. More>>

Takoma Park police to carry heroin antidote spray Video included

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The proliferation of heroin in the Washington area and the overdoses that come with it has motivated Takoma Park police to supply its officers with an antidote. It is a nasal spray that reverses the life-threatening symptoms of the drug. More>>

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued until 10 pm for DC metro area

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Another round of thunderstorms and showers could be passing through your area Wednesday afternoon and evening as the National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10 p.m. for Washington D.C. and many of the surrounding metro areas in Maryland and northern Virginia. More>>

Former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry remembered Video included

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Hundreds of residents of Prince George’s County took time out of their workday on Wednesday to pay their respects to the late County Executive Wayne Curry. His funeral will be held Thursday. More>>

Dozens sickened by pool chemicals at YMCA camp in Anne Arundel County

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Anne Arundel County fire officials say a mechanical malfunction involving pool chemicals at a YMCA camp sickened 35 people. More>>

Family displaced after large tree crashes onto Silver Spring home Video included

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Severe storms caused a giant tree to crash down on a house in Silver Spring Tuesday evening.
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Thousands of customers without power in DC area Video included

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Storms that passed through the D.C. area on Tuesday have caused tens of thousands of customers to be without power while bringing down numerous trees and downed power lines. More>>

Man gets DC parking ticket for car he doesn't own Video included

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Maryland motorist Jon Rasmussen got a shocking notice in the mail several weeks ago. It was a notice of an "unsatisfied" parking ticket from the District of Columbia informing him that on May 4, his Honda sedan had been parked illegally on private property without consent on Maine Avenue, SW. More>>

Pay It Forward: Savvy bargain shopping teen helps start library at cancer center Video included

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If the children are our future, then this Pay It Forward story will have us all feeling good about tomorrow. More>>

Forgotten vials of smallpox found in NIH storage room

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A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week — decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box. More>>

Montgomery County wants Maryland to modify marijuana laws

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The Montgomery County Council is calling on Maryland lawmakers to decriminalize the possession of devices used to smoke marijuana. More>>

High temperatures to cause train delays in DC area

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Some MARC and VRE customers can expect delays this afternoon because of high heat. More>>

Body found in pond near Md. mall after shoplifting Video included

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Anne Arundel police and firefighters have recovered a body in a pond area near Arundel Mills after a shoplifter fled from store security.
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Fire at Silver Spring restaurant causes traffic delays Video included

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Expect delays in Montgomery County as emergency crews investigate a fire at a Silver Spring restaurant. Flames spread through the Red Maple Restaurant at around 5:30 a.m.
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Townhouse fire in Potomac

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Firefighters have put out a fire at a two-story townhouse in Potomac Monday night. More>>

Metro: 3 lines to be affected by weekend work

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Metro says the red, orange and blue lines will be affected by work this weekend. More>>

Md. man charged in kidnapping of 12-year-old girl

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Police have arrested a Maryland man and charged him with kidnapping a 12-year-old girl in Annapolis. More>>

13-year-old arrested in Frederick shooting of 15-year-old

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Frederick police have arrested a 13-year-old boy in a Fourth of July shooting that left a 15-year-old girl injured. More>>

High temperatures cause MARC, VRE train delays in DC area

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Some MARC and VRE customers can expect delays this afternoon because of high heat. More>>

Funeral plans made for Wayne Curry Video included

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Funeral services will be held this week for former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry. Curry died last week after losing a yearlong battle with lung cancer. The 63-year-old was the county's first black chief executive.
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Portion of apartment building roof falls onto Route 1 in College Park Video included

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A portion of a roof at a seven-story apartment building has blown off and fallen onto Route 1 in College Park. More>>

Tips for using Metro on July 4th Video included

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Take it from a veteran D.C. reporter: Metrorail is the way to get into and out of the District on the Fourth of July. But there are some tips you should know that will make your trip easier. And, if you're seeing the fireworks (and riding home on Metro), don't miss the last two tips on my list -- they are crucial.
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VIDEO: 3 masked men rob Safeway pharmacy at gunpoint in Upper Marlboro Video included

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Prince George’s County police are searching for three armed and masked men who robbed a Safeway pharmacy on South Osborne Road in Upper Marlboro on June 28. More>>

Fire breaks out at Potomac home after lightning strike Video included

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Storms on Wednesday caused one home in Montgomery County to be struck by lightning. More>>

Md. commission approves rate hike for Pepco

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The Maryland Public Service Commission has approved an electricity rate hike for Pepco, but less than the utility requested. More>>

Car occupants 'uncooperative' in investigation of teen fatally struck in Silver Spring Video included

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Montgomery County police are still not sure who was driving the car that ran off a school parking lot Tuesday night and killed a teenage girl who was watching a soccer game. The two women and one man in the car are not answering police questions in the case. Investigators hope other witnesses will come forward. More>>

Ocean City postpones fireworks as Tropical Storm Arthur approaches Video included

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Officials in Ocean City, Maryland, are keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Arthur, which already has disrupted the town's Fourth of July plans. City officials decided Wednesday to postpone Friday night's scheduled fireworks to Saturday night.
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Montgomery Co. police officer released from hospital after being hit by vehicle Video included

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A Montgomery County police officer who was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic has been released from the hospital. More>>

13-year-old girl fatally struck by car in Silver Spring Video included

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Montgomery County police say a 13-year-old girl is dead after being struck by a car while watching a soccer game. More>>

Former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry dies Video included

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Former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry has died. Curry died around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at his home.
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Heat Advisory issued for much of the metro area Video included

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It is going to get hot and humid Wednesday with areas generally feeling like the temperatures are in the upper 90s to just over 100 degrees. Because of this heat, the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. for many areas along the Interstate 95 corridor in D.C. Maryland and northern Virginia. More>>

Vandals deface pigs at Frederick County petting zoo Video included

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It is a disturbing case of animal abuse in Frederick, Md. Vandals came into a Frederick County petting zoo and spray-painted a large family of pigs. More>>

Officer has confrontation with driver after being struck by vehicle; driver arrested Video included

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A 58-year-old Baltimore man was arrested and cited for DUI after he hit a Montgomery County police officer who was on foot on the Beltway. But the 20-year veteran officer could face a misconduct investigation for his reaction after it happened. More>>

2 men indicted in movie theater bottle bomb incident Video included

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The two men suspected in a series of bottle bomb incidents at movie theaters in Maryland and Virginia were indicted on Tuesday by a grand jury in Prince George's County. The charges are quite serious, including conspiracy as well as manufacturing and distributing "a destructive device." Each defendant is also charged with multiple counts of second degree assault. More>>

Drybar celebrates new alcohol law in effect in Montgomery County Video included

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With all the stress we often face in our lives, any chance to relax is a welcomed opportunity. Now, there is a new law in Montgomery County that will allow people to take the edge off while getting their hair done. More>>

Charge dismissed in White House car incident

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Prosecutors have dismissed a misdemeanor charge against a man who drove behind a motorcade carrying President Barack Obama's daughters through the White House gates. More>>

Metro plans little work on Fourth of July weekend

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Metro says weekend work will only affect the red line over the Independence Day holiday weekend. More>>

July 1st marks start of new laws in DC, Maryland, and Virginia Video included

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July 1st marks the start of a number of new laws across our region and D.C.s minimum wage increase to $9.50 per hour.

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Overnight fire destroys home in Damascus Video included

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DAMASCUS, Md. - A family of six is without a place to live after an overnight fire ripped through their home on Ridge Road in Damascus. Officials say two adults, four kids and two dogs all made it out safely. They believe the fire started in the garage but no word yet on an official cause. The investigation has closed several lanes of route 27 between Kings Valley Road and Sweepstakes Road. More>>

County has plan for fixing Fort Washington slope failure, but money is an issue Video included

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It has been a nightmare for residents on Piscataway Drive in Fort Washington. Some are still out of their homes after the ground beneath them became unstable in May. Now, Prince George's County says it has a plan to help, but the problem is they are short the money to do it. More>>

After 6 decades, historic Silver Spring music store closing down Video included

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“There is nothing else quite like it.” That is what customers say about a Silver Spring music store that closing for good after being in business for well over half a century. At Dale Music, they have reached the final verse of a long and lovely tune.
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Md. woman says she found pot in her Sonic fast food order Video included

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A woman was shocked when she went to a Sonic in Frederick and found a baggie full of pot in her order.
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Metro fare increases starting Sunday

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Starting this Sunday, your ride on Metro will cost you more. Rail fares will increase by an average of three percent. More>>

Service dog from K9s for Warriors program helps 'save' life of war veteran suffering from PTSD Video included

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Axel is a 3-year-old German shepherd who gets a lot of love. As his owner, Jason Haag, puts it: "Axel's been the star of the show. I'm just the guy at the end of the leash." More>>

UMd. lacrosse player accused of sexual assault released on bond Video included

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The lacrosse player for the University of Maryland who is accused of groping a 49-year-old woman at a concert in Virginia is now free on bond. More>>

5 things to do this weekend in the DC area - June 28-29

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The weekend is here and if you are looking for something to do, we have you covered. More>>

Metro closing 3 stations on Red Line this weekend

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Metro is closing three subway stations and platforms on the red line this weekend and will offer free shuttle buses as an alternative. More>>

Man gets life in prison for killing 4 people in Md.

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Prosecutors say a Texas man will spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of fatally shooting four people, including two toddlers, in Maryland. More>>

Police investigating kidnapping, armed robbery in Silver Spring Video included

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Police are investigating a reported kidnapping and armed robbery in Montgomery County. More>>

University of Maryland lacrosse player charged with sex assault remains in jail Video included

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A University of Maryland lacrosse player remains in a regional Virginia jail after failing to answer routine questions about drug use.
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Silver Alert issued for missing elderly man in Anne Arundel Video included

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Police have issued a Silver Alert for a missing elderly man from Anne Arundel County.
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Wife of US man jailed in Cuba says he's despondent

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The wife of Alan Gross, a U.S. government development subcontractor serving a 15-year prison sentence in Cuba, said Wednesday she fears for his life even more after he received the demoralizing news of his mother's death from cancer. More>>

Brown to face Hogan in Md. governor's race Video included

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Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will face Republican Larry Hogan in Maryland governor's race in November, and state Sen. Brian Frosh won the Democratic nomination to face Republican Jeffrey Pritzker in the state's attorney general race. More>>

MGM picks Baltimore contractor for National Harbor casino

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MGM Resorts has chosen a Baltimore-based contractor to build its new casino resort at National Harbor in Prince George's County. More>>

Fire damages school overnight in Silver Spring

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Montgomery County authorities are investigating a fire at a school for people with developmental disabilities and Masonic lodge in Silver Spring. More>>

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown wins Md. Democratic primary for governor Video included

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Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has won the Democratic primary for governor of Maryland. More>>

Incumbents win in Md. congressional races

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Maryland's eight members of Congress have all been nominated to serve new terms. More>>

Teachers' union complains of Md. campaign handouts Video included

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A judge has decided not to grant a restraining order to stop the distribution of campaign handouts that the state's largest teachers' union says misrepresent their trademarked ballots shaped like apples. More>>

Maryland voters head to polls in 1st June primary Video included

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Maryland voters are going to the polls to choose candidates for governor, attorney general and various state and local offices after a heated primary race. Voting precincts opened at 7 a.m. in Maryland and will close at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
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Metro weekend work to affect red, blue, yellow lines

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Metro says buses will replace trains on a section of the red line this weekend, and passengers traveling on the blue and yellow lines will also wait longer for trains. More>>

Man charged with 4 bank robberies in Maryland

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Montgomery County Police have arrested a man they say has robbed four banks since December. More>>

5 things to know about Maryland primaries Video included

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Maryland voters are casting ballots Tuesday in primaries for governor, attorney general, seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and in the state's General Assembly. Here are five things to know about election day in Maryland. More>>

Proposed tax could charge Md. drivers for every mile they drive Video included

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Imagine having a GPS tracker installed in your car that would monitor each mile you drive. Then you would be charged a fee for each of those miles. It is just an idea for now, but it has already got people in Maryland fired up. More>>

Officer shoots man police say was armed with knife in Bladensburg Video included

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Prince George's County Police say an officer shot a man they say was armed with a large butcher knife. More>>

Behind the scenes at BWI Airport's Lost and Found Video included

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You might be hitting the airport to fly off on vacation this summer. But every now and then, something you brought with you stays there. As you might imagine, an airport’s Lost and Found bin fills up with a lot of stuff every summer. And as we found out, it is not always what you would expect.
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License plate left at scene leads to suspects arrest; police issue correction after misidentifying man arrested

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The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office issued a correction Monday regarding the identity of a person charged in an alleged assault over the weekend. More>>

Md. primary could play a role in O'Malley's future Video included

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- This Maryland primary has importance beyond deciding who the Democratic and Republican nominees will be in the governor's race.
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Montgomery Co. urging river safety after recent increase of rescue calls Video included

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Saturday is the official start to summer and that is why Montgomery County Fire and Rescue is kicking off a summer safety campaign. The first topic: river safety. This comes just as another river rescue happened on the Potomac River Friday evening.
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Fort Washington ice cream shop celebrating 60th anniversary Video included

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Not many people can say they have done the same job for 60 years. We asked Carl Hovermale if it feels like that long. More>>

Injured kayaker rescued from Potomac River Video included

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Swift water rescue crews have rescued an injured kayaker from the Potomac River Friday evening. More>>

Police ID woman, 2 babies found dead in car in Hagerstown

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Investigators on Friday ruled out the possibility that someone else killed a 32-year-old woman and her two baby daughters whose bodies were found in their car in a middle school parking lot in Hagerstown. More>>

Bear comes down from tree near NIH; second bear spotted in Rockville Video included

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A black bear that spent much of the day perched in a tree near the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda has finally come down.  He ran into the nearby woods, and officials are searching for him. It's the second bear sighting reported in Montgomery County today.  More>>

Triple slaying ruled out in deaths of Md. family

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Hagerstown police have ruled out the possibility that a woman and her two young daughters found dead in their car were killed by someone else. More>>

Arrest made in sex assault on 86-year-old Md. woman

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Howard County Police are charging a man in the sexual assault of an 86-year-old woman who accepted a ride from a stranger at a Columbia bus stop. More>>

Severe storms bring down trees, cause power outages Video included

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Severe storms struck our region Wednesday night into Thursday leaving behind downed trees and power outages. Several thousand customers in areas of Maryland, D.C. and northern Virginia were in the dark after heavy winds and rain damaged power lines.
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Man stabbed in Silver Spring apartment Video included

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A man is in the hospital with life threatening injuries after being stabbed several times overnight. The stabbing happened just after midnight in an apartment building in the 8200 block of Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring. More>>

86-year-old Md. woman accepts ride from stranger, sexually assaulted

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Howard County police say an 86-year-old woman reports that she was sexually assaulted after accepting a ride from a stranger while waiting for a bus in Columbia. More>>

Md. mother's 'Smile, Don't Stare' campaign seeks to create inclusion for disabled children Video included

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There are three million disabled children in the United States. But one Maryland mother is trying to make her son's life easier -- one smile at a time. More>>

Mother of American worker imprisoned in Cuba dies

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The mother of an American serving a prison sentence in Cuba for covertly setting up internet access there has died, and it seems doubtful her son will be allowed to return for her funeral despite the urging of U.S. officials. More>>

Car with 3 dead in Hagerstown apparently was parked for hours

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Police say a car had apparently been parked in a Maryland school parking lot for hours before a woman and her two young daughters were found dead inside the vehicle. More>>

MGM reaches agreement with Prince George's Co. to ensure casino jobs for residents Video included

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MGM Resorts International has reached an agreement with Prince George's County that will guarantee thousands of jobs for county residents, tens of millions in payroll and opportunities for county and minority-owned businesses at the future casino and resort at National Harbor. More>>

Metro: 4 of 5 lines affected by weekend work

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Metro says passengers traveling on four of the system's five lines will experience delays of up to 20 minutes this weekend. More>>

Mother, 2 children found dead in car in Hagerstown

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Police say a Hagerstown woman found dead along with her two children in a parked car was a native of Guyana. More>>

Man found dead in street in Capitol Heights Video included

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Police in Prince George's County are investigating after they say a man was found dead in the middle of the street.
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Friends remember Catholic University coach killed during charity ride Video included

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Catholic University assistant coach Jamie Roberts was killed during a cross country charity ride for cancer. FOX 5 spoke to friends who say she was a selfless, caring person. Now others are biking in her honor and a donation fund has been set up to benefit the charity she was riding for.
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Woman, 2 children found dead in car in Hagerstown Video included

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Police and city officials in Hagerstown say a woman and two young children were found dead in a car at a school parking lot. More>>

Water rescue of swimmers on Potomac River prompts warning from authorities Video included

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Montgomery County fire officials have a reminder for anybody thinking of swimming in parts of the Potomac River south of Great Falls: it's illegal and dangerous. This new warning comes after a water rescue team plucked four people to safety Monday afternoon. More>>

Bond review held for man accused of kidnapping Montgomery Co. judge Video included

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A 24-year-old man accused of abducting and assaulting a Montgomery County Circuit Court judge is being held on $500,000 bond after a bond review was held on Monday. More>>

2 dead in apparent murder-suicide in Gaithersburg parking garage Video included

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Montgomery County police say a Gaithersburg woman apparently shot her estranged husband before turning the gun on herself, leaving both of them dead. More>>

Search suspended for missing kayaker in Potomac River; to resume in morning Video included

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Search and rescue crews had to suspend a search for a kayaker who went missing in the Potomac River near Great Falls Friday evening. They plan to resume searching Saturday. More>>

Swimmer dies after rescue effort in Ocean City

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Ocean City officials say a 17-year-old swimmer pulled from the water after a major rescue effort has died. More>>

Baltimore police shoot cow running loose in city

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Baltimore police shot and killed a steer that escaped from a city slaughterhouse on a downtown street Friday morning, a spokeswoman said. More>>

Takoma Park man discusses his newfound fame as 'World's Best Father' Video included

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We decided to mark this Father's Day by introducing all of you to the "World's Best Father." That's right. The best dad in the whole world lives right here in our area. He has been documenting his parenting journey and now has a worldwide audience. More>>

Flash Flood Watch in effect for DC, portions of Md. and Va. until 10 pm

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A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 10 p.m. Friday for Washington D.C. and portions of Maryland and Virginia. More>>

More than $1,500 worth of baby formula stolen from Frederick grocery store Video included

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The Frederick County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help. Deputies are looking for about half a dozen people after a large amount of baby formula was stolen from the Weis Market along Spring Ridge Parkway in Frederick, Md. More>>

Father's Day events around the DC area Video included

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It's a few days away until we celebrate fathers, grandfathers and father figures for being in our lives and being who they are. But what do we do with them? How do we treat our dads to a day they will enjoy and know they are appreciated? More>>

Flash Flood Watch in effect until midnight for most of DC area Video included

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More storms that are expected to arrive Thursday afternoon and last until the night is causing a Flash Flood Watch to be issued for a large portion of the D.C. region until midnight.
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Maryland reaches settlement with Snapchat

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The attorney general's office says Maryland has reached a settlement with the developer of the mobile app Snapchat in which the company agreed not to deceive consumers about "disappearing' messages. More>>

Police identify suspects in shooting, stabbing Video included

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Prince George's County police are looking for two people in what they call a gang-related attempted murder. Police believe that 18-year-old Susan Hernandez of Fort Washington and 23-year-old Ever Barahona of Fairfax, Virginia, were responsible for shooting one man and stabbing another on May 6 in Temple Hills.
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Water rescues on the roads, homes possibly struck by lightning in Montgomery County Video included

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Storms passing through the D.C. region has caused flooding issues throughout the area as well as houses catching on fire due to possible lightning strikes. More>>

Autopsy report shows local teen shot in back in confrontation with fugitive task force Video included

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The mother of a teenager killed in a shootout with members of a fugitive task force is raising questions about her son’s death after an autopsy shows he was shot in the back. More>>

Police identify suspects in shooting, stabbing in Temple Hills

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Prince George's County police are looking for two people in what they call a gang-related attempted murder. More>>

Businesses vandalized in Rockville Video included

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A non-profit in Montgomery County that helps people and families dealing with mental illness has been targeted again by vandals. It is the seventh time since April that it has happened to the business on Parklawn Drive in Rockville. More>>

Off-duty Prince George's Co. officer charged with pointing gun

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Anne Arundel County Police say an off-duty Prince George's County Police officer has been charged in an alleged road rage incident. More>>

Md. teen who had special ceremony for dying mother officially graduates Video included

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A Maryland high school senior who had a special graduation ceremony at her dying mother's bedside last month officially received her diploma on Tuesday. Megan Sugg walked across the stage along with the rest of the Glen Burnie High School Class of 2014-- no doubt, with her mom on her mind.
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Sudden rain floods Prince George's County homes, some motorists Video included

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A sudden, very local rainstorm on Tuesday flooded homes and stranded motorists in the Berwyn Heights-College Park sections of Prince George’s County. More>>

Hershey company clashes with Maryland candidate

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The Hershey company says a Maryland candidate is milking its classic chocolate bar for political gain. More>>

Hershey suing senator over chocolate bar campaign sign Video included

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The Hershey Company is suing a Maryland state senator to get him to stop using a sign that looks a lot like a Hershey chocolate bar. Senator Stephen Hershey is using the image as a campaign sign. More>>

Gaithersburg man charged with trying to hire hit man to kill ex-wife Video included

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Montgomery County Police have arrested a man they say tried to hire someone to kill his ex-wife. More>>

Md. family's memories of 7-month-old son battling heart defect stolen from home Video included

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Imagine all the photos and videos you have collected of your children -- gone in a flash. It happened to a Calvert County, Md., couple and their loss is made all the worse because the photos taken from them captured their 7-month-old son's extraordinary fight for life.
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Fort Washington man gets 13 years for role in Prince George's Co. officer's death Video included

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A Fort Washington man who led Prince George's County police on a chase that ultimately resulted in the death of a rookie police officer pleaded guilty on Monday. More>>

Prince George's Co. police investigating theft of bunny costume

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Prince George's County police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a 6-foot-tall, gray and white bunny. More>>

Woman gives birth on I-270 before morning rush Video included

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A Montgomery County woman gave birth to a brand new baby boy Friday morning-- in a place she might not have imagined it would happen.  Ann and John Noland were on the way to the hospital around 6 a.m. when they figured out they wouldn't make it before their baby was born-- and baby Atticus was born along the side of Interstate 270 instead.
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Man charged with murder of woman at College Park hotel Video included

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Two people have been arrested in connection with a murder of a woman found dead in a College Park hotel room. More>>

Animal control comes to rescue of baby ducks in Md. storm drain

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Howard County Animal Control officers came to the rescue of seven baby ducks that fell and were trapped in a storm drain in Elkridge, Md. on Friday morning. The ducks were spotted a drain behind a Lowe's Home Improvement store around 10:30 a.m., and Howard County Animal Control quickly came to their rescue.
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Proper punishment? Photo shows girl holding 'I Am A Bully' sign on Gaithersburg sidewalk Video included

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A photo sent in by one of our FOX 5 viewers is generating some buzz on how parents should discipline their children. More>>

Maryland county buys bulletproof clipboards, shields for employees

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The Worcester County Commissioners now have bulletproof clipboards. More>>

Route 50 reopens after sinkhole repaired Video included

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Eastbound Route 50 in Annapolis is back open after a sinkhole near Interstate 97 caused the road to close Wednesday night.
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Maryland traffic alert: Sinkhole closes EB lanes of U.S. 50 at I-97

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Maryland highway officials are warning drivers about a road closure that could impact their travel plans until sometime Thursday. The eastbound lanes of U.S. 50 are closed at I-97 due to a sinkhole, and they could stay that way for 24 hours.
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Teen reported missing in Montgomery Co. lake

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Montgomery County authorities say they've suspended the search for a missing teenager in Triadelphia Lake due to weather, and will resume their efforts to find him on Thursday morning. More>>

Woman found dead in College Park motel room Video included

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Prince George’s County police are investigating the death of a woman who was found inside a motel room in College Park. Police say the victim, who appears to be in her mid-30s, had been shot and was pronounced dead on the scene. More>>

Man hit by train at Bethesda Metro station Video included

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Montgomery County authorities say a man was hit by a train at the Bethesda Metro station Tuesday afternoon. More>>

Police: Maryland teacher videotaped foreign exchange student as she showered Video included

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A Maryland teacher is facing charges after he allegedly made illicit videos of a foreign exchange student who had been living with his family.
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Truck strikes gas meter, causes delays Video included

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Traffic is back to normal after a gas leak caused delays in Gaithersburg Wednesday. The incident happened around 6:30 a.m. near a vitamin store off of North Fredrick Avenue.
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Former Paint Branch High School student dies after being caught in riptide in Ocean City Video included

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A Montgomery County teen caught in a rip current in Ocean City has died. Two of his friends that survived the incident spoke with FOX 5 about the horrific moments in the water.

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After protests, skull of Civil War soldier withdrawn from auction Video included

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After pointed criticism, the skull of a Civil War soldier has been withdrawn from a public auction. It has been donated and will likely be buried with honors at the national memorial park in Gettysburg, Pa. More>>

VIDEO: Armed robber steals cellphone accessory stand from Md. convenience store Video included

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Prince George’s County police have released surveillance video of a brazen armed robber who took a cellphone accessory stand from a Mount Rainier convenience store. More>>

Police release sketch of suspect in jogger attack in Gaithersburg park

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Gaithersburg police are searching for a suspect who attacked a 17-year-old female jogger at a park last Tuesday. More>>

Authorities: Suspect in movie theater explosion confessed to six incidents in Md., Va. Video included

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The man arrested Saturday in connection to a series of bottle bomb explosions inside movie theaters in Virginia and Maryland has admitted his involvement in all six incidents. Authorities announced during a Monday afternoon news conference that 20-year-old Manuel Joyner-Bell faces a list of felony charges from five different jurisdictions. More>>

Police: Bank robber siblings held up gas station

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Police say four siblings arrested in connection with a bank robbery in Washington are also responsible for holding up a gas station in Silver Spring the day before. More>>

Some Metro riders to wait longer for weekend trains

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Some Metro riders will wait longer for trains this weekend as work takes place on the rail system. More>>

Residents of Baltimore street that collapsed headed home

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Residents who live along a street that collapsed in Baltimore will be allowed to return home soon. More>>

Most Fort Washington evacuees move back into homes near slope failure Video included

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It is home sweet home for many Fort Washington families evacuated by a landslide. They are back in their houses even though the county urged them to stay away. Many still don't have water, but they are determined to stay. More>>

18-year-old arrested in assault, robbery of local actor Frank Britton

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Montgomery County police say an 18-year-old has been arrested in the assault and robbery of local actor Frank Britton. More>>

Police fatally shoot man armed with pellet gun in Suitland Video included

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Prince George's County police say officers shot and killed a 20-year-old man armed with a pellet gun that resembled an assault rifle. More>>

Outpouring of support for local actor beaten in Silver Spring Video included

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A community has gathered to support a local actor who was beaten on the street after a recent performance. Frank Britton is out of the hospital, but he is still unable to perform. More>>

Family, students mourn sudden death of beloved Magruder High School teacher Video included

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The sudden death of a Magruder High School teacher and counselor earlier this month has touched many lives across Montgomery County. Denise Schaefer meant a lot to many people. Most of all, her husband, Geoff.
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8 states, including Maryland, sign action plan to promote clean cars

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Eight states on the East and West coasts have formally committed to working together to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the nation's roads by 2025. More>>

1 dead in house fire in Bowie Video included

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One person is dead following a fire in Prince George's County. Crews responded to the 6400 block of Grendel Place around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in Bowie. More>>

#Fox5Unfiltered: Should transgender people be allowed to use public bathroom of opposite sex? Video included

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Maryland just became the second state after California to pass a law that prohibits discrimination based on what is called "gender identity.” The law will protect transgender people in the workplace, with housing and public accommodations. The controversy over the law is the “public accommodations" will mean men who identify as women will be allowed to use women's bathrooms. More>>

Germantown woman struck by lightning describes experience to FOX 5 Video included

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A Germantown woman who survived a lightning strike during Tuesday night’s storm is back home recovering. More>>

Man wanted in kidnapping, assault of Montgomery Co. judge arrested in Florida

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Montgomery County police say a man wanted for the kidnapping and assault of a circuit court judge was arrested Tuesday night in Florida. More>>

Severe storms leave thousands without power; woman hurt after nearby lightning strike Video included

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Thunderstorms that passed through our region Tuesday evening left thousands without power. More>>

All Montgomery Co. high schools to be staffed with armed uniformed officers Video included

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Starting next school year, there will be a uniformed and armed police officer at every Montgomery County high school. More>>

Local actor Frank Britton recovering after being attacked and robbed in Silver Spring Video included

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Frank Britton, one of the region's most beloved and busiest actors, was brutally attacked in Silver Spring overnight Tuesday as he was about to catch a cab next to the Silver Spring Metro Station. More>>

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