MoCo Headlines: Shooting Arrest, Politics and Teacher of the Year
The week's top Montgomery County news headlines.
Catch up on news you might have missed this week including the arrest of a man wanted in connection to a Gaithersburg shooting, an announcement by former County Executive Mike Duncan that he is exploring his political options, and the death of journalist Cokie Roberts' recently adopted dog.
Silver Spring Man Charged in Gaithersburg Shooting
GAITHERSBURG - Gaithersburg police have arrested a 26-year-old Silver Spring man in connection with a Feb. 17 shooting on Nancy Place. Brandon Julian Jackson-Green faces numerous assault and drug charges stemming from what police say was a drug dispute.
Free Clothing 'Closet' Serves Needy in Montgomery County
COLESVILLE - Several times a year thousands of Montgomery County residents load up bags of clothes, shoes, books and housewares at C-4's clothes closet. The non-profit, which stands for Colesville Council of Community Congregations, survives on donations from its 16 member religious center and from the public. Read more on Colesville Patch.
Cokie Roberts' Missing Dog Struck, Killed By Car
BETHESDA - A search for a missing black Labrador recently adopted by journalist and Bethesda resident Cokie Roberts came to a sad end this week when the dog was found dead near Thomas W. Pyle Middle School. Read more on Bethesda Patch.
Duncan Says He's 'Exploring Things' for 2014
ROCKVILLE—Douglas M. Duncan said Tuesday nothing has changed as he contemplates his political future. “I’m looking at all my options,” Duncan, the county executive from 1995 through 2007, said in a telephone interview. His comments followed a NewsChannel 8 report that he is narrowing his focus on a run for state comptroller or a bid to return as Montgomery County Executive.
Law Enforcement Officials Press Attorney General on DNA Provision
TAKOMA PARK - Montgomery County law enforcement officials are urging Attorney General Doug Gansler to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court decision that would deny police from taking DNA from suspects arrested for crimes of violence and burglary.
Northwest Teacher Named MCPS Teacher of the Year
GERMANTOWN - Christie Ground, a 9th grade English teacher at Northwest High School, was named Montgomery County’s Teacher of the Year. Ground, 30, of North Potomac, leads the freshman English teaching team and is the sponsor of the school’s creative writing club and literary magazine. As the local winner, Ground will be in the running for the national Teacher of the Year award. Read more at Germantown Patch.
AARP, OPC Oppose Pepco Rate Increase
CHEVY CHASE - Pepco wants permission from the Maryland Public Services Commission to raise electricity rates to collect an additional $67 million from Maryland customers. The AARP and the Maryland Office of People's Counsel, along with many residents, object to the rate hike. Read more on Chevy Chase Patch.