Top Headlines: Teen Arrested in Baby's Death, Smithsonian Parking Attendant Sentenced, an Organic Farm vs. Soccer Fields and More

Catch up on headlines you might've missed in Montgomery County.

With 13 websites across Montgomery County, Patch brings you news from every corner of our community. Catch up on headlines you might have missed this week, including a White Oak boy charged in his infant sister’s death, a Potomac school student remembered, a cash-strapped high school newspaper in Silver Spring and Bethesda’s hatred for helicopters.

Suspect Charged in Death of Man Found In Car Trunk Near Shady Grove Metro

GAITHERSBURG—A 51-year-old Anne Arundel County man was arrested Tuesday at a New York airport in connection with the killing of a Frederick County man who was found dead in the trunk of his car near the Shady Grove Metro station in December. Read more on Gaithersburg Patch.

14-Year-Old May Be Tried as Adult in Infant Death

SILVER SPRING—The 14-year-old White Oak boy accused in the suffocation death of his infant sister is facing adult-level first-degree murder charges that his lawyer plans to fight. Read more on Silver Spring Patch.

Silver Spring Man Fatally Struck by Car in Aspen Hill 

ASPEN HILL—A 59-year-old man from Silver Spring was hit by a car in Aspen Hill Monday night and later died of his injuries, according to Montgomery County police. Read more on Wheaton Patch.

POTOMAC— The cause of death remains undetermined for Bullis senior Camille Baruch, who died suddenly last weekend at her home in Rockville. Read more on Potomac Patch.

Silver Spring Parking Attendant Sentenced to 20 Months for Smithsonian Scheme

SILVER SPRING—A 37-year-old Silver Spring man pleaded guilty to swindling a Smithsonian parking facility out of nearly $500,000 over three years, saying that he stowed some of the cash in his home and used another portion to invest in Ethiopian real estate. Read more on Silver Spring Patch. 

CHEVY CHASE—The popular coffee, tea and sandwich shop Tynan Coffee and Tea recently closed, leaving two adjacent storefronts empty on the otherwise pleasant Wisconsin Place Plaza in Friendship Heights. Read more on Chevy Chase Patch.

Why Does Bethesda-Chevy Chase Hate Helicopters?

BETHESDA—If there’s one thing Bethesda-Chevy Chase residents can bond over, it's hating helicopter noise. Read more on Bethesda Patch.

POTOMAC—For nearly two years, the Brickyard Road Middle School site in the heart of Potomac has been embroiled in a heated battle between Montgomery County’s mission to turn the site into youth soccer fields, and local activists’ desire to save a 32-year-old organic farm. The most vocal of the fight’s participants have opposed the county’s plan, but soccer parents are starting to speak up. Read more on Potomac Patch.

Blair High Newspaper Strapped for Cash

SILVER SPRING—Silver Chips, Montgomery Blair High School's monthly student newspaper, is scrambling to find $6,000 to publish the last three issues of this school year, Bethesda magazine's Education Matters blog reports. Read more on Silver Spring Patch. 

Gaithersburg Police: SHA Plans Changes To Great Seneca-Kentlands Boulevard Intersection

GAITHERSBURG—After a number of serious accidents, the Maryland State Highway Administration plans significant changes to the intersection of Great Seneca Highway and Kentlands Boulevard/Orchard Ridge Drive, Gaithersburg police told members of the Quince Orchard Park community on Tuesday. Read more on Gaithersburg Patch.

Retail Would Replace Bethesda Row Favorite Dunkin' Donuts

BETHESDA—Bethesda Row management company Federal Realty confirmed to Patch this week that the company will not renew Dunkin' Donuts' lease on Bethesda Avenue and that a retail shop will likely take the popular coffeeshop's space. Read more on Bethesda Patch.

Paul Hlavinka February 16, 2013 at 02:33 PM
Is there really a shortage of soccer fields? I find that surpising. We need to consider how our kids will eat healthy foods in the future. That should be a core element of our Countys strategy. An organic farm is a key element to our future.


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