Top Headlines: Vehicle Strikes Police Officer, ‘Olive Branch’ Offered in Organic Farm Dispute

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Defendant's Website Threatened with Shutdown
CHEVY CHASE—The only survivor of a car crash at Chevy Chase Circle on March 23, 2012, has been charged with stealing the car. He's suing the police for crashing into it, and his website has been threatened with a shutdown. Read more on Chevy Chase Patch.

Drunk Driving Incidents Damage Kentlands Properties Early Saturday
GAITHERSBURG—Approximately six minutes apart, one driver nearly drove into the community pool and another struck a transformer box at the intersection of Great Seneca Highway and Kentlands Boulevard. Read the full story on Gaithersburg Patch.

Firing of Former Rachel Carson Teacher Affirmed by Maryland School Board
GAITHERSBURG—Daniel Picca was terminated after 17 years with Montgomery County Public Schools, with officials citing numerous incidents of inappropriate conduct with young male students. Read the full story on Gaithersburg Patch.

Off-Duty Officer Struck By Vehicle in Germantown
GERMANTOWN—Montgomery County Police Officer Fabio Chung was assisting at a crash scene on an Interstate 270 off-ramp when another vehicle slid off the roadway, striking him and his unmarked cruiser. Read the full story at Germantown Patch.

Brickyard Coalition Offers to End Legal Battle with Montgomery County Over Organic Farm
POTOMAC—A proposal described as an olive branch has been offered in a touchy and expensive legal case that has involved Potomac residents, county officials and even the governor in a dispute over the future of an organic farm. Read more at Potomac Patch.

World of Montgomery Festival Returns with Help of KID Museum
WHEATON—The World of Montgomery Festival returns to Wheaton in a few weeks—but with new life breathed into it. In addition to the ethnic food, music and dance performances from years past, the free festival on Oct. 21 will highlight the cultures of four large immigrant populations in Montgomery County. Read more at Wheaton Patch.

ROCKVILLE—A 13-year-old and a 14-year-old have been charged in three July robberies, including one in which police say a 12-year-old also participated, Rockville City Police announced. The boys used a pistol in two of the robberies, police said. In a third, in which the 12-year-old also was charged, four juvenile suspects implied that they had a weapon, police said. Read more at Rockville Patch.


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