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MD 355 paving work begins, expect delays and noise

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- Drivers and residents along Bethesda's Route 355 beware. Starting Sunday night, July 13, resurfacing work will begin on MD 355/Wisconsin Avenue. This work is expected to last through late fall, as long as the weather cooperates.

This means you should plan ahead for delays and possible noise.

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According to the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) the work will happen during the off-peak commuter hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. The work will take place along MD 355 between the stretch that runs from Bradley Lane to Old Georgetown Road.

Police: Man detonated explosives at father-in-law's house

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County police have arrested a man who they say detonated explosives at his father-in-law's house in a domestic dispute.

Police say 36-year-old Marc Cassell was banging on his father-in-law's front door early Sunday morning, trying to get into his house, located in the 11400 block of Marcliff Road in Bethesda.

The father-in-law called police after he saw a large amount of sparks and smoke coming in the house and outside the front door. Cassell fled the scene in a car that was parked in front of the house.

When police arrived, they found an explosive device at the front door and another one near the garage that had caused significant damage. No one was injured.

Police say Marc Cassell and his wife are currently estranged and involved in an ongoing divorce and custody dispute.




Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. and Mount Vernon, Va. is celebrating its five-year anniversary on Sun., July 20 and handing out one free cupcake per person to all their patrons with no purchase necessary at their Old Town Alexandria shop at 207 King Street and Mount Vernon at 8859 Richmond Highway from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Occasionally Cake will donate 50 percent of all their sales that day to Metropolitan School of the Arts youth scholarships of Lorton, Va. For more information, call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com.

The free cupcakes will be available in Chocolate Marshmallow, Red Velvet, Snickerdoodle, Funfetti and Strawberry Key Lime flavors with other flavors available for purchase. A variety of other flavors will be available for purchase.  Occasionally Cake will offer an anniversary special of four cupcakes for $8.

Woman shocked by downed electrical line in Md.

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Fire and Rescue crews responded to a woman who was shocked by a downed electrical line in Bethesda Thursday afternoon.

The victim has non-life threatening injuries, authorities said.

Boffi-Maxalto's Summer Kickoff with Chef Roberto Donna

Boffi-Maxalto's Summer Kickoff with Chef Roberto Donna
Showroom Managers Julia Walter and Brian Fell along with Boffi's Lilian Leong and Maxalto's Thor Ochs welcome guests for an evening soiree Boffi-Maxalto held a Summer Soiree on June 26 at the Boffi-Maxalto Showroom, 3320 M Street NW in Cady's Alley/Georgetown. Boffi-Maxalto kicked off summer with specially-created hors d'oeuvres by renown Chef Roberto Donna, Esquire's 2012 Chef of the Year, as well as a Prosecco tasting with Altaneve. The chef was interacting with guests while preparing risotto in one of the Boffi kitchens.

Bear Captured on NIH Campus in Bethesda

BETHESDA, Md (WUSA9) -- A hundred-pound juvenile black bear was tranquilized and captured at the National Institutes of Health campus after engaging wildlife workers and police in a five hour siege Thursday.

The bear, estimated to be 18 months old was spotted near the crowded Medical Center Metro station at about 10:30 a.m. according to witnesses. The bear climbed an 80-foot white pine tree near the Kiss and Ride parking area after being surrounded by NIH police.

The treed bear was in clear view of hundreds of onlookers who marveled at how the animal wandered into an urbanized area inside the Capital Beltway.

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NIH workers hastily erected a chain link fence to direct the bear away from people when it left the tree.

Design Army's Pum Lefebure Selected as 1 of 2 US Design Judges at Cannes Lions

Design Army's Pum Lefebure Selected as 1 of 2 US Design Judges at Cannes Lions


The Chief Creative Officer of the Washington, DC-based firm sees the power of design as a global theme

Pum Lefebure, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Design Army, www.designarmy.com, is one of only two US judges in the Design category at the global 61st Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, June 15-21, in France. She was selected to judge the world's leading celebration of creativity in communications.