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Bank Robbery in Silver Spring

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Monday evening at the TD Bank located at 8661 Colesville Road in Silver Spring.

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Was Dad Next On Hit List?

KENSINGTON, MD (WUSA) -- She killed her son and herself, and now her ex is convinced she planned to kill him too.

Police say Montgomery County psychiatrist Margaret Jensvold killed her 13-year-old son Ben, and then a day later shot herself.

As for a motive, Jensvold's ex, Jamie Barnhard, says Jensvold just lost it when Montgomery County schools refused to send her son to a special ed treatment program. She apparently thought her 13 year old was better off dead than back in the public schools being bullied.

So she shot Ben and herself -- and she may have planned to shoot her ex too.

"I loved him so much," says Barnhard through tears. He's left with only trinkets and photos to remember Ben.

Community Reacts: Red Line Stations Closing This Weekend

According to Metro, buses will replace trains between Rockville and Bethesda this weekend from August 5th to August 7th.

Two sections of two separate Metro lines will close this weekend, affecting thousands of commuters on the Red and Blue lines.

The biggest issue will be on the Red Line. There will be no service between the Rockville and Bethesda stations. That will close the Twinbrook, White Flint, Grosvenor-Strathmore, and Medical Center stations. The closure begins at 10:00pm Friday (August 5th) and will last through Sunday night. Regular service should be restored for the Monday morning commute (August 8).

Black Enterprise Names Nine Maryland Companies to “Top 100” list for 2011

Black Enterprise Names Nine Maryland Companies to “Top 100” list for 2011

 

Nine Maryland firms made Black Enterprise Magazine’s annual list of Top 100 Largest Black Businesses for 2011, ranking the State third for the most companies on the list. The companies report a combined revenue of $1.5 billion and more than 2,000 employees. Among the Maryland companies topping the list is RLJ Development, an investment firm in Bethesda, which moved up to 6th from 8th in 2010 and reported revenues of $578 million and 47 employees. Media company Radio One, headquartered in Lanham, came in at 13th with $279 million in revenues and 865 employees and 1Source Consulting, an IT company in Germantown, ranked 17th with $232 million in revenues and 110 employees.

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Community Reaction to First Lady Michelle Obama in Bethesda

On Wednesday, August 3rd Bethesda residents posted on Twitter that First Lady Michelle Obama was seen casually walking the streets of downtown Bethesda on Elm Street with her daughter, Sasha and a few of her friends. 

"I was really excited because I'm from here but visiting from California. We were passing a few stores on Elm and the next thing I know I see Secret Service and then Michelle Obama with her hair pulled back glowing as always. It was the highlight of my trip," explained Lorene Frazier.

Maryland Listed in America's 20 Geekiest Cities

Maryland Listed in America's 20 Geekiest Cities

According to William Pentland of Forbes,  the U.S. National Science Foundation has created a compelling taxonomy of American geeks for gathering the data it includes in its annual “Science and Engineering Indicators” report. In this report, Bethesda, Maryland was listed in the Top 10!

Washington Nationals Miracle Field Opens in Montgomery County

We joined Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson, third-base coach Bo Porter, and pitchers Sean Burnett and Jordan Zimmermann for the the grand opening of the Washington Nationals Miracle Field with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, August 1st.

"It's a pretty special event, one of a kind in this area, that gives everyone including those with disabilities the chance to play baseball," explained Nationals Pitcher Sean Burnett.

 In association with the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, the field is located in South Germantown Recreational Park. It will serve as the new home for the Miracle League of Montgomery County, which will provide children with mental and/or physical challenges the opportunity to safely play baseball.