Takoma Metro Shooting Update: One Suspect Arrested

Metro Transit Police just announced that one suspect in yesterday’s shooting at the Takoma Metro Station has been arrested. Two are still at large. (Graphic: Metro Transit Police) We reported yesterday that 3 persons of interest were involved in a shooting at the Takoma Metro Station. Metro Transit Police announced this morning that one suspect was arrested overnight:  Overnight, Metro Transit Police arrested the individual wanted in connection with yesterday’s shooting aboard a Red Line train near Takoma. Jermaine Brown, 18, of Seat Pleasant, MD, was taken into custody by MTPD officers at a motel in Capitol Heights shortly...

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Flash flood watch in effect until this evening

NWS graphic The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for central and southeast Montgomery County until 10 p.m. this evening. NWS forecasts multiple showers and thunderstorms in the region today that could drop rain at the rate of 1-2” per hour. “Runoff from excessive rainfall may cause rapid rises of water in low-lying and poor drainage areas as well as streams and creeks, resulting in flash flooding. Urban areas will be most susceptible,” the alert said. Residents can get up-to-date weather and emergency information by signing up with the Alert Montgomery...

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Shooting reported at Takoma Metro station

  WMATA photos. The Metro Transit Police Department reported a shooting earlier this afternoon at the Takoma Metro Station. Three men described as “persons of interest” were seen via a security camera leaving the Silver Spring station a short time later. They are described as “possibly armed and dangerous.” Anyone who sees any of these men should call 911 or the transit police at 202.962.2121 with information. The victim was transported to a local hospital. More information when we get it. Takoma update: LOOKOUT for 3 individuals considered persons of interest. Poss armed/dangerous. Call 911 or 202-962-2121 w/info. #wmata...

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Police seeking public’s help to identify robbery suspect

Graphic from the Montgomery County Police Department. The Montgomery County Police Department yesterday released a surveillance video of a suspect in the armed robbery of Moorenko’s ice cream shop at 8030 Georgia Ave. and is asking the public for help to identify this person. Police responded to a report of the incident at 9:50 p.m. on July 31. From the department’s press release: “The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the shop, displayed a handgun, and confronted a clerk who was working behind the counter. The suspect demanded cash from the register. The clerk complied with the suspect’s...

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Compliments & Complaints Friday

We’re rolling out a new column: Complaints & Compliments. On Mondays, you can share your complaints, and on Fridays, share your compliments. So, what compliments do you have, Silver Spring? Did a business go the extra mile? Did a neighbor help you out? Let us know in the...

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Seminary Road bridge over Beltway to be repaired

Seminary Road bridge photo from MDSHA. The Maryland State Highway Administration is planning a major rehabilitation of the bridge carrying Seminary Road over the Beltway. According to the SHA website, the project will completely replace the “structurally deficient” deck, replacing the deck, steel beams and making repairs to the piers and abutments as needed. Notices of a final pre-construction public meeting about the project have been mailed to area residents. The meeting, which will not include a formal presentation, will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15 in the Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place. Those interested...

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Beltway Elite 7s Chasing Championship Dreams at Rugby Nationals

Photo courtesy Roland Pratt/Beltway Elite 7s. The author is second from the left. Guest post by Alexander Diegel A Silver Spring-based rugby team, Beltway Elite, is heading to USA Rugby’s National Championship tournament. Beltway Elite plays the faster, seven-on-seven version of the game—the one on display at last summer’s Olympic games. The team has several players from Silver Spring and trains at Eastern Middle School off University Boulevard East, though the base of talent is drawn from Washington D.C. to Baltimore. The team earned the number one seed from the Mid-Atlantic region by winning the conference championship July 22....

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ArtStream moving office from Silver Spring to Chevy Chase

ArtStream is leaving the building it shares with Lumina Theatre. Photo by Mike Diegel. ArtStream, Inc., a Silver Spring-based, performance-focused organization, is moving its administrative office from 620 Pershing Dr. to Chevy Chase. The principal reason for the move, a staffer told Source of the Spring, is that the current office, located on a the second floor of a building the group shares with Lumina Theatre, is not accessible to people with disabilities, the organization’s primary constituents. Five women who were co-workers at Imagination Stage, a children’s theater in Bethesda, founded the organization in 2005. It was created with...

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Upcoming Events, Aug. 2-9

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, August 2 The Eclectiks concert, Sonny’s Green at The Blairs, 1401 Blair Rd., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Outdoor Salsa Night, Veterans Plaza, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, August 3 Let’s Make Some Music, Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., 4 p.m. Silver Spring Concert Series, Moxie Blues Band, Veterans Plaza, 7-9 p.m. Friday, August 4 Play, “Harriett Tubman: Defender,” Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 6:30 p.m. “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940,” The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $17, 8 p.m. Saturday, August 5 “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940,” The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring...

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Two new businesses coming, a third is already open

Two new businesses coming to The Bonifant; dentist office opens Owner Michael Pope outside what will become his second Edible Arrangements location. He’s planning to change the awnings to match the company’s red. Photo by Mike Diegel. An Edible Arrangements and a café are in the works for The Bonifant, while a new dentist’s office has opened on East-West Highway. Michael Pope, who has owned Edible Arrangements in Rockville for about four years, is working on the space at 915 Bonifant St., hoping to open in early August. “Edible Arrangements is a franchise and it’s a gifting company,” Pope...

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