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METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS’ STUDENTS AWARDED for ALL-STAR CAST

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS’ STUDENTS AWARDED for ALL-STAR CAST

Ben Cherington and Kylie Levy of Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) Performing Arts Academy of Lorton, Va. and Alexandria, Va. were recently recognized for All-Star Cast by the Virginia Theatre Association Conference for their performances in I Never Saw Another Butterfly. This was the first time Metropolitan School of the Arts had participated in the conference. Cherington, an 11th grader from Burke, Va., and Levy, a 10th grader from Fairfax, Va. are students at Metropolitan School of the Arts. For more information, go to www.metropolitanarts.org.

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) also earned the 2014 Virginia Theatre Association Conference award for Best Costume Design and was recognized for Staging, as well as received an honorable mention for Best Play, I Never Saw Another Butterfly.

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Wheaton Metro attempted abduction under investigation


WHEATON, Md (WUSA9) -- Metro Police are investigating an attempted abduction that happened Saturday night at Wheaton Metro involving two people who live together, a Metro spokesperson said.

The incident happened around 9 p.m., according to Metro. The victim, a woman, knows the suspect, police said. The woman and the man live together, according to authorities.

The man is currently being detained.

No injuries were reported in the incident. The incident is still under investigation.


PHOTOS: Rocks damaged SUV before hitting teen in Wheaton


WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) -- New photographic evidence of a Wheaton pedestrian crash has turned a hit and run investigation into a possible self-defense case, police said.

New photos of damage to the SUV involved in the Thursday night crash shows damage from rocks that, the driver says, teens had thrown as the SUV as he tried to speed away with his friends in the vehicle, police said.

"The 21-year-old male and his friends got into his vehicle, a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche. The group of males began to throw rocks and attempted to get inside of the vehicle. Fearing for his safety and the safety of his two friends, the 21-year-old male drove his vehicle out of the parking lot. The driver stated that he was unaware that he had struck anyone," police said in a news release.

LEARNINGRx OFFERS MILITARY FAMILIES 11 % OFF of BRAIN TRAINING; DONATES $111/student to SEMPERMAX

LEARNINGRx OFFERS MILITARY FAMILIES 11 % OFF of BRAIN TRAINING; DONATES $111/student to SEMPERMAX

For Veteran’s Day, LearningRx of DC Metro Area is offering 11 percent off of their brain training programs for military families Nov. 11 through Nov. 30, located at six, local centers, Chantilly, Va., Fairfax, Va., Leesburg, Va., Reston, Va., Vienna, Va. and North Potomac, Md. For each military child they train, LearningRx will also donate $111 to SemperMax, a program to enhance the morale and welfare of wounded veterans and their families. LearningRx programs have been helping traumatic-brain-injured military veterans, like U.S. Army Capt. Patrick Horan (Ret.) of McLean, Va., recover their speech and memory skills, and LearningRx is now extending brain training to military families that are looking to make learning easier or for those who struggle with learning disabilities, ADHD or autism. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

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Car crashes into building in Wheaton


WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) -- A car crashed into a building in Montgomery County Monday morning, according to Montgomery County fire and rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer.

The incident occurred in the 2500 block of Ennalls Avenue in Wheaton, he said. There was some structural damage to the building and no one was injured.


MISSING: Wheaton man, 72


WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Police Department is searching for a missing 72-year-old man from Wheaton, Md., who was last seen early Wednesday morning in Wheaton.

Thomas Carlo was last seen at the Panera restaurant at the Westfield Wheaton mall around 8 a.m. Wednesday, police said.

Carlo lives with his family close by the mall in the 1500 block of Jasper Street, authorities said.

He is described as a white man, 5 feet 7 inches tall and has white hair, a beard, and a mustache, police said. Carlo was wearing a white hat, a blue shirt, and tan pants the last time he was seen, authorities said.

His family and police are concerned for his well-being because he is a diabetic and does not have insulin with him.

FOUND: 12-year-old boy from Montgomery County


WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police have found a missing 12-year-old boy from Wheaton, Md. He has be reunited with his family and is well.

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Montgomery County Police need your help locating a missing 12-year-old from Wheaton.

Rashad Williams, of the 3300 block of Hewitt Avenue has been missing since September 5th.

Williams is described as a black male, 4'8" tall and weighing 100 pounds. Williams has brown eyes and medium length brown hair worn in twists, police said.

Williams frequents the Aspen Hill/Layhill area of Wheaton, the Westfield Wheaton Mall and downtown Silver Spring, police said.