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DONATE COATS for SERVE at MONZA; GET $25 MONZA/CARMELLO’s GIFT CARD

DONATE COATS for SERVE at MONZA; GET $25 MONZA/CARMELLO’s GIFT CARD

Monza of Historic Manassas will be collecting gently used coats to donate to SERVE of Manassas, Va. in exchange for a $25 Monza or Carmello’s gift card and free hot chocolate and coffee on Fridays and Saturdays in January at Monza at 9405 Battle Street in Old Town Manassas, Va. For more information, go to www.eatmonza.com.

“Winter is here, and we’re all pulling out our warm coats, many of us have more than one, while the neediest of our community go without a proper coat for the coldest of days,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmellos and Monza in Historic Manassas, Va. “Help us support SERVE by dropping off a coat, and warm up with a free hot cocoa and gift card,” said Pires.

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Suspect wanted in attempted sex assault at Wheaton Metro


WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County police are looking for a suspect in connection with an attempted sex assault in the Wheaton Metro parking garage.

Around 9 p.m. Monday, a 33-year-old woman was opening her car door in the garage, located at 11010 Veirs Mill Road, when the suspect approached her, according to police.

He was holding a gun to his side and demanded that the woman follow him and perform a sex act, police said. When the victim refused, the suspect fled the scene. That's when the victim got into her call, left the garage and called police.

The suspect is described as a black male in his teens, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and armed with a gun.

FOUND: Carman Ibar, 70, Wheaton


WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police found Carman Ibar, 70, of Wheaton in Silver Spring. She is safe and has been reunited with her family, police said.

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Montgomery County Police are looking for a missing 70-year-old woman from Wheaton, who was last seen on Thanksgiving afternoon at her home, police said.

Carman Ibar, 70, was last seen around 3 p.m. in the 12600 block of English Orchard Court in Wheaton, Md., authorities said. Police believe Ibar got the keys to a family member's car and drove off.

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.