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Montgomery Co. road closure cause traffic delays

WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) -- Drivers and pedestrians have been packing their patience this weekend.

A number of road closures and repair projects caused a lot of delays Saturday. One in particular reduced traffic to a crawl.

Weekend traffic work at busy Montgomery Co. intersection

The Maryland Department of Transportation says travel lanes at the intersection of Georgia Avenue (MD 97) and Randolph Road will be restricted to one lane in each direction on both roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

Victim & suspects ID'd in Wheaton Metro shooting

WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) -- The victim and two suspects in the Wheaton Metro Station parking garage fatal shooting on Tuesday have been identified, police said.

The two suspects are in custody and have been identified as Douglas S Chase, 19, of D.C and Brent D Sanderson, 18, of Rockville. They are both being charged with first degree murder in the death of 20-year-old Eric Melgar.

At around 7:11 p.m., Tuesday, Metro Transit and Montgomery County police responded to a report of a shooting on an upper level of the parking garage. When police arrived on scene, they found Melgar with gunshot wounds.


Some residents with power again at Wheaton condo

WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) -- Pepco restored the flow of power to the University Towers located in Wheaton early Wednesday morning, officials said.

1,000 without power after electrical fire at Wheaton condo

Officials determined that this is not a Pepco issue, however the power outage is a building issue. About 1,000 people lost power Tuesday after an electrical fire at the 15-story high rise located at 1111 University Blvd. The building lost power on Sunday also due to an electrical fire, officials said.

Georgia Ave reopened after water main break

WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) -- Georgia Avenue has reopened in Wheaton one day after a water main break shut down traffic and turned the road into a river.

Approximately 2.5 million gallons of water spilled out in two hours after the main near Georgia Avenue and Shorefield Road burst Wednesday afternoon.

This isn't the first time this main has broken. The main broke in November, causing similar flooding problems.

Construction work has been going on in the area for some time, as part of a redesign project at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Randolph Road. It's unknown whether that had anything to do with the break.

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SWAT response at Wheaton home for man acting violent

WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) -- A SWAT response has been called to a Wheaton home after police received reports of a man acting violently Thursday, police said.

Officers responded to a Wheaton home around 1:49 p.m. for reports of a man acting violently in a home located in the 12100 block of Atherton Drive.

Police say the man is believe to be alone and officers are attempting to talk to him. Police say a "modified" SWAT response has been called to the home.

At this time, no injuries have been reported, police said.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.


METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

Students interested in attending the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. can audition on Sun., Mar. 1 at MSA Lorton Campus at 9601 Ox Road. Auditions are required as part of the 2015-2016 academy registration. The MSA Academy audition is for performing arts students from 6th grade to 12th grade. Students should call 703-339-0444 ext.3 or visit www.metropolitanarts.org to register for an audition time. 

The audition process will give prospective students an opportunity to demonstrate his or her skills in dance, music and theater for the chairs of the respective arts departments.  Applicants must attend a live audition if they live within three geographical states of MSA.  Prospective students living beyond the three-state radius may submit a DVD audition. 

19-year-old struck by Ride On bus in Wheaton

WHEATON, Md. (WUSA 9) -- Montgomery County Police say a 19-year-old male was transported to the hospital after being struck by a Ride On bus in Wheaton, Md.

Police say the 19-year-old was struck across from Wheaton Metro Station on the 11100 block of Georgia Avenue.

The teen was transported to Suburban Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.