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MoCo Headlines: Shooting Arrest, Politics and Teacher of the Year

The week's top Montgomery County news headlines.

Catch up on news you might have missed this week including the arrest of a man wanted in connection to a Gaithersburg shooting, an announcement by former County Executive Mike Duncan that he is exploring his political options, and the death of journalist Cokie Roberts' recently adopted dog.

GAITHERSBURG - Gaithersburg police have arrested a 26-year-old Silver Spring man in connection with a Feb. 17 shooting on Nancy Place. Brandon Julian Jackson-Green faces numerous assault and drug charges stemming from what police say was a drug dispute.

 

COLESVILLE - Several times a year thousands of Montgomery County residents load up bags of clothes, shoes, books and housewares at C-4's clothes closet. The non-profit, which stands for Colesville Council of Community Congregations, survives on donations from its 16 member religious center and from the public. .

BETHESDA - A search for a missing black Labrador recently adopted by journalist and Bethesda resident Cokie Roberts came to a sad end this week when the dog was found dead near Thomas W. Pyle Middle School.

ROCKVILLE—Douglas M. Duncan said Tuesday nothing has changed as he contemplates his political future. “I’m looking at all my options,” Duncan, the county executive from 1995 through 2007, said in a telephone interview. His comments followed a report that he is narrowing his focus on .

TAKOMA PARK - Montgomery County law enforcement officials are urging Attorney General Doug Gansler to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court decision that would deny police from taking DNA from suspects arrested for crimes of violence and burglary.

GERMANTOWN - Christie Ground, a 9th grade English teacher at , was named Montgomery County’s Teacher of the Year. Ground, 30, of North Potomac, leads the freshman English teaching team and is the sponsor of the school’s creative writing club and literary magazine. As the local winner, Ground will be in the running for the national Teacher of the Year award. Read more at .

CHEVY CHASE - Pepco wants permission from the Maryland Public Services Commission to raise electricity rates to collect an additional $67 million from Maryland customers. The AARP and the Maryland Office of People's Counsel, along with many residents, object to the rate hike.

NORTH POTOMAC-DARNESTOWN - Quince Orchard High School class of 2013 linebacker Marcus Newby may be the best player in the history of QO football, head coach Dave Mencarini said. The Rivals.com Top 250 player has garnered interest from defending national champion Alabama and traditional national powers Oklahoma, Ohio State, Nebraska and Virginia Tech, among others. .

WHEATON - At an open house organized by Costco Wednesday night, consultants answered questions regarding traffic studies, stormwater management, air quality, and landscaping in an effort to assuage community concerns about the proposed Costco gas station at Wheaton Plaza.

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