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1 dead after Md. motorcycle and vehicle crash


GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- A motorcyclist lost his life after he was struck by a car Sunday evening in Germantown.

According to Montgomery County police, officers and fire/rescue personnel responded to a collision in the 11000 block of Brink Road near Treva Court. They saw a silver Infiniti QX4 overturned and a black 1996 Harley Davidson Road King off the road, say police officials.

The motorcyclist, 52-year-old Kevin Roger Kanke of Montgomery Village, was found in the woods next to the roadway. Fire/rescue units pronounced him deceased. The driver of the Infiniti was transported to Suburban Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to police.

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3 arrested in theft of Md. utility poles


GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- A thirty-three-year-old man, a 13-year-old and and a 15-year-old were arrested for stealing five PEPCO utility poles having a total value of $25,000 in Rockville, Md.

Marvin W. Frazier, 33, of Germantown, is being charged with burglary and theft for breaking into a construction site and stealing five PEPCO utility poles, police said.

The burglary happened around 1:40 a.m. Saturday, police said. Authorities responded to the area of Omega Drive and Research Boulevard in Rockville, Md. for the report of a suspicious situation.

The suspects put the utility poles into a U-Haul truck, police said.

Authorities found the U-Haul truck parked at the Extended Stay America hotel located at 2621 Research Boulevard. The three males were spotted running off, however police were able to stop them in the Sleep Inn parking lot located at 2 Research Court.

Take the Plunge: Join Design Army X Karla Colletto for Pool Party, Fashion Show on Friday, Aug. 22

Take the Plunge: Join Design Army X Karla Colletto for Pool Party, Fashion Show on Friday, Aug. 22

Design Army X Karla Colletto to debut their swimwear collection - Swim At Your Own Risk - on Friday, August 22 from 7-10 p.m. at Capitol Skyline Hotel

On the heels of judging the global 61st Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France as one of two US judges in the Design category, Pum Lefebure, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Design Army, just released her first swimwear collection, Swim At Your Own Risk, in collaboration with Karla Colletto. A capsule collection for Colletto’s Cruise 2015 line and Lefebure’s first venture into fashion design, the five-piece graphic swimsuits and beachwear debuted at the Miami Swim Show on July 19th.

MD Playground damaged by fire


GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- Playground equipment in Germantown was damaged by fire on Wednesday evening, Montgomery County Fire officials reported.

The equipment was located near the Sally Ride Elementary School in the 21300 block of Seneca Crossing Drive, Montgomery Fire County Officials said.

This incident is under investigation, we will update this story as more information becomes available.


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Md. police: ID sought for disoriented woman


GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montomgery County Police Department found a disoriented woman Tuesday evening at a Safeway Store in Germantown and are trying to identify her, authorities said.

The woman was found in the 19700 block of Germantown Road in Germantown, around 8 p.m., police said.

A store employee noticed the woman seemed confused and asked if she needed help, police said.

The woman was taken to the hospital for a check-up, authorities said. She was not able to communicate with authorities.

She is being described as a black woman, 4 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 95 pounds. She is possibly in her late 80s early 90s, police said.


Officials: Cars damaged in attempted arson in Germantown


GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County fire officials say after responding to a reported car fire they found more cars with damage. Officials are now investigating what appears to be an attempted arson.

According to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer, at approximately midnight Wednesday, firefighters responded to a reported car fire at Mateny Road and Owl Nest Lane. Crews discovered evidence of attempted arson on several vehicles in the area. Piringer says there was minimal damage to the five to six vehicles and no one was injured.

There is no information on any suspects at this time.




4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda

4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda


BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA 9) -- Two Metrobus passengers are claiming injuries after the bus was involved in an accident on the Beltway Friday afternoon.

Authorities say that the Metrobus was involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle near the Old Georgetown Road exit on I-495.

Authorities report that two of the passengers in the involved vehicle are also claiming injuries.