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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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FOUND: Kiersten Dale Plummer, 17, Germantown


GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County police say a missing 17-year-old girl has returned home safe and unharmed.

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Kiersten Dale Plummer, 17 was last seen on November 23 at her home, police said.

Her family and police are worried because they have not seen or heard from Kiersten.

The missing teenager is described as a white female, standing 4'11'' tall and weighing 110 pounds. She has blue eyes and red hair. Police believe she may be with her boyfriend or other acquaintances.

Anyone who has information regarding Kiersten Dale Plummer's whereabouts is asked to call the Montgomery County police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24hrs). Callers may remain anonymous.


FOUND: Gregory Walker, 13, Germantown, Md.


GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Police say they have found a 13-year-old boy from Germantown, Md.

Gregory Walker was reported missing by his family this weekend.

Police say he was located "alive and well" on Tuesday.


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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FOUND: 16-year-old from Montgomery County


GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County police have located a missing 16-year-old from Germantown.

Before she went missing, Tynoura Coleman of the 18000 block of Nutmeg Place was last seen on October 24.

Coleman is described as a black female standing at 5'7" tall and weighing 110 pounds, police said. Coleman has brown eyes and black hair.

Coleman spends time in the Germantown and Gaithersburg area and is very familiar with public transportation, police said.


4-year-old seriously injured after falling from window in MD


GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- A four-year-old is in serious condition after falling from the window of an apartment building in Germantown.

The child fell from a fourth story window, Montgomery County Fire spokesperson Pete Peringer tweeted.

EMS transported the child to the hospital, fire officials said.


Md. man sentenced to 55 years for burglaries


GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Montgomery County man was sentenced to 55 years in prison Wednesday for a string of burglaries, officials said.

James Cobb, 30, of Germantown was found guilty for theft and burglary on July 29. Cobb and an accomplice burgled several homes and businesses in the Gaithersburg and Germantown area over the winter of 2013 and 2014, according to police records.

The two stole jewelry, electronics, tools and copper fittings from places where they used to work and their parents' friends' houses.

Police caught Cobb in the act during one of the burglaries. He had stolen more than $14,000 in jewelry, police said.

Cobb has a history of theft and assault related convictions dating back to 2003, according to police.