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Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

As the world embraces the age of technology, everything is available online----including the sale of pets. Guardians of Rescue, a nationwide animal rescue organization, has stepped up to protect these poor animals from the cruelty of being bought and sold via the Internet. Guardians of Rescue is working with law enforcement in various states to try to reduce the amount of harm inflicted on these innocent dogs.

“Getting a new pet is always a big decision, and buying a dog you haven’t met in person is not smart,” says Dori Scofield, vice-president of Guardians of Rescue, an organization whose mission is to protect the well-being of all animals. “If you buy a dog through the Internet, you risk supporting puppy mill cruelty and being scammed out of your money. The Internet is also used by criminals to buy and sell fighting dogs, using certain understood language.”

If you looking to adopt a new dog, here are five tips to think about before you decide where to buy:

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METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ‘SINGING the ‘BLUES’ for AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ‘SINGING the ‘BLUES’ for AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

In support of Autism Awareness Month, Metropolitan School of the Arts is asking all of its studio students to ‘go blue’ now through April 30.  Students who wear blue during class, Monday through Friday in April, Metropolitan School of the Arts will donate $1 for each student that wears blue, per day. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for a full schedule of classes and registration.

Metropolitan School of the Arts offers pre-professional dance, theatre, musical and vocal studio classes for youth and teens, as well as adult dance and fitness classes, including Metro Barre, yoga and Pilates.

Montgomery County Police announce promotions

MCPD Chief Announces PromotionsPublished on March 11, 2014 by in Press Releases

Chief J. Thomas Manger has announced the following promotions:

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Promoted to CAPTAIN (effective March 9):

  • Lieutenant David Anderson – assigned to Duty Commander
  • Lieutenant James Humphries – assigned to Duty Commander

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Montgomery County Police announce promotions

MCPD Chief Announces PromotionsPublished on March 11, 2014 by in Press Releases

Chief J. Thomas Manger has announced the following promotions:

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Promoted to CAPTAIN (effective March 9):

  • Lieutenant David Anderson – assigned to Duty Commander
  • Lieutenant James Humphries – assigned to Duty Commander

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Man arrested for Montgomery County murder


GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man was shot and killed in Montgomery County over a debt he may have owed, police said in a news release on Friday.

Kelvin Parache, 29, of Rockville was arrested on Thursday for shooting and killing James Allen Frazier on a Ride-on Bus, on Tuesday night, police said.

"Investigation revealed that Frazier owed Parache an undisclosed amount of money. Parache believed that Frazier was avoiding him and went in search of Frazier during the evening of March 4. Parache located Frazier in a vehicle and began following him to various locations within Montgomery County. At approximately 9:15 p.m., Frazier exited the vehicle and entered an establishment in the Flower Hill area of Gaithersburg," police said.

That's when Parache followed Frazier onto the bus and shot him, police said.

Germantown mother charged with murder

GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County police have charged a Germantown woman for murder in the Friday deaths of her 1-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl.

Zakieya Latrice Avery is charged with two counts of first degree murder for the killings, and two counts of attempted first degree murder, as two other children remain hospitalized after Friday's attack.

Avery, 28, of the 19000 block of Cherry Bend Drive in Germantown, is being held without bond.

Police identified the deceased children as Norell N. Harris, a 1-year-old male, and Zyana Z. Harris, a 2-year-old female. The hospitalized children are identified as Taniya Harris, a 5-year-old female, and Martello Harris, a 8-year-old male.

There has been no update on the condition of Taniya or Martello.

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