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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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Tuberculosis confirmed at Potomac High School in Oxon Hill


OXON HILL, Md. (WUSA9) -- An individual at Potomac High School in Oxon Hill, Md. has been diagnosed with tuberculosis.

"To ensure the health and safety of students and staff, Prince George's County Public School health services staff are working closely with Prince George's County Health Department staff to conduct contact tracing that identifies those who may have had close contact with the individual," school officials said.

At this point, no additional cases of tuberculosis infection have been identified through contact tracing.


LEARNINGRx OFFERS MILITARY FAMILIES 11 % OFF of BRAIN TRAINING; DONATES $111/student to SEMPERMAX

LEARNINGRx OFFERS MILITARY FAMILIES 11 % OFF of BRAIN TRAINING; DONATES $111/student to SEMPERMAX

For Veteran’s Day, LearningRx of DC Metro Area is offering 11 percent off of their brain training programs for military families Nov. 11 through Nov. 30, located at six, local centers, Chantilly, Va., Fairfax, Va., Leesburg, Va., Reston, Va., Vienna, Va. and North Potomac, Md. For each military child they train, LearningRx will also donate $111 to SemperMax, a program to enhance the morale and welfare of wounded veterans and their families. LearningRx programs have been helping traumatic-brain-injured military veterans, like U.S. Army Capt. Patrick Horan (Ret.) of McLean, Va., recover their speech and memory skills, and LearningRx is now extending brain training to military families that are looking to make learning easier or for those who struggle with learning disabilities, ADHD or autism. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

Police: Man shot coworker's wife, then himself


POTOMAC, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man accused of stealing from his workplace killed his coworker's wife and then himself, Montgomery County police said.

Andrew Racca, 42, of Chevy Chase worked with the victim's husband, C. Richard Mattingly. On Tuesday afternoon, Mattingly's wife Caroyln, 57, and Andrew Racca were found dead just minutes apart.

Racca was found dead from a bullet wound at the scene of a car crash on Piney Meetinghouse Road near River Road and Carolyn Mattingly was found after a small fire inside a garage at 12045 Great Elm Drive, officials said.

Carolyn Mattingly cause of death is a gunshot wound and is being considered a homicide, police said on Oct. 3.

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2 extracted from vehicle in Md. high water


POTOMAC, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two people have been extracted from a vehicle in high water in Potomac, Md., authorities said.

Rescue crews responded to Bradley Blvd with boats in several feet of water, authorities said.


FOUND: Montgomery County girl, 15


UPDATE: Police say this missing girl has been found safe and unharmed.

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POTOMAC, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Montgomery County Police Department is looking for a missing 15-year-old teenager from Potomac, Md.

Police said Zymirah McGill, 15, of the 14700 block of Latakia Place in Potomac, Md. was reported missing by her family.

She is described as a black teenager with brown eyes, and long black hair with blond highlights, police said. She is about 5 feet 5 inches tall and 120 pounds.

Her family and police are worried for her emotional and physical well-being.

Hiker who died on trail near Potomac River ID'd


POTOMAC, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County police have identified the man who died after hiking on a trail near the Potomac River on Sunday.

Police say 25-year-old Rian Avarham Khalder of Silver Spring fell during a rock climb Sunday afternoon.

According to police, Khalder was hiking with his 14-year-old brother on Offut Island near the Angler Inn boat camp. Police say Khalder was climbing when a portion of rocks gave away and he fell. Rocks, including one large boulder, fell on him, according to police.

Khalder suffered serious injuries and died. Police say that no foul play is suspected and The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore will perform an autopsy to confirm the cause of death.