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60 Firefighters Battle Blaze In Potomac

POTOMAC, Md. (WUSA) -- A fire broke out in the 13300 block of Query Mill Road in Potomac, Md. Wednesday evening.

According to Montgomery County Fire Capt. Oscar Garcia, firefighters were called to the home at 5:21 p.m. They arrived to find fire on both floors of this 2-story single family home.


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Fire crews had to call for and bring tanker trucks with them because this is a non hydrant area of the county.

Two people were out of the home unharmed when fire crews arrived. Approximately 60 firefighters were on the scene defensive fire fighting, meaning they could not get inside the home to fight the fire any more.

There is no known cause of the fire yet.

Tough Year For Wife Of Man Detained As Spy In Cuba

Tough Year For Wife Of Man Detained As Spy In Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the year since her American husband has been detained in Cuba, accused of spying for the U.S., Judy Gross has been forced to sell the family home in Maryland and move into a small apartment in Washington.

Their younger daughter, distraught and crying as her father's birthday approached, crashed and totaled her car. Their older daughter has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

More than 1,100 miles away, Alan Gross passes his days in a Cuban military hospital, watching baseball on a small television or jamming with his jailers on a stringed instrument they gave him.

Judy Gross tells The Associated Press in an interview that every day she wakes up and for a few seconds it's like a normal morning, but then she remembers her husband is gone.

By JESSICA GRESKO
Associated Press

Thurman Stays Mum On Convicted Stalker's Rearrest

NEW YORK (AP) -- Uma Thurman is staying mum about the convicted stalker who was recently arrested on charges of trying to contact her again.

Jack Jordan is being held in Maryland while awaiting possible extradition to New York. Authorities said he violated a restraining order by calling the "Kill Bill" star's office.

Thurman's spokesman says she won't comment on Jordan's arrest.

Jordan's father said Wednesday that the family was in the process of hiring a lawyer. He declined to say more.

Jordan was convicted in 2008 of stalking the Oscar-nominated actress. The former psychiatric patient was sentenced to three years' probation and told not to try to contact Thurman for five years.

Jordan was arrested Nov. 23 in North Potomac, Md. He's due in court Dec. 21 for the extradition hearing.

New Md. Law Will Change Traffic Ticket Process

New Md. Law Will Change Traffic Ticket Process

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- People who get traffic tickets in Maryland will have three options under a new law taking effect in January.
Now, drivers automatically have trial dates scheduled, but that won't happen under the new law.

They will be able to either pay the fine, ask for a waiver hearing instead of a trial or request a court date for a trial.

Drivers will have to comply within 30 days or risk having their driver's license suspended by the Motor Vehicle Administration.

Payable traffic violations like speeding, failure to obey a traffic signal, or failure to stop for a school bus are affected by the new law. Violations like driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or under a suspended license are not.

Uma Thurman's Stalker Arrested in Potomac

North Potomac (AP)- A man convicted of stalking actress Uma Thurman has been arrested in Maryland on charges that he called her office despite a court order to leave her alone. Jack Jordan was arrested in North Potomac, Md., shortly before Thanksgiving on charges of violating a restraining order by calling the actress’s office.

Bethesda Man Sentenced to Jail and Fined $60,000 for the Sale of Illegal Rockfish

One of Washington's largest seafood wholesalers has been fined over $500,000 for the sale of illegal rockfish for over 10 years.

Federal prosecutors say Ocean Pro, Ltd, which also operates by the name of Profish, has been ordered to pay a $575,000 fine. The Maryland U.S. Attorney’s office states that the Vice President of Ocean Pro, Ltd, its fish buyer, and a waterman were sentenced to jail.

Timothy Lyon of Bethesda, Md. officer and part owner of the company has been sentenced to 21 months in jail and a $60,000 fine alone.  The fish buyer Benjamin Clough of Graysonville, Md. was sentenced to 15 months and a $7,000 fine. Lastly, waterman Gordon Jett of Fredericksburg was sentenced to five months and $4,572 in restitution.