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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.

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.

2 arrested in Md. ATM card skimming


COLUMBIA, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two suspects were arrested in connection with an ATM card skimming device in Columbia, Md., Howard County Police said.

Police arrested Alin Tomescu, 35, of Baltimore, Md. and Viorel Tomulescu, 52, also of Baltimore, Md. They are both being charged with possessing a skimming device and conspiracy to commit theft, authorities said.

Tomescu was seen on Saturday morning at a SunTrust Bank ATM in the 8200 block of Snowden River Parkway with his face partially covered, authorities said. He ran away as an officer tried to make contact with him, police said. Police pursued the man and found Tomulescu who had been waiting nearby, authorities said.

A skimming device had recently been put on the ATM, authorities said. Police are not sure at this time if customers' information has been compromised.

Counselors for classmates of Olney teen killed in crash


OLNEY, Md. (WUSA9) -- Grief counselors will be at Sherwood High School in Olney, Md. Tuesday to help classmates come to grips with the death of a 15-year-old student killed in a car crash over the weekend.

Family, friends and neighbors returned to the site where Shawn Gangloff was killed Saturday morning. Many still cannot believe their friend is gone.

The blanket of flowers keeps growing at the base of a tree for Shawn Gangloff. The tree is right where the 15-year-old and two other teens crashed.

The three teens attended a party before the accident. Regardless of what happened that night, community members are telling WUSA9 they are dealing with a life that ended too short. Even those who did not know the victim are stopping by to pay respect.

3 people injured in Md. accident


LNEY, Md. (WUSA9) -- Three teenagers are severely injured after a single car collision that happened Saturday morning in Olney, Md.

According to the Montgomery County Police Department, crews responded to the accident around 1:23 a.m. in the area of Hines Road and Macduff Avenue.

The driver and passenger in the front of the car were trapped inside, authorities said. The person sitting in the back had been ejected from the car.

The 2011 Chrysler 200 convertible was going westbound on Hines Road towards Cashell Road, police said. The vehicle suddenly left the road and hit a tree right before Macduff Avenue.

Police said the vehicle then crossed on MacDuff Avenue and hit a light pole and a telephone box. The vehicle rolled over and came to a halt.

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.

MISSING: Man, 26, of Olney, Md.


OLNEY, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Police Department is searching for a missing 26-year-old man from Olney, who was seen Thursday morning at his home.

Jack Rogers, also known as Ahmad Suhail Ahmed, was last seen Thursday at 7 a.m. in the 17500 block of Queen Elizabeth Drive in Olney, Md.

Rogers is being described as a white man, between 5 feet 8 inches tall and 5 feet 9 inches tall, authorities said. He is about 185 pounds and has dark brown hair and brown eyes.

Police said, he may be wearing a black baseball cap, blue jeans, and carrying a tan camouflage backback.

Police and his family are worried about Rogers' emotional health and physical well-being.