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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.

Power out at Olney Elementary School

OLNEY, Md. (WUSA9) -- For more than an hour, power has been out at Olney Elementary School in Montgomery County.

School spokesperson Dana Tofig says there was a small fire across the street from the school at a transformer.

He tells us Pepco is on the scene and has informed school officials that the power should be restored by 11 a.m.

#GiveJoy to a child for the holiday season

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- LOG ON TO http://www.wusa9.com/givejoy to donate a toy or money to children via "Volunteers of America." 

Jan Jeffcoat is out on assignment and it's a GREAT assignment! Jan's in Prince George's County helping to kick off our holiday virtual toy drive!

WUSA9 has teamed up with the Volunteers of America Chesapeake on a new one-of-a-kind holiday campaign called "Give Joy" and it gives you a chance to help needy kids and families this holiday season with the click of a button. We're calling it a JOY DRIVE and you can buy a toy, donate or just send a holiday message virtually - from home, from work, from anywhere!

Between now and mid December Jan and the whole team here at wusa 9 will be bringing you stories about the people you can help. If you follow her on Twitter @JanJeffcoat you can get live twitter updates.

WUSA9 Probe: Montgomery Co. speedcam loophole

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A WUSA9 investigation casts new doubt on Montgomery County's speed camera program, a system that racks up millions in revenue, because there is no evidence some sites were ever published.

Our list of unpublished sites:

Ridge Road, Damascus
8000 Midcounty Highway, Gaithersburg
8100 Midcounty Highway, Gaithersburg
West Old Baltimore Road (eastbound), Boyds
West Old Baltimore Road (westbound), Boyds
18500 block of Barnesville Road in Barnesville

In August, after our investigation began, Montgomery County published all of its speedcam locations, including the ones we identified, both on its website and in a published newspaper public notice.

WUSA9 Investigates is asking why Montgomery County isn't handing out refunds after uncovering evidence that put into question the compliance of at least five cameras prior to that new publication.

Man missing from Olney

OLNEY, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Police are looking for a 27-year-old man who hasn't been seen since Halloween night.

They say Ethan Seth Williams of Olney was last seen leaving his home at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Police describe Williams as an African American male, 5'10? tall, 180 pounds with a shaved head and a mustache. He was wearing a black dress shirt, red tie, black dress pants, and black boots. He was also carrying a dark gray pullover hoodie.

Police and family are concerned for Williams' welfare and his mental well-being.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.

Mom takes to Facebook to find missing teen

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) -- A local mother has created a Facebook page to help find 15-year-old Katie Peterson, who went missing early Friday morning, and is asking area-residents to help spread the word.

Peterson, a sophomore at Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring, was last seen leaving her home in Brookville at 6:15 a.m.

Read the full story here.