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Police called to Sandy Spring's Farm Road

SANDY SPRING, Md (WUSA9) --  Montgomery County's Planning board is refusing to recognize the existence of a century-old road, even after granting African-American landowners addresses to their historic family holdings near the Sandy Spring Slave museum.

The issuing of addresses for at least 8 property owners came in July after a series of reports by WUSA9. These reports exposed allegations that wrongdoing by developers resulted in approvals which wiped out the historic access known as "Farm Road" off state tax maps.

In June, the Montgomery Planning Board and the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission came under the scrutiny of Maryland's Legislative Black Caucus, which held an emotional hearing into the land dispute in the wake of WUSA9's reports.

Olney boys football team banned from playoffs

OLNEY, Md. (WUSA9) -- A parent of child with a youth football team banned from playoffs says the Mid- Maryland Youth Football League did not reverse its decision Wednesday night. That means three Olney teams wil lnot be allowed to be in the league playoffs. 

Dozens of angry parents say the league has kicked their boys out of the playoffs because they are too good.

When practice starts, the coaches are going to have to explain to 71 boys that they can't go to the playoffs because they've won so many games.  The league is accusing them of essentially stacking the deck.

The Olney Boys and Girls Clubs have had an outstanding season in the lower division. Four teams have racked up 21 wins and just two losses. They've scored a total of 400 more points than their opponents.

Petline 9: Buxton

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Lab Rescue brought Buxton on Petline 9 on Thursday.

Buxton is a 7-year-old black labrador retriever. He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative.

Buxton is good with cats and other dogs and he must go to a home with another dog since he is used to living with one. He is approved for kids aged 10 and up.

Buxton is house trained and no longer needs to be crated. He knows the commands sit, stay and come.

Buxton loves to retrieve and would do best in a home with a fenced yard where he can play fetch to his heart's content.

For more on how to adopt Buxton visit: http://www.lab-rescue.org/

Week 6 Scoreboard: Friday Night Football

WASHINGTON (WUSA 9) -- Relive all the action from some of Friday's top high school football games! 

DC Scores:

Coolidge 38, Anacostia 0

H.D. Woodson 33, Ballou 0

Maryland Scores:

Boonsboro 38, Brunswick 0 

Bullis 42, Cape Henlopen, Del. 7 

Catoctin 28, Poolesville 0 

Damascus 13, Clarksburg 12 

Friendship-Edison, D.C. 27, Westlake 0 

Gaithersburg 20, Wootton 14 

John F. Kennedy 28, Wheaton 0 

Linganore 52, Frederick 6 

Middletown 27, Tuscarora 0 

North Point 27, Leonardtown 22 

Northwest - Mtg 50, Hubie Blake 0 

Oakdale 35, Thomas Johnson 26 

Paint Branch 54, Albert Einstein 7 

Rockville 51, Northwood 13 

Sherwood 14, Seneca Valley 7 

Sandy Spring Banks Offering Relief to Furloughed Workers

OLNEY, Md. (WUSA9)--  The Sandy Spring Bank will now offer support to all furloughed government employees,  including men and women in the military, they announced on Friday.

Dan Schrider, CEO of Sandy Spring Bank says that a considerable amount of the bank's clients are being impacted by the government shutdown because of their close proximity to Washington.  

"We understand the gravity of this situation and it is our goal to help all citizens, both existing clients and community members through this process. The furlough, no matter the length, could be felt by these government employees for some time to come and we want to ensure that our community knows we are here to support them," said Schrider.

Because this furlough has the ability to cause financial struggle, the bank is offering a series of options that will include: 

Jan Jeffcoat makes her WUSA9 debut at 11 p.m.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- You told us you wanted something different, something fast and something that spoke to you, the viewer. We listened. 

On Sunday night, WUSA9 debuted its new anchor, Jan Jeffcoat, and its new 11 p.m. show format, which reflects more viewer-friendly segments. 

We at WUSA9 are always listening to your questions and comments on www.TellWUSA9.com as well. Click the link and tell us what you think about all the hottest topics in today's news, entertainment, weather and local sports. 

WUSA9 to try drone camera

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The Phantom is one of a handful of radio controlled rotor aircraft designed to act as miniature flying camera platforms.

WUSA has experimented, with limited success, other popular models. One model we tried flew well as long as there was no wind-but the method for downloading the video was not simple enough for our workflow-which always requires speed, reliability and ease of use.

The Phantom is a quad motor, rotor type aircraft that has a GoPro camera slung underneath for shooting video and still pictures. The GoPro is usually tough and reliable so it makes a nice choice for shooting aerial footage this way.