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Man rescues 6 from fire


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Montgomery County Fire spokesperson said one Silver Spring family is lucky to be alive after a massive fire ripped through their home early Saturday morning.

The spokesperson confirmed the three-story home on the 4000 block of Bennion Rd. did not have working smoke detectors.

Thankfully, Joseph Roberts told WUSA9, his future son-in-law, Esteban Vales, woke to heavy smoke and jumped into action.

"My Mom, he literally carried her out of the house, across the street," said Roberts who later described his mother to be 86-years-old and at home, very sick on hospice. Thanks to Vales, Roberts, his mother, wife, daughter, future son-in-law and a small child all made it out safely. The family's several pets, which include dogs, a cat, rabbit and turtle, also survived. However, the home Roberts said he grew up in, is now a burnt shell.

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Police investigate fatal motorcycle crash in Silver Spring


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police in Montgomery County are investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred on Aug. 14 in Silver Spring.

Police say it happened at 5:53 p.m. at the intersection of Columbia Pike and Stewart Lane, where investigation revealed that a 2009 Toyota Camry and a 2004 Suzuki Intruder motorcycle were slowing for traffic while traveling northbound on Columbia Pike.

A 2010 Toyota Prius was also traveling northbound on Columbia Pike but failed to stop in time and struck the rear of the motorcycle causing the motorcycle to strike the Toyota Camry. The operator of the motorcycle was ejected off the bike, police said.

The motorcycle operator sustained life threatening injuries and was transported to Medstar Hospital and he died on Aug. 20.

Police search for hit-and-run driver


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police are searching for a black Honda in connection with a hit-and-run, Montgomery County Police dispatch said.

One pedestrian was taken to the hospital after a car struck them on Thursday.

The incident happened at Branch Road and Arliss Street. The car that struck the victim did not stay on the scene, Montgomery County Police Dispatch said.

The victim was transported to the hospital with serious injuries, police dispatch said.


Girl, 2, serious condition after Md. pool accident


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Fire Department rescue crews pulled a two-year-old girl out of a community pool in Silver Spring, Md. Tuesday evening. Authorities said, the victim has serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The accident happened at a community pool located at the Winexburg Manor Apartments at 2301 Glenallan Ave. in Silver Spring, authorities said.

A family member found the two-year-old girl floating face down in the pool, according to authorities. The family member pulled her out of the pool and then a lifeguard performed CPR, the Montgomery County Fire Department said.

The victim was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.


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Local police officer halts traffic for blind man


ASPEN HILL, Md. (WUSA9) -- When a blind man was walking through a major Montgomery County intersection with cars buzzing by, a local police officer jumped into action to make sure he made it across safely.

In a photo captured by a passerby, a Montgomery County police officer can be seen assisting a blind man with a walking stick at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Connecticut Avenue in Aspen Hill.

The officer is said to have held up traffic at the intersection before exiting his vehicle to escort the man through the intersection.

The person wrote in to the Montgomery County Police Department Facebook page to make sure the officer receives a proper thank you.

"Give him the recognition for being a real life hero!!!", she wrote.

Police investigate shooting in Silver Spring


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday night on Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring.

The shooting happened at approximately 11:30 p.m. in the 9300 block of Piney Branch Rd.

According to police, the victim and the suspect may have known each other. Robbery may be the motive for the shooting, say police.

The victim is expected to survive.


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.