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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.

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3 killed, 5 injured in Silver Spring single vehicle crash


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Police Department is investigating a single vehicle accident that killed three people and injured five others early Sunday morning in Silver Spring, Md., police said.

Officers responded to the report of a collision on East-West Highway in the area of Washington Avenue around 3:20 a.m., authorities said. A total of eight people were in the vehicle at the time of the accident, according to police. Three passengers were pronounced dead at the scene.

A 21-year-old man, a 24-year-old woman and an additional woman, whose identity has not been confirmed were all killed in the accident.

Police investigate Silver Spring stabbing


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Police are investigating a stabbing that happened in the 2100 block of Industrial Parkway in Silver Spring, Md., Wednesday afternoon.

We will update you as more information becomes available.


FOUND: Joshua Emmanuel Vigil, 14, Silver Spring


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County police say a missing 14-year-old boy from Silver Spring has been located safe and unharmed.

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Joshua Emmanuel Vigil, 14, was last seen on November 8 in the 100 block of Tiffany Road in Silver Spring. He is described as a Hispanic male, 5′ 06" tall, 110 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Police and his family are concerned for Joshua Vigil's emotional and physical well-being.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Joshua Vigil is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24-hour line).


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Struck gas line closes roads in Silver Spring


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Workers struck a two inch gas line in Montgomery County Friday afternoon, causing road closures in the area.

We're told a backhoe hit a gas line in the 900 block of Dennis Avenue.

Dennis Avenue is closed between University Boulevard and Sligo Creek Parkway.

Fire personnel are checking nearby homes and the gas company is on the scene.

Several people displaced in Silver Spring townhouse fire


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Several people have been displaced after a townhouse fire Sunday afternoon in Silver Spring, Md, according to tweets from Pete Piringer with Montgomery County Fire and Rescue.

The fire happened Sunday afternoon at the townhouse located at 3808 Gawayne Terr, authorities said.

All occupants were safely evacuated before Montgomery County Fire and Rescue got to the scene, authorities said.

A 34-year-old man was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, along with a 34-year-old woman.

The cause of the fire was an unattended candle, authorities said. The damage is estimated at $100,000.

Between eight and ten people have been displaced, according to authorities.

Gonzaga College HS playing for #11


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Heavy hearts hung over Gonzaga's football game against its biggest rival Saint John's.

A week after a deadly accident, Gonazaga student Dominik Pettey was laid to rest at the Basilica at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

The love for the Gonazaga community has never been stronger.

The last injured Gonzaga student also returned home from the hospital Saturday. PJ Johannessen is recovering at home.

After a moment of silence for Gonzaga senior Dom Pettey, they played ball.

"Tonight's all for Dom. Dom loved this school. I feel like tonight we just want to go out and play for him," said Brandon Stallings, a friend.