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MISSING: 15-year-old Silver Spring girl


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police need your help locating a missing 15-year-old girl from Silver Spring, Md.

Katherine Repreza last contacted her mom on Tuesday.

Katherine is described by police as a a Hispanic female, 5'04" tall, and weighing 120 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair.

Police say the family is concerned for Katherine's physical and emotional welfare.

Anyone with information about Katherine's whereabouts is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Department.

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Ex-NBA player, Md. nightclub owner, sentenced for drug trafficking


GREENBELT, Md. (WUSA9) -- A federal judge sentenced a former George Mason basketball star and successful Silver Spring nightclub owner to two years in prison for his role in a plan to distribute more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana.

The sentence was far less than Jason Miskiri could have received after pleading guilty to conspiring to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana.

After the sentencing, the one-time NBA player declined to talk with WUSA9 about what took him from college basketball star, philanthropist and successful restaurant owner to a guy who was bringing in and selling millions of dollars of marijuana in his own community.

Miskiri, 40, insists dealing dope is contrary to everything he believes in.

Man arrested for having a gun outside The Fillmore


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 23-year-old man was arrested for having a gun in an alley behind The Filllmore Silver Spring on Sunday, according to police.

Dominique Bernard Saunders of New Carrollton was arrested for possession of a stolen handgun, police said.

At approximately 10:30 p.m., police say an off-duty officer was working with security personnel at The Fillmore located at 8656 Colesville Road. An employee told the officer that he overheard Saunders planning to shoot someone. Police say Saunders was asked to leave The Fillmore earlier in the evening.

MISSING: 67-year-old Silver Spring man


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police need your help locating a missing 67-year-old man from Silver Spring.

Antonio Romero of Colesville Road was last seen in the downtown area of Silver Spring on last Wednesday.

Romero is described by police as a white male, approximately 5'11" tall and weighing 200 pounds. Police say he has white hair and wears dark colored glasses.

Anyone with any information regarding Antonio Romero's whereabouts is asked to immediately call the Montgomery County Police Department at 301-279-8000.

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Super Bowl I champ visits alma mater high school


SILVER SPRING, MD (WUSA9)—The gymnasium at Montgomery Blair High School held a near-capacity crowd as the student body awaited the arrival of a special visitor bearing a special gift. 

When his name was announced, the crowd erupted.  Former Packers defensive back Tom Brown returned to his high school roots with a gift in hand.  Brown presented the school with a commemorative Wilson Golden Football as part of a program sponsored by the NFL. 

Brown, who participated in Super Bowl I, delivered the gold-plated football and then delivered an inspiring message to the students in attendance. 

“I remember all of my coaches and teachers here,” Brown said.  “They gave me opportunities and taught me to do things the right way.”

Crews knock down fire at Silver Spring nail salon


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Firefighters knocked down a fire at a Silver Spring nail salon Thursday morning, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue said.

The fire happened at the salon located at 11204 Grandview Avenue. When crews got to the scene fire was coming from the ceiling and roof. The building had to be evacuated.

No injuries have been reported. 

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Pedestrian involved in hit and run on Columbia Pike


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- A pedestrian was struck in a hit and run accident in Silver Spring, Md. on Monday night. 

According to the authorities, the accident occurred on Columbia Pike near Tech Road.

Police did not provide any information as to the condition of the pedestrian struck.

This is a developing story and we will release more details as they become available. 

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