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Water main break in Silver Spring bursts again


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) --  A 90-year-old water main that broke Sunday burst again Tuesday morning on Bonifant Street.  

At 2:30 a.m. a 10-inch water main broke in the 900 block of Bonifant Street. Officials with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission tell WUSA9 the same pipe ruptured Sunday. Crews spent Monday repairing the pipe. Only a section was replaced. Lyn Riggins, a spokesperson for WSSC, says this is typical for aging infrastructure during winter months. Riggins said it is likely the pipe will be flagged for replacement. 

For Lene Tsegaye, a business owner on the block, the broken water main meant another day away from her café. 

“This morning when I came to reopen, there was no water," said Lene Tsegaye, who was one of 22 customers without water service. Tsagaye reopened her business three weeks ago. She was forced to closed almost one year ago when a neighboring restaurant caught on fire.

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Crews respond to partial collapse at Colesville church


COLESVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Crews are responding to a partial collapse at a Colesville church Monday afternoon, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue said. 

The collapse happened at the Shiloh Christian Fellowship located at 14905 New Hampshire Avenue, officials said. 

 

No injuries have been reported as of yet. A building inspector has been requested. There is no fire hazard. 

We will continue to update you as we learn more. 

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Free-range parents make 'Frozen' inspired song ‘Let Them Go’


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- About a year after Danielle Meitiv made national headlines for letting her children walk around their neighborhood by themselves, the Montgomery County mother is reaffirming her commitment to free-range parenting through a song.

Meitiv's song, titled "Let Them Go", changes around the lyrics so they're about why it's OK to let her kids walk freely. Among the lyrics:

It’s funny how our parents just let their kids play ball.
And the fears we let control us didn’t bother them at all.
It’s time to see what kids can do. Let them test their limits just like you.
Learn right from wrong; just let them be
Be free!

And one version of the chorus:

MISSING: 82-year-old man visiting Silver Spring family


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- An 82-year-old man from Haiti who is visiting family in Silver Spring has gone missing, Montgomery County police said. 

Innocent Camille was last seen in the 12800 block of Broadmore Road off of E. Randolph Road in Silver Spring around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, authorities said. Camille is from Haiti, however is staying with a relative in Silver Spring. 

Camille is described as black man, standing 6 feet two inches tall and weighing 150 pounds, police said. He has a thin build and short hair that is turning gray. He was last seen wearing a white and blue shirt, tan pants, and hospital shoes. He may have also been wearing a brown hat. Police said Camille just had surgery on hit foot, has diabetes and may show some signs of dementia. 

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Man hit by car in Silver Spring


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man was hit by a car Friday night in Silver Spring.

According to a Montgomery County fire spokesperson, the accident happened near the intersection of Randolph Road and Serpentine Way. 

The man is reportedly in critical condition.

This is a developing story and will be updated. 

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Blair High School students sickened by pot brownies


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- A pair of Blair High School students became sick last month after they allegedly ate pot brownies on campus.

Montgomery County police have charged William Keysar, an 18-year-old senior at the high school, with several charges, including distribution of a controlled dangerous substance on school property, after he allegedly gave the students the brownies.

The two students who ate the brownies also face disciplinary actions. 

According to school officials, the two students reported feeling dizziness and an elevated heart rate after they ate the brownies. They were transported to an area hospital and later released.  

Montgomery County Public Schools put out the following statement in relation to the incident:

3 stabbed after fight at Silver Spring night club


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Three people were stabbed during a fight that started at a Silver Spring night club early Sunday.

Montgomery County Police say they were called to the Champion Club on Georgia Avenue around 3 a.m.

Two victims had to be transported to the hospital and a third person was driven to the hospital.

The condition of the victims are unknown at this time.

We will update this story when more information becomes available.

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