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Boy nearly drowns at camp in Silver Spring


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- A young child has serious but non-life-threatening injuries after nearly drowning at a pool while he was at camp in Silver Spring Tuesday morning, Montgomery County police said.

The incident happened at the Connecticut Belair Club located at 3901 Ferrara Dr. in Silver Spring around 11:15 a.m., according to authorities. The boy was at the pool with a group of children as part of a camp.

The children were doing swim tests. This young boy was restricted to a more shallow area after failing his test. Lifeguards spotted him under water and pulled him out in time, authorities said.

EMS personnel had to resuscitate the boy. He was conscious when he was taken to the hospital. The boy is in serious but non-life threatening condition.

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CPS clears Md. free range parents in 2nd neglect case


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Child Protective Services has formally ruled out child neglect in the second case involving Maryland free-range parent.

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Investigators at Child Protective Services cleared the second case on Monday. Danielle and Sasha Meitiv are known for letting their children walk alone around their Silver Spring neighborhood. As a result, Child Protective Services accused them of neglect.

Md. officials clarify policy on "free-range" kids


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Maryland officials are now clarifying their policy on children playing or walking alone, saying Child Protective Services should not get involved in free-range cases unless the children have been hurt or are at risk.

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Man accused of fatally stabbing teen in Silver Spring


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with the homicide of an 18-year-old man who was fatally stabbed in Silver Spring on Wednesday.

The incident happened in the Briggs Chaney area in the 14100 block of Castle Boulevard around 3:29 p.m., Montgomery County police said. Police responded to the stabbing in the area and found the victim, Derik Benson, 18, lying on his back, suffering from a stab wound. He was taken to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.

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Surae Chinn emcees Asian American LEAD'S 16th annual dinner


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Surae Chinn emceed Asian American LEAD's 16th Annual Dinner on Wednesday at the Silver Spring Civic Building in downtown Silver Spring.

Asian American Leadership Empowerment for Youth and Families (AALEAD) supports low-income and underserved Asian Pacific American youth with educational empowerment, identity development, and leadership opportunities through after school, summer, and mentoring programs.

Storms bring down trees across the DMV


Severe thunderstorms that passed through the D.C. area Monday evening brought down plenty of trees, causing significant damage in some instances.

A tree fell down on top of a metro bus near the intersection of K Street and 15th Street. Fortunately, no one inside the bus was hurt.

A bolt of lightning struck a tree near a house in Silver Spring, causing the tree to fall on the house. No one was injured, but the tree caused a significant amount of damage.

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CPS rules out neglect for Md. free range parents


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Child protective services has formally ruled neglect out in the case involving the "free-range" parents from Maryland.

Danielle and Sasha Meitiv famously let their children walk alone around their Silver Spring neighborhood. As a result, Child Protective Services accused them of neglect.

Child Protective Services formally ruled out neglect in its December case against the Meitivs, but another case against them is still pending.

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