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Silver Spring water main repairs may take all day


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Repairs on a water main break in downtown Silver Spring will likely last all day.

There is a complicated utility situation at the 16-inch water main break on Georgia Avenue at Colesville Road, according to WSSC Lyn Riggins. It's possible that repairs could even last into Friday.

Miss Utility had to survey the area before a contractor for WSCC could start digging. The water was shut off by 1:45 a.m. Friday.

Four large, commercial buildings are affected by the break.

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Contractors to repair water main break in Silver Spring


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Contractors will start making repairs to a 16 inch water main break in downtown Silver Spring Thursday morning, officials said.

The water main break occurred on Georgia Avenue at Colesville Road in Silver Spring, Md. Wednesday.

Officials said the water main was 76 years old.

Five valves were closed to help reduce the water flow. Officials say closing valves is not quick or easy.

The water was not completely shut off Wednesday night, officials said.

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Rapper Shy Glizzy arrested in Silver Spring


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- A popular rapper was arrested in Silver Spring late Monday night.

Court documents show D.C. native Marquis King, otherwise known as Shy Glizzy, has been charged with disorderly conduct, failure to obey lawful order, obstructing a police officer, riot and resisting arrest.

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In various videos which have spread across social media, King can be seen getting into a disagreement with officers as fans watching scream for the rapper to be released from police custody.

MISSING: 65-year-old Silver Spring man


WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing 65-year-old from Silver Spring who has Alzheimer's disease, diabetes and does not speak.

Ayalew Ishete was last seen Tuesday at 9 :30 a.m. in the 1900 block of Rosemary Hills Drive in the Woodside neighborhood of Silver Spring, police said.

Ishete is described by police as a black male, approximately 6'1" tall, and 200 pounds. He has short black hair and brown eyes.

Police say Ishete may be wearing a light blue, long- sleeve shirt with brown pants and brown shoes. He walks with a cane and may be wearing prescription glasses.

Anyone with any information regarding Mr. Ishete's whereabouts is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.

Weekend traffic work at busy Montgomery Co. intersection


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SILVER SPRING (WUSA9) -- Construction work this weekend is expected to cause a traffic headache at a busy Montgomery County intersection.

The Maryland Department of Transportation says travel lanes at the intersection of Georgia Avenue (MD 97) and Randolph Road will be restricted to one lane in each direction on both roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

Drivers will be able to make left and right turns at the intersection.

Motorists who normally use that intersection are advised to take an alternate route like Connecticut Avenue.

Suspect sought in Silver Spring bank robbery


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) - Police are looking for a white male in his 50's in connection with a bank robbery at a Sun Trust Bank on Thursday morning.

The incident occurred around 9:30 a.m. along the 8700 block of Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring. The male suspect allegedly walked into the bank, passed a note over to a bank teller and walked away on foot.

Luckily for customers and employees at the bank, no weapon was used during the robbery. It is unknown how much money the suspect escaped with.

Police are still on scene and the bank is closed according to Montgomery County Police.

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30-40 evacuated due to CO leak in Silver Spring building


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Thirty to 40 people were evacuated from a Silver Spring apartment building Tuesday night, due to a carbon monoxide leak, according to Montgomery County fire.

The leak occurred in the 7700 block of Eastern Avenue. Fire officials say the building has been evacuated.

At least two people are being evaluated for carbon monoxide, fire officials said.

The building's management arrived on the scene and fire officials say the gas to the building was turned off.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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