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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.


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).

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.

FOUND: Jelani Bates, 14, Silver Spring

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Police have located a 14-year-old girl from Silver Spring, Md. who had been missing.

Jelani Bates, 14, of Silver Spring has been located safe and unharmed, police said.

Her family and police were worried because she had not been in touch with her family.

Anyone with information about Jelani Bates' whereabouts is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24hrs). Callers may remain anonymous.

School crossing guard struck by car in MD


A school crossing guard was hospitalized after being struck by a car in Maryland on Wednesday.

The incident occurred in front of the Galway Elementary School in Silver Spring, Montgomery County Police said.

The guard was wearing her uniform and safety vest and standing in a crosswalk directing traffic when she was struck by a Ford Windstar, police said.

It was raining at the time of the incident and the driver of the vehicle told authorities that his windshield wipers weren't working properly, preventing him from seeing the crossing guard before he struck her, police said.