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Police: Man stabbed in Silver Spring apartment


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man was found suffering from a stab wound in a Silver Spring apartment Thursday afternoon, Montgomery County police said.

A person came home to the apartment located at 12313 Treetop Drive and found his roommate suffering from a stab wound. The 50-year-old man was taken to the hospital with a laceration to the shoulder. He was transported conscious and alert.

The stabbing is under investigation, police said.

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4-year-old child hit by car in Silver Spring


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 4-year-old child suffered non-life threatening injuries after they were hit by a car in Silver Spring.

According to a spokesperson for Montgomery County fire, the accident happened at around 5:32 p.m. near the intersection of Georgia Avenue and August Drive.

The child, who is a male, was transported to a local hospital. 

This is a developing story and will be updated. 


Local groomer hosts fundraiser for Warrior Canine Connection


 

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Studio Grooming Salon opened its doors Sunday for a self-serve dog wash in Silver Spring. 

The wash included state of the art tubs and dryers, shampoo, tools and fresh towels, Warrior Canine Connection bandana, goody box and assistance. 

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Ex-music teacher gets 40 years for sex abuse


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- A former Montgomery County music teacher was sentenced to 40 years in prison for sexual abuse on Friday afternoon.

Lawrence Joynes previously pleaded guilty to sexually abusing 15 young students at New Hampshire Estates Elementary School and Eastern Middle School, both of which are in Silver Spring. Joynes taught in the Montgomery County school system for 27 years, with the last 10 yeas at New Hampshire Estates.

Joynes wore a green prison jumpsuit and was not shackled in the courtroom. He never glanced at one of his victims, who sat steps away, in the front row. 

Man arrested for gun and cocaine possession


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Hyattsville man was arrested Monday after police say officers found him in possession of a handgun and baggies of crack cocaine.

Ramon Ramsey, 23, was arrested for possession of a handgun and possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, police said.

At approximately 10:15 p.m., police say officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Piney Branch Road and Manchester Road in Silver Spring. Ramsey was as a rear seat passenger and police asked him to exit the car after he appeared to be trying to conceal something.

Police say once Ramsey started to exit the car, his shirt lifted up and officers saw a Taurus .357 caliber long-barrel handgun in his waistband. When Ramsey was placed under arrest, police say officers found individually wrapped baggies of crack cocaine in his front pants pocket.

Ramsey was ordered held without bond, police said.

Silver Spring Transit Center set to open Sept. 20


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Thursday, Metro announced it was ready to accept the Silver Spring Transit Center from Montgomery County and open the facility later next month. The move comes a day after we spotted buses driving around the facility

Officials say Metro has 10 days to formally accept the facility after receiving a formal request from the county Thursday morning. During the next four week, Metro will prepare the faciliyt and compete training bus drivers as well as notify riders about the opening and any service changes.

The target opening date for the transit center, located in the 8400 block of Colesville Road next to the Metrorail station, is Sept. 20.

Bus drivers training at Silver Spring Transit Center


SILVER SRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Buses were spotted at the new Silver Spring Transit Center on Wednesday morning. 

A Metro spokesperson tells us that training is underway for drivers there. During training, out-of-service buses from Metro and Montgomery County Ride On will enter and exit the area.

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Drivers are getting familiar with the traffic patterns, boarding locations and more at the facility in the 8400 block of Colesville Road.

No opening date has been announced for the transit center yet.