Maryland General Assembly To Track Sexual Misconduct Claims; Two Men Wounded by Bullets Run into Germantown McDonald’s

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Maryland lawmakers to collect data on sexual misconduct claims

The General Assembly’s human resources department will start to tally sexual misconduct complaints and brief lawmakers annually on the nature and outcomes of the investigation. The Legislative Policy Committee ordered on Tuesday that data be collected on state lawmakers or their staff members accused of harassment. However, the reports will not name the alleged harassers. [Washington Post]

Shot fired into Germantown McDonald’s as men run inside with bullet wounds

Two men were standing outside a Germantown McDonald’s on Gunners Branch Road at about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday when someone fired several shots at them. Both men ran inside the restaurant with bullet wounds. At least one bullet had gone through a window at McDonald’s, where many people were eating at the time. The men were taken to a hospital with injuries. Police are searching for the shooter or shooters, whom police believe was someone the victims knew. [NBC]

Police arrest more than 100 on DUI charges

Montgomery County police have arrested more than 100 people on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the past four weeks. The arrests come as part of a Holiday Task Force focusing on alcohol-related offenses. Last week, the Task Force arrested 26 people. [Police]

Firefighters put out fire in Takoma Park home

Firefighters responded to the 400 block of Lincoln Avenue in Takoma Park at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday for a report of smoke coming from the back of a house. Within 20 minutes, the basement fire was extinguished. One occupant was evaluated on the scene for smoke inhalation. [Pete Piringer]

Mostly sunny, very cold—with snow possible tonight

Today should be mostly sunny, with a high near 35 and breezy winds, with gusts up to 32 mph, according to the National Weather Service. There’s a 20 percent chance of snow tonight.

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