Police Find Car of Missing Pregnant Teacher; Local Rescue Groups Take in Pets Affected by Irma

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Missing Olney woman’s car found in Columbia

Montgomery County police announced this weekend that officers found the car of a pregnant teacher from Olney who was reported missing last week. Police believed Laura Elizabeth Wallen, 31, might have been driving her 2011 Ford Escape. They located it parked and unoccupied at an apartment complex in Columbia. [Montgomery County police]

Local rescue groups bring in Irma pets

Dogs and cats are among those affected by Hurricane Irma, which hit the U.S. over the weekend. Local animal rescues, including PetConnect Rescue in Potomac, have taken in pets left homeless by the storm. PetConnect has six cats and 18 dogs from South Carolina. [WTOP]

Wiedefeld expected to warn leaders about state of Metro funding

Paul Wiedefeld, the general manager of Metro, plans to release a report to the WMATA board of directors today detailing the consequences if local lawmakers don’t establish a dedicated funding source for the transit system. Metro officials believe a lack of funding could make it difficult sustaining the system and could prevent needed updates. [WAMU]

County marks anniversary of 9/11 attacks

Flags in the county will fly at half-staff today to mark the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. You can visit local memorials to the victims of the attacks, or volunteer for National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Mostly sunny day

Today should be mostly sunny with a high around 76 and some wind, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight will likely be more cloudy with a low of 59. The area could start seeing rain from Irma tomorrow.

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