Two Charged in Death of N.J. Man in Gaithersburg; Lifetime Fitness in Gaithersburg Seeks Beer, Wine License

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Prosecutors say N.J. man who was later killed was lured to Maryland through Facebook

Two suspects in the death of a 22-year-old New Jersey man, found in a shallow grave near Gaithersburg in November, appeared in Montgomery County District Court on Wednesday and were charged with first-degree murder. The victim, Jordy Mejia, had been lured to Maryland after an exchange of Facebook messages with a woman, according to county police documents. One defendant is 19, and the other is 16, but is being charged as an adult. [Washington Post]

Gaithersburg gym seeks beer, wine license

The Lifetime Fitness location in Gaithersburg has applied for a license to serve beer and wine at its outdoor pool. If approved, the gym could be serving by Memorial Day. [NBC Washington]

DiSpirito starts position in Rockville City Hall

In his welcoming remarks to Rockville, new City Manager Robert DiSpirito said he would go out and meet the city’s employees and residents to learn all he could about the community. “Our best ideas for improvement often come from front-line employees and our customers themselves,” he said. [Rockville city website]

Gaithersburg’s May Mile registration opens

Registration has opened for the 2nd Annual La Milla de Mayo (The May Mile), a one-mile run/walk through Olde Towne, Gaithersburg, to be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 6. The event, hosted by the City of Gaithersburg in partnership with the Montgomery County Road Runners Club, features a chip-timed race and quarter- and half-mile Kids Fun Runs. Runners of all ages and levels are eligible to register for this event. [Gaithersburg city website]

Dry and cold today, snow showers this evening

Most of the day will be dry, but it will be cold with highs in the 30s and plenty of clouds. By about 8 or 9 p.m., snow showers will start to move into the area. Snow will continue at times overnight and end by 6 or 7 a.m. Friday, at the latest. The area will see around 1 inch or less. [NBC Washington]

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