Three Men Charged in Germantown Shooting, Armed Robbery; Local Speedskater Makes Olympic Team

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Arrests made in possible gang-related shooting in Germantown 

Police have arrested and charged a couple men believed to be part of a Germantown street gang called the One Way Gang. Three men were indicted in November on charges of attempted second-degree murder and armed robbery in connection with a September incident. The three men went to a townhome on Weybridge Lane with the intent of stealing drugs. Two of the men went inside and ended up firing a gun while confronting the home's occupant, court documents show. [Germantown Pulse]

Skater from Potomac Speedskating makes Olympic team

An athlete who trains at the Potomac Speedskating Club has qualified to represent  the United States in the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Thomas Hong, 20, of Laurel, is a native of South Korea and has been training at the speedskating club since he was 4. He's heading to South Korea in February. [WAMU]

Swastika discovered in bathroom at Winston Churchill

A swastika was found Thursday afternoon in a bathroom at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac. The school’s principal, Joan Benz, wrote in a statement that the swastika “threatens our core values and the strength of our gift of community diversity.” She said the hateful symbol was found after lunch in a boy’s bathroom stall. [WJLA]

Chef Jose Andres earns more accolades for work in Puerto Rico

Chef Jose Andres, who owns Jaleo in Bethesda, has been recognized for his relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Andres went to the island just days after Hurricane Maria struck and began feeding people. Through his work, more than 2.2 million meals were served on the island. He earned a spot last week on a list of the year's best moments in leadership. [Fast Company]

Discovery board members buy up company shares

A Discovery board member has doubled his share in the Silver Spring company. John Malone revealed that he bought more than $6.5 million worth of company shares. Last month, another board member, David Wargo, bought $1.58 million worth of shares. Discovery's stock has lost about 20 percent of its value since the company announced it would buy Scripps Networks Interactive. [Washington Business Journal]

Mild weather to continue into Tuesday 

Temperatures are expected to climb into the upper 50s, and the skies will stay sunny, according to the National Weather Service. The night could be partly cloudy, with lows in the 40s.

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