ICC Motorcycle Noise Draws Complaints; Four Stabbed At Soccer Game; Officials Apologize For Voter Info Glitch

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ICC noise rankles neighbors

It's not the regular drone of traffic that's bugging neighbors of the Intercounty Connector. It's the motorcycles that are seemingly using the road as a dragway in the middle of the night. “Motorcyclists have identified the ICC as a great place to drag race,” said Robert Zimmerman, president of the Brooke Manor Homeowner’s Association. Neighbors say they're working with the Maryland Transportation Authority and other officials to find a solution. [WJLA] 

Police respond to stabbing at soccer game 

Maryland Park Police said four people suffered "superficial wounds" after receiving reports of multiple people stabbed during a soccer game at Hillandale Park in Montgomery County on Thursday night. The incident drew a large police response to the park around 9 p.m. All injuries were nonlife-threatening. [WJLA] 

High court will hear 'Serial' appeal

Maryland’s highest court will decide whether to reinstate the murder conviction of Adnan Syed, the subject of the popular “Serial” podcast. The Court of Appeals granted a writ of certiorari Thursday to hear the case. Earlier this year, the state's intermediate appellate court upheld a decision to overturn Syed’s 2000 conviction, with the intention of sending it back to Circuit Court for a retrial. The Maryland Attorney General's office filed the new appeal. [Baltimore Sun]

Officials face lawmakers on voter registration glitch

The head of Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administration told lawmakers on Thursday how a computer programming mistake prevented more than 83,000 voter registration changes from being transmitted from the MVA to the State Board of Elections before the primary election. The error was found to be the result of a private contractor inadvertently writing “and” instead of “or” in a computer code. "I’m sorry, I’m personally sorry,” Motor Vehicle Administrator Christine E. Nizer told legislators in Annapolis. “Clearly we failed in this case.” [Maryland Matters] 

Murder-for-hire charges in Montgomery County court

A man and woman have been charged in a murder-for-hire scheme in Montgomery County. Locked up for armed robbery, police say, Paul Bond hatched a plan to hire a hit man to kill the victim. The trial against Bond and co-defendant, Karen Diolamou, is scheduled for December. [Washington Post]

Fine weather for Friday the 13th

Today will bring sunshine and patchy clouds, with a high of 88 degrees. Temperatures dip to 65 degrees during a partly cloudy overnight.

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