Hogan Loses Longtime Family Pet Over Holidays; Colesville Man Dies After Silver Spring Crash

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Hogan shares grief over loss of family pet

Gov. Larry Hogan described losing his dog Lexi in an emotional Facebook post this week. Hogan wrote that he held the dog in his arms and kissed her goodbye as she died around 10:40 a.m. on Tuesday. The governor’s family has owned her for about 16 years, he explained. “Through good times and bad, she was always happy, and her love was unconditional. It is hard to describe how much she meant to us and how much joy she brought into our hearts,” he wrote. [Facebook]

Police investigate fatal White Oak crash

An 83-year-old Colesville man died after a car crash at a White Oak intersection on Tuesday. The collision happened before 11:20 a.m. as Mauro Juan Loli was turning left from southbound Columbia Pike onto eastbound Stewart Lane, according to the Montgomery County Police Department. Loli’s 2016 Honda Fit was struck by an oncoming 2014 Ford E-Series van that was heading north on Columbia Pike, police reported. Loli died from his injuries after rescue workers took him to an area hospital, the report stated. The Ford driver, Rohan Wayne Bryan, 46, of Washington, D.C., was not injured, according to authorities. Police are investigating the crash. [Montgomery County Police Department]

Metro announces plan to bring WiFi to underground stations

Wireless Internet service will be available at all underground Metro stations by the end of 2018. Metro officials on Tuesday announced that a program to expand wireless access will kick off in the summer. They have already added public WiFi to six underground stations to test the feasibility of providing it across the system. By the end of 2017, wireless service should be installed in 60 percent of underground stations, according to a Metro spokesman. [Washington Post]

Bethesda bus stops to be restored

The Metro system is restoring bus stops on West Cedar Lane in Bethesda on Dec. 30. Routes J2 and J3 are affected. The westbound stops will be restored for weekdays after 9:30 a.m. and all day on weekends. [WMATA]

Sunny, mild weather forecast

The weather today is expected to be sunny with temperatures reaching about 46 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Clouds will roll in overnight, and rain showers are possible. Temperatures will drop to about 35 degrees.

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