Teacher at Kensington High School Charged with Buying Whiskey for Female Student; Afghanistan Explosion Kills Takoma Park Soldier

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Teacher at Kensington high school accused of buying liquor for student

A teacher at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington is charged with buying whiskey for a 17-year-old student, according to court papers. Math teacher Blaise Delizo, 26, of Rockville sent the female student a Nov. 4 text message volunteering to buy her alcohol, according to the allegations reported by WJLA. The girl took him up on the offer, and he gave her multiple bottles of liquor, the report stated. Delizo was reportedly charged with providing alcohol to a minor. [WJLA]

Soldier from Takoma Park dies from injuries suffered in IED blast

A Takoma Park soldier died in Bethesda on Tuesday from wounds he suffered during a suicide bombing in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense. Sgt. First Class Allan E. Brown, 46, was injured Nov. 12 by an improvised explosive device in Bagram. He died at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda. The blast injured 15 other service members, officials said. [Washington Post]

Mikulski delivers parting speech to Senate colleagues

Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, who represented Maryland in Congress for four decades, delivered her goodbye speech on the Senate floor on Wednesday. Mikulski is set to leave office next month and will be replaced by U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, a Democrat from Kensington. In her address to colleagues, Mikulski, 80, called for civility and working across party lines. The Baltimore native also reflected on her career and accomplishments in Congress. [Baltimore Sun]

Magruder High in Rockville receives bomb threat

Montgomery County police on Wednesday morning investigated a bomb threat at Magruder High School in Rockville. The school received the threatening phone call at about 9 a.m. Officers checked both inside and outside of the building and found nothing of concern. The school on 5939 Muncaster Mill Road was never evacuated. [Montgomery County Media]

Police increase patrols after reported kidnapping attempt in Gaithersburg

Montgomery County authorities are stepping up patrols in the Gaithersburg neighborhood where a high school student reported a man tried to kidnap her. The student told police that a man approached her while she was walking to a school bus stop on Monday morning and tried to put a black bag over her head. The man ran away when she screamed. The Watkins Mill High School student was near an apartment complex across from Lakeforest Mall when the man came up to her. Detectives are looking for surveillance footage of the encounter. [WTOP]

Weather service predicts cloudy morning with rain possible

A smattering of rain and snow flurries could show up on Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service. The skies will remain cloudy through the early part of the day, but will gradually clear. Temperatures will top out near 45 degrees, with a slight chance of rain.

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