Woman Found Shot in the Leg in Gaithersburg; Maryland Uses Little-Known Federal Law To Fight Traffic Light

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Woman found shot in the leg in Gaithersburg

A woman was found shot in the leg Monday afternoon in Gaithersburg, Montgomery County police said. The unidentified woman suffered a nonlife-threatening injury and was taken to a local hospital. No arrests have been made in the shooting, which occurred in the 100 block of Lamont Lane, police said. [WJLA]

Maryland uses little-known federal law to fight traffic light

Bethesda resident Richard Boltuck has wanted Maryland officials to install a left-turn traffic light at River Road and Braeburn Parkway since 2008. But the state has delayed releasing engineering studies for years using a little-known provision of federal law that gives states wide latitude to keep engineering studies and other data secret. [Reveal News]

Debate over school start times renews

The debate over when to start school is making a comeback in Montgomery County Public Schools. About two years ago, the school board voted to start the school day later so teenagers could get more sleep. Now principals in elementary schools have been speaking out about the toll of schedule changes—drowsy children, longer bus rides, families strapped for child care. Employee unions are urging a return to the old school hours, saying it would be best for students and staff. [Washington Post]

McCarthy teaches peace at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School

Washington Post columnist Colman McCarthy, 78, has taught thousands of young people on peace. During the first semester of this year, he taught two daily classes at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. [National Catholic Reporter]

Chevy Chase father, son raise money for refugees’ medical care

A Chevy Chase 12-year-old and his father are raising money to help pay for the medical needs of refugees. “Every year, hundreds, if not thousands, of refugees perish because there is not enough money to pay for their medical fees, even if there is a very good professional doctor near them,” wrote the boy, Shaadi Ghorbani, on his GoFundMe page. By Tuesday morning, the donation drive had raised $5,325. [GoFundMe]

Fog, rain in the forecast

Rain is expected into the afternoon, along with patches of fog, the National Weather Service said. Temperatures will top out near 50 degrees. The precipitation and fog could continue as night falls, and skies will remain cloudy.

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