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Pasadena Teen Awaits Transplant After Kidneys Fail

PASADENA, Md. (WJZ) — Krista Jacobs, 16, of Lake Shore cannot play softball this season, per doctor’s orders. “[I want to play] so bad. So bad,” Jacobs said last month during opening day of club softball. Jacobs is awaiting a kidney transplant after doctors discovered the Chesapeake High School sophomore has end-stage renal failure. “Which means my kidneys just kinda stopped working,” the 16-year-old explained. At a routine doctor’s visit last year, Jacobs complained of chills, bruises, and charley horses, or muscle cramps. “Thank God the doctor took her seriously and sent her down for bloodwork,” Jacobs’ mother Becky said. “Basically, they said, ‘Get her...

3 teenagers arrested after attempted murder of police officer

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (DC News Now) — Three teenage boys were arrested after a string of burglaries and the attempted murder of a police officer. Police had footage of four suspects entering a home in the 5300 block of Brookeway Drive in Bethesda on June 21. They saw the suspect entering a home and stealing […]

6 of 7 Men Arrested In Germantown Raid Are Gang Members

Last week, seven men were arrested after a raid on a Germantown apartment. Police said drug-dealing was happening in the location. Six suspects are validated gang members with the “Black Mob,” Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones said during a press conference Thursday. In May, police received numerous...

Police investigate suspected homicide at Elkridge hotel, one in custody

Howard County police are investigating a suspected homicide at a hotel in the 5800 block of Bonnie View Lane in Elkridge. Police were called around 8 a.m. for a report of a deceased man inside a room at the Econo Lodge. Investigators suspect foul play but the cause of death is unknown at this time. Police do not believe this was a random incident and have taken a subject into custody. Possible charges have yet to be determined. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Opinion/Ng: People of Rhode Island, a 9-year-old in Virginia thanks you for your help

To the good people of Rhode Island, third-grader Meera Chand says, "Thank you." In March, The Providence Journal published Meera's letter to the editor asking for help with a school project that aimed to explore what is unique about every state in the union. Each student in Meera's class at the Langley School in McLean, Virginia, was assigned to write to a newspaper in one of the 50 states with the hope that each news organization would connect them with their readers.

1 Killed, 5 Injured In 4-Vehicle Crash On I-95 In Harford County

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — One person was killed and three more were injured Wednesday in a four-vehicle crash in Harford County, authorities said. Troopers were called to the scene of the crash on Interstate 95 North in Havre de Grace shortly after 6 p.m., Maryland State Police said in a Thursday news release. Based on a preliminary investigation, troopers believe a Toyota Camry was heading north on I-95 when it crossed into the left shoulder and struck the crash attenuator of a Maryland Transportation Authority vehicle. The Toyota ricocheted off the MDTA vehicle and into another lane, where it collided with a Lexus RX350, troopers said. The Toyota was then struck by a tractor trailer. A passenger in the Toyota, 52-year-old Ehsan Ulhaq, died at the scene. The driver, 45-year-old Laila Jan, was flown to Shock Trauma for treatment. Two other Toyota passengers and the MDTA vehicle’s driver and passenger were also hospitalized. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy recovering after hip replacement surgery

Longtime Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont had a "successful" hip replacement surgery Thursday afternoon after breaking it a day earlier, his office said in a statement. The 82-year-old Democrat is "comfortably recovering" at a hospital in the Washington, D.C., area, the statement read. He will begin physical therapy after "sufficient healing."

Lidl’s 1st Baltimore Store Set to Open July 13

Lidl US will hold the grand opening of its newest store – and first in the city of Baltimore – at the Northwood Commons shopping center on Wednesday, July 13. On that date, local leaders will take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:40 a.m. The store, located at 1500 Havenwood Road, will operate daily from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Lidl first revealed that it would build a Baltimore store back in 2019.

2 people disguised with police vests assaulted person, robbed NW DC business: MPD

WASHINGTON, DC (7News) — MPD is asking for help identifying and locating two people connected to an armed robbery in Northwest D.C. on June 23. Two suspects, seen wearing tactical vests with the word "Detective" written across the chest, entered a business in the 1500 block of 9th Street, Northwest at 2:11 p.m., pulled out handguns and demanded property, MPD said. The two suspects then assaulted victims and stole property before fleeing in two cars, MPD added.