Richard Montgomery student charged after allegedly bringing three knives to school

Richard Montgomery High School student Carlos Ruben Castillo Jr., 18, allegedly brought three knives to school on Feb. 23. One was a folding knife and the other were “credit card style” knives that were the size of a credit card. He was charged with having a dangerous weapon on school property and concealing a dangerous weapon. ABC7 reports that school parents were not notified of the arrest. [WJLA]

Metro considers restoring full rush-hour service to Shady Grove by next year

After complaints about the practice of “Red Line turn-backs,” Metro officials are considering increasing the frequency of rush-hour trains to the Shady Grove station by January 2019. The board still appears to be dragging its feet, however, while supporters of the change say it’s long overdue. Metro currently sends every other outbound train at Grosvenor-Strathmore and Silver Spring back into the city during peak periods to remove congestion there at the cost of longer waits for farther away Red Line stations. [Washington Post]

Region’s tech economy ranks fifth among Amazon finalists

Ranking the tech economies of the 20 finalists for the future second headquarters of Amazon, the Washington, D.C., region, including Montgomery County, falls near the top, but far below the very top competitors, according to a Washington Post analysis. The Post ranked the region fifth after Austin, Boston, Raleigh and Denver, after considering education, tech jobs, transportation and other factors. [Washington Post]  

NASA, Senate mementos available at John Glenn estate sale

An estate sale is being held this weekend at the Potomac home of John Glenn, the late astronaut and senator. On sale are memorabilia from his time with NASA and the Marine Corps, as well as hats, jewelry and a Mickey Mouse pin. He died in 2016. The sale is held at 7208 Eagle Ridge Place. [WTOP]

Scattered flurries expected for morning

The National Weather Service forecasts scattered flurries before 10 a.m. this morning, followed by a mostly sunny day with a high near 44 degrees. There will be some wind, with gusts as high as 28 mph, which will continue into the night. Tonight should be clear with a low of 29 degrees. Saturday is expected to be sunny while there could be snow Sunday.

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