Ordering dessert helped assistant police chief save restaurant worker

Montgomery County Assistant Police Chief Marc Yamada had to act quickly to help a woman who was having a seizure at a restaurant last week.

He was having dessert at Bushel and a Peck in Clarksville in Howard County with his wife and daughter when a restaurant worker cleaning a nearby table suddenly collapsed. [WUSA]

Montgomery County police mourn loss of K9

The Montgomery County Police Canine unit is mourning the unexpected loss of one if its K9 officers.

On Dec. 4, while undergoing emergency surgery, K9 Hondo died in the operating room. [Montgomery County police]

Kurkjian to be honored at National Baseball Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony

Tim Kurkjian, who grew up in Bethesda and graduated from Walter Johnson High School, has been awarded the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s Career Excellence Award.

Kurkjian, an ESPN baseball analyst, will be honored at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in July. [WJZ]

Over a dozen COVID-19 cases at Paint Branch High puts boys basketball on hold

Health officials in Montgomery County are investigating a COVID-19 outbreak at Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville involving more than a dozen students that has temporarily put the boys’ basketball team’s season on hold.

Since Friday, there have been 14 positive COVID-19 cases among students and one case involving a staff member at the high school, according to a letter sent to parents Monday. [WTOP]

Today’s weather

Cloudy, with snow showers in the morning. The high will be around 42 and the low around 27.

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