Bethesda Psychic Cons $341,000 Out of Five Clients; Metro Considers Repeat of Successful Red Line Water Leakage Prevention Program

Bethesda Psychic Cons $341,000 Out of Five Clients; Metro Considers Repeat of Successful Red Line Water Leakage Prevention Program

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Bethesda-based psychic cons five clients out of $341,000

A Maryland psychic using Tarot Card readings, up-to-date phone spoofing techniques and bizarre rituals in a ruse to allay broken hearts and feelings of depression conned $341,000 out of vulnerable clients from her home business called “Readings by Natalie.” Recently, Gina Marie Marks, 45, of Fernwood Road in Bethesda, pleaded guilty to five theft schemes in Montgomery County. [Washington Post]

Metro to consider successful water leakage program for other areas of Red Line

After a successful $12.2 million plan was executed to prevent water leakage on the western end of Metro’s Red Line tunnels, Metro officials are considering using similar methods to conduct water-related tunnel repairs on the northeastern end of the Red Line in 2019. One of the primary causes of fires and smoke on the tracks is water infiltration. [Washington Post]

Musical instruments now available for check-out at one county library

One only needs a library account in good standing and a photo ID to check out a musical instrument now available at the Twinbrook Library in Montgomery County. On Saturday, the county kicked off a new program – Library of Things – where an inventory of 29 musical instruments mainly designed for children are available to take home for up to 14 days. [WTOP]

Today’s weather

The National Weather Service calls for a cool and rainy day with an 80 percent chance of precipitation and a high near 63 degrees.  Up to a quarter of an inch of rain is possible. Tonight, there is a 70 percent change of precipitation with possible wind gusts up to 21 mph and a low around 60 degrees.

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