Family pressing murder charges in cold case of Gaithersburg shooting

Family trying to press murder charges in cold case

Plus: FBI warns of ‘sweetheart scams’ after man loses $15K; County launches first bus rapid transit line in Maryland

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Family trying to press murder charges in cold case

Nearly two decades after a Montgomery County man was shot and killed, his family is renewing their fight for justice, and taking the extraordinary step of filing murder charges.

Tylandis Cortez Washington was shot and killed nearly 20 years ago in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Gaithersburg. [NBC 4]

FBI warns of ‘sweetheart scams’ after man loses $15K

A Montgomery County man says he was scammed out of about $15,000 from an online dating scam spanning five years.

“I just don’t want anyone to feel what I felt, and what I obviously still feel,” the man, identified as “D,” told WJZ. “They would send me pictures. I would send pictures back. … She was an art dealer — at least that’s what they told me.” [WJZ]

County launches first bus rapid transit line in Maryland

Montgomery County on Wednesday launched a 14-mile bus rapid transit line that connects downtown Silver Spring and Burtonsville.

The system, called FLASH, is the first of its kind in Maryland, and is designed to provide reliable transportation for county residents, ease congestion on roadways, and encourage economic growth in the area, according to officials. [Patch]

AG’s office investigating 2 pet stores that still sell puppies despite new ban

The Maryland Attorney General’s Office is investigating two pet stores that refuse to stop selling puppies despite a law that prohibits it.

This week, the Maryland Attorney General’s Office filed a petition to enforce a subpoena from June to get additional information on Just Puppies’ two locations in Rockville and Towson. [Fox 5]

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