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Kicker who grew up in Bethesda makes game-winning field goal for Washington Football Team

Plus: Montgomery County police graduate fewest new officers in over 20 years; Burtonsville man charged in armed bank robberies

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Kicker who grew up in Bethesda makes game-winning field goal for Washington Football Team

With 41 seconds remaining and the Washington Football Team down 15-14 to the Las Vegas Raiders, Brian Johnson, who grew up in Bethesda, made a 48-yard field goal to give Washington the 17-15 lead and the win.

“It was insane,” Johnson said. [WUSA]

Montgomery County police graduate fewest new officers in over 20 years

Montgomery County police graduated 14 new police officers in 2021, the fewest in 20-plus years, department personnel records show.

“When we look at the applicant data back towards 2014, we would average 2,600 applicants,” said Capt. David Smith, who oversees the department’s personnel division. “This year, we’ve had a little shy of 900 applicants.” [WJLA]

Burtonsville man charged in armed bank robberies

Montgomery County police have arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with armed robberies in Wheaton and Burtonsville.

Israel Edenilson Ramirez, 28, was arrested and charged with the Nov. 19 and Dec. 3 armed robberies at a Bank of America and Capital One Bank. [WDVM]

Cyberattack freezes Maryland health department

A cyberattack took Maryland’s health department offline this weekend, as officials worked to assess the extent of the intrusion. [Washington Post]

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