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Montgomery County’s first ‘ghost gun’ killing spurs calls for tougher laws

Plus: Motorists express broad opposition to proposed I-270/I-495 toll rates; County's elite rescue team in Louisiana to help with Hurricane Ida recovery

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Montgomery County’s first ‘ghost gun’ killing spurs calls for tougher laws

At a community gathering promoting peace on Friday, a makeshift memorial stood near the side of the basketball courts at the Plum Gar Community Recreation Center in Germantown.

The memorial marks the spot where 20-year-old Axel Trejos became the first person in Montgomery County to be killed with a so-called “ghost gun,” according to police. [WTOP]

Motorists express broad opposition to proposed I-270/I-495 toll rates

By more than 2-to-1, members of the public who submitted formal comments on Maryland’s proposed Interstate 270/I-495 express lanes plan objected to the tolls motorists would pay to use the lanes.

Members of the Maryland Transportation Authority board were briefed on more than 650 comments submitted by 290 people. [Maryland Matters]

County’s elite rescue team in Louisiana to help with Hurricane Ida recovery

As Hurricane Ida works its way ashore, Montgomery County’s elite rescue team, Maryland Task Force One (MD-TF1), is on the ground in Lafayette, La.

MD-TF1 is stationed 35 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico to help in recovery efforts. [WJLA]

Today’s weather

Scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon, with a high around 91 and a low around 72

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