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Wrestlers qualify for 2021 Olympic Games

Plus: Crash on Easter kills musician, union president; National Weather Service headquarters flood damages data server

Wrestlers qualify for 2021 Olympic Games

Good Counsel High School alumnus Kyle Snyder and Magruder High School alumna Helen Maroulis qualified for the 2021 Summer Olympic Games at the U.S. wrestling team trials on Saturday.

Both won a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. [Montgomery Community Media]

Crash on Easter kills musician, union president

Longtime musician John Starr had just sung “Amazing Grace” at a Catholic church in Bethesda on Easter and was on his way home to Annapolis when he stopped in Bowie.

A car crashed into his vehicle from behind, killing him. The other driver, Elizabeth Davis, 70 — the president of the Washington Teachers’ Union — was taken to a hospital, where she died. [Washington Post]

National Weather Service headquarters flood damages data server

Due to a flood at the National Weather Service headquarters in Silver Spring, information concerning precipitation frequency and intensity has been more difficult to obtain.

A ruptured water pipe on March 9 caused so much damage that the server supplying estimates of national precipitation frequency was disrupted, according to Susan Buchanan, director of public affairs for the NWS. [Montgomery Community Media]

Today’s weather

Partly cloudy, with a high around 74 and a low around 52

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