Top Headlines: Bethesda Hugger, Brickyard Update, Man Vs. AgFair Video
Catch up on the top news in Montgomery County this week.
Bethesda Hugger Still On The Loose
BETHESDA -- There has been no arrest so far in the case of the "Bethesda Hugger," a man who police believe is hugging women after approaching them from behind at night. Read more on Bethesda Patch.
ROCKVILLE—Montgomery County volunteer firefighters signed an agreement with the county on Monday that volunteers say will avoid a repeat of the 2010 ambulance fee referendum and allow the fee to take effect in January. Read more on Rockville Patch.
After deliberating nearly seven hours, a Montgomery County jury Wednesday found David Rich Hang guilty of murdering his 12-year-old estranged stepdaughter by stabbing her more than 40 times. Read the full story on Gaithersburg Patch.
A Circuit Court judge Tuesday nullified a lease agreement between Montgomery County and Montgomery County Public Schools that would have given the county the right to build soccer fields on an organic farm in Potomac. Read more on Potomac Patch.
Gov. Martin O'Malley Tuesday issued a letter in support of Nick's Organic Farm in Potomac hours before the farm owner and citizen groups went to court again in a continuing saga deciding the farm's fate. Read more on Potomac Patch.
Gaithersburg editor attempts culinary conquest of the 64th annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair -- to, er, interesting effect. Watch the video on Gaithersburg Patch.
Marianne Arden Cook—Pianist, Composer, Performer—Produces CD at 99
CHEVY CHASE — Self-releasing a CD of one's own music isn't just for kids—nonagenarians do it, too. Friendship Heights pianist and composer Marianne Arden Cook, 99, once toured the big stages of Europe and the United States, and still performs every week—at the Friendship Heights Village Center on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. Her CD includes 15 original songs and five popular songs "from long ago," she told Patch. Read more on Chevy Chase Patch.
Takoma Park Police Searching for Sexual Offender
TAKOMA PARK--Takoma Park Police are searching for a man who took a cell phone video up the skirt of a woman Wednesday. On Tuesday the man kept brushing his book bag against her leg, but stopped once the victim boarded the Metro train. On Wednesday, the man again brushed his book bag against her leg, but also begain to take video up the victim's skirt with his cell phone. Read more on Takoma Park Patch.