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Usually it’s the Supreme Court justices who get to ask the tough questions. But every so often, prominent public figures come to Georgetown, and undergraduates glean the rare opportunity to ask questions in return.

Last Wednesday, those who attended Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s lecture received an index card where they could write one question for Sotomayor to answer during the standard post-lecture question-and-answer session — a Gaston Hall standard that usually fosters a candid discussion and enriches university programming. In Wednesday’s case, however, the questions were screened and posed by a university official, rather than the student or event attendee who originally wanted an answer.

Ambulance fire causes loud explosion in Chevy Chase

CHEVY CHASE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Residents told WUSA9 that a loud explosion woke them up after a private ambulance caught fire in Chevy Chase Tuesday morning. 

Montgomery County Fire Department said the ambulance caught on fire after hitting a utility pole around 4:40 a.m. Tuesday. The crash happened in the 5200 block of Western Ave, close to the intersection of Western Avenue and Harrison street. 

Officials say nobody was injured.

Video showing Md. man being punched during arrest under review

TOWSON, Md. (WUSA9) -- Baltimore County police are reviewing the arrest of a Chevy Chase man after a video of the arrest, showing an officer punching the suspect in the head multiple times, surfaced.

The video, which was uploaded to YouTube, shows three officers arresting Zachary Blumenstein of Chevy Chase outside a bar early Sunday morning. One of the officers can be seen hitting Blumenstein in the head multiple times.

The video was later deleted, according to The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore County police say they take use of force seriously and will be reviewing the incident. In a statement, BCoPD Chief Jim Johnson said his initial reaction was that other techniques "could have been more effective" in that situation.

FOUND: 42-year-old Chevy Chase man

CHEVY CHASE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police have located Colin Roskey, a 42-year old Chevy Chase man who had been last seen Friday night.

Roskey was found safe and unharmed.

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No injuries after SUV hits Montgomery Co. school bus

CHEVY CHASE, Md. (WUSA9) -- No one was injured after a crash involving a Montgomery County school bus carrying children.

According to Montgomery County fire officials, about two dozen children were on board the bus when it collided with an SUV near the intersection of Jones Mill Road and Jones Bridge Road in Chevy Chase, Md. None of the children were injured.

The Jones Mill Road remains closed near the accident while police investigate the accident. All of the students have been transferred to another bus.

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Two arrested in series of residential burglaries

CHEVY CHASE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two men were arrested on Friday in connection to a series of Chevy Chase, Md. residential burglaries.

Eric Outlaw, 25, and Stephon Jones, 26, were charged with numerous crimes including burglary, theft and destruction of property. 


Detectives started investigating the series of residential burglaries on October 13 after several homes in the Chevy Chase area were broken into. The homes were entered in a similar fashion, during the daytime hours by breaking a glass door or basement window.

MISSING: 58-year-old Chevy Chase woman

Montgomery County police are asking for help locating a Chevy Chase woman who went missing Tuesday morning.

Police say Holly Kopit of the 4800 block of De Russey Parkway in Chevy Chase was last seen at around 10:30 a.m. leaving a family member's home in the 5600 block of Wisconsin Avenue.

Police described Kopit, 58, as a 5-foot 3-inch tall white female weighing 110 pounds with dark hair and brown eyes. She was last seen driving a 2005 dark green Scion XB with a Maryland tag of 18145M6.

Family members and police are concerned for Kopit's emotional and physical well-being.

Anyone with information about Kopit's whereabouts is asked to call 911.  

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