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Buick Crashes Into Sam's Club, Honest Tea Founder's Bike Stolen: Top Headlines Near Takoma Park

Catch up on top headlines from around Montgomery County this past week.

Buick Crashes Into Sam's Club, Honest Tea Founder's Bike Stolen: Top Headlines Near Takoma Park

By Laura L. Thornton

With 11 websites across Montgomery County, Patch brings you news from every corner of our community. Catch up on headlines you might have missed this week:

Man's Leg Amputated After Buick Crashes Into Sam's Club in Gaithersburg

GAITHERSBURG—Three people were injured, one seriously, after a man crashed a Buick LaSabre through a set of utility doors and into the food court at the Gaithersburg Sam's Club.  Read more on Gaithersburg Patch and  listen to the 911 call here.

Police Release Photos of Germantown Bank Robber

GERMANTOWN—Montgomery County police said the man who robbed the Capital One Bank in Germantown on Wednesday is the same person behind a robbery in White Oak in May.  Read more on Germantown Patch.

Honest Tea Founder’s Bike Stolen in Bethesda on Day of ‘Honesty Study’

BETHESDA—Bethesda-based company Honest Tea recently conducted a fun “Honesty Study” to determine how honest people are in different parts of the country. On one of the days of the study, the company’s founder’s bike was stolen from the Bethesda Metro station.  Read more on Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch.

Should The Fillmore Cancel 'Anti-Gay' Concert?

SILVER SPRING—A popular music venue in Silver Spring is coming under pressure from County Executive Isiah Leggett to cancel an upcoming performance.  Read more on Silver Spring Patch.

E-Book Price War Brewing—No, Not the Apple One

MONTGOMERY COUNTY— Public libraries, including those in Montgomery County, are charged a much higher rate to make e-books available to the public, library advocates say.  Read more on Kensington Patch.

Benny’s: Putting Potomac on the Live Jazz Map

POTOMAC—Benny’s Restaurant and Grill may be only a few months old, but its live jazz nights already are doing well, and owner Benson Fischer plans to expand jazz nights to seven days a week.  Read more on Potomac Patch. 

Marin Alsop Renews Symphony Contract Through 2021

NORTH BETHESDA—Marin Alsop has signed on for another six years at the helm of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, which has enjoyed revitalization under her leadership.  Read more on Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch.

Glenmont Sector Plan Public Hearing Set for July 30

WHEATON—The county is getting closer and closer to finalizing a document that will guide development in Glenmont for the next two decades.  Read more on Wheaton Patch.

Report: Pepco Rate Increase Will Raise Monthly Bills

MARYLAND—A state regulatory board approved another rate hike for Pepco customers in Maryland.  Read more on Kensington Patch.

Want to Cut Down a Montgomery County Tree? Pay to Plant 3 More

MONTGOMERY COUNTY—The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday passed a pair of bills aimed at preserving the county’s tree canopy. The bills soon will require residents and businesses to pay to plant three trees for every one tree they cut down, but do not apply to Pepco or other utility companies working in the county.  Read more on Takoma Park Patch.

Temporary Principal Named at Rock Terrace, as Questions Loom Over Investigation

ROCKVILLE—A Kensington educator will take over at  Rock Terrace School, a special-needs school under investigation for its handling of student work-study pay. Meanwhile, special education advocates say parents should be asking whether their kids were denied the “free and appropriate public education” that federal law entitles them to.  Read more on Rockville Patch.

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