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Good News for Dog Lovers, War on McMansions, Plane vs. Route 50: Top MD Stories

There’s a lot to tell in Maryland headlines for the week

Jaleo is closed in Bethesda for renovations, Sept. 3 through 9. Photo credit: Laura L. Thornton.
Jaleo is closed in Bethesda for renovations, Sept. 3 through 9. Photo credit: Laura L. Thornton.

Firefighters Honored for Rescuing 18 Dogs Trapped in Hot Trucks

Four Howard County firefighters were honored Thursday for their quick efforts to rescue 18 dogs they found trapped on a hot day in two U-Haul trailers. Read more on Ellicott City Patch.

Drum Roll Please: Baby Panda is a _____?

Is it a bouncing baby girl or boy for the National Zoo? Find out on Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch.

‘Heavy’ House Fire Injures 2, Kills Dog in Columbia

Two adults were injured and a family dog died in a house fire in Columbia Wednesday morning, fire officials said. Read more on Columbia Patch.

Tragedy That Could Have Been Avoided: Local Mom’s Suicide Prevention Story

After a 13-year struggle with Bipolar disorder, Scott Baker took his own life. It’s a tragedy that his mom, West River resident Dottie Pacharis, said could have been avoided. And in an effort to help other families get the help they need, Pacharis is sharing her story at Woods Memorial Church in Severna Park on Sept. 11, as part of National Suicide Prevention Week. Read more on Severna Park Patch.

José Andrés: ‘Bethesda … Is at Its Best Moment’

Jaleo Bethesda has been closed since Tuesday for extensive renovation work. It's the first major renovation for the popular tapas restaurant in 12 years. Why now? Chef and founder José Andrés says that "Bethesda, in general, is at its best moment so this is the right moment to do this makeover." Read more on Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch.

Report: Shady Grove Piques Arena Football League’s Interest

Arena Football League sent a letter of interest to developers hoping to build an indoor football arena near the Shady Grove Metro station. See the story at Gaithersburg Patch.

No More “White Whales” in East Rockville?

East Rockville residents considering forming conservation district to curb mansionization. See the story at Rockville Patch.

School Bus Driver Suspended Over Accusations of Texting, Talking on Phone While Driving

An investigation into the incident is pending, according to officials. Read more on Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch. Read more on Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch.

Community Mourns Death of Potomac Drowning Victim

Mark Moore would have celebrated his 23rd birthday on Thursday. But that was the day officials recovered his body from the Potomac River after he apparently drowned. He and his girlfriend were expecting a child. Read More in Odenton-Severn Patch.

Edgewater Fallen SEAL to be Honored as Part of Jet Ski Odyssey

Six teams will travel 1,600 miles from Florida to New York to honor and raise funds for veterans and their families. Read more on Edgewater Patch.

South River Educator Named Finalist for State Teacher of the Year

Spanish teacher Jodie Hogan was named AACPS teacher of the year in May 2013. Read more on Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch.

3 Injured in Airplane Crash off Rt. 50 in Bowie

A small plane crash off of Route 50 in Bowie on Monday, Sept. 2, held up traffic in the westbound lanes. Police identified the pilot and passengers the following day. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Read more on Bowie Patch.

Fire Knocks Out Power to Prince George's Hospital Center

Three of the hospitals transformers caught fire, causing the entire facility to lose electricity and rely on generators for power. Read more on Bowie Patch.

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