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Top Headlines: Student Killed in Germantown, Murder Charge in Gaithersburg and Sandy Skirts Potomac and Rockville

News from around Montgomery County this week.

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

GERMANTOWN—Seneca Valley High School is mourning the death of sophomore Christina Morris-Ward, who was fatally struck by a car as she walked to school Wednesday morning. Read more on Germantown Patch. 

GAITHERSBURG—An adult male was in critical but stable condition after suffering multiple gunshot wounds Tuesday evening in Gaithersburg. Justin Tirell Anderson, of Ashburn, was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder and related charges. Read more on Gaithersburg Patch.

B-CC Student Arrested, Charged With Intent To Distribute Marijuana
BETHESDA—A 17-year-old Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School student was arrested on campus Oct. 25 and charged with intent to distribute marijuana. Police said they found five pre-packaged plastic baggies of marijuana in the boy's possession. Read more on Bethesda Patch.

Opponents Reorganize to Face Wheaton Costco's New Gas Station Application
WHEATON—Costco has restarted the special exception process for its proposed gas station at Westfield Wheaton mall, and opponents have formed a new umbrella group called The Stop Costco Gas Coalition. Read more on Wheaton Patch.

Sandy Exits to a Sigh of Relief in Rockville
ROCKVILLE—As Tuesday evening set in and Sandy moved out of Maryland, Rockville Mayor Phyllis Marcuccio reflected on the relatively limited number of power outages around the city and came to a conclusion. “Pepco has certainly improved,” she said. Read more on Rockville Patch.

Potomac River At Little Falls Escapes Major Flooding
POTOMAC—At Little Falls, the Potomac was estimated to rise five feet above flood stage by Thursday morning, the National Weather Service reported. By Wednesday the threat had retreated to minor flooding. Read more on Potomac Patch. 

H&M Plans Grand Opening for Silver Spring Store
SILVER SPRING—A popular retail chain continues its expansion into Montgomery County with the grand opening of H&M in downtown Silver Spring on Nov. 8. The store is the company's third in Montgomery County—two other locations in Westfield Wheaton mall and White Flint mall in North Bethesda. Read more on Silver Spring Patch.  

CHEVY CHASE—There's a change in ownership at the popular Olympia Coffee Shop in the Village of Martin's Additions, Chevy Chase, but not too much else will change. Read more on Chevy Chase Patch.

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