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FBI agent convicted of assault on teen caught on video


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- An FBI Special Agent was found guilty Friday of second-degree assault of a then 15-year-old after an incident caught on video last December, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office.

Gerald John Rogero, 45, was found guilty of second-degree assault and officials say he was acquitted first-degree assault and use of a handgun in the commission of a felony.

In the video, Rogero confronts the estranged husband of his friend about his late arrival for a child hand-off. Then, the teenager asks Regero why he is even becoming involved.

Next, the video shows Rogero shoving the teenager and moving to take him into custody before identifying himself as a federal agent. He is then seen pulling a gun on the teen. 

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Rock Creek Valley ES closed due to flooding


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Rock Creek Valley Elementary School in Rockville is closed Monday due to flooding in the building, Montgomery County Public Schools said.

All other Montgomery County Public Schools are open at this time, officials said.

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7th graders plan for career in science


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A few students from Redland Middle School got to operate an ultrasound machine and a radiation detector and also learned a little about Alzheimers disease.

The students learned how proteins in the brain are connected to Alzheimers disease. This was all a part of the Frontiers in Science and Medicine program, which gives the students an idea of what it's like to be a scientist for a day. It was an event hosted by Johns Hopkins University based out of Rockville.

The expo gave students a chance to see how all of their STEM education can be used in the real world. It also showed them options for a field study as they continue their education.

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Woman dies in Rockville crash after driving without headlights


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A woman died after police say she was traveling at a high rate of speed without any headlights on early Saturday in Rockville.

The woman has been identified as Penelope Ann Garland, 68, of Woodbine, police said.

The accident about at around 12:05 a.m. on Georgia Avenue approaching Maryland Route 200. Police say Garland was traveling at a high rate of speed and did not have on the car's headlights.

For reasons unknown, police say the car left the roadway and hit a traffic pole.

Garland was transported to a local hospital where police say she later died.

This investigation is ongoing, police said.

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MISSING: 16-year-old Rockville teen


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police are searching for a missing 16-year-old from Rockville, who was last seen leaving her home on Monday, Montgomery County police said.

Jasmine Ware, 16 is described as a black girl, standing 5'5" tall and weighing around 130 pounds. She has brown eyes and black hair.

Her family and police are concerned for her welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Jasmine Ware is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hour line).


Fire breaks out on roof of Montgomery College in Rockville


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Crews responded to a fire on the roof of the Montgomery College in Rockville Tuesday afternoon, Montgomery County Fire and rescue said. 

The fire was on the roof around the area of the air conditioning unit at the new science building, officials said. According to officials a 20 x 25-foot area was on fire. 

Firefighters are investigating the smoke that was coming from the building which is under construction. Officials say the fire has been knocked out. 

Construction workers have been evacuated and no injuries have been reported.

Damages are estimated between $75,000 and $100,000. 

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Police: Teen bites, hits 3 officers in Rockville


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 17-year-old from North Potomac was arrested for assaulting three officers in the street in Rockville on Monday, Montgomery County police said.

Michael Ha, 17, of North Potomac was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct for assaulting three officers who were investigating his erratic behavior on a public street, authorities said.

The incident happened in the 9900 block of Juniper Hill Road in Rockville. Crews responded to the report of a possible overdose. Authorities were told that Ha was hitting his head against a wall and then trying to climb on fire and rescue vehicles.

When the first officer got to the scene Ha was found lying on the street naked in the intersection of Willow Tree Road and Juniper Hill Drive, officials said.