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School bus evacuated for coolant leak in Rockville

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A school bus was eventuated Wednesday after a coolant leak in Rockville, according to Montgomery County police.

There were two school buses from Goshen Elementary School on a field trip. Officials say one of the buses developed a mechanical issues and had a broken coolant line.

The bus was evacuated on I-270 near Georgetown Road and Montrose Road. Several school-aged children were evaluated for non-life threatening injuries, officials said.

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Montgomery Co. schools will close on Eid al-Adha in 2016

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Montgomery County Board of Education voted Tuesday to close school for the holiday of Eid al-Adha.

In 2016, Montgomery County schools will be closed on Sept. 12th. It will be professional day for staff in the proposed 2016-2017 school year calendar.

"MCPS is an extremely diverse county and our students and staff celebrate a wide variety of religious and cultural holidays," said Patricia B. O'Neill, president of the Board. "I hope that today's decision highlights the Board's ongoing commitment to respect this diversity and work with the community to ensure that there is a fair and equitable process for determining when it is appropriate for MCPS to close schools. "

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Motorcyclist killed in crash on Rockville Pike

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man is dead after a crash involving a Ride-On bus and motorcycle on Rockville Pike and South Drive Wednesday morning, officials said.   

Crews responded to a crash involving a bus and a Suzuki motorcycle on Rockville Pike and South Drive Wednesday morning, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue said. No passengers were on the bus at the time of the accident.  

The crash happened around 6:11 a.m. at Rockville Pike at South Drive, officials said. 

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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