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Case of tuberculosis confirmed at Rockville High School


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A case of active tuberculosis was recently confirmed at Rockville High School, the school announced Tuesday in a letter to parents.

The school says there is no risk of additional exposure to staff or students, and the chances anyone was infected with TB as a result of the case is small.

Because of the case, the Montgomery County health department is recommending students and staff who had class or an after school activity with the individual between February 2015 and May 2015 get tested for TB. Parents of children who are indicated for testing will receive a letter in the mail next week, the school says.


Read the full letter from Rockville High School.

7-year-old in hospital after near drowning in Rockville


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA) -- A seven -year-old boy is still in the hospital for observation after a near drowning in Rockville, Monday afternoon, authorities said.

The incident happened in the 1600 block Yale Place at a community pool, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue said.

A bystander and a lifeguard noticed the boy at the bottom of the pool and jumped in to save him. The bystander, whose name is Frank Pierce, got there first and pulled the boy out of the pool to begin CPR.

"My husband pulled him up from the bottom. I don't know if he was there for maybe 30 seconds or a minute and there was no pulse, no anything he was just laying there," Regina Detullio, Pierce's wife, said.

Neighbor charged with Rockville murders waives extradition


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- The neighbor charged with first degree murder for killing a Rockville couple on Mother's Day waived extradition in an Alaskan court Monday.

Dick and Jody Vilardo, ages 65 and 67 respectively, were found dead inside of their Rockville home.


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Retired cop provided crucial tip for Vilardo investigation


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- The retired Montgomery County police officer who provided a crucial tip in a double homicide investigation in Rockville says the key detail came from an old investigation.

Retired Sergeant William "Bill" Preis remembers working an old case where juvenile suspects burglarized the Ridge Drive home of Dick and Jody Vilardo in 1998. In the charging documents for Scott Tomaszewski, 31, detectives noted during that burglary, the Vilardo's BMW was stolen and a subject attempted to set fire to their home.

Neighbor charged with murder in Rockville couple's death


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A neighbor charged with first degree murder for killing a Rockville couple on Mother's Day has an extradition hearing on Monday.

Dick and Jody Vilardo, ages 65 and 67 respectively, were found dead inside of their Rockville home.

Scott Tomaszewski, 31, was arrested Saturday in Juneau, Alaska as a fugitive from justice based on a warrant from Maryland, according to Juneau police. Tomaszewski was on a cruise ship docked in Juneau.

Detectives announced that Scott Michael Tomaszewski has been charged with first-degree murder.

Police search home next door to Rockville double murder


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- The investigation into a double murder of a Rockville couple continued Saturday when police began searching a home next door to where the prominent businessman and his wife were found murdered.

Dick and Jody Vilardo, 65 and 67 respectively, were found dead on Mother's Day.

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As the days go by with no suspect or motive released, the neighborhood grows more uneasy.

Authorities have described the killings as a complicated and extensive investigation.

Rockville double murder happened during burglary


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police continued their round-the-clock investigation into the Mother's Day murders of two Montgomery County grandparents Tuesday. Neighbors have grown increasingly uneasy about the unsolved, unexplained violence in their tranquil, exurban neighborhood.

A Montgomery County Police Department spokesman labeled the crime a burglary, but said it remained unclear what, if anything, was taken from the home of victims Dick and Jody Vilardo.

A source close to the investigation told WUSA9 that detectives found a large, messy crime scene indicative of a violent struggle, which made it difficult to tell what might be missing.

Outside the Vilardos' modest home in a wealthy neighborhood, detectives could be seen walking through the woods, looking for evidence until sundown. At 9 p.m., evidence collection vans arrived and investigators searched the backyard by flashlight for more than an hour.