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Rockville couple found dead in home on Mother's Day

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County police are investigating the deaths of a married Rockville couple in their sixties as homicides, after their bodies were discovered early Sunday afternoon by their adult children. The children had come to check on their parents, police say, after they had not shown up at a planned family event on Mother's Day morning.

The bodies of Richard and Julianne Vilardo, who went by Dick and Jody, respectively, were found with apparent upper body trauma, police said. One body was found in the home's wooded backyard, the other just inside. A police spokesperson said it was too early to determine the couple's cause or manner of death.

"We are investigating these deaths as homicides," Capt. Paul Starks of the Montgomery County Police Department told reporters. "But we will wait until autopsies are completed and we hear from the medical examiner."

Car crashes into Rockville building, 4 injured

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A car crashed into a Rockville building Thursday morning and left four people injured, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue said.

The accident happened at 11820 Parklawn Drive at the Saratoga Building, authorities said. The car crashed into the office from the parking garage. The driver of the vehicle has been identified as a woman, according to WUSA9's photographer Mike Trammell, who was at the scene.


Montgomery Co. Council considering e-cig tax

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Montgomery County Council will consider a proposal Tuesday night on taxing electronic cigarettes in the county.

Under the proposal, e-cigs would be taxed at 30 percent of the wholesale price, the same tax formula used for tobacco products other than cigarettes.

Tobacco cigarettes are currently taxed at $2 per pack.


Man broke through wall to steal 120 cartons of cigarettes

Man arrested for sexual assault in Rockville

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Waldorf man has been arrested for sexually assaulting a 20-year-old female with a cognitive learning disability.

According to Montgomery County Police, Warren Giddings, 23, assaulted the female at her Rockville home in February.

Authorities say Giddings and his victim met through an online dating website. After several online and text messages exchanges, they agreed to meet at the victim's residence.

During that meeting, police say Giddings assaulted the female and stole her tablet computer.

Giddings has been charged with three county of first degree sexual assault, three counts of second degree sexual assault, three counts of venerable adult abuse and theft under $1,000. He is currently being held on $150,000 bond.

Detectives believe there may be other women who have been assaulted by Giddings.

Chief Justice Roberts not picked for jury duty

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Chief Justice John Roberts was not chosen after he showed up for jury duty Wednesday in Rockville, Md., reported our editorial partners at The Washington Post.

Justice Roberts left without speaking.

This is not the first time a Supreme Court Justice has not been chosen for jury duty.

In 2005, Justice Stephen Breyer reported for jury duty in Marlborough, Mass. and was barely recognized.

Md. man charged for exposing himself to women, girls

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 27-year-old Rockville man was arrested and charged Wednesday for exposing himself multiple times to different females, including five underage girls, according to Montgomery County Police.

Kevin Thomas McHale was arrested and charged with eight counts of indecent exposure, police said.

During these incidents, police say McHale would make inappropriate sexual comments to the female victims and expose himself. Five of the eight victims are between the ages of 13 and 17, police said.

After receiving calls for indecent exposure, police say officers located a gold minivan reported by the victims on Artic Avenue. McHale was identified by police as the driver.

Trash truck collision causes Rockville lane closures

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- Some lanes are blocked in Rockville, after a trash truck struck a pole and turned on its side, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue.

The accident happened on Norbeck Road & E. Gude Dr, according to authorities.

All eastbound lanes on Gude Dr. are closed, Montgomery County Police said. Authorities have not released any information on injuries yet.

We will continue to update you as information comes in.