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Police: Man found dead in fire at Rockville homeless camp


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- An investigation is ongoing after officers found a burning tent with a dead man inside of it in Rockville early Thursday morning, Montgomery County police said. 

 

Officers responded to a wooded area in the 5400 block of Randolph Road for the report of an injured person. When they got to the scene they found a burning tent. They put out the fire and found a dead man inside who had been on fire. 

Police have not confirmed the identity of the victim. The man's body is being taken to the office of the chief medical examiner for an autopsy. Authorities are investigating this incident as a homicide. 

We will continue to update you as we learn more. 

Pedestrian hit by vehicle in Rockville


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man has been taken to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle in Rockville Wednesday morning, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue said. 

Officials said the crash happened on Rockville Pike and Halpine Street. The victim was taken as a priority two patient with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Some lanes were blocked in the area. 

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Montgomery Co. slams immigration raids, refuses to cooperate


ROCKVILLE, Md (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County leaders offering a blunt warning to the Obama Administration: Local police will not cooperate with new immigration raids to deport women and children who have fled violence in Central America.

The raids continue across the country despite new criticism in Montgomery County and on the presidential campaign trail from Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

But Montgomery County’s response is also facing derision from some people. Prince William County Board Chair Corey Stewart, the leader of Donald Trump's campaign in Virginia, said he'll encourage undocumented immigrants to leave his community and head to Maryland.

Reaction to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids is rolling across social media, with immigrants passing the word not to answer that knock on the door.

66 dogs seized from Rockville home


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- More than 60 dogs were seized Friday evening from a home in Rockville after Montgomery County animal service officers found the dogs living in unfit conditions. 

Officers seized a total of 66 dogs from the home, some of which were in need of immediate medical attention.

According to animal services, officers were called to the home Thursday evening while investigating a dog bite case. While there, the officers made several notes about the property and suspected a large number of animals lived inside the home.

The homeowner was also uncooperative with officers and did not aid them in locating the dog involved in the bite case, animal services said.

The dogs were found to be in varying medical and behavioral conditions and additional examinations will be conducted. 

Intersection of fatal accident has dangerous reputation


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Just days after a teenage bicyclist was struck and killed by a car in a Montgomery County crosswalk, WUSA9 returned to the scene of the accident to see if anything had changed. 

The crosswalk is at the bottom of a hill on Viers Mill Road at Turkey Branch Parkway. The intersection connects a popular trail on both sides of the street. 

Jimerson Figueroa has to cross five lanes to get to the other side of Viers Mill Road. 

"They don’t see people like stopping and they just go," Figueroa said. 

WUSA9 saw one car stop at the crosswalk, but a car in the other lane barreled past.

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Shady Grove hospital welcomes first baby of 2016


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Shady Grove Medical Center welcomed its first baby of 2016.

Hospital officials say a little boy was born at 1:31 a.m. on Friday.

He weighed in at eight pounds and 12 ounces.

Both the mother and baby are doing great. Officials say they were resting at the hospital Friday morning.

As tradition goes, the hospital will give the baby a special gift.

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Police still searching for mystery shooter in Rockville


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A woman in Rockville, Md. is still recovering after a bizarre shooting Monday night that has left neighbors on edge.

The woman was hit by a stray bullet as she was driving through a suburban neighborhood in Rockville. Police are still searching for the shooter.

Neighbors reported hearing at least a half dozen shots near the Rockville Swim Club on Monday night. The woman was hit by one of the rounds as she was driving down Martin's Lane towards the Rockville Metro station. 

“It sounded like firecrackers, approximately six to eight,” said one neighbor who is too frightened to let us use her name.

Police at first did not find anything. But then a woman turned up at a fire station with a bullet hole in her driver's door and a gunshot or shrapnel wound to her legs.