Threatening notes left at Islamic centers in Silver Spring

A mosque and Islamic community center in Silver Spring were targeted with threats this week. Montgomery County police reported that the Islamic Education Society of Maryland received a threatening letter on Monday. The note offered money to anyone who “slaughtered Muslims” and contained a drawing of two people pierced with arrows, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The Muslim Community Center on New Hampshire Avenue received a threatening note on Tuesday. [NBC4]

Burglar attacks 62-year-old Wheaton woman, police report

A 62-year-old Wheaton woman was knocked unconscious by a burglar who broke into her home on Friday, according to police. The woman said she was home alone at about 3:15 p.m. when she heard a noise in the basement and went downstairs to check it out. On the stairs, she encountered the burglar, who attacked her and left her unconscious, the Montgomery County Police Department reported. The burglar was gone when the woman woke up, and property was missing from the house, investigators said. The woman was treated for injuries that weren’t life-threatening. [Montgomery County Police Department]

Election officials to consider 11th early voting site in Montgomery County


Montgomery County could get an 11th early voting site for next year’s gubernatorial election. The Board of Elections will discuss adding another polling place during a meeting this month. To determine where the new site will be located, the board will hold a public hearing to get input from residents. Board members will also consider data about the busiest early voting sites that already exist in the county. [Montgomery Community Media]

Governor allots extra $10 million to battle drug abuse

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday committed an additional $10 million in state funding to fighting heroin and prescription pill abuse. He declared a state of emergency because of what officials are calling an epidemic of overdose deaths across the state. The governor said the declaration would enable authorities to act more quickly to crack down on the problem of opioid abuse. [The Baltimore Sun]


Sunny day in the forecast, snow possible overnight

The weather on Thursday is expected to be sunny and breezy, with highs reaching 52 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will drop overnight, and there is a possibility of snow after 1 a.m.

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