Bethesda man accused of harassing police officer who gave him ticket

Eugene Matusevitch, 34, allegedly sent texts to a police officer who gave him a ticket for making an illegal right turn. The texts included, “You there fatboy? On a Donut break?” and one with the officer’s Social Security number. Matusevitch has been charged with three counts of obscene misuse of a phone and one count of harassing electronic communication for the texts. The texts reportedly came after he was ticketed by the officer for turning right on Leland Street in downtown Bethesda during the 4 to 7 p.m. weekday period when the turn isn’t permitted. [Washington Post]

Maryland subsidizes paper mills across the country

Through “green energy” subsidies, the state is indirectly subsidizing several paper mills in the U.S. that burn a byproduct known as “black liquor” to create energy. Environmental advocates say the mills and the burning process pollute the air, but Annapolis lawmakers have been resistant to making any changes to the subsidy program—partly due to lobbying from workers at a paper mill in western Maryland who fear the mill will close without the energy subsidies. [Baltimore Sun]

Alleged gang member arrested at Albert Einstein High School


Police arrested a 24-year-old man Oct. 30 on a soccer field at the Kensington high school and found a knife in his bag after his ex-girlfriend, a student at the school, told administrators he had previously broken into her apartment, assaulted her and followed her to the school. The girl told school staff members the man is a member of MS-13. [ABC7]

Snow possible Friday night into Saturday morning

The National Weather Service predicts up to two to four inches of snow to fall in the region Friday night into Saturday morning—with flakes expected to begin around midnight and continue until 4 a.m. Saturday. A cloudy high of 39 degrees is expected Friday with a low dropping to around 32 at night. Highs in the mid-30s are predicted for Saturday and Sunday with lows in the mid-20s.


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