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Saturday.Police identified him as Elmer M. Campos-Martinez, of the 14000 block of Cove Lane in Rockville. He was ordered held without bond at the Montgomery County Detention Center and is expected to appear in court Monday to have the terms of his bond reviewed.Online records do not indicate if Campos-Martinez has retained an attorney.On Saturday, police said de Guerra died of blunt force trauma and asphyxia.On Nov. 5, Campos-Martinez and de Guerra worked the evening shift, starting at 4 p.m., at the KFC on University Boulevard West, three blocks east of Georgia Avenue.Campos-Martinez left the restaurant at 11:45 p.m. De Guerra left less than an hour later, at 12:30 a.m.Police began their search for her later that day. During the investigation, they learned that de Guerra and Campos-Martinez were involved in a relationship, according to a police charging document.It wasn’t clear from the arrest records how quickly police suspected that Campos-Martinez was responsible for what had happened to de Guerra.At 3:30 p.m. Friday, her body was found “partially obscured by trash behind a dumpster” behind a building along University Boulevard West.“The victim appeared to have suffered trauma to her head and face, and there were defensive wounds to her hands,” detectives wrote in court records.Investigators spoke to Campos-Martinez.He said that after he’d gotten off work late Sunday night, he waited near the KFC for de Guerra to get off work. He said they met up, she told him she wanted to break up and an argument ensued, according to police.Campos-Martinez “disclosed punching the victim three times and pushing her to the ground where she hit her head,” court documents allege.Campos-Martinez said de Guerra appeared to be unresponsive. He took her purse and cellphone and called a taxi to leave the area, according to the documents.Campos-Martinez also said that he discarded the c...
Autumn Allison/USA TODAY NETWORK-TennesseeWide receiver D.J. Montgomery is listed as a three-star athlete by 247Sports.com and was the No.18 wide receiver prospect.(Photo: PROVIDED Kevin Young/Austin Peay Athletics)One of the most important members of the Austin Peay defense has never taken a snap. This member sits idle on the sidelines without a jersey, helmet or shoulder pads. The member wasn't a top-ranked recruit, and is away from the game action on most plays. But everyone on the team knows where this essential member of the Austin Peay defense is at on a given play. The member? It's a dented, banged up, metal trash can. "The trash can is what we use for turnovers," Co-defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach Brandon Cooper said after Friday's practice. "Anytime we get a turnover or take the ball away from the offense, we celebrate those victories with the trash can." Essentially, the trash can's role can be simplified to this: Whenever the defense records an interception, scoops a fumble or blocks a kick in a practice scrimmage, the can is brought out the field, bear-hugged and held in the air, acting as an impromptu basketball hoop.Naturally, the football is... (Clarksville Leaf Chronicle)
Baltimore Refuse Energy Systems Co. facility to cut emissions so they’re similar to those at so-called trash-burning power plants in Montgomery County and other states.George S. “Tad” Aburn Jr., director of the Maryland Department of the Environment’s air pollution division, said he expects to issue “a very tough, aggressive” rule that would force the plant to invest in technology to clean up its exhaust.“Twenty years ago, BRESCO was top of the top,” Aburn said of its emissions controls. “Now it’s 20 years old and we see improvements that can be made.”Officials are striving to bring the state into compliance with a federal air quality standard that dates to 2008, even as they expect a newer limit on the pollutant ozone to come into effect within the next few years.The Russell Street plant is the sixth-largest emitter of nitrogen oxides in Maryland. On “Code Orange” days, such as the one declared last Friday, nitrogen oxides react with organic compounds released by plants and by human activity to create unhealthy levels of ozone — a form of oxygen that is found naturally high in the atmosphere but can create or trigger breathing problems at ground level.A spokeswoman for Wheelabrator Technologies, the company that owns and operates the BRESCO incinerator, said the company is “cautiously optimistic” it could reach a standard set for incinerators in Connecticut and New Jersey, which state regulators have told ... (Baltimore Sun)
Ninety mile an hour winds separated Betty Montgomery’s garage from her house. A backhoe was braced against the other side to keep it from collapsing.She was home Friday night when she heard that familiar sound that comes with an approaching tornado.“It did sound like a train,” she said. “It was very frightening. A lot of debris was passing the window.”While high winds tattered the flag in the front yard, Montgomery was running to safety in her home.“I managed to run inside and make it to our living room, which is in the center of the house,” she said. “Just laid on the floor and said a prayer.”Just across the road, the more than 50-year-old tree in Beth Cross’s yard was left lying in front of her house. She arrived home from work about five minutes before the tornado.“I just got upstairs, and I just watched a tree go by my window,” she said. “I yelled for the boys to get down in the cellar, then boom, it’s over.”Cross knew the damage was bad in her backyard, but by morning, she found out it was worse.(Photo Credit: Bob Allen/KDKA)“Trees down, my husband’s truck [was damaged],” sh... (CBS Pittsburgh / KDKA)
Rainbow Falls into a natural, historic, beautiful spot instead of just a place where vandals come to spray paint," said L'Aura Montgomery Williams, co-founder of Manitou Environmental Citizens Action, which formed more than a decade ago to restore the space.When the group held its first annual cleanup event in 2006, volunteers fished a quarter-ton of trash from the creek, Williams said. About 40 people chipped in on Saturday, filling trash bags with soda cans, alcohol bottles, fast food wrappers and other debris."The trash has always bothered me," said volunteer Ellen Tuohy, her sweatpants soaked up to her waist after she spent the morning in the creek. "People need to realize that you need to pack in what you pack out and leave no trace."Volunteers also began painting over graffiti at the base of the bridge.But finishing that paint job would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, said Clark, whose district included the falls when she served as a commissioner from 2005 to earlier this year.Cleaning the graffiti from the rocks also presents a challenge because the water would have to be covered to prevent chemical-laden paint from entering the waterway as it's washed off, she added.The site has been the focus of several improvement projects since the county acquired it from the Mansfield Development Corporation in 2010.After the creek flooded following the Waldo Canyon fire in 2012, the Colorado Department of Transportation stabilized the waterway's banks and repaired an access road and trail that lead to the falls. Last year, the agency finished $1.8 in maintenance work on the bridge.But, despite the repeated efforts to make the area spray paint-free, the graffiti keeps coming back, Clark said."It's been over a decade that we've been working on this, and it's probably going to be another decade," she said.More upgrades are in the works. The county plans to spend nearly $450,000 in grants and local funding to revamp the site after it closes in early fall. Pr... (Colorado Springs Gazette)