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Montgomery County Headlines: Suspicious Death in Rockville, Start Date on Silver Spring Transit Center

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Montomery County police are calling the death of a Rockville man suspicious. They taped off this portion of Juniper Hill Road on Thursday, July 11, 2013. Photo credit: Tiffany Arnold.
Montomery County police are calling the death of a Rockville man suspicious. They taped off this portion of Juniper Hill Road on Thursday, July 11, 2013. Photo credit: Tiffany Arnold.

By Tiffany Arnold

With 11 websites across Montgomery County, Patch brings you news from every corner of the community. Catch up on headlines you might have missed this week: 

Kayaker Attempts Great Falls, Drowns
POTOMAC—A 23-year-old kayaker drowned while attempting to kayak over Great Falls in the Potomac River Thursday afternoon. The river—known for its deadly currents—already has claimed the lives of two swimmers this summer. Read more on Potomac Patch.

Police Identify Rockville Man Found Dead Under Suspicious Circumstances
ROCKVILLE—Police have identified the man found dead in a Rockville home under suspicious circumstances Thursday as 50-year-old Chandrasekhar Korapati. Police said Korapati had gotten into an altercation with his adult son and daughter the night before police found him dead. Read the story and watch video from the scene on Rockville Patch.

National Cathedral Funeral for Chevy Chase Student Killed in Egypt
CHEVY CHASE—Andrew Pochter, 21, of Chevy Chase, was killed during a violent political protest in Egypt on June 28. Pochter was spending the summer in Egypt to teach English to children. Read more on Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch.

Height Wars: In Chevy Chase Lake, How Tall Is Tall Enough?
CHEVY CHASE—Councilman Roger Berliner supports limiting the height of new construction in the Chevy Chase Lake sector (on Connecticut Avenue just south of the Capital Beltway), but the majority of his fellow council members did not vote to support his proposed 90-foot height limit. Read more on Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch.

Leggett: Silver Spring Transit Center Work Begins 'Within the Next Week'
SILVER SPRING—Read what the Montgomery County executive said about the troubled transit center in a virtual town hall meeting this week. Read more on Silver Spring Patch.

Report: Rice Endorses Feldman for District 15 Seat
GERMANTOWN—Montgomery County Councilman Craig Rice, a former state lawmaker and a resident of Germantown, wrote a letter to the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee endorsing Maryland Del. Brian J. Feldman for the vacated District 15 senate seat. Read more on Germantown Patch.

Report: 4 Arrested in Single-Day Gaithersburg Crime Spree
GAITHERSBURG—The group broke into homes and stole items from cars, but were turned away from a house by a dog. Read more on Gaithersburg Patch.

Report: New England-Style Seafood Restaurant to Fill Void Left by Stella's
NORTH POTOMAC—Nantucket's Reef is slated to open in Traville shopping center in late July. Read more on North Potomac-Darnestown Patch.

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