Montgomery County, Washington Hebrew Congregation, Mark L Rich discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News


Now an update on a big push to lower gun violence in our area, all high schools in Montgomery county will hold anti violence assemblies and the county executive says he's fully behind the move that he calls important. Understanding why young people would choose to get and use firearms is critical to dealing with gun violence. That's how Montgomery county executive Mark L rich sees it. I don't think we understand fully why children are making choices to go down that path. Montgomery county school superintendent monifa mcknight notified parents in the letter this week that police and representatives from the state's attorney's office will hold presentations on the consequences of gun violence at schools during el rich's weekly briefing. He also said, once again, he'll be interviewing a candidate for health officer Montgomery county has had an acting health officer ever since doctor Travis gales stepped down from the post one year ago. Kate Ryan, WTO news, a female swimmer is suing the university of Maryland Baltimore county tonight. She says the school repeatedly failed to protect her after she reported an abusive relationship with a male teammate. The Baltimore sun reports the lawsuit comes two months after an internal investigation confirmed reports of sexual harassment and gender based discrimination by the school's former head swim coach. The suit filed in Baltimore federal court accuses UMBC of trying to downplay the female swimmers suffering because they hoped to avoid a scandal involving dating violence among swimmers, longtime UMBC swim coach Chad craddock is central to her complaint. He died by suicide early last year, a school spokesperson has not responded so far to a request for comment. A group of parents sued Washington Hebrew congregation in northwest D.C. in 2019, saying 14 toddlers were sexually abused by a preschool teacher. Now the reform synagogue says the parents don't have the right to sue. Washington Hebrew congregation says the parents who are alleging sex abuse gave up their right to sue when they signed waivers enrolling their children in the preschool in a pretrial motion, the temple says the waiver specifies the parents won't Sue for any personal injury they are their child sustains while participating in the temple programs. The parents say sexual abuse is not a school activity and that not a single parent who signed release contemplated it would cover injuries from their children being sexually abused by a trusted employee. The civil suit goes to trial in March of next year. Near law can stay in double. Now money news with Jeff claw. Markets shook off Tuesday losses that out finished Wednesday up, although just 30 points, wholesale prices fell a tenth of a percent in August down for the second month in a row, though mostly on falling gas prices. Ahead of the Federal Reserve's rate meeting next week, the average rate on a 30 year mortgage hit the 6% mark for the first time since 2008, paramount may discontinue its showtime streaming service, discoveries combining its discovery plus with HBO Max. Jeff Cleveland, WTO V news. Still ahead on WTO P, we continue to fill you in on efforts to resolve a potential strike among freight rail employees that could come on Friday. In the meantime, Amtrak is making some major changes to long distance train service in advance of that possible strike so that no one gets stranded. We'll tell you about it. It's 1127. That sound? That's flowers putting up a fight. Thousands of them. At the Alzheimer's association walk to end Alzheimer's. Carried by people committed to the cause. It doesn't matter what obstacles are in their way. Just like flowers, our participants keep going. Raising funds

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