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Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 10/18/2011

William McQuain’s body found; man hit by Orange Line train last week dies (#PMBuzz)


William McQuain. (AP)
A somber start to today’s P.M. Buzz: Montgomery County police have found human remains they believe are those of 11-year-old William McQuain, who was last seen about two weeks ago. The discovery comes six days after the body of William’s mother was found slain in their Germantown home; Jane McQuain’s estranged husband, Curtis Lopez, has been charged in her killing and is the “prime suspect” in William’s death, police say.

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Man struck by Orange Line train last week dies. The 39-year-old McLean man who allegedly placed himself in front of an oncoming train on the Orange Line at the Clarendon station last week has died, according to Metro officials.

Cracks found in overpasses. Inspectors have found hairline cracks in three newly built bridges that cross the Intercounty Connector in Montgomery County, requiring work to reinforce them long-term, ICC officials said Tuesday.

Currie trial update. U.S. House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) called state Sen. Ulysses Currie a “decent, honest person of integrity” during a brief appearance as a defense witness Tuesday in Currie’s trial on bribery charges.

Occupying Occupy DC. The 99 percent in the District are on Day 18, and they’re getting organized with digital protest guides.

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