Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Water Supply Was Not Contaminated, Tests Show

Water restrictions imposed on central Prince George's County since Saturday were lifted yesterday morning after a second round of tests showed that a water-main break did not contaminate the supply, authorities said.

Consumers should flush all cold-water taps and refrigerator water lines for five minutes before using them, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission spokesman Mike McGill said.

Residents should dispose of any ice made during the restricted period and throw out the first three batches made by automatic dispensers since the restrictions were lifted. Ice trays and icemaker containers should be wiped clean with a solution of two tablespoons bleach to one gallon of water.

-- Avis Thomas-Lester and Debbi Wilgoren


Police Investigate Killing in Silver Spring

Montgomery County police are investigating the slaying of a woman whose body was found yesterday in an apartment building stairwell in the Briggs Chaney area of Silver Spring.

About 1:30 a.m., a caller to police said two men appeared to be carrying a body into the apartment building in the 13900 block of Castle Boulevard. Officers and paramedics arrived to find the woman unresponsive. She had suffered multiple injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

After releasing photographs of the woman's clothing and jewelry, police said last night that they had received information about her identity. They plan to release the woman's name after confirming certain information with her relatives.

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