A week of top Maryland news:
A Rockville teacher is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old autistic boy and fleeing to Hong Kong to avoid prosecution, Montgomery County police said in a news release. Read more on Rockville Patch.
The new brewery that plans to open next year in Howard County will be capable of producing millions of pints of craft beer. Read more on Columbia Patch.
A 17-year-old girl was attacked at Victoria's Secret in Annapolis while shopping on Black Friday, police said. They are seeking help identifying the women in a video that was posted online. Read more on Annapolis Patch.
Does it seem like everywhere you go, someone is blowing their nose or coughing? If you’re feeling under the weather, is it a cold or the flu? Read more on Germantown Patch.
The respected Baltimore restaurateurs behind Charleston and Cinghiale announced plans for the Columbia lakefront location. Read more on Ellicott City Patch.
Online television service Aereo Inc. plans to expand to the Baltimore area starting Dec. 16, offering monthly subscriptions as low as $8 for viewing or recording live television on smart phones, tablets and laptops, the Long Island City-based company announced Thursday, reports the Baltimore Sun. Read more on North Baltimore Patch.
Examining the estimated $30 million projects being pitched to develop Symphony Woods in Howard County near the Columbia Mall. Read more on Columbia Patch.
Not all that long ago, anything like the International Space Station was reserved for science fiction and drug highs. The space station, or the ISS, has been a reality for some time now, though, even if you haven't seen it flying over Maryland. Read more on Eldersburg Patch.
Sweetgreen, the organic salad retail chain launched in 2007 that has expanded across the District and five states, just received a $22 million investment from Washington, D.C., firm Revolution Growth, known for investing in tech firms, the Washington Business Journal reports. Read more on Greenbelt Patch.
The Baltimore Ravens running back visited Davidsonville Elementary Tuesday as part of a program that works to reduce childhood obesity. Read more on Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch.
Mel Franklin and Will Campos were selected by their peers to lead the council for the next year. Read more on Bowie Patch.
Dequeone Demetrius Oates has been charged in connection with the Nov. 26 shooting. Read more on Bowie Patch.
Police say one suspect might have committed two robberies of PNC Banks (in Rockville and Bethesda) this week. Read more on Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch.
The Silver Spring Long Branch Sector plan keeps in place the zoning for most of the existing multi-family developments along Piney Branch Road between Flower Avenue and University Boulevard. It also preserves a historic movie theater. Read more on Silver Spring Patch.
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice posted about the allegation on his Facebook page Thursday. Read more on Dundalk Patch.
Council members on Monday night voted 7-0 to approve the sale of three parcels of county-owned land in Dundalk, Towson and Randallstown. Read more on Dundalk Patch.
Anthony Geer, 30, was found guilty on three counts of animal cruelty. Read more on Parkville Patch.
The 29-year-old Rosedale resident, a D.C. Air National Guard Airman, went missing in Fells Point last weekend. Read more on Parkville Patch.