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Italo Ceramica Opens First US Showroom in Rockville-Grand Opening Event This Thursday

Italo Ceramica Opens First US Showroom in Rockville-Grand Opening Event This Thursday

Italo Ceramica's Grand Opening Event, which is open to the public, is Thursday, November 14 from 6-9 p.m.

Officials: Georgetown Prep staffer brings gun to school

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A Georgetown Preparatory School staffer has been arrested and charged for bringing a gun to school, officials said. 

Police responded to the school located at 10900 Rockville Pike in Rockville for a report that a school employee had a gun in the school. Stephen P. Lafferty, 51, had brought a Smith & Wesson revolver into his office and placed it on his desk, officials said. 

Lafferty brought the gun to school have some work done to it later in the day. He brought the gun into his office to show it to someone else, officials said. The gun was unloaded and was in a holster while on the desk.

After the arrest, Police also found a drug paraphernalia on him. He has been charged with 'one count of possessing a dangerous weapon on school property and one count of possession of CDS paraphernalia'. 

He has since been released on bond.

Giant Panda cub updates

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The Giant Panda cub now weighs 7.7 pounds, zoo officials said. 

The mother of the cub, Mei Xiang leaves her cub for up to two hours at a time to get breakfast. At some point, the mother and cub will be comfortable spending many hours away from each other. The cub is even sleeping through the exams.  Mei nurses the cub before she goes out to get breakfast, zoo officials said.

The cub is now 23 inches long and her right front paw measured in at 2.4 inches long (6 centimeters) and her hind paws at 3 inches (8 centimeters), officials said. 

Click through these new photos from the National Zoo to see how much the cub has grown!

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Mom creates undergarment company for comfort

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- As the saying goes, "necessity is the mother of invention."  A mother of three decided she needed more comfortable undergarments so she set out to make her own.

Angela Newnam created Knock Out Panties.  Angela says all of her products are made in America and she uses her company to support Foundation for Women's Cancer below the belt.

See our interview with Angela above.

Man keeps dog from climbing out window in DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A dog tried to climb out of a window of a building in DC.

The incident happened on Saturday on the 2700 block of Connecticut Avenue N.W. 

With no one apparently home, a passerby entered the unlocked dwelling to close the window and keep the dog inside as a number of concerned people looked on.

"I [didn't] want the dog to fall out of the window," Bill Richy said, "I closed the window and he licked me a couple of times."

Thousands participate in 2013 Marine Corps Marathon

LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) -- More than 30,000 runners from around the world showed up bright and early Sunday morning to participate in the 38th Marine Corps Marathon.

Racers hit the streets of Arlington, Va. and Washington, D.C. for the 26.2 mile run in memory of fallen soldiers and in support of the United States Marine Corps.

The top runners in the marathon finished around 10:30, about 2 hours after the race began.

Read the full story here.

Street closures: Marine Corps Marathon

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The Marine Corps Marathon will be starting at 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

The race starts in Arlington, Va, crosses the Potomac River into Washington. Metrorail will begin service at 5:00 am on Sunday.

See below street closure list. The roads will be closed from 6:50 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.: