Whitman Student With Rare Disease Named Homecoming Princess – Alexis Hanford, 16, contracted a rare flesh-eating disease that has left her unable to walk. On Friday, she was named homecoming princess at Walt Whitman High School. [Washington Post]

Man Charged in Chevy Chase Arson To Undergo Mental Evaluation – Abraham Kiflu, 25, the man charged with burning down much of the Chevy Chase apartment complex he lived in with his parents, pleaded not criminally responsible to the May incident. Kiflu pleaded not guilty to the charges in June. Now, his defense attorney is suggesting he is mentally unable to stand trial. [The Gazette]

B-CC Falls to Rockville Rival Wootton – Wootton beat the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School football team 40-20 Friday to drop the Barons to 4-3 with three games remaining and the chase for a second straight playoff berth on. [Washington Post]

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