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Morning Notes

By Aaron Kraut

Monday - 3/4/2013, 9:20am  ET

Metro Operator Stops Train, Saves Woman At Bethesda Station — Metro says the woman intentionally placed herself on the outbound track at the Bethesda station on Friday around 5:30 p.m. But the train operator was able to stop the train before it hit her. A Metro spokesman said she was lying down on the tracks in an obvious suicide attempt and it took police 15 minutes to remove her before she was taken to a local hospital for an involuntary committal. [Washington Examiner]

Some Snow Likely, Significant Snow Possible For Wednesday — The folks at the Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang have deemed it the “Snowquester,” an early-March snow storm coming Wednesday that forecasters say has some potential to dump five or more inches on the area. [Capital Weather Gang]

Whitman Finally Beats Gaithersburg, Secures Trip To States — The two-time defending state champion Gaithersburg girls basketball team had knocked Walt Whitman High School’s team out of the playoffs in each of the last three seasons. On Friday, Whitman got some measure of revenge by taking down Gaithersburg 46-31 in the Class 4A West Region title game. The Vikings are headed to the state semifinals for the first time since 2007 and will face Baltimore’s Poly High School on Thursday at UMBC. [The Gazette]

No One Injured In Sunday Grosvenor Fire — Fire fighters put out a kitchen fire Sunday afternoon in a second-floor apartment at the 10201 Grosvenor complex. No injuries were reported. [MCFRS via Twitter]

Flickr photo by Richard Ricciardi