All of the contestants vying to be Miss Maryland gathered at the fast-food chain for some food, fun, and relaxation. 24 young women across the state are competing for the crown and 18 girls are participating in the Miss Teen Maryland competition. The current Miss Maryland, Rachel Ellsworth, had the chance to mingle with the contestants and present a special token of appreciation to one of their biggest sponsors. Susan Woda, who is on the Miss MD Pageant executive board, said "So the contestants come and they get to enjoy a little down time and get a little good food in the process. Its just a really nice opportunity to thank McDonalds and for McDonalds to have a good time with the contestants." The contestants headed back to the Maryland Theatre after dinner for a final rehearsal. The preliminary competition starts on Wednesday. Reported by Amie McLain [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email]" Rescues And Road Closings in Washington County,1151509226,1151509226,NBC25 - There are reports of other rescues across Washington County. The Washington County Emergency Operations Center said special operations rescued five people from flood waters between midnight and four a.m.,"Special Ops Chief John Bentley said two people were rescued by boat on Leiters Mill Road. Three others were rescued in the Sharpsburg area near Burnside Bridge Road. Rising waters also forced the evacuation of a mobile home park at Funkstown. At least one resident is being housed at the Red Cross Shelter on Conrad Court off Eastern Boulevard. That shelter is open to anyone who needs emergency housing because of flooding. There is also an extensive number of roads closed in Washington and Berkeley Counties. Road closures in Washington County: The closed roads include Trovinger Mill Road, Millers Church Road from Route-60 to Leitersburg/Smithsburg Road, Leiters Mill Road, Poffenberger Road, Cresspond Road, Wishard Road, Kemps Mill Road, Independence Road, Daley Road, Wagaman Road, Burnside Bridge Road from Churchey Road to Mollys Hole, and Wolfesville Road from Cavetown Road to Federal Lookout. Also reported as hazardous were Battletown Road, Old Roxbury Road at Barnes Road, Mount Aetna Road at Route-66, Route-66 North to Chewsville, Old Forge Road at Cavetown, Mapleville Road at Republican Road, Beaver Creek Church Road at Whitehall Road, Clopper Road at Old Forge Road, Broadfording Road, Mill Point Road, Rowe Road, Old Georgetown Road at Route-64, Old Forge Road at Route-62, Warner Hollow Road, and Antietam Drive. Road closures in Berkeley County: Baxter Road and Douglas Grove Road." Lawyer Stands by Local Client Accused of Rape and Murder of Iraqi Teen,1155070108,1155075892,"[img align=left]http://www.nbc25.com/main/uploads/sabraham_1155077084_spielman-sa.gif[/img]CHAMBERSBURG, PA- Private First Class Jesse Spielman of Chambersburg has just completed his third day of testimony.