Articles by Sonya Burke

June 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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A Recap of the 2016 Quicken Loans National (VIDEO)

The eyes of the golf world were on Montgomery County during the Quicken Loans National tournament at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports.

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June 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Catherine Hoggle Appears in Rockville Courtroom, Judge Sets New Hearing Date (VIDEOS)

With her long hair pulled back and wearing eyeglasses, a handcuffed Catherine Hoggle was brought inside a Rockville district courtroom on June 28th for a status hearing in the case of her missing children, Sarah and Jacob. She glanced back towards her mother who was sitting in the third row at least once during the […]

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June 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Metro General Manager Announces Elimination of “About 500 Positions”

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld has announced plans to eliminate up to 500 jobs this year. In a “business efficiency” memo dated June 27, and addressed to WMATA senior management, Wiedefeld said the positions must be eliminated “to operate in a businesslike manner and achieve cost savings.” According to Wiedefeld, the department of human resources […]

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June 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Celebrate the 4th of July in Montgomery County

Are you planning an Independence Day celebration? We have the details on where to see the fireworks around Montgomery County on July 4th. In Gaithersburg, you can celebrate our nation’s Independence Day at Bohrer Park. Festival activities begin at 5 p.m. and the fireworks are set to take part at about 9:30 p.m. Find out […]

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June 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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County Executive Leggett Touts Viva White Oak (VIDEO)

On this week’s One on One, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett talked about how the county is moving forward to create a new community in the east portion of the county that incorporates mixed use and transit oriented development. Viva White Oak will be a 300-acre mixed use project. Find out more, below: Visit our […]

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June 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Leggett Announces Fiber Optic Partnership (VIDEO)

As part of a public private partnership, County Executive Ike Leggett has announced an alliance between USA Fiber and White Oak Data Center Bytegrid to provide ultra high speed service. Find out more in this report: You can find out more, here.

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June 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Office of Procurement Recovers Wages for Over 300 Workers (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Office of Procurement has announced the recovery of over $300,000 in unpaid wages for 318 people employed by five different service contractors engaged in contracts with the county. Find out more in this interview, below: You can find out more about Bill 43-15, here. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to […]

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June 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Hurley Wins Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

Maryland resident Billy Hurley III, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, won his first PGA tournament Sunday at the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda. He scored a 72-hole score of 17-under-par 267, and earned a player’s prize of $1,242,000 and 500 FedExCup points. Hurley was followed on the scoreboard by Vijay Singh, Jon […]

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June 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Outbox Pops Up in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Something totally new and different has popped up on the streets of downtown Silver Spring this summer and we have some students from Montgomery College to thank for it. MCTV’s Michael Brown has the story. Visit our PEG partner MCTV10 (Montgomery College Television program schedule) to see more Montgomery College Television.

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June 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Humane Society Opposes Parks Department’s Plan to Kill Canada Geese (VIDEO)

UPDATED The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is opposing a plan by Montgomery County’s Department of Parks to kill hundreds of Canada geese at two local parks. Parks officials say the geese are a public safety nuisance, and they are planning to euthanize hundreds of them at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and […]

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