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January 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg City Police Crime Summary

Gaithersburg Police reminds residents that thefts from cars are crimes of opportunity. They ask residents to help them in deterring such crimes by locking all doors and hiding items of value from vehicles. Incidents in the city can be seen here. Monday, Jan. 15, at 4:06 p.m.: A theft of an auto part was reported […]

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January 16, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro Announces Parking Fee Changes

Metro announced some major changes to parking beginning Monday, Feb. 5, including ending free parking on Saturdays. Parking on Sundays and federal holidays will remain free except when special event parking rules are in effect. Metro will expand hours when parking fees are charged, lower parking fees at two stations as part of a pilot program, […]

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January 16, 2018 | Staff Writer

Snowy Wednesday Commute Forecast

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for our area from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday. The Service said the heaviest will come right about 6 a.m. to 11 a.m., for the morning commute. We may get up to one inch of snow in Montgomery County. The service expects the snow may cause […]

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January 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

Web Site Niche Ranks Montgomery County Schools Second Best in Maryland

The website Niche ranked Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) the second best school district in Maryland. Niche is an online site that provides rankings, report cards, and reviews of cities, colleges, neighborhoods, and K-12 schools. Maryland has 24 school districts and Howard County Public Schools ranked first this year. MCPS is the largest school district […]

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January 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro Announces Schedule for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Metro plans to operate from 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which will be celebrated this year on Jan. 15. Trains will run on Metro’s Saturday schedule and buses will operate on a Saturday supplemental schedule, according to a news release. Off-peak fares will be in effect and parking will […]

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January 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

Lawmakers Override Hogan’s Veto of Sick Leave Legislation

The Maryland General Assembly overturned Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of 2017 legislation that would require businesses to offer paid sick leave. It takes effect in 30 days. The measure would require businesses with at least 15 employees to provide one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours an employee works. Here are the details […]

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January 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

New Study Finds that Maryland Ranks Fifth in Racial Progress

With Martin Luther King, Jr. Day coming up, WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of states with the most racial progress in 2018. WalletHub measured the gaps between blacks and whites across more than 20 key indicators of equality and integration in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Maryland ranks eighth overall […]

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January 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

Local Leaders Condemn Trump’s ‘—-hole’ Comment

Following President Donald Trump’s alleged comments towards people from Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries, local leaders condemned his remarks on social media. The Washington Post reported Thursday that during a meeting in the Oval Office, Trump became angry after discussing protections for immigrants from several countries. The president, according to the Washington Post, asked […]

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January 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Seek Help Identifying Culprits Who Robbed Silver Spring Gas Station

Montgomery County police detectives released a surveillance video Friday from a Dec. 10 armed robbery of a Silver Spring Shell gas station in hopes someone can help identify the two culprits. The robbery occurred about 8:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the station 100 University Blvd. West. According to a police statement, two perpetrators with concealed […]

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January 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

Scattered Rains, and Montgomery County Has Rough Commute

Lots of Montgomery County commuters had a rough ride into work Friday. With the rain, a number of cars collided. And Metro had track problems at the Medical Center station. New Hampshire Ave. and Midland Rd., Colesville, collision — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) January 12, 2018 Bowie Mill Road and Muncaster Mill Road, collision — Pete […]

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