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August 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

NASA Streams the Solar Eclipse Live

The first total solar eclipse since 1979 takes place today. The National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) estimate more than 300 million people in the United States could directly view the eclipse. Watch live coverage from of the eclipse from NASA below: Related post: NASA Provides Safety Tips For Viewing the Eclipse on Aug. 21

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August 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 21, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 21, in Montgomery County: 1. Solar Eclipse: Today is the day!! More than 300 million people in the United States potentially could directly view the solar eclipse, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). We’ll have total coverage on our channels (19, 21 and HD 995 ) […]

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August 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

NASA Provides Safety Tips For Viewing the Eclipse on Aug. 21

The National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) is estimating that more than 300 million people in the United States could directly view the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 and is urging residents to watch it safely. A total solar eclipse, according to NASA, is when the Moon completely covers the Sun.  Monday’s eclipse will […]

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August 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Teen Wins Rare Sheep, Visit Them at the Fair (VIDEO)

At just 14-years-old, Olivia Scuderi said it’s an honor to raise two rare sheep. The Hog Island breed of sheep are a feral breed from Hog Island in Virginia that were isolated for decades. According to Scuderi, there are about 200 registered each year and 500 total in the region. She won the animals after […]

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August 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Animal Adoption Fees Waived for Clear the Shelters Event

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center is waiving adoption fees on its animals this weekend. Clear the Shelters is a nationwide pet adoption initiative aimed to find animals forever homes. The event will take place on Aug. 19 at the county’s animal services and adoption center, 7315 Muncaster Mill Road in Derwood, and […]

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August 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCPS Launches New App for Students, Parents

Montgomery County Public Schools launched a new app for parents and students to stay up-to-date with what’s happening in the district and schools. The free app called “MCPS Mobile” is available for download on iTunes for the Apple iPad and iPhone, Google Play for Android and on Amazon, according to MCPS’s website. Users can expect […]

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August 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with a preview of the new Ride On ExtRa service along Route 355 scheduled to start in October. There are also reports on a vigil for the victims and heroes of the Flower Branch Apartments tragedy, a local judge retires, and more. […]

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August 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Raskin to Host Public Forum on Medicaid

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Director, Uma Ahluwalia, is partnering with Congressman Jamie Raskin to discuss Medicaid in Maryland on Sept. 19. The goal of this meeting is for resident to voice how Medicaid has impacted their families here in Montgomery County. Kick off for the forum begins at 7:00 p.m. and […]

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August 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Community Discussion on Universal Pre-Kindergarten Will be Held on Aug. 23

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice will join Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Jack Smith, for a community meeting to discuss universal pre-kindergarten programs on Aug. 23 and residents are invited to attend.  The purpose of this meeting is to gain insight from the community about what they are looking for in early childhood education, […]

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August 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

West Virginia Man Charged with Attempted Rape in Park

A 22-year-old West Virginia man has been charged with second-degree rape and assault of a 24-year-old woman at a Gaithersburg-area park, Montgomery County police said in a statement. Jeffrey Michael Uy of Tall Pine Lane in Gerrardstown, West Virginia, is being held without bail at the Montgomery County Detention Center in Rockville, according to online […]

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