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October 18, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Week in Review

Don Mooers hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. Guests include Shirley Brandman, Ralph Watkins, Diane Vu, and Diana Barney. Mooers and the panel discuss what the public school district is doing to alleviate the problem of teacher shortages with Shirley Brandman, the work of the League of Women Voters with Ralph Watkins, the […]

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October 18, 2018 | Staff Writer

Suspects Steal $5,000 Worth of Glasses from LensCrafters in Wheaton, Police Say

Detectives from Montgomery County Police are asking for the public’s help with identifying two suspects they believe are responsible for stealing $5,000 worth of eyeglasses from a LensCrafters store in Wheaton. Officers responded to the LensCrafters store on Sept. 12 within the Westfield Wheaton mall for the report of a theft that had just occurred. […]

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October 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

Outside Review Says July Shooting Was Justified, Police Say

An outside review of a police-involved shooting in July has determined that the officer’s actions were justified, the Montgomery County police said Wednesday. In the incident, Officer Edward Cochran shot Juan Carlos Natera-Perez. Update: Man Dies from Injuries in Fairland Shooting Under an agreement between the two counties, the Howard County State’s Attorney investigates officer-involved […]

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October 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

Chevy Chase Woman Convicted on Securities Charges

A Chevy Chase woman was found guilty on 17 federal charges related to a $20 million Ponzi scheme, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Baltimore said Wednesday. A jury needed less than five hours to reach its verdict for Dawn J. Bennett, 56 on all 17 federal charges. She faced offenses related to conspiracy, securities fraud, […]

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October 16, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Council Asks Hogan for Greater Pedestrian Safety on Georgia Avenue

The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday sent a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan requesting greater pedestrian safety along Georgia Avenue, near where four Kennedy High School students were struck by a car as they were walking to a school bus stop. The letter asks the state to reduce the speed limit on Georgia Avenue, now […]

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October 16, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Release Surveillance Images from Potomac Burglary

Detectives from the Bethesda police district station are hoping someone recognizes the men whose images were captured by the Potomac Farm Market video surveillance system during a Sept. 16 burglary. The market, at 9035 Congressional Parkway, was burgled about 1 a.m. that day, police said. The men forced entry into at least one shed and […]

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October 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

Two Northwest High School Students Struck by Car

Two Northwest High School students were struck by a car Monday afternoon crossing Great Seneca Highway at Richter Farm Road, according to a statement from the school’s principal. Principal Jimmy D’Andrea, on a message distributed on Twitter, said emergency responders took the students to a local hospital where they have non-life-threatening injuries. The students were […]

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October 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

Riemer Meets the Media

Council President Hans Riemer met with reporters where the discussion focused on the bicycle master plan, small cell towers and other topics.

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October 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

County’s 32nd Annual Community Service Week Set for Oct. 21-28

Community Service Week is just days away and Montgomery County residents are invited to give a few hours of their time to join the annual celebration of community service by volunteering for one or more of the many service projects. Montgomery County’s 32nd annual Community Service Week is scheduled for Oct. 21-28. The week begins […]

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October 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

Libraries’ Speaker Series Features Author Joseph Esposito Oct. 21

Joseph Esposito, author and historian who served in three presidential administrations is the featured speaker for Montgomery County Public Libraries’ (MCPL) next Contemporary Conversations series. The program will be held at the Rockville Memorial Library located at 21 Maryland Avenue on Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Registration is not required. Esposito will discuss his book Dinner in […]

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