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August 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Police Captain Selected as Greenbelt’s New Police Chief

After serving more than 20 years with the Takoma Park Police, Capt. Richard “Rick” Bowers is leaving Takoma Park to oversee the City of Greenbelt’s Police Department as the new police chief. He was selected from a pool of 53 applicants spearheaded by Springsted/Waters Executive Recruitment Firm. Bowers started his career as an officer in […]

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August 10, 2018 | Staff Writer

Josiah Henson Documentary Debuts in Silver Spring

“Josiah,” the documentary about Josiah Henson, debuted Friday night at the AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center in Silver Spring. Here’s an interview MyMCMedia did with Jared Brock, the filmmaker: A second screening of “Josiah” takes place Sunday, Aug. 12. Tickets are available, here. Narrated by actor and activist Danny Glover, the film traces Henson’s […]

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August 10, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Fair Opens in Gaithersburg

The Montgomery County Fair opened Friday. Details about the fair can be found here.  

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August 10, 2018 | Staff Writer

Man Charged in Sex Assaults

A 53-year-old man faces rape charges for incidents in March 2017 and July 2018, a Montgomery County police statement said. Steven G. Mitchell of the 600 block of First Street in Rockville was arrested July 13 for a March 21 incident after DNA comparisons were obtained. Mitchell was charged with second-degree rape, fourth-degree sexual offense, […]

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August 10, 2018 | Staff Writer

MedStar NRH 5K Run Raises Funds for Adaptive Sports Programs

Too often children and adults with a disability are relegated to the sidelines when it comes to athletic activities. A sports wheelchair and other adaptive equipment can cost thousands of dollars. The annual Super H 5K Run, Walk and Wheel raises funds to help support athletes who participate in adaptive sports. The Super H 5K […]

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August 10, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Report this Week

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes reports on: National Night Out events were held throughout the county to help reduce crime; A warning about radon and its link to lung cancer; The county is offering free mandatory immunizations to seventh graders […]

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August 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

Tax-Free Week Starts Sunday

Maryland college students can also win $2,500 scholarship During Tax-Free Week, any single qualifying article of clothing or footwear priced $100 or less — regardless of how many items are purchased at the same time — will be exempt from the state’s 6 percent sales tax. The first $40 of any backpack or bookbag purchase […]

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August 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

Woman Faces 128 Animal Cruelty Offenses After Hoarding Investigation

The North Potomac woman who had 70 cats removed from her home by animal services officers faces 128 animal cruelty offenses, a Montgomery County police statement said. Laura Louise Prince, 62, was released after posting $2,500 bail, according to online court records. The animals were taken from two of Prince’s homes, in the 12000 block […]

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August 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

Hundreds Attend the Power Conference in North Bethesda

Hundreds of people turned out for The Power Conference: Women Doing Business on Aug. 9 at the North Bethesda Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. This regional business conference is designed to enhance and develop women-owned businesses and the careers of women professionals. The event featured speakers, workshops, networking, a business marketplace, master classes and more. […]

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August 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

MCPS Provides Routes of Accused Bus Driver

Montgomery County Public Schools released an update to the list of routes driven by the school bus driver charged with sexually assaulting a student on the bus. Etienne Kabongo was arrested Aug. 5 and charged with assaulting a 12-year-old girl. Kabongo, known as “Mr. Steve” to some students, has worked since 2006 as a bus driver, […]

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