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February 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Arrest 3 Teenagers for Montgomery Village Armed Robberies

Montgomery Village District police officers arrested three juveniles for two Feb. 15 armed robberies, a Montgomery County police statement said. Johntae S. Blue, 16, of the 19900 block of Sweetgum Circle in Germantown and Kobe A. Hunter, 17, of the 1300 block of Vadalia Drive in Rockville were charged charged as adult, police said. A […]

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February 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Hogan Orders Flags at Half-Staff for Fallen Officer

Gov. Larry Hogan has ordered Maryland flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor Cpl. Mujahid Ramzziddin of the Prince George’s County police. This is our fallen officer. Proud public servant, father, husband and son. He wore our badge for 14 years. He will live in our hearts every day. pic.twitter.com/cNPidw6N99 — PGPDNEWS (@PGPDNews) February […]

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February 21, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Maryland’s Board of Public Works Approves Text 9-1-1 System

The Maryland Board of Public Works approved a new technology Wednesday that would upgrade the technology in the state’s emergency systems network. The “Text to 9-1-1” program allows Marylanders to send a short text message, no more than 160 characters, to 9-1-1. “Anytime anyone finds themselves faced with an emergency when they are unable to […]

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February 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Police Crime Summary

Thefts from Vehicles Summary: Rockville District: Four thefts from vehicles occurred between Jan. 30 and Feb. 6. Affected streets included Triple Crown Road, Keeneland Circle, Ancroft Court and Ambiance Drive. No force; cash and property were taken. Bethesda District: Four thefts from vehicles occurred between Jan. 31 and Feb. 4. Affected streets included East West […]

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February 21, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Students Head to U.S. Capitol to Protest Gun Laws

Hundreds of Montgomery County Public School students gathered at Montgomery Blair High School to participate in a walkout to stand in solidarity against gun violence. Students traveled down Colesville Road to Silver Spring Metro Station to meet other students and community members to march at the U.S. Capitol to protest gun violence. #EdExpress No student […]

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February 21, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Bomb Threats Hit Churchill, Walter Johnson High Schools

Police responded to two bomb threats in high schools Wednesday morning — one at Churchill High School in Potomac and one at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda. The Churchill bomb threat was called in at 7:15 a.m. and officials evacuated the school, Officer Rick Goodale said. After examined by bomb-sniffing dogs, school administrators allowed […]

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February 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

In Poll, Marylanders Call Opioid Addiction A Major Problem

A poll of Maryland residents showed an overwhelming majority saw opioids as a major problem and half know someone who is addicted. The results were in the Goucher Poll, a survey of 800 Maryland adults taken between Feb. 12 and 17. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent. The Goucher […]

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February 21, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

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

Here is five things you need to know today, Wednesday, Feb. 21 in Montgomery County: 1. BRT Committee Meeting: The MD 355 North BRT Corridor Advisory Committee will meet today to discuss the northern portion of the project. 2. County Executive Candidate Forum: The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce, along with the Rockville and Clarksburg Chambers of Commerce, will […]

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February 20, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Candidate Baker Visits Montgomery to Talk Homelessness, Reveal Running Mate

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, who is running for Maryland governor, visited the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless on Tuesday along with his new running mate, Elizabeth Embry. During the meeting, MCCH Executive Director Susie Sinclair-Smith described programs and the county’s efforts, with the support of businesses, to reduce homelesseness. After the meeting, […]

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February 20, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Police Investigate Threat Against Gaithersburg High

Police responded to a threat aimed at Gaithersburg High School on Tuesday, the latest in a string of threats aimed at Montgomery County Public Schools since a shooting at Florida high school last week. “It looks like rumor more than anything else,” said Officer Dan Lane of the Gaithersburg Police Department. He said Gaithersburg police […]

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