August 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Pepco Rate Case Hearing Scheduled for Sept. 6 in Rockville

The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) has scheduled a Sept. 6th public hearing in Rockville on a request by Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) to increase its electric distribution rates by $104 million (an increase of about $13 a month for the typical residential customer). According to the PSC, Pepco provides electricity to about 560,000 […]

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August 23, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Charter Review Commission to Discuss Term Limits on Aug. 24th

The Montgomery County Charter Review Commission (CRC) is scheduled to discuss a proposed Charter amendment to limit County Councilmembers and the County Executive to three consecutive terms at a meeting tomorrow. The County Council asked the CRC to consider the merits of the proposed amendment, and on Aug. 2 adopted a resolution placing it on […]

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August 22, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

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Displaced Silver Spring Families Receiving Housing Assistance

More than two dozen families left homeless by the August 10 explosion and fire in Silver Spring now have other places to live. Montgomery County and State agencies have been working with nonprofit organizations and officials at Kay Apartment Communities to find housing for approximately 55 households. Mary Anderson, spokeswoman for the county’s Department of […]

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August 19, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong


911 Caller Questions Response to Smell of Gas in Silver Spring

A man who reported the smell of gas at the Flower Branch Apartments continues to ask whether more could have been done to prevent the August 10 explosion. Investigators have confirmed that natural gas was the source of the blast that killed seven people. But MyMCMedia’s Phyllis Armstrong reports some residents are still asking who […]

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August 19, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

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Natural Gas Caused Explosion & Fire in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Natural gas is the source of an explosion and fire that claimed seven lives in Silver Spring. The National Transportation and Safety Board is now taking over the investigation to determine exactly what ignited the gas at the Flower Branch Apartments on August 10. At a news conference this morning, the head of the Baltimore […]

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August 19, 2016 | Staff Writer

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August 19 Media Briefing: Investigation into August 10 Flower Branch Apartments Explosion and Fire (VIDEO)

Public safety officials from the Montgomery County Police Department, Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) provided an update on the continuing investigation into the August 10 explosion and fire at the Flower Branch Apartments located in the 8700 block of […]

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August 19, 2016 | Staff Writer

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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Susan Kenedy hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on the Aug. 10 apartment fire in Silver Spring Apartment Fire, the Agricultural Fair, summer graduation for county students, getting ready for the first day of school, and more. Watch the show, below:

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August 19, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

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Senator Cardin & County Executive Leggett Tour Silver Spring Explosion Site (VIDEO)

The devastating explosion that claimed at least seven lives continues to cause hardships for dozens of families in Silver Spring. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and County Executive Ike Leggett toured the site of the August 10 explosion at the Flower Branch Apartments. Leggett told reporters that the management of the complex is working with local agencies […]

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August 17, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

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Families Seeking Help in Aftermath of Silver Spring Explosion (VIDEO)

The bent metal doors and burned out homes are a stark reminder of how fortunate many families were to make it out of the Flower Branch Apartments. The struggle now for many residents is replacing all they lost in the Silver Spring explosion on August 10. County and state officials met with displaced families but […]

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August 16, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

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Families Displaced by Explosion Meet with County & State Officials (VIDEO)

Officials from Montgomery County, Maryland and federal agencies heard first hand how residents who lost their homes in Silver Spring explosion are coping. Fifty-three families have been staying at the Long Branch Community Center, the temporary shelter for displaced residents. County Executive Ike Leggett and U.S. Senator Ben Cardin met with some of the now […]

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