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December 10, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Leggett Joins Other Mayors in Asking Trump to Keep Undocumented Immigrant Program

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and 17 other mayors from across the country are asking President-elect Donald Trump to keep the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA began in 2012 and helps to ensure that young people that were brought to the U.S. before they turned 16, and are actively seeking higher education, working […]

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December 10, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

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Delegate Will Smith to Fill Vacant Senate Seat, Succeeds Jamie Raskin (VIDEO)

Silver Spring native Will Smith was elected to fill the vacant senate seat in District 20, making him the first African American to represent the district. In this video extra, Smith talks about his 2017 priorities: Smith who currently serves as a state delegate, was elected during a special election hosted by the Maryland County […]

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December 10, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

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Ogulcan Atakoglu Sentenced to 12 Years in Crash that Killed 3 Family Members in Bethesda (VIDEO)

It was an emotional day in court as Judge Mary Beth McCormick sentenced a 21 year old Olgucan Atakoglu to 12 years behind bars on Friday for killing a family of 3 in Bethesda. Atakoglu pleaded guilty to three counts of vehicular manslaughter for a collision that happened on Feb. 27. He was driving down […]

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December 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Wise Wins 4A State Championship, 42 – 7, Over QO (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

UPDATED The Wise Pumas took home the state 4A championship trophy with a 42-7 win over the Quince Orchard Cougars on Friday night. The football game was played on a cold night at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and, from the beginning, it was all Wise. At halftime, Wise was up 14-0. In the third quarter […]

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December 9, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Water Damage Delays Opening of Little Falls Library in Bethesda

The reopening of the Little Falls Library in Bethesda has been delayed because of water damage. That’s the word from Montgomery County officials who said the library was damaged after a 4-inch, fire-main pipe broke this week flooding the mechanical room and the lower level. The library, located at 5501 Massachusetts Avenue, was scheduled to […]

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December 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Flags Lowered to Half Staff in Honor of John Glenn

Flags have been lowered to half staff in honor of John Glenn, who died on Dec. 8th. .@POTUS: As a mark of respect for the memory of John Glenn, I direct the flag be flown at half-staff at US embassieshttps://t.co/7IE5XDLWco — Department of State (@StateDept) December 9, 2016 Breaking News: John Glenn has died at […]

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December 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Road Closures Planned at Randolph Road and Georgia Avenue Interchange in Silver Spring This Weekend

Road closures are scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday at the Randolph Road and Georgia Avenue interchange in Silver Spring, and motorists are advised to expect delays. According to officials with the State Highway Administration, crews will temporarily close travel lanes to switch traffic for construction of a $39 million interchange at the […]

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December 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

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UPDATED: Duck Donuts Opens New Location in Gaithersburg (PHOTO)

UPDATED 12.9.16 Duck Donuts is now open at the Firstfeld Shopping Center off Quince Orchard Road in Gaithersburg. A grand opening celebration is planned for Saturday morning, according to the shop’s Facebook page. ORIGINAL 11.16.16 Duck Donuts is opening a new Montgomery County location at the Firstfield Shopping Center off Quince Orchard Road in Gaithersburg. According to […]

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December 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Find out what happened in Montgomery County this week by watching the latest episode of County Report This Week.  This week’s show, video below, includes reports on the Council’s new officers, a rally to increase the minimum wage to $15, a dementia friendly initiative, an innovative new condominium building in Silver Spring, the swearing in of […]

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December 9, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

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Police Strengthening Community Relations Through a Flag Football Game

While the duties of a police officer include protecting and serving both people and property, some officers from the Montgomery County Police Department had a different responsibility on Thursday night: protect your team’s flags and football. Football players from the Watkins Mill High School football team partnered with officers from Montgomery Village for a game […]

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