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Pepco Reminds Customers to Call 8-1-1 Before Digging

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April is National Safe Digging Month, and to stay away from underground utility lines Pepco urges customers to call 811, the phone number to the underground utility locating service. The 811 service was created by the Common Ground Alliance (CGA), which works with all industry stakeholders to prevent damage to underground utility infrastructure such as […]

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Maryland Troopers Conducting Distracted Drivers Enforcement in April

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Maryland state troopers are increasing enforcement initiatives focused on distracted driving this month in an effort to remind drivers to focus on driving and traffic safety whenever they are behind the wheel. Beginning today, troopers will conduct additional patrols with the goal of identifying drivers who are involved in activities that are prohibited by law, […]

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Data Breach at Westland Middle School Releases Student Locker Combinations

Information technology professionals are trying to determine today how students were able to access a secured computer file at Bethesda’s Westland Middle School and distribute the names, locker numbers and locker combinations for that school’s 1,400 lockers. Montgomery County Public School’s Westland Principal Alison Serino told MyMCMedia Wednesday that a substitute teacher saw the students […]

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Laytonsville Brush Fire Caused By Burning Yard Waste (VIDEO)

UPDATED, APRIL 1, 6:45 a.m. – Wind gusts and a resident burning yard debris combined to start the fire that consumed more than 50 acres in the Laytonsville area Tuesday. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services Spokesman Pete Piringer reported the flaming debris ignited the woods nearby setting off the fire that took more than 125 […]

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Serious Pedestrian Collision on Germantown Road

Montgomery County police officers are investigating a serious pedestrian collision that occurred today in Germantown. It happened shortly before 1:30 p.m. on Germantown Road near Wisteria Drive. According to police, the pedestrian is hospitalized with life threatening injuries. Police said the preliminary investigation indicates that a 2001 Chrysler Sebring was traveling northbound on Germantown Road. […]

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Police: No Evidence of Foul Play in Case of Body Found in Little Seneca Lake

Montgomery County Police have identified the body of a woman found in the Little Seneca Lake in the Black Hill Regional Park March 26. Police say the body of Lian Tio, 55, of the 18000 block of Coachmans Road in Germantown was found in the lake that day. Detectives are currently awaiting results from the Office […]

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County Council Employee Gets Stuck in Elevator at Work Today (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Delphine Harriston, a program specialist for the Montgomery County Council, tells us why she didn’t make it to the Council meeting on time today. Instead of delivering proclamations as planned this morning, Harriston found herself stuck in an elevator in between floors at the Council Office Building. In case you […]

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Quick Justice: Rockville Police Arrest Three for Robbery Within One Minute of Report

It took Rockville City Police just one minute to arrest three people in connection with an alleged assault and robbery at a Red Roof Inn on Shady Grove Road Friday. According to Rockville City Police, officers got report at approximately 1:20 a.m. of a robbery and assault at the Red Roof Inn, at 16001 Shady […]

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Aspen Hill Autistic Boy Found Safe Thanks to Project Lifesaver (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Kat Trammell-O’Brien was unpacking her car late last week about 4 p.m. when her two boys headed to the backyard to play. What happened in the next 30 minutes she said was an example of an autism emergency plan that worked. Ten-year-old Connor, who has autism, wears a Project Lifesaver tracking bracelet that led trained […]

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Va. Man Sentenced for Exposing Two Women to HIV

A Virginia man who knowingly exposed two woman to HIV will have to spend 18 months behind bars for his actions. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Joseph M. Quick sentenced Daniel Gray Cleaves, 28 of Richmond, Va. to five years in prison suspending all but 18 months. Cleaves pleaded guilty in February to two counts […]

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