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Police Investigate Death of Gaithersburg Woman as Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department’s  Major Crimes Division are investigating the death of a Gaithersburg woman as a homicide. On July 27 at 10:34 a.m., 6th District officers responded to the 18300 block of Hallmark Way for the report of a suspicious situation. At the scene, police said they found a 47-year-old Gaithersburg […]

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Craig Rice on Human Trafficking (Video)

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A reported increase in human trafficking in our region is bringing leaders from neighboring jurisdictions together. The group met recently in Rockville to talk about what is being done to combat this crime and reduce its human costs. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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House Fire on Deerbrook Drive in Potomac Causes $100,000 Damage

Montgomery firefighters say a house fire overnight at 13311 Deerbrook Drive in Potomac caused $100,000 in damage. On his Twitter account, Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the cause of the fire was accidental. He said the blaze was sparked by discharged fireworks that landed on the roof’s cedar shingles. According to Piringer, one […]

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Teen Honored with Citizen’s Public Safety Award (Video)

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A 13-year-old Montgomery County girl is being recognized by local officials for her heroic actions after she saw smoke coming from a neighbor’s house in Damascus and alerted her mom to call 9-1-1.  That house happened to be the home of Montgomery County Police Officer Nicole Gamard. Commander David Gillepsie presented Eva Soderstrom with the […]

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American Legion Officer of the Year: Jeremy Wojdan

Officer Jeremy Wojdan of the Montgomery County Police Department’s 5th District, was honored during the American Legion-Department of Maryland’s annual convention in Ocean City on July 17 by the American Legion-Department of Maryland as Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. This award is presented to a well-rounded law enforcement officer who has demonstrated a distinct […]

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Community Asks for Donations for Funeral of 8-Year-Old Rockville Girl

The community is pulling together to raise money to help pay for the funeral of Meadow Hall Elementary School student Stephanie Benitez. The 8-year-old died suddenly July 22 after swimming at the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center pool off Martin’s Lane. Her aunt, Veronica Diaz,  said Stephanie loved soccer and she loved swimming. “She was […]

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Police Officer Gamard Advocates for Animal Breathing Masks on Fire Trucks (Video)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra, Montgomery County Police Officer Nicole Gamard talks about recent progress being made to equip Montgomery County fire and rescue trucks with animal breathing masks to get animals oxygen when rescued from a fire. Her Shiloh Shepherd, Quest, was rescued from a fire at her Damascus house earlier this year. Another one […]

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Four Charged in Kidnapping, Robbery Case in Silver Spring

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Four suspects have been charged in an alleged kidnapping and armed robbery that began at a hotel room in Silver Spring and ended at an area bank. The four are said to have followed  a D.C. man who owed one of them money from the Maryland LIVE! Casino to a local hotel room where they […]

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Eight-Year-Old Girl Dies After Being Pulled From Rockville Pool

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UPDATED. 8 a.m. July 25: A fund has been set up to help the parents of an 8-year-old girl who died suddenly after swimming at a Rockville pool on July 22. Stephanie Benitez from the 1700 block of Gunther Avenue in Rockville was pronounced dead July 22. An autopsy is being performed to determine why […]

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Boyds Man Dies After Barnesville Road Accident

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An 82-year-old Boyds man has died after he was involved in an accident on Barnesville Road earlier this month. William Collins, 82, of the 19700 block of White Ground Road died at his home July 13, two days after he was involved in a collision at the intersection of Peach Tree Road at Barnesville Road, […]

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