Public Safety

February 13, 2016 | Staff Writer

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NWS Issues Winter Storm Watch for Montgomery County, More Snow and Sleet

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Montgomery County, which is in effect from late Sunday night thru Tuesday morning. A Wind Chill Advisory is also in effect from 6 p.m. Saturday night thru 9 a.m. on Sunday morning. Winds are expected to blow from the northwest between 20 to […]

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February 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Police Chief Tom Manger Wants Tougher DUI Laws in Maryland

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger provides some sobering stats as he stresses the need for tougher DUI laws in the state of Maryland. Manger’s comments followed a Feb. 12th bond hearing for Luis Reluzco, who faces charges in a Dec. 3rd collision that resulted in the death of Montgomery […]

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February 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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State’s Attorney John McCarthy Announces Indictment of Luis Reluzco (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, State’s Attorney John McCarthy formally announces the indictment of Luis Reluzco, who is charged with manslaughter by motor vehicle and failure to avoid an emergency vehicle in the Dec. 3rd collision that resulted in the death of Montgomery County police officer Noah Leotta. Judge Robert Greenberg ordered Reluzco held on […]

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February 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Defense Attorney John Roth: “It is What it Is” (VIDEO)

In a Rockville courtroom on Friday afternoon , Judge Robert Greenberg set a bond of $250,000 for Luis Reluzco, the Olney man who is charged with manslaughter by motor vehicle and failure to avoid an emergency vehicle for the Dec. 3rd collision that resulted in the death of Montgomery County police officer Noah Leotta. Prosecutors […]

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February 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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NWS Issues a Winter Weather Advisory For Snow Showers

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow showers from 6 p.m. tonight to midnight. According to the Advisory, a coating to an inch of snow could fall. The snow showers are likely to occur between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. across north central Maryland into the northern and western suburbs […]

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February 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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SHA Warns Motorists of Potential Snow Squalls During Friday Evening Commute

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is warning motorists of the potential for snow squalls to arrive just in time for the Friday evening commute. According to an SHA news release, any precipitation that coincides with rush hour periods is extremely hazardous since plow/salt trucks are unable to treat pavements in the […]

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February 12, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Bond Review for Luis Reluzco Set for Friday

UPDATED 2.12.16 10:45 a.m. A Montgomery County grand jury has indicted the suspect driver who police say struck Officer Noah Leotta, while he was working as a member of  the Holiday Alcohol Task Force, last December. Leotta died from his injuries a week later. According to a Montgomery County Police Department news release, Olney resident […]

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February 12, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Over Two Dozen Chickens Perish in Coop Fire

Montgomery County firefighters are investigating a coop fire in Potomac that killed 25 chickens last night. It happened at 11:45 p.m. in the 11000 block of Woodthrush Lane off Glen Road. A nearby vehicle, a Jeep Cherokee, was also damaged in the blaze, according to a county fire official. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer […]

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February 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Firefighters Investigate Cause of Barn Blaze at Woodmont Country Club (VIDEO)

Over 75 firefighters responded to a barn building fire at the Woodmont Country Club overnight in Rockville. It happened in the 1200 block of Rockville Pike last night around 11 p.m., according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the barn fire is contained and under control. The roof […]

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February 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Fireplace Safety Tips (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Pete Piringer provides some fireplace safety tips for this winter season: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. Visit the MCFRS website for more information or to schedule a free safety visit by a firefighter.

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