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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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Eight-Year-Old Girl Drowns in Rockville Pool

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UPDATED: July 24 at 11:30 a.m.- An 8-year-old Rockville girl who was flown to an area hospital after a swimming accident at the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center has died. Stephanie Benitez from the 1700 block of Gunther Avenue in Rockville was pronounced dead July 22. An autopsy is being performed to determine why she […]

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Police Need Your Help to Find Missing Silver Spring Teen (PHOTO)

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigation Division are asking the public for help to locate a missing Silver Spring teen. According to police, Cinthia Paola Sabillon-Juarez, age 13, was last seen leaving her residence in the 7900 block of Garland Avenue on July 17. She is described by police as an Hispanic […]

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Officer Fatally Shoots Man Inside Bank in Silver Spring

UPDATED, 5:15 p.m., July 23- Police released new details in the officer-involved fatal shooing of a Silver Spring man inside a bank July 22. Police said Montgomery County Police Officer Michael Damskey fired one shot that struck  54-year-old Donovan Bayton in the torso killing him. According to the latest news release, Damskey fired his gun after the ”officers’ initial […]

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Police Investigate Bank Robbery in Silver Spring

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department are investigating a bank robbery that occurred on July 22 at 2:52 p.m. at the Bank of America, located at 10151 Colesville Road in Silver Spring. Detectives learned that a man walked into the bank, produced a note and displayed an unknown type of potentially-explosive device. Police said […]

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Parents Charged with Abusing Autistic Sons in Rockville (Photos)

Two Rockville parents are facing false imprisonment and abuse charges after police say they locked their autistic twin sons in the basement of their home. John Weaver Land, 57, and his wife Janice Elizabeth Land, 59, both of the 1600 block of Crawford Drive in Rockville, were arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree […]

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Building Evacuated on Key West Avenue

Montgomery County firefighters evacuated hundreds of people from a building at 9717 Key West Avenue in Rockville after a hazardous materials incident was reported around 9:30 a.m. on July 22. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer describes the incident on his Twitter account as an “oil spill.” He said emergency medics evaluated dozens of people […]

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Council President Rice Talks About Banning E-Cigarette Sales to Minors (VIDEO)

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Council President Craig Rice held his weekly meeting with reporters on July 21 where he talked about a potential countywide ban on e-cigarette sales to minors and a possible safe haven facility in the county for victims of human trafficking. Watch the meeting in its entirety here. Related:

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Tips for Safe Disposal of Ash from Barbecue Grills

With grilling season underway, Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Solid Waste Services (DSWS) and the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service are reminding residents about the importance of safely disposing of the ash generated when using outdoor grills. Never put out ashes from outdoor barbecues (and fire pits or fireplaces) for collection […]

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10-Year-0ld Girl Struck by a Car in North Bethesda

A 10-year-old girl is hospitalized in stable but serious condition after she was struck by a car while riding her bicycle in North Bethesda at approximately 5:40 p.m. on July 18. Police said it happened at Tuckerman Lane and Kings Riding Way on Friday night. During the police investigation, officers shut down Tuckerman Lane from […]

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