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UPDATED: Police Investigate Fatal Crash in Damascus

UPDATED A Damascus teen was killed in a one car crash in Damascus early today, according to Montgomery County Police. An off-duty Montgomery County police officer discovered the fatal crash in the 8100 block of Damascus Road shortly after 5 a.m. on Sunday morning. According to the police department’s preliminary investigation, the 2006 Cadillac CTS […]

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MCPD Pilots Body Cameras Program (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) is piloting the body worn cameras program this month. Lorna Virgili reports that 20 administrative officers are already wearing the cameras and 80 other officers will be joining them by the end of this month. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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Vehicle Down Embankment off Colesville Road

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue workers had to use rigging ad ropes to rescue a victim whose car went down an embankment off Colesville Road Saturday afternoon. According to MCFRS Spokesperson Pete Piringer a car went over an embankment off Colesville Road near Southwood Avenue about 4:30 p.m. and one person was trapped. Piringer said […]

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SoberRide Offered Over July Fourth Holiday

Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s 2015 Independence Day SoberRide program will be offering free rides to keep drivers from drinking and getting behind the wheel. The free service is available from 10 p.m. Saturday, July 4 until 4 a.m. July 5. To receive a free cab ride home (up to a $30.00 fare), call 800.200.8294 (TAXI). […]

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Police Charge Suspect with Sex Offense (PHOTO)

A Potomac man faces  sex offense charges after police say he sexually assaulted a woman after she left a local restaurant. Dimitrios Fragoyannis, 49, of the 10500 block of Rivers Bend Lane in Potomac, is charged with one count of 4th-degree sex offense, one count of indecent exposure and one count of second-degree assault. On […]

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Man Charged with Using Selfie Stick to Record Neighbor

A Bethesda man is charged with using a selfie stick to secretly record his neighbor. According to Montgomery County Police, Donald Frazier Beard, 60, of the 10600 block of Montrose Avenue, faces charges of placing a camera in a private residence, one count of visual surveillance in a private residence, and two counts of interception […]

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Student Member of School Board Talks About Wootton Car Crash (VIDEO)

Eric Guerci, the new Student Member of the Board of Education, shared his thoughts about the car crash that killed two recent graduates from Wootton High School in this MyMCMedia Extra. Related:

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Twenty Montgomery Officers Using Body Worn Cameras

Twenty Montgomery County Police officers have been trained and have started to use body worn cameras, according to Montgomery County Police Capt. Paul Starks. The department has said 100 officers will pilot the program this summer. According to Starks, additional officers will be participating in camera use and operations training this month, but he declined to say […]

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Water Main Ruptures in Silver Spring

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission is on the scene of the second water main break in two days, this time in Silver Spring. The break occurred on a 12-inch line in the 15400 block of Good Hope Road at about 11 a.m., according to WSSC Spokesperson Jerry Irvine. He said he is not sure how many […]

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Georgia Avenue Reopens Following Water Main Break (PHOTOS)

UPDATED: All lanes of Georgia are open according to WSSC. 10 PM Update: SB GA Ave at Shorefield Rd in Wheaton is open. What a difference a day makes. Thx 2 pipe & paving crews pic.twitter.com/F9UPIcLkQo — WSSC Water News (@WSSCWaterNews) July 3, 2015 The southbound lanes of Georgia Avenue are still closed this afternoon […]

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