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January 18, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Judge Finds Canales-Yanez Guilty in Najjar, Ziberov Murders

Jose Canales-Yanez was one of four killers of two boys nearing graduation last June, a Montgomery County judge ruled Thursday. Canales, 26, faces life without parole when he is sentenced March 28, State’s Attorney John McCarthy said at a news conference after the judge rendered his verdicts. Life without parole is the stiffest penalty in […]

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January 18, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Report: Montgomery County Makes Amazon’s Short List for HQ2

Montgomery County was one of 20 metropolitan areas in North America as a potential site for Amazon’s second headquarters, according to news reports. The company, which wants to locate 50,000 jobs at a second site, reviewed 238 proposals. The list also included Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Other sites, in alphabetical order are Atlanta; Austin, […]

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January 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

County’s New Program Connects Volunteers 50 and Older with Nonprofits in Need

The Montgomery County Volunteer Center launched a new program Tuesday that connects volunteers 50 years of age and older to nonprofits and government agencies in need. The 50+ Volunteer Network works by recruiting retired professionals or individuals considering retirement, empty nesters, and more who want to make a significant contribution of time and talent to […]

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January 17, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

MoCo Votes Blog: Campaign Financing Reports Start to Arrive

The 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election is set for June 26, 2018, and it’s sure to be a historic election for Montgomery County. When voters go to the polls, they will will elect a governor, a state legislature, a county executive, a County Council, members of the school board and the House of Representatives, and much […]

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January 17, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Police Hope Public Can Identify 2 Men Sought in Connection With Credit Card

The Wheaton police district has released video surveillance that shows two men wanted in connection with thefts of credit cards and a checkbook from an unlocked car, and detectives are hoping the public can help identify them. The thefts occurred during the overnight hours of Dec. 11 into Dec. 12, according to a police statement. […]

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January 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg City Police Crime Summary

Gaithersburg Police reminds residents that thefts from cars are crimes of opportunity. They ask residents to help them in deterring such crimes by locking all doors and hiding items of value from vehicles. Incidents in the city can be seen here. Monday, Jan. 15, at 4:06 p.m.: A theft of an auto part was reported […]

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January 17, 2018 | Suzanne Tobin

Living in Montgomery County Saved My Life

Allow me to introduce myself: I am a brain injury survivor and a medical miracle. If I had lived any place other than Montgomery County, I’m not sure I would have made it to my 60th birthday. I barely made it to the correct diagnosis, just under the six-month time frame before the rare viral […]

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January 17, 2018 | Michelle Queen

UPDATE: Montgomery County Public Schools Close Wednesday, Jan. 17

UPDATE: Montgomery County Public Schools are now closing today, due to unsafe road conditions. Administrative offices are open on time. Day care programs in school buildings may remain open as scheduled. Urgent Update: Due to unsafe road conditions affecting school transportation, Montgomery County Public Schools is now closing schools today, January 17, 2018. Administrative offices […]

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January 16, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Leggett Releases Six-Year Capital Budget Totaling $4.5 Billion

County Executive Ike Leggett unveiled his six-year capital budget, which would spend $4.5 billion on county projects, including school construction, transportation improvements and affordable housing. Montgomery County Public Schools would receive $1.75 billion; the school system had requested $1.83 billion. “We’ll go back and look at that, because we’re learning of this at the same […]

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January 16, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro Announces Parking Fee Changes

Metro announced some major changes to parking beginning Monday, Feb. 5, including ending free parking on Saturdays. Parking on Sundays and federal holidays will remain free except when special event parking rules are in effect. Metro will expand hours when parking fees are charged, lower parking fees at two stations as part of a pilot program, […]

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