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August 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Gaithersburg Man Arrested for Rockville Armed Robbery, Burglary

Rockville city police arrested a Gaithersburg man in connection with an armed robbery that occurred earlier this month in the 700 block of Fallsgrove Boulevard, near the Thomas Farm Community Center. The victim told police he was walking along the path near the center with his child about 4:30 p.m., Aug. 6, a police statement […]

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August 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

D.C. Sniper’s Maryland Sentencing Stands

The sentence Lee Boyd Malvo received in a Montgomery County courtroom — life without possibility of parole — stands after county Circuit Court Judge Robert Greenberg’s ruling Wednesday. Greenberg ruled that a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision did not apply to Malvo. The ruling made life without parole for juvenile defendants unconstitutional. Malvo was one […]

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August 16, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery County Candidates Criticize Donald Trump’s Response to Charlottesville Protest (VIDEO)

Following President Donald Trump’s recent statement on a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that left one woman dead and dozens injured, a few Democratic candidates running for the Montgomery County Council and a candidate running for the Maryland House of Delegates, held a news conference early Wednesday to denounce Trump’s statement. During a news […]

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August 16, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Maryland Hate Group

Map Details Where Maryland Hate Groups Are

The Southern Poverty Law Center has released a detailed map showing where hate groups are stationed across the United States. According to the report, there are a total of 18 hate groups in the state of Maryland, and 917 total in the country. Two groups are in Montgomery County: Council of Conservative Citizens in Silver […]

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August 15, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Favors Removing Taney Statue from State House Grounds

Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday he favored removing the statue of Justice Roger B. Taney from the State House grounds in Annapolis. Taney wrote the Dred Scott decision, which held that slaves could not become American citizens. “As I said at my inauguration, Maryland has always been a state of middle temperament, which is a […]

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August 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Council Advertises Administrator Position

The Montgomery County Council has begun advertising for a replacement for Steve Farber, the council administrator who’s leaving in February. Farber has been with the council for 26 years and has served seven councils. The council administrator serves as a principal adviser to the council, helping to develop and carry out the council’s policies. The […]

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August 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Five Arrested for Silver Spring Home Invasion

Five men have been arrested for a Silver Spring home invasion that started on Aug. 1 and continued into the morning of Aug. 2, Montgomery County police said in a statement. One of the five was arrested two days after the home invasion, which occurred in an apartment in the 8800 block of Manchester Road. […]

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August 11, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Mila Johns Running in District 18

A 32-year-old Chevy Chase Democrat says she’s running for a District 18 seat in the House of Delegates because the state needs more women in elective office. Mila Johns said she’s lived in Maryland all her life, and watching Sen. Barbara Mikulski retire without a woman in the state’s congressional delegation was deeply upsetting. “She […]

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August 11, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Friends of Library Sells Rare Copy of Hemingway’s “Farewell to Arms” for $6,000

The Friends of the Library Montgomery County has just sold a rare, autographed, limited first edition of Ernest Hemingway’s “Farewell to Arms,” for $6,000. It’s the highest selling volume ever sold by FOLMC, according to Lance Salins, FOLMC business coordinator. The private buyer lives in Oregon and wishes to remain anonymous, Salins said, noting that […]

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August 8, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Montgomery County Officials Identify Changes One Year After Silver Spring Tragedy (VIDEO)

The tragic loss of seven lives in Silver Spring  continues to teach Montgomery County officials lessons about what to do when a catastrophe strikes. An auditor’s report in February made 14 recommendations based on what was learned from the deadly natural gas explosion last August 10 at the Flower Branch Apartments. MyMCMedia’s Phyllis Armstrong reports […]

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