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January 16, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 16, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Jan. 16, in Montgomery County: 1. It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Here’s a look at what’s open and what’s not in Montgomery County. 2. In Gaithersburg, volunteers are joining Montgomery Serves and Seneca Creek Community Church from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. to complete more than a […]

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January 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Ride On is Hiring 100 Operators (VIDEO)

Looking for a job? Ride On bus service is hiring. According to an announcement on the Ride On website, 100 operators are needed. “The annual salary is $39,000 per year to start,” said Eric Sims, chief of the Silver Spring bus depot. According to Sims, operators also receive insurance benefits, annual leave and sick leave. […]

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January 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

John Lutz Sentenced to Life without Possibility of Parole for Murder that Occurred Over 14 Years Ago (VIDEO)

At the Montgomery County Circuit Courthouse today, Judge Ronald Rubin sentenced 78-year-old John Lutz to a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the murder of 23-year-old Nicole Castro, a social worker who was killed over 14 years ago, in March of 2002, in Silver Spring. “Judge Rubin got it right,” said State’s Attorney […]

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January 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Boy Scout’s Planting Stations Helps Teach Students About the Environment (VIDEO)

Thomas Wilbur is a student at Poolesville High School. While most students his age use summer to work or look at colleges , Wilbur decided to help design and build planting stations at his old school: Barnesville School of Arts and Sciences. “The project itself was building an outdoor educational area with planting tables,” he […]

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January 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

What’s Open and What’s Not on MLK Day in Montgomery County

Here’s a look of what’s open and what’s not in Montgomery County on Jan. 16, which is also Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – all stores will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Recreation – aquatics programs and facilities open; all other classes and programs canceled; Administrative office, […]

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January 12, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 12, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Jan. 12, in Montgomery County: 1. The East Bethesda Citizens Association and Coalition of Bethesda Area residents are hosting the Maryland Municipal League for an informational meeting about what it would take to incorporate. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase high school cafeteria. 2. Montgomery […]

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January 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery County Public Libraries to Host First Comic Convention

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is hosting its first comic convention entitled, MoComCon on Jan. 21, according to a news release. The event is opened to residents of all ages no matter your comic expertise. This year’s event will include: • Dalek Drawbots with FutureMakers for children • Comic Drawing with William Jones for children […]

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January 11, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery County Police and Fire to Help D.C. With Inauguration Safety and Security (VIDEO)

The inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump takes place on Jan. 20, and about 100 Montgomery County police officers are assisting the Metropolitan Police Department with security. “The officers that are going down to Washington, D.C. are part of our SERT team, our Special Events Response Team,” said Police Officer Rick Goodale, a spokesperson for the […]

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January 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Arrest Suspect in Fatal Stabbings at Wheaton Mall (VIDEO)

UPDATED 1.12.17 Montgomery County police have arrested a suspect. UPDATED  1.11.17 Montgomery County Police Captain Paul Starks said detectives are working around the clock to find the suspect wanted in the stabbing deaths that occurred on Tuesday afternoon at the Wheaton mall. Police have not released any information about the suspect or the motive. In […]

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January 11, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 11, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Jan. 11, in Montgomery County: 1. It’s back to work for state lawmakers: the Maryland General Assembly convenes today at noon. 2. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is holding his second budget forum tonight in Silver Spring. 3. County Council Vice President Hans Riemer and some planning department […]

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