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September 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Middle Principal Responds to Incident That Led to Shelter in Place

Takoma Park Middle School principal, Alicia Deeny, sent a letter out to parents early Wednesday following an incident early this afternoon that led the school to  a shelter-in-place. A shelter-in-place plan is implemented in the event of a chemical, biological, or radiological incident, according to Montgomery County Public School’s website. After receiving notification of an […]

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September 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

The Search for Takoma Park’s Next Police Chief Begins

The search for the city of Takoma Park’s next police chief has officially begun. As the chief executive of the city’s police department, the candidate must be willing to develop and maintain a “departmental culture that embraces a guardian mindset with transparency and accountability to build trust within the community and department, ” according to […]

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September 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Toys R Us Bankruptcy Part of ‘Retail Apocalypse’

News reports say national toy retailer Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy Monday and a local blogger who watches retail industry says the year has had a record number of closings of stores across the country. Cheryl Kane Heimlich, who writes the Store Reporter blog, said, “People are calling this a retail apocalypse. This is […]

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September 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Official: Lyon Sisters Murder One of the Oldest Cold Cases in the U.S. (VIDEO)

Update: Montgomery County Assistant Police Chief, Russ Hamill, describes how detectives linked Lloyd Welch to the murders of Sheila and Katherine Lyon, two sisters who were abducted from Wheaton Plaza in 1975. Update: Welch was sentenced to 48 years, according to news reports. Original post: Lloyd Welch pleaded guilty Tuesday to the murders of Sheila and Katherine […]

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September 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

State Begins $100 Million I-270 Project to Relieve Congestion

Maryland is starting work on I-270, based on the $100 million innovative congestion relief project for the highway, restriping the southbound I-270 spur onto the Capital Beltway. This work will eliminate the existing left lane drop where I-270 meets I-495, according to a news release from the Maryland Department of Transportation. The project should be […]

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September 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Construction Set to Begin for New Seneca Valley High School

Dozens of students, teachers and local leaders gathered at Seneca Valley High School to celebrate the groundbreaking of the future school. Once completed, the new school’s capacity will increase from 1,300 students to 2,400. The school’s increased capacity will provide an opportunity to address projected over-utilization of Clarksburg and Northwest high schools, according to the […]

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September 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

UPDATED: Stuff-a-Truck Donation Rally Will Benefit Hurricane Harvey Victims (VIDEO)

UPDATED 9.18.17 Top Dog Services’ staff have delivered a truck full of donations to Dickinson, Texas. @MittiMegan truck was unloaded today in Dickinson TX and they were blown away by the truckload of supplies pic.twitter.com/bgOCrgw50S — TOP DOG Services (@topdogservice) September 18, 2017 Original Post: In just a few days, weather permitting, two truck loads […]

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September 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Seek Help Identifying Person Who Used Woman’s Credit Cards

Montgomery County police are asking the public’s help in finding the perpetrator who took credit cards from a woman’s purse at a Crown restaurant, and then used them at a nearby Rio Target, according to a police statement. On June 28, between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., the woman was dining at Ruth’s Chris Steak […]

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September 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Motorcyclist Killed in Norbeck Road Collision

Updated, 1:45 p.m.: The motorcyclist has been identified as Hector Ernesto Giron Lara, 34, of Laurel. Original post: Police are investigating a fatal collision between a motorcycle and an automobile on Norbeck Road in Rockville, according to a Montgomery County police statement. The collision occurred about 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, near the intersection with Nadine Drive. […]

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September 15, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Catherine Hoggle, Mother of Two Missing Children, Charged With Murder

It’s been three years since Sarah (6) and Jacob (5) went missing.  Their mother, 30-year-old Catherine Hoggle, has been charged with their murder. The Washington Post, reports that she was charged with two counts of murder following a grand jury indictment Thursday evening. Hoggle has spent the last three years in a psychiatric facility in […]

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