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November 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

QO Cougars Advance in 4A State Playoffs with Win Against Northwest Jaguars, 31-20 (PHOTOS)

The Quince Orchard high School varsity football team hosts the Northwest Jaguars in the Cougar Dome in Gaithersburg for the 4A West regional championship game Friday night, Nov. 17. Northwest scores first with minutes left in the first quarter, making the score 0-7, Northwest. Northwest stops QO’s ground game and at the end of the […]

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November 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Damascus Swarmin Hornets 2A West Regional Champions with 7-3 Win Over Walkersville (PHOTOS)

Congratulations to the Damascus Swarmin Hornets on their 40th straight win making them the 2017 2A West Regional Champions. The 2A West playoff game between the Walkersville Lions and the Damascus Swarmin Hornets took place in Damascus. It was standing room only as all the bleachers were filled with supporters of both teams. At the […]

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November 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCCPTA Treasurer Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $39,000 in Funds

Lisa Betts entered a guilty plea in a Montgomery County Circuit court Friday, according to Bethesda Magazine. Betts, a former MCCPTA treasurer, is charged with embezzlement for writing fraudulent checks. Court documents show the Silver Spring resident has paid back $10,000 of the $39,000 she allegedly took from the group. The MCCPTA posted a letter to […]

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November 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Rahn Provides Some Answers on I-270, I-495 Projects

When Gov. Larry Hogan unveiled his $9 billion traffic congestion relief plan he left a lot of questions unanswered. What was he going to do with the American Legion Bridge? Why add four lanes to I-270 when two reversible lanes could satisfy? How can the state expand the Capital Beltway when homes, parks and Holy […]

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November 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Looking for Germantown Vandal with BB Gun

Germantown District police are on the lookout for a vandal who used a BB gun to shoot at the windows of businesses and Ride On buses. The businesses are: Overnight hours of Sept. 26 into Sept. 27: Mattress Warehouse at 12619 Wisteria Drive. Oct. 3: Dairy Queen at 12603 Wisteria Drive. Oct. 6: Dairy Queen […]

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November 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Here’s a List of Road Closures for the Thanksgiving Parade in Silver Spring

Montgomery County’s Thanksgiving parade is set for Nov. 18 in downtown Silver Spring which means a portion of Georgia Avenue will be closed. Organizers are encouraging residents who are planning to attend the festivities to take the Red Line to the Silver Spring Station. All the northbound and southbound lanes of Georgia Avenue will be […]

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November 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Police Seek Help Identifying Man Who Robbed Bank

Montgomery County police have released a surveillance photo of the culprit in a bank robbery that occurred inside a grocery store Tuesday in Wheaton. Police hope someone can identify him. About 2:18 p.m. Tuesday, Wheaton District officers responded to the PNC Bank inside of the Giant Food grocery store at 2900 University Blvd. West for […]

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November 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich Draws Flak Over ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ Comment

County Councilmember Marc Elrich was taken to task Wednesday for his choice of words — “ethnic cleansing” — to describe how the 16-mile Purple Line would displace neighborhoods along its route. “Words matter. To equate potential gentrification with ethnic cleansing is offensive. Period,” County Council President Roger Berliner said. Elrich and Berliner were among the […]

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November 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

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School Board Member Dr. Judy Docca Apologizes for Derogatory Remark in July

Earlier this month, Dr. Judy Docca filed to run for a fourth term on Montgomery County School Board, as first reported by Bethesda Beat. This touched off a controversy over a statement Docca made in July during a board meeting. She referred to herself as “retarded” while describing herself as forgetful. The term is considered […]

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November 15, 2017 | Michelle Queen

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Holiday Celebrations Around Montgomery County

The holiday season is here and there are numerous events happening around Montgomery County to mark the occasion. There’s everything from tree lightings, winter festivals, light displays and holiday performances. Check out a full list of events, below. Nov. 17: Tree Lighting Celebration & Fireworks at Rio Washingtonian Center, at 6 p.m. Join us on […]

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