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April 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Gaithersburg Reports 2 Armed Robberies, 2 Strong-Arm Robberies So Far in April

A strong-arm robbery was reported at 11:47 p.m. Sunday, April 23, in the 100 block of East Diamond Avenue. The victim and known suspects were involved in a physical altercation, resulting in known suspects obtaining property. The investigation is ongoing. A strong-arm robbery was reported at 1:13 a.m. Saturday, April 22, in the 100 block […]

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April 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Woman Swipes Shopping Cart Full of Merchandise, Rockville Police Say

Rockville Police say they are looking for a woman who stole a shopping cart full of merchandise. According to the weekly police crime summary, the woman entered the store, in the 1500 block of Rockville Pike, on April 18 between 8:36 p.m. and 8:41 p.m. She filled a shopping cart full of merchandise and then […]

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April 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Need Your Help to Find Missing Gaithersburg Woman (PHOTO)

Gaithersburg police officers are asking for your help to find a critically missing Gaithersburg woman. According to police, 22-year-old Soraya Mascall of Park Avenue was last seen during the evening hours of April 25. Police said Mascall is considered to be critical as her mental capacity is that of a 12-year-old. Police said Mascall is […]

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April 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Nancy Shay Named MCPS Teacher of the Year

An English resource teacher from Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, has been named the 2017-2018 Montgomery County Public Schools Teacher of the Year funded by the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund, according to MCPS Spokesperson, Melissa Rivera. Nancy Shay, who has worked for MCPS for 29 years, was awarded teacher of the year during the 15th annual […]

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April 26, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County to Now Study School Bus Parking Districtwide, Shady Grove Bus Depot Not Moving Anytime Soon

UPDATED Montgomery County officials plan to help the Montgomery County Public Schools district with a growing problem: school bus parking. That’s the word from General Services Director David Dise, who said instead of relocating the school buses from the Shady Grove depot to a different site the county will now be studying the problem of […]

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April 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

‘Financial Irregularities’ Discovered by PTA, Letter Says

“Significant financial irregularities” have occurred with the Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations, according to a letter posted on the MCCPTA website. The letter says the irregularities were discovered since July 1, “including the apparent theft of a substantial sum, most likely by someone inside MCCPTA.” Police spokesperson Rick Goodale confirmed a police report was […]

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April 26, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 26, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 26th, in Montgomery County: 1. Police Beat: Montgomery County Police Captain Mark Plazinski, a 23-year veteran of the department, has been named the police department’s new 5th district commander. He begins his new role on May 1st. 2. Best Schools: Churchill High School is one of the […]

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April 25, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Churchill High School

Churchill High School Makes Top 100 Schools in the Country List

Winston Churchill High School has been named one of the top 100 schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report.  The Montgomery County school is number 75 on the annual list that ranks schools on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college. These rankings identify the top-performing […]

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April 25, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 25, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 25, in Montgomery County: 1. Opioid Crisis: Maryland officials are warning residents about a carfentanil threat after three deaths in Anne Arundel and Frederick counties. 2. Westbard Rally: Members of the Macedonia Baptist Church are planning to demonstrate at 10 a.m. at the County Executive Office building to […]

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April 24, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Maryland Issues Warning About Carfentanil After Three Deaths in Anne Arundel and Frederick Counties

The Opioid Operational Command Center is raising awareness of a carfentanil threat to Maryland communities after three residents in Anne Arundel and Frederick counties died in apparent overdoses from the synthetic opioid. “Carfentanil is the latest in a string of deadly drugs that have exacted a horrible toll on residents in Maryland and across the […]

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