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February 14, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Police Investigating Silver Spring Shooting

Silver Spring police district detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday morning in that community, a police statement said. About 6:17 a.m., Silver Spring district officers responded to the area of the 8500 block of Piney Branch Road for the report of an assault that had just occurred, police said. Upon arrival, first responders […]

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February 14, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Firefighters Battle Dietle’s Blaze

Hank Dietle’s Tavern, a historic watering hole on Rockville Pike near the site of the former White Flint Mall, sustained a major fire early Wednesday morning. The fire was blamed on discarded smoking materials left on the front porch, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer. On his Twitter feed, Piringer said […]

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February 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

Three Aspen Hill Men, Allegedly Part of MS-13, Indicted on Racketeering Charges

Three Aspen Hill men have been indicted in connection with a conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering and murder in aid of racketeering: Daniel Flores-Ventura, aka “Necio,” 24; Vilas Sail Argueta-Bermudez, aka “Happy,” aka “Little Happy,” aka “Enchilada,” 31; and Michael Campos-Lemus, aka “Humilde,” 24. A fourth man, Willians Ernesto Lovos-Ayala, aka “Tigre,” […]

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February 13, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Holiday Schedule for Presidents Day

Montgomery County government will observe the following holiday schedule to Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 19: 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, senior centers and community centers closed. Montgomery Parks – […]

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February 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

Four of the 10 Most Diverse Cities in America are in Montgomery County

According to a study by Wallet Hub, four of the top 10 culturally diverse cities in the country are in Montgomery County, outranking New York City, Boston and Los Angeles. Wallet Hub recently released a study that ranked four Montgomery County cities as most diverse in the Country. The finance website placed Gaithersburg, Germantown, Silver Spring, and […]

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February 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Detectives Investigate Gaithersburg Teen’s Death

Update, 6 p.m.: Montgomery County police said Monday evening that detectives are investigating the death of Tyler Steven Terry, 17, of Gaithersburg. About 7:48 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue personnel responded to a community basketball court located in the area of Hillstone Road and Timber Rock Road in Gaithersburg for the […]

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February 12, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

County Fire Chief Sends Memo Calling End to ‘Unacceptable Behavior’

Montgomery County Fire Chief Scott Goldstein sent a memo to the county’s 2,700 career and volunteer personnel over unacceptable conduct and interactions between fire personnel and contract custodial staff. Goldstein said the incidents occurred in six stations across the county. They were newer stations, which fell under a county custodial contract. Here’s the memo he […]

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February 11, 2018 | Phil Fabrizio

Hall of Fame Night at John F. Kennedy High School

Athletic Director George Awkard’s return to his alma mater, John F. Kennedy High School, has brought along a few new wrinkles.  One such wrinkle is the first inductees in JFK’s Hall of Fame (HOF) for 2017-2018. Four alumni graduates were introduced on Friday evening to a nicely packed Kennedy Gym between the Girls and Boys […]

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February 11, 2018 | Staff Writer

Election Workers Needed for Primary Election

The Montgomery County Board of Elections is seeking registered voters to serve as election workers at polling places for the Primary Election to be held on June 26. Individuals are needed to serve throughout the county; particularly in the areas of Bethesda, Cabin John, Chevy Chase, Darnestown, Potomac and Rockville. Because of the diversity within […]

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February 8, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS School Year Extended to June 13 Amid Weather Related Closings

The last day of school for Montgomery County Public School students has been extended to June 13 due to Wednesday’s school closing, making it the third weather-related closing this year. June 12 was the original date scheduled for students to finish up classes. Some parents criticized MCPS staff for cancelling classes because of the lack […]

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