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August 9, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan in Rockville to Unveil Efforts to Fight Human Trafficking

Gov. Larry Hogan said he was creating an anti-human trafficking director position to coordinate services for victims across Maryland government departments. “The chilling reality is that Maryland’s central location and access to major highways and airports like I-95 and BWI make our state a hotbed for human trafficking,” Hogan said. He spoke before a large […]

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August 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

Hundreds Attend the Power Conference in North Bethesda

Hundreds of people turned out for The Power Conference: Women Doing Business on Aug. 9 at the North Bethesda Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. This regional business conference is designed to enhance and develop women-owned businesses and the careers of women professionals. The event featured speakers, workshops, networking, a business marketplace, master classes and more. […]

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August 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

MCPS Provides Routes of Accused Bus Driver

Montgomery County Public Schools released an update to the list of routes driven by the school bus driver charged with sexually assaulting a student on the bus. Etienne Kabongo was arrested Aug. 5 and charged with assaulting a 12-year-old girl. Kabongo, known as “Mr. Steve” to some students, has worked since 2006 as a bus driver, […]

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August 9, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Coming Friday

The countdown has begun to the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair! From Aug. 10 through Aug. 18, Gaithersburg will be full of the festive sounds and smells of good food, farm animals, games, carnival rides, shows and contests. Make sure to come with an empty belly to have room for turkey legs, pupusas, fried mac ‘n’ […]

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August 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

Ultimate Deterrent to Car Theft: Manual Transmission

Police Release Surveillance Video to Help Nab Would-Be Thieves A stick shift prevented potential carjackers from taking a car from a Westfield Montgomery parking garage last week, police said. Now police are releasing surveillance video in hopes the would-be thieves can be identified. About 9:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, a man was returning to his […]

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August 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

Update: Son Dies After Father Shot Near Leisure World

Update, 2:30 p.m., Aug. 8: Thomas “Greg” Willey, 67, died from his injuries at the hospital Tuesday night, a police statement said. The Montgomery County police Major Crimes Division continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident. Original post, Aug. 6: An 89-year-old man was killed by gunshot, apparently fired by his son, near Leisure […]

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August 8, 2018 | Phil Fabrizio

The Travilah Eagle Soars

It has been about three weeks since the Travilah Eagle was completed and took flight at the corner of Glen and Travilah Roads in Travilah, Md.  Since then the Travilah Eagle has accumulated much worldwide success.  Well over 1,600 comments and 110,000 shares have been made worldwide to Paul Waclo’s Facebook page.  That does not account […]

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August 7, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Manger, Leggett Talk About Next Steps in White Investigation

The internal affairs investigation of Officer Anand Badgujar could take a few months, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger said Tuesday night. Badgujar shot and killed Robert White, an unarmed man, in a quiet Silver Spring neighborhood in June. The criminal investigation of the shooting was handed over to the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office, […]

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August 7, 2018 | Michelle Queen and Nic Rhule

JINYA Ramen Bar Celebrates Grand Opening in North Bethesda

The first JINYA Ramen Bar restaurant in Montgomery County celebrated their grand opening Tuesday at Pike & Rose in North Bethesda. Dozens of people waited in line for the restaurant to open their doors at 11 a.m. The first 100 guests were treated to a free bowl of ramen. This is the first JINYA Ramen […]

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August 7, 2018 | Marisa Fried

10 Things to do in Upcounty for $10 or Less

Sugarloaf Mountain Winery Tour Tour the Sugarloaf Mountain Winery in Dickerson for $5 per person. Tours are offered on weekends through the end of August and are open to the first 2o people who reserve spots or walk-ins when spots are available. Call 301-605-0130 before going to make sure there is space.         […]

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