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October 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: County Police Officer Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver

Update: Montgomery County police released the officer’s name Thursday afternoon. Her name is Officer Heather Haynes. Fire and Rescue personnel took Haynes to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.  She was released from the hospital about 5 a.m. Thursday. Original post: A Montgomery County police officer was injured in a hit-and-run crash and she’s […]

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October 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Report: Maryland Offering Billions to Amazon

The Baltimore Sun is reporting that Maryland’s bid to lure Amazon’s new headquarters will be measured in the billions of dollars. The story also says New Jersey has announced it’s bid will be $7 billion. Gov. Larry Hogan has made no secret on where he thinks Amazon should relocate — he favors the Port Covington […]

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October 5, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Community Still Mourning Slain Teacher (PHOTOS)

There is a hole in the lives of the Wilde Lake High School community following the death of their teacher and friend. But there was a sense of reassurance Wednesday night during a memorial service at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center in Columbia, where hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the life of Laura Wallen. Wallen, […]

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September 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Man Gets Life in Murder of 72-Year-Old Woman

A 23-year-old man from Northeast Washington received a life sentence Wednesday for the death of a 72-year-old woman in Wheaton, State’s Attorney John McCarthy said. Kwasi Sadler was convicted in the death of Linda Johnston, who was stabbed in her Arcola Avenue home Aug. 6, 2015, according to a statement by Montgomery County police at […]

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August 31, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Residents Sound Off on Pepco Rate Increase in Rockville Hearing (VIDEO)

To Jean Sperling of Chevy Chase, Pepco’s energy-efficiency programs save her more than the $7.37 a month her electricity bill would likely increase under a proposed rate hike. “Based upon a value for my buck theory, I support this increase,” Sperling said Wednesday night at a Rockville hearing on the proposed rate increase before the […]

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July 27, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park Hires Firm to Assist With Police Chief Search

City of Takoma Park officials approved an ordinance during Wednesday’s council meeting to hire a consulting firm to assist in their national search for the city’s new police chief. Springsted Waters, based in Minneapolis, was chosen but will work out of their Mechanicsville office in Virginia. City officials requested proposals from qualified executive search firms […]

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June 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Local Leaders Respond to Congressional Baseball Shooting

Following the shooting at a congressional baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia that left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) and a few others injured, local and state-elected officials responded on Twitter. So grateful for our brave and dedicated @CapitolPolice. We thank them for their continuing devotion and commitment. — Rep. Jamie Raskin (@RepRaskin) June 14, 2017 […]

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June 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Community Foundation Fund Raises $300K of $500K Sought

The Community Foundation’s Resilience Fund — established to help nonprofits working to support vulnerable communities during a period of federal policy change — has raised $300,000 of the $500,000 it hopes to raise by July 4, according to an email from the organization. The Community Foundation has set a goal of raising $500,000 for the […]

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June 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

WSSC Holding Meetings on New Rate Structure

Montgomery County WSSC customers will get two chances in June to hear about a new rate structure that is expected to take effect next year. The new structure follows an order in March by the Maryland Public Service Commission, which found that current 16-tier Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission rates, adopted 25 years ago, discriminated against […]

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May 11, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Rockville City Police Crime Summary for the Week Ending May 7

Arrests On May 2, between 12:16 a.m. and 12:25 a.m., a 26-year-old man was arrested for trespassing, after an incident that occurred in the 1000 block of Rockville Pike. On May 2, at 1:42 a.m., an 18-year-old woman was arrested for violating an ex-parte/protection order, after an incident that occurred in the unit block of […]

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