Damascus High’s Star Running Back Jake Funk on Winning State Finals (VIDEO)

Damascus High School football star running back senior Jake Funk led his team to a 55-14 victory over the Dundalk Owl’s in the Class 3A State Football Championships. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, he talks about his team’s success.

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University of Maryland’s President, Wallace Loh, said the school is accepting legal and moral responsibility for the actions that led to the death of 19-year-old Jordan McNair. McNair, who was a lineman for the Maryland Terrapins, died as a result of a heatstroke following a workout on May 29. The coaching environment at College Park […]

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Police ID Pedestrian Killed on Georgia Avenue

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Montgomery County police Tuesday identified the man killed in a weekend collision in Wheaton as a 58-year-old Silver Spring man. Leonel A. Reyes of the 14600 block of Glenhaven Drive in Silver Spring died trying to cross Georgia Avenue at Viers Mill Road about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, police said. He was declared dead at the […]

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Police Release Surveillance Images in Connection with Bank Robberies


Montgomery County police have released surveillance images of a man wanted in connection for bank robberies that have occurred since March, a police statement said. Police hope someone can identify him. The following bank robberies and attempted bank robbery were reported to MCP: About 11 a.m. March 29, the man entered the Capital One Bank […]

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Activists Consider Ways County Can Combat Climate Change

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About 80 climate activists came together Monday to discuss ways Montgomery can take the next step in enacting policy changes in reaction to last year’s County Council resolution declaring a “climate emergency.” The activists broke off into smaller workgroups that then presented ideas to the larger body. “The theme that’s coming out of … the […]

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Kentlands Boulevard Construction Set for Next Week


The City of Gaithersburg Department of Public Works will conduct crosswalk maintenance on Kentlands Boulevard from Great Seneca Highway to Booth Street, a city statement said. The work will consist of removal and replacement of deteriorated pavement and restriping of the crosswalks. Construction is anticipated to begin during the week of Aug. 20 to 24, […]

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Police Asking for Public's Help in Germantown Car Vandalism Incidents

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Montgomery County police officers are seeking help from the public to identify the person responsible for vandalizing multiple vehicles in the Dairymaid Drive area in Germantown. According to police, nine cars were reportedly vandalized Sunday night or Monday morning by a pellet or BB gun. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call […]

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Ceremony Will Commemorate Lives Lost to Drug Addiction

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In an effort to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day, a global event aimed to raise awareness on drug and opioid overdose, Surviving Our Ultimate Loss (S.O.U.L.) is inviting residents to attend a remembrance ceremony to honor the lives lost to drug addiction. The event, which will be held on Justice Plaza at the Montgomery County […]

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Five Things to Know for Aug. 14 in Montgomery County

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Here are five things you need to know for Tuesday, Aug. 14, in Montgomery County: 1. Eviction Protection for Tenants: Montgomery County leaders are inviting residents to learn more about legislation underway that aims to protect tenants from certain evictions today. The study will take place at the Silver Spring Civic Center, located at 1 Veterans […]

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MS-13 Member from Silver Spring Gets Two Life Sentences

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A federal judge sentenced a 28-year-old Silver Spring man to two consecutive life sentences Monday for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise in connection with his gang activity as a member of MS-13, according to a statement from the Justice Department. Raul Ernesto Landaverde-Giron, also known as “Humilde” and “Decente,” 28, of Silver Spring, […]

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Josiah Henson '... Held on to That Spiritual Compass'

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At the premier of “Josiah,” a documentary about abolitionist Josiah Henson, Catherine Leggett took part in a panel that discussed the effect Henson had on them. “What strikes me when I think about Josiah Henson is his spiritual compass, and always doing good,” Leggett said. “Holding on to the idea that good will prevail, in […]

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