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October 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

President Trump Orders U.S. Flag to Half Staff on Oct. 8th in Honor of Fallen Firefighters

President Donald Trump has ordered the U.S. flag to be flown at half staff from sunrise to sunset on Oct. 8 in honor of the National Firefighters Memorial Service. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag will be lowered to half staff as well because no flag may fly higher than the United States […]

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October 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Use Stun Gun Then Arrest Man Acting ‘Strange’

A Montgomery County police officer fired his stun gun Sunday at a man with a knife at the Michaels in Germantown, a police statement said. Witnesses said the man had been wearing a dog costume, and police were summoned to the store because he had been acting “strange,” the statement said. The man, Ludwin Joel […]

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September 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

I-270 Repaving Could Last Till Summer

An expanded I-270 has been on the minds of state and county officials lately, but while that project is years away, commuters are still inching along the highway while the State Highway Administration continues a milling and paving project. The $6.7 million project improves a 4-mile section in Clarksburg. Crews will grind off the top […]

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September 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

16-Year-Old Charged with Burglaries, Bicycle Theft

A 16-year-old from the Clarksburg area has been charged with burglary and theft offenses, a Montgomery County police statement said. On Aug. 30, a Clarksburg resident told police that two of his stolen bicycles were being offered for sale on the app, “OfferUp.” Detectives identified the seller of the bicycles as a 16-year-old juvenile male. […]

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September 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Candidate Wants To Change How Council Does Business

A 58-year-old money manager running for Montgomery County Council said he wants to change the way the council makes decisions. “Somebody has got to take the time to put the citizens in the drivers seat,” Republican Ed Amatetti said. Amatetti, who lives in North Potomac, said he’s been to lots of hearings and he’s found […]

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September 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Toys R Us Bankruptcy Part of ‘Retail Apocalypse’

News reports say national toy retailer Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy Monday and a local blogger who watches retail industry says the year has had a record number of closings of stores across the country. Cheryl Kane Heimlich, who writes the Store Reporter blog, said, “People are calling this a retail apocalypse. This is […]

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September 15, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Catherine Hoggle, Mother of Two Missing Children, Charged With Murder

It’s been three years since Sarah (6) and Jacob (5) went missing.  Their mother, 30-year-old Catherine Hoggle, has been charged with their murder. The Washington Post, reports that she was charged with two counts of murder following a grand jury indictment Thursday evening. Hoggle has spent the last three years in a psychiatric facility in […]

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September 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with school news. County schools began the new school year on Sept. 5 with record enrollment. There are also reports on mass shooter training for Montgomery College students and faculty, improvements to Stringtown Road in Clarksburg, and more. Watch the show in […]

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September 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Sept. 5 in Montgomery County

Your daily rundown for what’s happening today, Sept. 5, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Summer’s Over: It’s the first day of school for Montgomery County Public Schools. And motorists should remember the fine has increased for passing a stopped school bus. 2. Good Eats in Silver Spring and Takoma Park: It’s restaurant week in Silver […]

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September 1, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Top 10 for Aug 25-31

With school about to start, it’s not unusual that some of our top stories are from the education beat: increased fines for passing a school bus and mold at Sherwood High. Public safety news includes an update in the Catherine Hoggle case and a bicycle theft. And a piece on Montgomery County sending crews to […]

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