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November 6, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Flag Will Be Lowered to Half Staff After President’s Order

President Donald Trump has ordered the U.S. flag to be flown at half staff from now to sunset on Nov. 9 to pay respect to the victims of the Sutherland Springs, Texas shooting. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag will be lowered to half staff as well because no flag may fly higher […]

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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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July 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Local Leaders Send Their Thoughts and Prayers to Sen. John McCain

Local leaders are sending their thoughts and prayers to Sen. John McCain, Republican, after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. “You have overcome tough battles before,” said Senator Chris Van Hollen on Twitter. “Cancer just picked the wrong guy to mess with,” said Maryland Governor Larry Hogan in a Facebook post. “Wishing rapid recovery […]

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June 13, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Power Outage Closes Takoma Park Middle School, Hundreds Without Power on a Hot Day

It’s a hot day for the power to go out. Over 370 Pepco customers are without electricity in Montgomery County, according to online outage maps. Takoma Park Middle School Principal Alicia Deeny has tweeted out that the school is closing early because of a power outage. Pepco spokesperson Marcus Beal said the outage was caused […]

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May 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

U.S. Senators Cardin and Van Hollen on Firing of FBI Director Comey (VIDEO)

On social media, U.S. senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are sharing their reaction to the news that President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey. We’re at a dark and dangerous moment in American history. pic.twitter.com/SqsrGaqDh7 — Chris Van Hollen (@ChrisVanHollen) May 10, 2017 If there was ever a doubt that we need […]

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May 4, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

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Rockville is 10th Most Diverse Small City in America

In a recent study conducted by WalletHub, the City of Rockville ranks tenth most diverse small city in America. Earlier this year, WalletHub’s analysts compared more than 500 of the largest cities across the  country to rank the Most Diverse Cities in America. Rockville ranked 31st overall but tenth among small cities. “Diverse small cities […]

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March 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

Gov. Hogan Signs Emergency Bill Creating Regional WMATA Compact

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed emergency legislation creating a compact between Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. to create a new safety oversight commission for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The governor was joined by Senate President Mike Miller, House Speaker Mike Busch, and several Montgomery County legislators including, Senator Brian Feldman, Senator […]

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February 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Bobcat Found on Zoo Property (PHOTO & VIDEO)

UPDATED 2.1.17 Officials at the National Zoo report that Ollie the bobcat, who escaped her enclosure earlier this week, has been located on zoo property. She was found near the Zoo’s bird house, and zookeepers are thrilled to have her back. Female bobcat Ollie found on Zoo property. Facebook Live broadcast @ 5pm press con […]

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January 31, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Need Your Help to Find a Missing Germantown Teen (PHOTO)

Montgomery County police officers are asking for your help in locating a missing Germantown teenager. According to police, 15-year-old Christina Chenet-Edwards has been reported missing by her family. She is described by police as 5′ 6” tall, and weighing 110 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes, police said, and is known to visit […]

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January 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery County Police and Fire to Help D.C. With Inauguration Safety and Security (VIDEO)

The inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump takes place on Jan. 20, and about 100 Montgomery County police officers are assisting the Metropolitan Police Department with security. “The officers that are going down to Washington, D.C. are part of our SERT team, our Special Events Response Team,” said Police Officer Rick Goodale, a spokesperson for the […]

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