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October 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Boyfriend Indicted for Pregnant Teacher’s Death (VIDEO)

Tyler Tessier was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday for the death of Laura Wallen. Wallen, 31, was a teacher at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia.  Her family reported her missing and held a news conference at the Montgomery County Police Department’s headquarters in Gaithersburg. She was found dead just days later in a […]

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October 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Oct. 12 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 12, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Special Populations: The Board of Education Committee on Special Populations meets at 10 a.m. The meeting will be live online and on MCPS TV (Comcast Channel 34 and Verizon 36). Here’s the agenda. Working closely with the superintendent, the committee may provide initial […]

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October 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Oct. 11 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 11, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1.Crime Prevention Basics: The Montgomery County Police Third District will host a training seminar to discuss current crime trends and best practices on preventing crime at the Third Police Precinct, 1002 Milestone Drive in Silver Spring. Seminar begins at 7 p.m. 2. Open […]

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October 10, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Oct. 10 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 10, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Governor Celebrates Fitness: Governor Larry Hogan is expected to attend National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils ribbon cutting and pep rally at Newport Mill Middle School in Kensington today at noon. 2. Council Meeting: The Montgomery County Council is expected to discuss gun […]

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October 9, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Oct. 9 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 9, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Minimum Wage: The Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services Committee holds its hearing on $15 an hour minimum wage at 9:25 a.m. Here’s the 166-page report on the legislation. And here’s the latest from council analysts. 2. Libraries Closed: Montgomery […]

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October 7, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in September

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) maintain an extensive collection of materials for county residents to check out. Have you ever wondered what the county’s library visitors are reading? We turned to our county’s librarians to find out. For the month of September, the most read books by genre are: Juvenile Fiction The Force Oversleeps (Star […]

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October 6, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Damascus Remains Undefeated with 42-0 Win Over Clarksburg (PHOTOS)

It was homecoming for Clarksburg High School and their varsity football team was matched up against the undefeated Damascus Hornets for a non-conference game Oct. 6. The Clarksburg choir – a combination of the Coro, Bella and Chamber choirs –  sang the National Anthem and then it was time for Friday night football under the […]

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October 6, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 6, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 6, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Schools close early: Students attending the public schools will get an early start to their weekend. The school day ends after lunch. 2. Pool closing for the weekend: The Germantown Indoor Swim Center closes for the weekend at 2 p.m. today. […]

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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 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

Sept. 26 Voter Registration Drives on National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, Sept. 26. and the Montgomery County Board of Elections (BOE) is encouraging residents to register to vote and to verify their voter registration information is current. BOE staff will be available at nine libraries across the county to assist in registering individuals to vote, to verify current voter registration, […]

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