November 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

MCPS Superintendent Responds to Concerns over Damascus Varsity Football

In a letter addressed to the MCPS Community Friday, Jack Smith, Montgomery County Public School Superintendent, says there is no indication that any Damascus varsity football players were involved in last week’s hazing incident that resulted in second-degree rape and attempted second-degree rape charges against five junior varsity football players. Smith’s letter states that community members […]

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November 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

Damascus Man Charged in Darnestown Home Invasion

A 25-year-old Damascus man has been charged with an Oct. 27 home invasion robbery that occurred in Darnestown, a Montgomery County police statement said. Sheraz Shoukat Shah of the 28400 block of Kemptown Road in Damascus also faces firearm-related offenses, police said. Online court records say Shah is being held without bail at the Montgomery […]

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November 8, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne and Mitti Hicks

MCPS Addresses Damascus Hazing Incident in Video to Students

In a letter addressed to the MCPS Sports Community, Jeff Sullivan, who serves as the athletic director for Montgomery County Public Schools said, “abuse, bullying, hazing, and harassment, in any form have no place in the MCPS athletics program.” Sullivan’s letter comes just days after five Damascus High School students on the school’s junior varsity football […]

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November 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

Smith Issues Statement on Damascus High Students’ Rape Charges

The Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent, Jack Smith, issued a statement Saturday on the Oct. 31st Damascus High School hazing incident that resulted in five students charged with rape. MCPS Community – Please read this important message from Superintendent Smith regarding Damascus High School https://t.co/Aa8JK3Us3E — MCPS (@MCPS) November 3, 2018 Previous posts Update: Three […]

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November 2, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Update: Three Damascus High Students Charged for Hazing Incident

Update, 2:40 p.m.: The Damascus High School hazing incident from Oct. 31 has brought rape charges against three students, a Montgomery County police statement said. The boys face two charges of second-degree rape and two counts of attempted second-degree rape, police said. Police have identified four victims. The assaults took place in a male locker […]

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November 1, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Nov. 1 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Thursday, Nov. 1, in Montgomery County 1. Grocery Store Opens: Rockville’s first ALDI grocery store opens its doors for business today with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 7:50 a.m. The first 100 customers receive gift cards. The store is located at 1501 Rockville Pike. 2. MacDonald Knolls Center […]

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October 26, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Oct. 26 in Montgomery County

Happy Friday! Here are five things to know today, Oct. 26, in Montgomery County: 1. Film Screening of American Feud: Filmmakers Simone Fary and Richard Hall will lead a question and answer period following the screening of their film, American Feud: A History of Conservatives and Liberals at the Silver Spring Civic Building. 2. BOOtanica:  Brookside […]

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October 25, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Oct. 25 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 25, in Montgomery County: 1. Early Voting:  Today is the first day for early voting at 11 locations around the county. Here’s a comprehensive look at local races and news, information and candidate statements for the upcoming General Election.  More information can be found by clicking here. 2. FLASH Bus Rapid […]

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October 23, 2018 | Michelle Queen

MCM Game of the Week for Oct. 26 is Quince Orchard at Northwest

MCM’s Game of the Week features Quince Orchard Cougars at Northwest Jaguars Friday, Oct. 26. This cross-town rivalry should be a hard fought game as both teams have a record of seven wins and one loss so far this season. The two teams last met on Nov. 17, 2017 for the 4A West regional final […]

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October 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Frost Expected Sunday, Cover Your Plants

Cover your plants, it’s getting colder. The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory that begins Sunday at midnight and is effective until 10 a.m. on Monday for  Montgomery County and surrounding areas. According to the NWS, a frost advisory means that wide spread frost is expected and sensitive outdoor plants may be damaged or […]

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