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June 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

Troopers Investigate Fatal Motorcycle Crash on I-270 at Darnestown Road

Maryland troopers are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred last night on I-270 northbound at Darnestown Road in Rockville. Police officers said they received a call about the single vehicle collision in the local lanes of I-270 at 11:10 p.m. on June 1st. According to a police account, the preliminary investigation indicates that the operator […]

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November 16, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Briggs Chaney Area

A 21-year-old Burtonsville man was killed in a motorcycle crash on Tuesday evening in the Briggs Chaney area, according to the Montgomery County Police Department. Police have identified the motorcycle operator who died at the scene as Addisu Mesfin. According to police, Mesfin was operating a Suzuki motorcycle when it collided with a Toyota Camry shortly […]

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July 13, 2016 | Jeff Getek

Riderwood Says Thank You to Calverton Fire/EMS Station 841 Through Kitchen Renovation

Riderwood retirement is uniquely located!  About half of its campus resides in Montgomery County, while the other half sits in Prince George’s County.  The result is that the community enjoys strong partnerships with government agencies and elected officials in both jurisdictions as we serve our residents.  Here’s one story of how employees…and our vendors…showed their […]

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December 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Santa Runs Resume in Rockville

The Rockville Volunteer Fire Department has announced on its website that its popular Santa Runs are back. Just one day ago, the fire department notified the community, on its Facebook page, that the rides were suspended this week. The reason was because Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Chief Scott Goldstein expressed some safety concerns about […]

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July 12, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Police Release Surveillance Photos to Find Theft Suspect (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect who officers say has been stealing items from cars in the parking lot of the Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department at 13900 Old Columbia Pike. According to police, the thefts occurred between April 18 and June 10. Detectives have obtained surveillance photographs of […]

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June 25, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Overturned Tanker Truck in Poolesville Area (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County firefighters are on the scene of an overturned tanker truck on Club Hollow Road in the Poolesville area. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the driver of the truck was severely pinned under the overturned vehicle and had to be extricated. Piringer said the driver was transported by a medical helicopter […]

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June 2, 2015 | Staff Writer

Rockville Police Station

Public Safety Awards Ceremony Set for June 3rd in Rockville

Law enforcement officers and fire and rescue personnel will be honored during the 26th Annual Rockville Public Safety Awards on June 3rd at 11:30 a.m. at Lakewood Country Club, 13901 Glen Mill Road. Each year, members of public safety agencies that serve the City of Rockville are recognized for their outstanding service. Since 1990, awards […]

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April 18, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Firefighters Rescue Dog in Silver Spring (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

UPDATED April 19 It took over seven hours but Montgomery County firefighters have successfully rescued a small dog from a a six-inch pipe  that was buried about 12′ below ground, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the call for help came in from the Pomeranian’s owner around 6:30 p.m. […]

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April 13, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Gas Leak in Silver Spring (PHOTOS)

UPDATED Montgomery County police and firefighters were called to a gas leak in Silver Spring on Monday afternoon. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said there were evacuations in the area of Wayne Avenue and Fenton Street. According to Piringer, a backhoe struck a 4-inch, high pressure natural gas line near the site of the […]

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April 7, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Smoke Reported in Metro Tunnel (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County firefighters responded to the report of smoke in a Metro tunnel between the Bethesda Metro and Medical Center Metro stations on Tuesday morning, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer reported on his Twitter account that a smoking insulator was found on one track. He said there […]

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