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September 29, 2016 | Michelle Queen

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Weekend Planner, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 (VIDEOS)

Two popular Halloween attractions open this weekend. Field of Screams, located at 4501 Olney Laytonsville Road near Olney, includes a haunted trail, haunted house, and haunted hayride. Markoff’s Haunted Forest includes two haunted trails, a funhouse, ziplines and giant swings. Markogg’s is located at 9120 Martinsburg Road in Dickerson. Here are some of our weekend picks from […]

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September 29, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Flags Ordered to Half Staff (PHOTO)

President Barack Obama has ordered the American flag to half staff until sunset on Sept. 30, in respect of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, who passed away this week. As matter of protocol, the Maryland flag has been lowered to half staff as well because no flag may be flown higher than the flag of the […]

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September 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Flash Flood Watch Issued for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Montgomery County effective late Wednesday night thru Friday morning. According to the NWS, widespread rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches are expected and the potential exists for flash flooding of small streams, creeks and urban areas. FLASH FLOOD WATCH for MoCo beginning 6 […]

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September 29, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Turn Around, Don’t Drown: Flash Flood Warning Issued for MoCo

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Montgomery County effective until 11 a.m. today. According to the National Weather Service, up to one inch of rain has already fallen. Some of the locations expected to experience flooding include Bethesda, Damascus, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Olney and Rockville. Montgomery County fire and rescue officials […]

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September 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 29, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Sept. 29, in Montgomery County: 1. Rainy Day: The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning from now thru 11 a.m. for Montgomery County. A flash flood watch continues thru Friday morning as well. 2. Underage Drinking: A Town Hall meeting is scheduled tonight at Walter Johnson High School […]

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September 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

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New Motor Vehicle Laws, Including Noah’s Law, Take Effect on Oct. 1

A number of motor vehicle laws passed by the Maryland General Assembly during the 2016 session go into effect on Saturday, October 1. The list of new laws impacting Maryland drivers includes the Drunk Driving Reduction Act of 2016, also known as Noah’s Law, which was signed into law by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on […]

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September 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Senators Announce $5.4 Million Federal Grant for Montgomery County Airpark

U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin announced this month that Montgomery County has been awarded a $5,477,702 Federal Aviation Administration grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to rehabilitate Montgomery County Airpark (GAI). According to a news release, the grant will be used to restore more than 2,500 feet of pavement critical to […]

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September 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Drivers Urged to Use Caution on Wet Roads

State highway officials are advising Maryland drivers to take it easy when driving in the rain this week. “Drivers need to be extremely cautious during heavy rains. From reduced visibility, potential hydroplaning, and flooded roadways, driving conditions will not be ideal and we all need to adjust for safety,” said SHA Administrator Gregory Johnson. “Do […]

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September 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Flu Season Is Right Around the Corner, Schedule Your Flu Vaccinations

Flu season is right around the corner, and Montgomery County health officials are urging residents to schedule their flu vaccinations. According to a county news release, vaccination is the best way to protect against illness during flu season. The county’s vaccination clinics are slated to begin in late October. See the upcoming schedule, below: Monday, […]

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September 27, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

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Meet the Artists of The Latino Art League of Greater Washington DC (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Paintings, drawings and collages by members of The Latino Art League of Greater Washington DC are now on display at the Bohrer Park Activity Center in Gaithersburg. You can find out more about the artists from the photos, interviews and videos Roxana Rojas-Luzon posts for the League’s blog. Rojas-Luzon is a collage artist whose work […]

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