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February 10, 2016 | Staff Writer

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FAA Lifts Extended Ban on Drone and Model Aircraft Outside Washington, D.C.

Beginning today, model aircraft and drone hobbyists can fly their machines in parts of Montgomery County. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it is updating conditions for flying unmanned aircraft in the area between 15 and 30 miles from D.C. to clarify differences for various types of unmanned aircraft. As of today, the operating procedures […]

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November 30, 2015 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Cherry Hill Road Reopens After Fatal Collision (PHOTO & VIDEO)

UPDATED  Montgomery County police officers are investigating a fatal collision that occurred shortly before 3 a.m. today in the Calverton area of Cherry Hill Road and Broadbirch Drive. Police said the preliminary investigation indicates that a 2006 Mack tractor-trailer was traveling east on Cherry Hill Road. Police said a 2012 Infinity EX35 was turning right […]

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November 3, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

News Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing While Covering Potomac House Fire (PHOTOS)

A news helicopter made an emergency “soft” landing, while covering a house fire in Potomac this morning. The helicopter landed in a nearby field at the 10900 block on Brent Road. Brad Freitas, an aerial journalist on board the helicopter, said the reason for the emergency landing was reported smoke coming from the engine. Freitas says there were […]

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September 3, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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UPDATED: Police Investigate Armed Robbery at Clarksburg Pharmacy (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police officers are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Clarksburg Pharmacy, 23213 Stringtown Road, on Thursday morning. Police said a male suspect entered the pharmacy shortly before 10 a.m.and displayed a handgun. According to police, the suspect took prescription drugs and then fled. Police have released surveillance video from the robbery, […]

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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 7, 2015 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Car Crashes into Tree in Germantown (PHOTO)

UPDATED Montgomery County fire and rescue crews responded to a serious car accident at Scenery Drive and Germantown Road on Sunday evening. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer reported on his Twitter account that the driver was trapped inside a vehicle that struck a tree. According to Piringer, the 28-year-old man was extricated from […]

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November 3, 2014 | Krista Brick

NTSB Report of Frederick Mid-Air Crash Shows Pilot Never Saw Helicopter

A preliminary report of the fatal crash of a helicopter and plane in Frederick Oct. 23 indicates that the pilot of the plane may not have seen the third helicopter reported in the area as he prepared to land. The National Transportation Safety Board recently released its preliminary report of the fatal crash that killed […]

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October 24, 2014 | Krista Brick

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Three Dead, Two Injured When Plane and Helicopter Collide in Frederick

UPDATED, Oct. 24, 11:00 a.m. – Police have released the names of the three people who died when their helicopter collided with a Cirrus SR 22 airplane near the Frederick Municipal Airport Thursday afternoon. The three  victims are: Christopher D. Parsons, 29, of Westminster; William Jenkins, 47, of Morrison, Colo., and Breandan J. MacFawn, 35, of Cumberland. […]

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October 15, 2014 | Krista Brick

Police Still Searching Aspen Hill Area for Two Men Who Fled From Arrest

UPDATED, Oct. 15, 11:25 a.m. – Montgomery County Police are still searching for the two men who fled from police Tuesday, but they have recovered a firearm at the spot where police first attempted to stop their vehicle. Capt. Paul Starks said no shots were fired in the Tuesday incident. ORIGINAL –  Montgomery County Police […]

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July 4, 2014 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Two Fatal Motorcycle Crashes in Montgomery County

Montgomery County police are investigating two fatal motorcycle accidents that occurred on July 4. The first accident occurred at University Boulevard at Dennis Avenue and police described it on Twitter as a single motorcycle accident. On his Twitter account at 5:20 p.m., Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the motorcycle hit a pole. The […]

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