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August 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Investigating Burtonsville Shooting

Montgomery County police officers are investigating a possible shooting that happened in Burtonsville Monday afternoon. According to police, at approximately 2:53 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center received a call to report an assault inside of a vehicle at the intersection of Cedar Tree Drive and Red Maple Court. Third District officers responded to the location and […]

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August 8, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

NTSB Report Expected to Answer Key Questions About Silver Spring Explosion (VIDEO)

It is coming up on one year since the National Transportation Safety Board began its investigation of what ignited a natural gas leak at Flower Branch Apartments last Aug. 10. The federal agency is expected to provide some critical answers to questions about the explosion and fire that killed seven people, injured dozens of others […]

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August 4, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Release Surveillance Video from Bank Robbery

Montgomery County police officers have released a surveillance video, see below, in hopes you can help them identify a bank robbery suspect. The bank robbery happened on July 28 shortly after 5 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Bank on Westlake Drive in North Bethesda. According to the police investigation, the suspect entered the bank and […]

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July 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Police Identify Victim of Wednesday Night Shooting

UPDATE 2:50 p.m.: The victim in the Wednesday night shooting has been identified as Jon-Christian Kemachet-Webster, 20, Montgomery County police said in a statement. Detectives do not believe that this homicide was a random act, police said.   UPDATE: A shooting Wednesday night in a Forest Glen home turned fatal, a Montgomery County police statement said. The […]

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July 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Wiedefeld Says Metro’s Track Department Supervisor Was Dismissed for Overtime Abuse

A Metro track department supervisor was dismissed for abuse of overtime, and others are under administrative review, according to Paul Wiedefeld, WMATA’s general manager. “It is disturbing and disappointing that any employee would misuse overtime. The supervisor in this matter has been dismissed effective immediately,” said Wiedefeld. “As stewards of the public’s trust, all of […]

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June 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Police Release Drowning Victim’s Name (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police have identified the victim of the June 13 Rocky Gorge drowning as Douglas Alex Merino, 20, from the 500 block of Summit Hall Road in Gaithersburg. His death was ruled an accidental drowning, after an autopsy by the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore, police said. The Rocky Gorge Reservoir is on […]

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June 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

Firefighters Investigate What Sparked House Fire in Potomac (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County firefighters are investigating what sparked a house fire last night at 10 Lamp Post Court in Potomac. Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer said it was a “significant fire” and about 65 firefighters were called to the scene. Piringer said the fire appears to have ignited on the exterior rear deck and […]

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June 15, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Dozens Attend Community Meeting to Discuss Crime in Montgomery Village (VIDEO)

Dozens of residents attended a community meeting with Montgomery County police officers on Wednesday night to discuss crime in Montgomery Village. Many residents attended the meeting at the North Creek Community Center because they wanted more information about the double homicide that occurred on Gallery Court on June 5th. Commander Dinesh Patil of the 6th […]

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June 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Police Release Few Details about Double Homicide at Community Meeting (VIDEO)

UPDATED Lt. Nicholas Picerno is leading the team investigating the double homicide that occurred in Montgomery Village over one week ago. According to Montgomery County Police, two Northwest High School students, 17-year-old Shadi Adi Najjar and 18-year-old Artem Ziberov, were shot to death as they sat in a parked car on Gallery Court on June […]

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June 12, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Capt. Francke on Double Homicide: “This Was A Heinous Crime, A Brazen Crime, Need Public’s Help” (VIDEO)

It’s been one week today since two Northwest High School students, 17-year-old Shadi Adi Najjar and 18-year-old Artem Ziberov, were gunned down as they sat in a parked car on Gallery Court in Montgomery Village, and still there’s been no information released about a suspect or a motive. Police say detectives have collected a lot […]

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