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April 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police to Conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight

To continue their efforts to curb impaired driving and underage drinking, law enforcement officers from the Montgomery County Police Department, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and the Maryland State Police, are conducting a sobriety checkpoint. The location of the checkpoint anticipated for Friday April 6, has not been disclosed and is expected to begin at […]

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March 27, 2018 | Staff Writer


Troopers Arrest Laytonsville Man Armed with Gun and Knife

A 46-year-old Laytonsville man was arrested Tuesday in Washington County after he reportedly struck at least two cars on I-270 and I-70 and then confronted troopers while armed with both a gun and a knife, a Maryland State Police statement said. Ted A. MacDonald is being charged with reckless endangerment, second-degree assault, transporting/carrying a concealed […]

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March 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

The March for Our Lives Rally is Saturday, March 24

Here’s What You Need to Know The March for Our Lives Rally to address gun violence in schools is expected to draw hundreds of thousands to downtown Washington Saturday, March 24. The rally will include a diverse program of student speakers, musical performances, guest speakers and video tributes from noon until 3 pm. According to the website […]

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March 15, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

State Police SPIDRE Team Increasing Patrols for St. Patrick’s Day

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches on March 17, Maryland State Police are urging those who plan to celebrate with alcohol to be safe and smart and avoid impaired and distracted driving. With an increase in impaired drivers expected throughout the state this weekend, state police will be conducting saturation patrols at each of the 23 […]

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March 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

Test Your Strength in the Md. State Police Fitness Challenge

The Maryland State Police is inviting residents to test their strength during its annual fitness challenge next month. Participants will run a 3 mile course while performing body weight exercises such as burpees, push-ups, sit-ups, and jumping jacks. Body weight movements such as bear crawls and crab walks will also be included in the workout […]

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February 23, 2018 | Staff Writer


Jessup Man Dies in Beltway Crash

A Jessup man died on the Capital Beltway on Thursday night after his car struck the rear of a tractor trailer, Maryland State Police reported. Emergency medical personnel pronounced Reza Zati dead at the scene, on the Inner Loop at Seminary Road, police said. According to a state police statement, Zati was traveling a high […]

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January 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Alcohol Holiday Task Force Makes Nearly 200 Arrests in First 7 Weeks

Montgomery County Police Alcohol Holiday Task Force has released the results of their  seventh week of enforcement efforts.  The task force made 13 arrests of drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both.  Also, a driver struck a parked car while fleeing from a task force stop on the night of […]

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January 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

State Police Report Decrease in Fatal Crashes During Holiday

Maryland State Police reported a decrease in fatal crashes over the holiday season. During this period, troopers responded to 1,074 crashes, including five fatal crashes reported. Last year, troopers responded to 1,103 crashes including 10 fatal crashes Officers with the Maryland State Police began increased holiday traffic enforcement efforts on Dec. 23 which continued through […]

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December 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Funeral Held in Rockville for Officer Killed on I-270 (VIDEO)

An off-duty law enforcement officer who was killed last week was described as a compassionate man who loved to make people laugh, mourners recalled at his funeral on Thursday. Sander B. Cohen, who also served as Deputy Chief Fire Marshal with the Maryland State Police and a volunteer with the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department was […]

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December 12, 2017 | Michelle Queen

photo of Public Service HQ 9/11 Flags Half Staff

Governor Hogan Orders Flags to Half Staff to Honor FBI Special Agent Carlos Wolff

Governor Hogan has ordered Maryland flags to be lowered to half-staff on Monday Dec. 11 in honor of FBI Supervisory Special Agent, Carlos Wolff. Wolff passed away from injuries sustained in a car accident on I-270 Friday night. The flags will return to full-staff at sunset on the day of interment.   Maryland flags fly […]

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