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May 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Northwest Jaguars Win 4A State Championship in Baseball

The Northwest Jaguars won the 4A state championship in baseball on Friday night. The Jaguars defeated the Howard Lions 8-0 at Ripken Stadium. Congratulations to the 2017 @MPSSAA_Org 4A State ⚾️ Champions!!! @NWJagSports @MCPS #MoCoProud pic.twitter.com/UtfOitXxm6 — Jeff Sullivan (@MCPSAthletics) May 27, 2017 FINAL: Northwest 8 Howard 0 … Class 4A @MPSSAA_Org champions – @MCPS' […]

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May 25, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

The latest episode of County Report This Week includes the latest news about the budget, graduation at Montgomery College, preps for the summer season at area pools, a preview of the Quicken Loans National, a recap of the Gaithersburg Book Festival and much more. Watch the show in its entirety, below:

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May 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Firefighters Investigate School Bus Fire at MCPS Depot

UPDATE 5.22.17 Montgomery County fire and rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said there is nothing suspicious about the school bus fire at the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) bus depot at Crabbs Branch Way over the weekend. Piringer said investigators believe the fire was electrical in nature and it may have originated in the dashboard. He […]

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May 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, May 22, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, May 22, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Bus Fire: Montgomery County firefighters are investigating what sparked a bus fire at the Montgomery County Public Schools depot on Crabbs Branch Way over the weekend in Derwood. 2. Berliner Briefing: Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner is scheduled to meet […]

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May 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

State Superintendent Discusses School Security Concerns (VIDEO)

School security is a hot topic this year in Montgomery County after the arrest of two school security officers from Montgomery County Public Schools. “We certainly do take it very seriously,” said Karen Salmon, who is the State Superintendent of Schools in Maryland. In fact, Salmon who chairs the Maryland Center for School Safety, said her […]

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May 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Ronald McNair, Farmland Elementary Receive Blue Ribbon Honor (VIDEO)

“It’s like winning the Oscars,” said Ronald McNair Elementary School Principal Sherry Moses. Moses response comes during a special ceremony at the school early Wednesday featuring Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith and State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon. Out of 1,500 schools in the state of Maryland, Ronald McNair and Farmland […]

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May 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Two Local Elementary Schools to be Honored by State Superintendent on May 17

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith is expected to join Montgomery Board of Education President Michael Durso and Maryland State Superintendent of Schools, Karen Salmon, in a special ceremony to honor Farmland and Ronald McNair Elementary Schools for their Blue Ribbon accomplishments, according to a news release. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a […]

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May 12, 2017 | Sonya Burke

‘Alarming’ 88 Citations Per Day, New School Bus Cameras Catch Passing Drivers

The expansion of the automated school bus camera program in Montgomery County is proving that the number of drivers illegally passing stopped school buses is a bigger problem than what officials thought. The cameras reveal dozens of drivers are getting busted illegally passing stopped school buses every day in Montgomery County. Since Oct. 13th, police […]

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May 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Bullying and Depression Are Concerns Expressed by Students During Town Hall

“I would like her to be involved in what’s going on to get active with her peers and get involved in what’s going on around the County,” said parent Faith Gill. Like Gill’s daughter, dozens of students from across the county gathered at Veteran’s Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring Wednesday evening for a youth town […]

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May 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Council Recognizes Montgomery’s Top Science Talent (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council members recognized three high school students for being among the among the top 40 national finalists in the 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search competition. During the ceremony, Whitman High School student Rohan Dalvi (see photo) explained the project he worked on to aid Georgetown University researchers in developing a faster and more […]

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