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August 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

Man Faces Sex Charge from Metro Incident

A 26-year-old Southeast Washington man was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with an sex offense that occurred on a Red Line train, according to a statement from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Wayne Anthony Dammons was charged with second-degree sexual offense in Maryland, Metro Transit Police said. The victim, a juvenile female, reported to […]

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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 29, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for June 29 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 29, in Montgomery County: 1. Tough Course: Professional golfer Rickie Fowler is having a great season, but the ninth-ranked golfer in the world says TPC Potomac is going to be a challenge. The $7.1 million tournament, with 120 golfers, starts today. 2. A Metro Thank You: With […]

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June 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Metro To Test Technique To Prevent Arcing Insulators

Metro GM Paul Wiedefeld told the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday about the water that was entering the Red Line tunnels, which didn’t mix well with the electric-powered trains. The next day, Metro announced it had approved a pilot program to test a “curtain grouting” technique that will add a waterproof membrane to the exterior […]

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June 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for June 28 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 28, in Montgomery County: 1. In the Rough: Gates open for the Quicken Loans Pro-Am at TPC Potomac at 6:30 a.m. Action starts at 6:40 a.m. 2. Drinking and Driving: Montgomery County police and the Department of Liquor Control launch a public awareness campaign to prevent drunken […]

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June 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Wiedefeld Addresses Arcing Insulators on the Red Line at Briefing with County Council (VIDEO)

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld was in Rockville on Tuesday to present his plan to the Montgomery County Council for continuous improvement to the Metrorail system now that the Safe Track program is completed. During the briefing, Wiedefeld was asked about continuing issues with arcing insulators on the Red Line. “That has been an issue […]

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June 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Holds Regular Meeting with Reporters (VIDEO)

Council President Roger Berliner met with reporters Monday to discuss Metro, legislation that would require a catalog of burial places and a new definition for “country inns.”

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June 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Metro’s Wiedefeld to Address County Council on Tuesday (VIDEO)

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld is scheduled to address the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday on his plan to keep the transit system safe, reliable and affordable. His discussion comes after arcing insulators suspended Red Line service during the Friday morning rush hour. Metro officials said the arcing was likely sparked by water infiltration into […]

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June 23, 2017 | Sonya Burke

“Difficult Morning” for Metro’s Red Line Commuters

It was a “difficult” morning for Metro riders commuting on the Red Line Friday. Metro officials said two separate incidents of arcing insulators resulted in rail service being suspended during the morning rush hour. The arcing, Metro officials said, was likely sparked by water infiltration into the tunnels overnight from heavy rains. WMATA spokesperson Richard […]

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June 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for June 21 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 21, in Montgomery County: 1. Summer: It’s the first day of summer and Montgomery Recreation has opening for camps. And its pools are open till 8 p.m. 2. Coffee with a Cop: The event starts at 9:30 a.m. at Peet’s Coffee & Tea at Old Georgetown Road […]

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