Olney

September 21, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, Sept. 22 – 24

Here are some ideas for fun this weekend in Montgomery County: Friday, Sept. 22 Noon – 9 p.m, The Armenian Food Festival features traditional foods, music, handicrafts, and more, Scoorp Khatch Armenian Apostolic Church, 4906 Flint Drive, Bethesda. 1 p.m. & 2 p.m., Interact Story Theatre presents The Legend of Pufferfish Pat for children and their families at Montgomery […]

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September 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Leggett to Host Virtual Town Hall Meeting Sept. 20

Montgomery County residents are invited to join Executive Ike Leggett for a virtual town hall meeting from 1 – 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20. Residents are encouraged to submit questions to Leggett before and during the chat online at Live Discussion with Ike Leggett. According to a county news release, questions and answers will […]

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September 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Family Displaced by Olney Fire (VIDEO)

ICYMI (745p 9/17) 17330 Macduff Av, house fire, 1 fam displaced, damage ~$350K, cause under investigation, ~80FFs OS, FFs rescued cat & dog pic.twitter.com/EqDjspmihF — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) September 18, 2017 A family was displaced in a Sunday house fire in the 17300 block of Macduff Avenue in Olney, according to a Montgomery County Fire […]

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September 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Motorcyclist Killed in Norbeck Road Collision

Updated, 1:45 p.m.: The motorcyclist has been identified as Hector Ernesto Giron Lara, 34, of Laurel. Original post: Police are investigating a fatal collision between a motorcycle and an automobile on Norbeck Road in Rockville, according to a Montgomery County police statement. The collision occurred about 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, near the intersection with Nadine Drive. […]

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September 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

Top 10 for Sept. 8-14

Public Safety stories dominate the MyMCMedia Top 10 for the week including Tuesday’s guilty plea by Lloyd Lee Welch and our coverage of the Laura Wallen case. Other stories include Governor Hogan’s comments on pitching Maryland for the new Amazon headquarters, and an odd story about a naked man running around a Rockville park.

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September 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

Laura Wallen’s Autopsy Reveals Cause of Death

In a late Thursday tweet, Montgomery County police revealed the autopsy results of Laura Wallen’s slaying:

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September 14, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Festivals, Fitness and Friendship Top the Weekend Planner, Sept. 15 – 17

Both Poolesville and Burtonsville host parades and festivals this weekend. The Burtonsville Day Parade and Festival kicks off Saturday, September 16 at 10 a.m. with a parade from Paint Branch High School to Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center. The annual festival follows at the recreation center, library and Columbia Park. Activities include live music, health […]

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September 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Father of Killed Teacher: ‘Tessier is a Monster’ (VIDEOS)

It was not the ending the Wallen family hoped for. Just three days after pleading for the public’s help to find their missing daughter, the family fought back tears describing the man who has been accused of killing her. “He is a monster and he is a liar,” said Mark Wallen, describing Tyler Tessier. Tessier, […]

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September 13, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Missing Teacher’s Boyfriend Charged With Her Murder (VIDEO)

The boyfriend of an Olney teacher, missing nine days, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with her murder, police said Wednesday night. Tyler Tessier’s arrest follows the discovery, earlier Wednesday, of Laura Wallen’s body in a shallow grave off a quiet country road near Damascus, Police Chief Tom Manger said at a news conference. Tessier […]

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September 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Family of Missing Teacher Offering a $25,000 Reward (VIDEOS)

Family and friends of a missing Olney teacher gathered at the Montgomery County Police Headquarters in Gaithersburg on Monday to ask for the public’s help with finding her. Laura Wallen, 31, is a teacher at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia and four-months pregnant. Police said the family became concerned after Wallen was a no-show […]

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