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September 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

DHHS to Host Free Series for Youth and Parents on Substance Abuse Prevention

Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services will host a series of free presentations for youth and parents on topics such as substance abuse prevention and promoting positive attitudes, according to a news release. The sessions will be held on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. […]

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March 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Superintendent Says Students’ Safety is Top Priority (VIDEO)

It remains unclear how a 14-year-old student at Rockville High School was allegedly raped by two male students during school hours. School officials notified the Montgomery County Police Department on Mar. 16 that an unidentified female student was sexually assaulted in a boy’s bathroom, according to a police statement. Two students were charged by police […]

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December 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Newly Elected BOE Member Jeanette Dixon Looks Forward to Serve (VIDEO)

Newly elected Montgomery County school board member Jeanette Dixon was sworn into office on Dec. 1. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Dixon said she is looking forward to serve the district. ICYMI VIDEO: @mocoboe swearing in ceremony w @RebeccaOnBoard @dixon_jeanette @ShebraEvans. @mymcmedia @MCPS pic.twitter.com/1zn0kgLopr — Sonya Burke (@SonyaNBurke) December 2, 2016 New @mocoboe member @dixon_jeanette […]

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November 17, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Police Chief Reports 17 Percent Increase in Hate Crimes in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

In a video message posted online today, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger reports a 17 percent increase in hate crimes and bias incidents in Montgomery County. According to Manger, there have been 62 incidents reported to the police department this year. He said the hate crimes are generally motivated by race, religion, or sexual […]

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November 16, 2016 | Staff Writer

Superintendent on Protests: All Students Expected to Stay in School (VIDEO)

In a video message posted online, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) superintendent Jack Smith said he expects all students to remain in school and participate in the school’s daily educational program as intended. “If students do not comply with these expectations, they may be subjected to the regular disciplinary actions that align with whatever infraction […]

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October 3, 2016 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Continue to Investigate Sexual Assault of Teen in Sandy Spring Area

UPDATED 10.3.16 Police have released more information about this investigation, which remains ongoing. Find out more, here. Update: Continuing Investigation of Rape of Teenager in Sandy Spring Area: https://t.co/WiT2da0AKh — Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) October 3, 2016 UPDATED 9.20.16 Montgomery County police officers are continuing to investigate a sexual assault in the Sandy Spring area. […]

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September 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Charge Montgomery Village Man with Indecent Exposure (PHOTO)

Montgomery County police officers have charged 39-year-old John Stovall of Montgomery Village with indecent exposure after he allegedly exposed himself to two 11-year-old girls. Police said they were dispatched on Wednesday afternoon to the 19100 block of Stedwick Drive. According to police, the victims told police that the suspect approached them and exposed himself to […]

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September 2, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Governor Signs Executive Order Requiring Public Schools to Begin After Labor Day (VIDEO)

At a news conference in Ocean City this week, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed an executive order requiring all public schools begin after Labor Day, and end by June 15th, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. Alongside the governor was Comptroller Peter Franchot who has pushed for this idea, “Let Summer Be Summer,” for years. […]

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September 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Rachel Carson Elementary, ablue ribbon school, in Montgomery County , Maryland

Parents Celebrate that the Kids Are Back in School (VIDEO)

The first day of school can be bittersweet for parents. We talked to some Gaithersburg parents outside Rachel Carson Elementary School about their thoughts on the first day of school. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below:

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August 29, 2016 | Elaine Blackman

Thoughts on bridging communication gaps

In emails my dad saved in his computer documents, he wrote about communication – or the lack of – between boys and girls, parents and children, generations, and cultures. Below you’ll see excerpts from several emails he sent between 2007 and 2012 to four different young women. I do believe he could have authored a […]

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