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May 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Blood Drive to Honor Noah Leotta Set for May 31st

A blood drive in honor of fallen Montgomery County police officer Noah Leotta is scheduled for May 31st, at the Public Safety Headquarters in Gaithersburg. You can sign up to donate blood, here, or call the American Red Cross at 1.800.733.2767. Walk-in donors are welcome but they may have longer wait times. The blood drive […]

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May 3, 2017 | Nick Rhule

Montgomery County Honors its Fallen Heroes (VIDEO)

Montgomery County honored 20 of its fallen heroes at a ceremony on Wednesday in Gaithersburg. “Today, we honor 20 officers – Montgomery County and Montgomery County Sheriff’s and Park Police -who have given the ultimate sacrifice, they died in the line of duty, ” said Assistant Police Chief Betsy Davis. Watch this MyMCMedia Extra video, […]

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April 25, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Plazinski Named New 5th District Commander, Gillespie Takes Melbourne Police Chief Job

UPDATED 4.25.17 Montgomery County Police Captain Mark Plazinski, a 23-year veteran of the department, has been named the police department’s new 5th district commander. He begins his new assignment on May 1st, according to a news release from the Montgomery County Police Department. Plazinski takes over for Captain David Gillespie who is leaving the department […]

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February 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Locate Missing Silver Spring Teen (PHOTO)

UPDATED 2.28.17 Montgomery County police officers have safely located Hilmer Anibal Espino, according to a posting on the police department’s Twitter account. Update: Hilmer Anibal Espino has been located safe and unharmed. TY for sharing! https://t.co/4PmHdz4uFE pic.twitter.com/JvcH85EPsC — Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) February 28, 2017 Montgomery County police officers are looking for a missing teenager […]

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February 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Immigration concerns top this week’s edition of County Report This Week. The show also includes reports about the Dickerson incinerator, a police academy for Hispanic residents, local celebrations of Black History Month, and more. Watch the 30-minute news and information show, below:

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January 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Hundreds Evacuated After Bomb Threat at Jewish Community Center in Rockville

Hundreds of people were evacuated from a Jewish Community Center today after a bomb threat was received around noon at the Bender JCC of Greater Washington on Montrose Road in Rockville. CEO Michael Feinstein said the caller was a woman who stated there was a bomb in the building. According to Feinstein, it was unclear […]

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January 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 9, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Jan. 9, in Montgomery County: 1. Bundle up! It’s going to be a cold Monday. The National Weather Service predicts high temps to be near 30 degrees. 2. Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Governor Larry Hogan is scheduled to present a proclamation at 11 a.m. at […]

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January 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

Man Struck and Killed by Train in Germantown on New Year’s Eve

Montgomery County police officers are investigating the death of a man who was fatally struck by a MARC commuter train on New Year’s eve in Germantown. According to police, it happened on Dec. 31 shortly after 9:30 p.m. on the tracks in the area of the Germantown MARC train station, which is located at 19311 […]

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December 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

MD Troopers Respond to 330 Crashes, Urge Motorists to Use Caution

Despite the warming temperatures this afternoon, Maryland State Police are urging motorists to remain cautious as the weather continues to cause hazardous driving conditions around the state and dropping temperatures Sunday evening could create a scenario similar to Saturday morning. As of 1 p.m. on Saturday, preliminary figures indicate Maryland state troopers responded to 330 […]

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November 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 21, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Nov. 21st, in Montgomery County: 1. Fire watch: Montgomery County firefighters have been responding to fallen trees, downed wires and fires as a result of windy and dry weather¬†across Montgomery County. Remember, if you see a downed wire or pole use caution. The strongest winds today will […]

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