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June 12, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Police Turn to DNA Technology to Solve 1992 Cold Case in Comus, New Suspect Composite (VIDEO)

It’s been 25 years since 57-year-old James Essel was killed at the Sugarloaf Mountain Market at 23800 Old Hundred Road in the Comus area. According to police, Essel was stabbed multiple times on March 22, 1992, and the suspect remains at large. Today, police released a composite of what the suspect may have looked like […]

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January 31, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Need Your Help to Find a Missing Germantown Teen (PHOTO)

Montgomery County police officers are asking for your help in locating a missing Germantown teenager. According to police, 15-year-old Christina Chenet-Edwards has been reported missing by her family. She is described by police as 5′ 6” tall, and weighing 110 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes, police said, and is known to visit […]

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November 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Opens New Public Safety Training Academy (VIDEO)

Local officials recently gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new state-of-the-art Public Safety Training Academy (PTSA), which is located at 8751 Snouffer School Road in Gaithersburg near Montgomery Village. The new PSTA is part of the Montgomery County Multi Agency Service Park (MASP). Its opening marks the completion of the eighth project and final […]

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August 22, 2016 | Staff Writer

David Petr Named as County’s Economic Development Corporation CEO (PHOTO & VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation has officially hired its first chief executive officer (CEO) and president, David Petr. Before joining MCEDC, Petr was the president and CEO of the Central Florida Development Council. “We are thrilled to have David as our inaugural president and CEO. He brings the right mix of talent, vision and passion […]

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June 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Jewelry Theft at Westfield Wheaton Mall (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police officers are investigating the May 21st burglary of the JCPenney store located at Westfield Wheaton Mall. Police are releasing surveillance video, see below, and photographs of the suspect in hopes of identifying him. According to a police account, the burglary was discovered by an employee at the JCPenney store shortly before 9 […]

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April 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Council Schedules Five Budget Hearings (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council is scheduled to hold five public hearings on April 5 -7 about Executive Ike Leggett’s proposed Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Budget. More than 150 people are expected to express views about specific items, and the general structure, of the budget. Find out more in this County Report This Week video. Over […]

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February 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Floreen, Leggett and Rice Met With Dr. Smith Before School Board Meeting (VIDEO)

Before the Montgomery County School Board voted on his conditional appointment, Dr. Jack Smith had a breakfast meeting with County Executive Ike Leggett, Council President Nancy Floreen and Council member Craig Rice who chairs the Council’s Education Committee. According to Rice, Dr. Smith, who does not officially start the superintendent’s job until July 1, committed […]

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November 30, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Consumer Alert: Online Shopping (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection has released a new Consumer Alert video about online shopping. Take a look:

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November 15, 2015 | Staff Writer

Memorial Grows Outside French Embassy (PHOTOS)

A memorial is growing outside the entrance of the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. where people have dropped off flowers, candles, cards and even wine as part of a tribute to the victims of the attacks in Paris. You can leave your condolences online, here. President Barack Obama has ordered all U.S. flags to be […]

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October 8, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Board of Education Resumes Search for MCPS Superintendent

A national search for the next superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is underway again. The recruiting firm Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA) is leading the search. According to a blog post on the MCPS website, the search will be guided by the tenets of the school district’s strategic planning framework and desired […]

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