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October 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Silver Spring Apartment Fire Displaces Families

Update – Schuyler Road, 4-sty apt; Origin area, 1st fl bedroom; Cause, smoking, 02 contributed; Damage, $100K; several families displaced pic.twitter.com/fCJi02sYoG — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) October 18, 2017 A Tuesday night fire in a Silver Spring apartment building displaced three families and caused $100,000 in damages, a fire spokesman said. It was likely caused by […]

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May 23, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

In 4-1 Vote, Rockville Bans Smoking, Vaping in Outdoor Serving Areas

Rockville has become the second city in Maryland to ban smoking and vaping in outdoor seating areas of restaurants, after action by the city’s Mayor and Council on Monday. The vote was 4-1, with Councilmember Mark Pierzchala the sole vote against. “It was a tough choice for me,” Pierzchala said Tuesday. “First I don’t think […]

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February 21, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Police Officer Helped Evacuate Neighbors During Clarksburg House Fire

A Montgomery County police officer is credited with saving lives after he alerted neighbors to a house fire on Sunday morning in the 23100 block of Persimmon Ridge Road in Clarksburg. Officer Jon Roark, a 14-year veteran, said he was on patrol just five minutes away when the call was dispatched shortly after 2:30 a.m. […]

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February 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Residents Displaced After Fire in North Bethesda (VIDEO)

UPDATED A two alarm fire at the Gables on Tuckerman condominium homes in North Bethesda last night has displaced a dozen people, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire occurred around 8:30 p.m. at Hampton Mill Terrace in the third level of a building. The […]

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December 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Charge California Man with Trafficking Marijuana

Montgomery County police officers have charged 53-year-old Steven Tosi of California with criminal charges related to possession and trafficking approximately 250 pounds of marijuana. Police said the arrest resulted from a traffic stop for speeding on southbound Interstate 270 just north of the Clarksburg Road exit on Dec. 5th. According to a police account, when […]

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May 9, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Floreen Releases Statement on New FDA Regulations for E-Cigarettes

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen issued the following statement, today, after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued sweeping new rules that regulate electronic cigarettes and ban their sale to minors: “Last year, the County Council unanimously approved my bill to ban the use of electronic cigarettes wherever traditional tobacco smoking is prohibited and […]

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April 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

Investigation Continues Into Red Line Train Incident

The investigation into the cause of a Saturday evening smoke incident outside Friendship Heights Station is ongoing, according to a news release issued today by Metro. While Metro has not yet identified the root cause of the incident, investigators have eliminated power cables as a contributing factor. Both Metro and the Federal Transit Administration are […]

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March 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, March 1, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, March 1, in Montgomery County: 1. The city’s new signs say it all: no smoking or vaping at Rockville city parks and facilities beginning today. 2. It’s Tuesday and that means the Montgomery County Council meets today. On the agenda: Councilmember Tom Hucker is expected to introduce a […]

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January 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Leaders to Prohibit Smoking at Water Park

Gaithersburg’s elected leaders are in agreement with a recent staff proposal to declare the popular Water Park “smoke free.” Until now, smoking has been allowed up to the perimeter fence line at the Water Park. That’s not something you would find at the county’s outdoor pools. “Montgomery County prohibits the use of tobacco, within the […]

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November 17, 2015 | Staff Writer

County Council Approves Increased Penalties for Selling Tobacco Products to Minors

The Montgomery County Council today unanimously enacted Bill 41-15 that will increase penalties for selling tobacco to minors. The Council, sitting as the County’s Board of Health, also introduced a resolution today that, if approved, would make the legislation apply in the municipalities of Montgomery County. A public hearing on that resolution is scheduled for […]

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