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March 9, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Addresses Student Walkout on Gun Violence Planned for March 14

Students from Montgomery County Public Schools will join other school districts from across the region for a student march on Washington next Wednesday. According to tweets, students are marching down to Washington D.C. to remember the 17 people killed during a school shooting in Parkland, Florida and to demand stricter gun control regulations. School administrators […]

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July 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park Police Chief Search Update

Takoma Park city officials are looking to hire an executive search firm to assist the City Manager in selecting the next police chief. This comes after a series of meetings and public hearings with residents in June to discuss the hiring process and learning more from the community about the qualities they desire in the […]

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June 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Police Release Drowning Victim’s Name (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police have identified the victim of the June 13 Rocky Gorge drowning as Douglas Alex Merino, 20, from the 500 block of Summit Hall Road in Gaithersburg. His death was ruled an accidental drowning, after an autopsy by the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore, police said. The Rocky Gorge Reservoir is on […]

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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 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

House Fire Causes Over $100,000 in Damages in Potomac

A house fire displaced a family of six in Potomac on Monday morning, according to a Montgomery County fire and rescue official. Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the blaze originated in the basement of a large house in the 9900 block of Potomac Manors Drive. When firefighters arrived on scene, Piringer said there was smoke showing. […]

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February 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Dozens of Firefighters Battle House Fire in Clarksburg Overnight (PHOTOS)

UPDATED 2.19.17 11:55 a.m. About 75 Montgomery County firefighters battled a house fire in Clarksburg overnight, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire was reported in the 23100 block of Persimmon Ridge Road at 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 19.  A Montgomery County police officer, he said, […]

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February 5, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Multiple Fires Displace Several Residents in Rockville and Glenmont

Four residents were displaced following a house fire on the 2800 block of Urbana Drive in Glemont Saturday evening. Firefighters with the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue believe the fire started in a second floor bedroom where a window air conditioning unit caught fire. The air conditioning unit dropped to the ground and caused the siding […]

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January 30, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Deadline for Public Input on Olney Square Neighborhood Park is Jan. 31

Staff from Montgomery Parks are asking for your feedback on the Olney Square Neighborhood Park project in an open town hall forum online. The deadline to submit your input is Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. “Montgomery Parks encourages park patrons and members of the community to participate in all opportunities to shape the future of […]

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January 29, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Firefighters Investigate Blaze at Gym at Old Farquhar Middle School in Olney (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County firefighters are investigating what sparked a blaze that occurred overnight at the old Farquhar Middle School gym in Olney. It happened around 1:15 a.m. at 17017 Batchellors Forest Road. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said firefighters encountered heavy fire conditions at the two-alarm fire. He said about 75 firefighters battled the […]

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January 25, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Rockville Man Sentenced to Life for Multiple Counts of Sexual Assault and Home Invasion

Myles Bowersox, 25, was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years for home invasion and multiple counts of sexual assault of a 63 year old mentally disabled woman. Bowersox assaulted the woman in her sleep after breaking in through the victims’  bedroom window, according to court documents. Following the attack, Bowersox held a knife […]

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