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December 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Knock Hogan at Breakfast (Video)

Eight Democratic gubernatorial candidates took shots at Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday morning, calling his lane-widening proposals for I-270 and the Capital Beltway something out of the 1970s, and faulting the incumbent governor’s failure to fund more school construction. “He watered down the Purple Line, so now it’s the Lavender Line,” Baltimore County Executive Kevin […]

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December 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Police Officers Join Santa on a Motorcycle Ride to Benefit Children’s Inn at NIH (VIDEO)

Officers from the Montgomery County Police Department were called in by Santa Claus to report for holiday duty. Dozens of officers joined Santa, who ditched his sleigh for a motorcycle early Wednesday, to collect donations from the community for kids residing in the Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health. “Our Santa Ride goes […]

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December 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

Funeral Arrangements Set for Two Off-Duty Officers Killed on 1-270

Two officers who were tragically killed in a car incident on I-270 will be laid to rest on Thursday Dec. 14. The funeral for Rockville VFD Lieutenant, Sander Cohen, who also served as Deputy Chief of the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal, will be held at B’nai Israel in Rockville, according to his […]

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December 13, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Current Budget Problems Just the Start of County’s Fiscal Issues (Video)

The Montgomery County budget is like the opposite of the rap by Notorious B.I.G. Less Money Mo Problems. County Executive Ike Leggett has asked county departments for 2 percent in cuts, which will form the basis of a savings plan he’ll present to the County Council before Christmas. The county needs the plan to make […]

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December 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Pursuing Suit Against Opioid Manufacturers

In an effort to combat the Montgomery County’s growing opioid crisis, County Executive Ike Leggett announced Tuesday that the county was pursuing legal action against manufacturers and distributors of addictive painkillers. “As we continue to respond as a county to the critical needs created by this epidemic, I wanted to do more, and by today’s […]

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December 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Issues Hypothermia Alert To Start at 7 P.M.

A hypothermia alert has been issued for Montgomery County beginning at 7 p.m. Residents should be prepared for wind chill values to be below 10 degrees. Stay indoors if possible. Take extra precautions if you work or spend long amounts of time outdoors. Wear extra layers and when possible, take frequent breaks in a warm […]

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December 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

ALDI Recalls Choceur Chocolate Bar Due to Undeclared Nut Allergen Products on Packaging

ALDI has voluntarily recalled Choceur Dark Chocolate Bars due to the potential presence of almond pieces not listed on packaging. The recall was initiated after an ALDI employee identified almond pieces in the product. The chocolate bars may cause an allergic reaction in customers who have a nut allergy, according to a news release. The […]

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December 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

Metro to Modify Red Line Service Amid Signal Problem

Beginning Wednesday Dec. 13, Metro will modify Red Line service to replace communication cables in need of replacement. During rush hours, trains between Shady Grove and Glenmont will run every 10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes. Additional trains will run between Grosvenor and NoMa-Gallaudet, resulting in service about every 5 minutes between those stations […]

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December 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

Council Approves Resolution Aimed to Meet Needs of Residents with Developmental Differences

The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a resolution at its session early Tuesday that would designate members of the Council to staff a work group to help address meeting the needs of residents with developmental differences. Introduced by Councilmember George Leventhal, chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, the goal of the work group […]

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December 12, 2017 | Michelle Queen

photo of Public Service HQ 9/11 Flags Half Staff

Governor Hogan Orders Flags to Half Staff to Honor FBI Special Agent Carlos Wolff

Governor Hogan has ordered Maryland flags to be lowered to half-staff on Monday Dec. 11 in honor of FBI Supervisory Special Agent, Carlos Wolff. Wolff passed away from injuries sustained in a car accident on I-270 Friday night. The flags will return to full-staff at sunset on the day of interment.   Maryland flags fly […]

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