December 12, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Dec. 12 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Tuesday, Dec. 12, in Montgomery County: 1. Council Session: An update on County Fiscal Plan and economic indicators is on the Montgomery County Council’s agenda for today’s session. 2. Hanukkah: Begins at sundown.  Jewish families celebrate Hanukkah by lighting a special Menorah with eight candles plus a ninth shammash candle […]

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December 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Dec. 11 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Monday, Dec. 11, in Montgomery County: 1. Flags at Half-Staff: Governor Hogan has ordered that Maryland flags be lowered to half-staff to honor Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Sander Cohen, who died in the line of duty on Dec. 8. 2. Media Brief:  Montgomery County Council President, Hans Riemer, will hold his […]

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December 8, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Dec. 8 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Friday, Dec. 8, in Montgomery County: 1. Volunteers Needed: Health and Human Services needs volunteers to work with victims of sexual assault through the Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (VASAP). Call VASAP at 240.777.1355 or visit montgomerycoutymd.gov/vasap for more information. 2. Germantown Indoor Swim Center Closed: The swim […]

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December 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Howard County State’s Attorney To Review Shooting Involving Montgomery Officer

The Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office now will review the shooting of a man by a Montgomery County police officer, said a police statement released Tuesday. Based on an existing agreement between Montgomery and Howard counties, the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office will determine if the Montgomery officer acted within the law or if this […]

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December 4, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in November

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) maintain an extensive collection of materials for county residents to check out. Have you ever wondered what the county’s library visitors are reading? We turned to our county’s librarians to find out. For the month of November, the most read books by genre are: Juvenile Fiction Squad Struggles by Jake […]

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December 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for Nov. 24-30

Our Top 10 stories spanned the gamut last week. School news, a bad wreck, restaurant news, a new grocery store and some public safety headlines thrown in for good measure. Plus there’s a news-you-can-use item on smoke detectors.

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November 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

18-Year-Old Dies in Five-Car Crash in Wheaton

A complex crash involving five cars killed an 18-year-old man from Silver Spring on Wednesday, a Montgomery County police statement said. The collision occurred about 7:46 a.m. at Connecticut Avenue and Dean Road in Wheaton. The investigation so far has revealed a 2016 Honda Civic was traveling northbound on Connecticut Avenue approaching Dean Road. At […]

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November 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Crimes Reported by Montgomery County Police, Nov. 6 to Nov. 14

Montgomery County police have reported these incidents from Nov. 6 to Nov. 14. Thefts from vehicles Rockville: Two thefts from vehicles occurred between about 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 and about 7 a.m. on Nov. 7. One theft occurred in the 12800 block of Twinbrook Parkway and one theft occurred in the 12300 block of […]

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November 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Nov. 28 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Nov. 28, in Montgomery County: 1. Seeing Purple: County Exectuive Ike Leggett and other elected officials meet at 9:30 a.m. at College Park to create pathways to opportunity for those who work, live and invest in the Purple Line corridor. 2. Council Meeting: The Montgomery County Council has […]

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November 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Metro SmarTrip Balances to not Allow Negative Balances Beginning Jan. 8

Metro will not allow customers to exit the rail system or board a bus if the trip would create a negative balance on their SmarTrip card. This change goes into effect Jan. 8. Currently, small negative balances are allowed on SmarTrip cards. Bus riders with $1.75 or less on their card are allowed to board […]

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