Articles by Brendan Hartlove

December 2, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Completes Degree from Stanford

With no competitions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Olympic gold swimmer Katie Ledecky dove head first into her schoolwork. The Bethesda native enrolled in a full load of classes in the spring, summer and fall, making the most of her time out of the water. In November, Ledecky graduated from Stanford with an undergraduate degree in psychology. […]

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December 2, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Fauci Named One of PEOPLE Magazine’s People of the Year

For much of 2020, Dr. Anthony Fauci has been in the spotlight as a constant source of expertise during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday, he was named one of the four People of the Year in 2020 by PEOPLE. “Even though he and his family were getting death threats, he continued to be out front,” […]

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November 30, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Internet Crimes Against Children Rise During COVID-19 Pandemic

Montgomery County police has seen a rise in internet crimes against children during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to authorities. The Special Victims Investigations Division – Child Exploitation Unit notes the rise of crimes that include the sending and receiving of child pornography, sexual exploitation of children, and children being blackmailed for money after sending nude […]

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November 19, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Quince Orchard Football Alum Cooper Stars for Kent State

Former Montgomery County running backs Mohamed Ibrahim (Good Counsel) at Minnesota and Jake Funk (Damascus) at Maryland have been making noise in college football this season. Add Marquez Cooper to that list. The 5’7″ Quince Orchard High School alum starred for Kent State (3-0) on Tuesday night, leading the Golden Flashes to a 69-35 win […]

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November 18, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Department of Health Distributing Free Masks in Rockville Wednesday Afternoon

The Maryland Department of Health is distributing free packets of masks in Rockville from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18. To encourage Marylanders to wear face coverings in public, the Department of Health launched the #MasksOnMaryland campaign. The free mask giveaways are part of the initiative to make face coverings available to people. The free masks […]

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November 16, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Former Bethesda Soccer Star Shines for U.S. National Team

“I had a week that I will never, ever, ever forget.” From the soccer fields of Montgomery County to representing his country at the highest level, Nicholas Gioacchini (pronounced joe-uh-KEENY) is making an impact for the U.S. national team. Gioacchini was born in Kansas City, but his family moved around a lot due to his father’s […]

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November 16, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Novavax Releases $1.6 Billion Government Contract for COVID-19 Vaccine

Novavax, a vaccine development company in Gaithersburg, Md., released details for a $1.6 billion government contract for a COVID-19 vaccine on Nov. 11, according to NPR. The contract is part of the Trump Administration’s “Operation Warp Speed,” a program to make a vaccine available to the public in record time. Over the past several months, […]

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November 16, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Two-Alarm Fire in Gaithersburg Apartment Displaces Several Families

Dozens of firefighters responded to an apartment fire in Gaithersburg Nov. 13, according to Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services. At approximately 1:20 p.m. Friday afternoon, firefighters arrived at the scene on Washington Grove Lane. The fire was in an unoccupied third story apartment, according to Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesman Pete Piringer. […]

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November 9, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Maryland Football Pulls Off Historic Upset Against Penn State

The Maryland Terrapins are making some noise in college football. For the second straight week, the Terps pulled off an upset – this time, a dominant 35-19 win over Penn State. “I’m really happy that our young team got to enjoy success [at Penn State],” head coach Mike Locksley said, “which is a tough place […]

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November 9, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

University of Maryland Transitions to All Virtual Classes After Thanksgiving Break

Due to concerns over COVID-19 amid rising case numbers across the country, the University of Maryland announced that all courses will transition entirely to online instruction following the Thanksgiving break. University president, Dr. Darryll Pines, notified students and faculty of the decision in a message to students and faculty on Thursday. “Like many of you, […]

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