Articles by Deirdre Byrne

April 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 23 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, April 23. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council Back in Session: Recess is over and the Montgomery County Council is back in session. The council meets this morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Office Building in Rockville. 2. MCPS Boundary Assessment Community Conversation: Montgomery County Public […]

Read more

April 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Capital Improvements Program Budget Forums in April, May

Montgomery County is hosting a series of forums for residents to provide input about the county’s “six-year capital construction budget.” The forums are hosted by local citizen advisory boards and they will “help define construction and planning priorities for the various regions in the County as officials develop the Fiscal Years 2021 to 2026 Capital […]

Read more

April 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Sidwell Friends Fifth-Grader Dies in Sri Lanka Bombings

A fifth-grade student who attended Sidwell Friends School was killed in the Sri Lanka bombings on Sunday, according to school officials. WJLA was first to publish the letter Mamadou Guèye, principal of Sidwell Friends’ upper school, emailed home to middle school parents. In the email, Guèye confirmed Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa died in the Easter […]

Read more

April 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Driver in Critical Condition After Striking Pole in Darnestown

Montgomery County police are investigating a single-vehicle collision that left a driver in “critical condition.” The incident occurred at about 8 a.m. Saturday, April 20, police say. According to police, Rockville district officers “responded to the area of Darnestown Road and Riffle Ford Road for the report of a single-vehicle collision with the driver entrapped.” […]

Read more

April 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Fire Damages Chicken Basket in Gaithersburg

Firefighters responded to a fire “in the rear of the Chicken Basket” restaurant in Gaithersburg on North Summit Avenue at around 9 a.m. on Monday. E753 Operated as the 2nd due engine on the 8 box this morning. pic.twitter.com/FZrRNlNC3M — Professional Firefighters of NIST IAFF Local F161 (@IAFFF161) April 22, 2019 The cause of the […]

Read more

April 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Nobody Hurt After Sandy Spring Home Catches Fire

There was a fire in a single-family home on Bentley Road in Sandy Spring on Thursday, according to fire officials. Fire Capt. Jason Blake said on Twitter that nobody was injured and the cause of the fire is under investigation. 18110 Bentley Rd (Sandy Spring) single family house fire, contained to one room. No injuries, […]

Read more

April 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

83-Year-Old Potomac Woman Struck By Car Dies

Police say an 83-year-old woman died Wednesday — a little less than a week after she was struck by a vehicle in Rockville. The woman has been identified by police as Huo K Li of Potomac. The incident occurred on Thursday, April 11, according to police. Police say that at 2:24 p.m., Rockville police officers […]

Read more

April 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Tornado Watch Issued in Montgomery County Friday

Montgomery County is under a tornado watch until Saturday at midnight. 🌪️A Tornado Watch has been issued for Montgomery County until 12 AM 4/20/19. Be alert for rapidly changing weather conditions & be prepared to take shelter if a warning is issued. More info: https://t.co/AuLbvMN2KO pic.twitter.com/ecKY4A7wr2 — MC Emergency Mgmt (@ReadyMontgomery) April 19, 2019 Remember, […]

Read more

April 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Forest Glen House Fire Kills Man, Dog

Update: The man who was injured from a fire at his home in Forest Glen died from his injuries Thursday, according to police. Police have identified the man as Warren Baugh III, 43; Baugh was also a resident of the home. Detectives from Montgomery County Police’s Major Crimes Division, as well as fire explosive investigators […]

Read more

April 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Firefighters Extinguish Fire in Derwood Garage, House

Montgomery County firefighters quickly extinguished a fire in Derwood on Thursday afternoon. Capt. Jason Blake, the acting public information officer for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, said that the fire was at a house located along Rydal Terrace. Fire officials tweeted that the fire was “primarily confined to the garage.” The cause of the fire […]

Read more

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter