Articles by Halle Grossett

April 12, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Capital One Arena to Host Fans at 10% Capacity; Nats Park and Audi Field up to 25%

Effective immediately, Washington D.C. has approved increased capacity limits for Capital One Arena, Nationals Park, and Audi Field. The Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s waiver was approved Friday granting D.C. sports venues the opportunity to welcome fans at a reduced capacity. Capital One Arena — home of the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals — will open […]

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April 10, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Ledecky Swims Fastest Time in the World This Year in 200-Meter Freestyle

Katie Ledecky won the 200-meter freestyle at the TYR Pro Swim Series meet in Mission Viejo, Ca with the world’s fastest time this year. Ledecky beat the competition with a time of 1 minute, 54.40 seconds, the 11th fastest time ever recorded for the 200. She was well ahead of three-time Olympian Allison Schmitt, who […]

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April 10, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Silver Spring Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison on Child Pornography Charges

A Silver Spring man has been sentenced to federal prison on child pornography charges. Anjan Ghosh Tagore, 48, will spend 15 years in federal prison for possession of child pornography as well as 18 months in federal prison for violating his supervised release on a previous conviction. After his initial child pornography charge, Tagore entered […]

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April 10, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Lightning Strikes Cause Two House Fires on Same Block in Potomac

Montgomery County firefighters rushed to put out a fire in the 8500 block of Rapley Preserve Circle in Potomac Friday evening. The neighborhood endured severe weather conditions Friday night bringing both thunder and lightning to the area. MCFRS were called to the neighborhood to extinguish a residential fire at 8527 Rapley Preserve Circle. Shortly after […]

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April 3, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Suspicious Device Found in Arson Investigation of Gaithersburg House Fire

A Gaithersburg house fire is being investigated as an arson case after a suspicious device that may have been used to cause the fire was found. The fire occurred early morning on April 1 at 16 Marquis Drive in Gaithersburg. Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service (MCFRS) spokesperson Pete Piringer says emergency responders reported to […]

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March 29, 2021 | Halle Grossett

March 31: Montgomery College Germantown Will Soon Offer Vaccinations

A vaccination site at Montgomery College Germantown will open on Wednesday, March 31 with county resources. According to Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, the site will transition to a state mass vaccination site the week of April 4. It was initially scheduled to be able to administer 1,500 doses a day. It […]

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March 28, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Occupants Escape Early Morning House Fire in North Potomac

A fire broke out early Sunday morning in North Potomac forcing residents to evacuate. The fire started around 2:30 a.m. in the garage of a two-story North Potomac home on the 14100 block of Saddle River Drive. The fire was at an advanced stage when Montgomery County firefighters arrived. More than 50 personnel from both […]

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March 28, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Man on Dirt Bike Killed in Collision in Takoma Park

On Friday, March 26, at approximately 9:48 p.m., Takoma Park Police and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue responded to the report of a serious collision involving a dirt bike. An initial investigation determined that a Honda CRF 250R dirt bike was traveling south on New Hampshire Avenue approaching Glenside Drive. A 2017 Hyundai Sonata was […]

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March 27, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Upcoming MoCo Eats Week Will Support Local Restaurants Breweries, and More

Mark your calendars for the Spring 2021 Moco Eats Week, presented by Visit Montgomery and Montgomery County ABS (Alcohol Beverage Services.) The event will feature in person and virtual events showcasing craft beverages and gourmet food from Montgomery County local restaurants. Breweries, wineries, bakeries, coffee shops, and more are expected to be participating in the […]

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March 20, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Players, Coaches Rejoice Over Return of Football

Following the Montgomery County Council’s unanimous vote on Friday to give the green light for MCPS teams to play football, many players, coaches and families celebrated the decision. Instead of the usual 10 games, there will be only three games this season. Teams will play under a strict “COVID Protocol Plan”. The season begins Friday, […]

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