Articles by Maryam Shahzad

October 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Two People Seriously Injured in Wheaton Car Collision

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) is investigating a serious car collision that hospitalized two people Sunday in Wheaton. Police and fire and rescue personnel responded to a crash report around 1:32 p.m. at Veirs Mill Road at Newport Mill Road. MCPD said a Toyota Sienna was making a left turn onto Newport Mill Road […]

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October 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan: Outdoor Sports Stadiums Can Open to 10% Capacity

The state of Maryland updated its capacity restrictions for outdoor sports and entertainment venues. On Friday Gov. Larry Hogan and State Health Secretary Robert Neall issued orders saying outdoor sports venues can open to 10% capacity, including M&T Bank Stadium and FedExField. According to the Baltimore Ravens, M&T Bank Stadium has a capacity of 71,008 […]

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October 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Governor Hogan Casts His Presidential Write-In Vote for Ronald Reagan

Gov. Larry Hogan voted for Ronald Reagan by-mail last week, The Washington Post reported Friday. Hogan wrote-in the late president’s name because he wanted to make a statement, according to The Post. This isn’t his first write-in either, as Hogan voted for his late father in 2016. Larry Hogan Sr. passed away in 2017. Evidently […]

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October 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Had Most Hate Bias Reports in State but Most Unverified

Montgomery County reported the most hate bias incidents in the state in 2019, however Prince George’s (PG) County had the most verified incidents. Montgomery County reported 108 incidents, which is 28.1% of the total 385 incidents reported in the state. However, the county also has the highest number of inconclusive or unfounded incidents, according to […]

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October 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Two Charged in September Armed Carjacking in Rockville

Two men have been charged in a Sept. 16 armed carjacking in Rockville. According to case records the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) charged Juan Angel Madrid, 25, of Rockville with: Armed carjacking First degree assault Armed robbery Criminal firearm use Michael Castillo Guzman, 26, was also charged with the armed carjacking. Police said he […]

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October 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 14, in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 14, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Free COVID-19 Testing: Montgomery County offers free coronavirus testing at seven clinics today. Check here for a list of times and locations. 2. Bike Quick Check: The Washington Area Bicyclist Association wants to teach you how to do a […]

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October 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Three Weeks Out From Election Day, Sen. Kagan Answers Questions About Ballots

Election Day is three weeks away but voting is ongoing. Sen. Cheryl Kagan (D-17) is engaged with state and county election board matters and helped clarify some ballot questions like where exactly to sign and why internet delivery may not be as convenient as you think. In Maryland, the board of elections must receive mail-in […]

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October 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Former Wootton High School Football Coach Charged With Sexual Abuse of Two Players

A former Wootton High School football coach was arrested Monday and charged with sexual abuse of two student players. Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) detectives charged Christopher Papadopoulos, 26, of Gaithersburg with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor and four counts of fourth degree sexual offense, according to online case records. Papadopoulos was […]

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October 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan One of Four Republican Governors to Not Sign Letter Supporting Judge Barrett

Gov. Larry Hogan is one of four Republican governors who did not sign a letter calling on the Senate to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. The other three governors who did not sign are Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu and Vermont Gov. Phil Scott. There are 28 […]

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October 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gaithersburg Man Charged with Firearm Offenses After Police Respond to Suspicious Activity Call

A Gaithersburg man has been arrested and charged with firearm offenses including loaded handgun possession and firearm possession by a prohibited person. Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) officers arrested Christopher Bacchus, 28, last week on Oct. 7. According to online case records he is charged with: Handgun on person Loaded handgun on person Illegal ammunition […]

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