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January 17, 2020 | Staff Writer

Missing Takoma Park Teen Last Seen Thursday

Montgomery County police are asking the public’s help in finding a missing Takoma Park girl. Sarela Nely Lanza, 14, of Garland Avenue was reported as missing by her family on Thursday, Jan. 16. She was last seen leaving her home on foot. Lanza is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 135 […]

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January 16, 2020 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: 15-Year-Old Missing From Wheaton Located Safe and Unharmed

Update (1/15/20): Cristal Nelly Tavara Samaniego has been located safe and unharmed. Original post (1/13/20): Detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing juvenile. 15-year-old Cristal Nelly Tavara Samaniego of Georgian Way in Wheaton was last seen by family members around 8 a.m. when she was dropped […]

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January 15, 2020 | Staff Writer

Officials Holding Two Community Forums on State of Education in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Council Education and Culture Committee Chair Craig Rice, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith, Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard, and The Universities at Shady Grove Executive Director Stewart Edelstein are hosting two community meetings to present the state of education in the county. The meetings are an opportunity to discuss academic […]

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January 14, 2020 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Rockville Woman Located Safe, Unharmed

Update:  Montgomery County Police Department released a statement saying that Kira Nitin Close has been located safe and unharmed. Original post: Detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department are asking the public for help in locating a missing Rockville woman. According to a MCPD press release, 30-year-old Kira Nitin Close who is a resident at the […]

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January 13, 2020 | Staff Writer

Teen Charged As Adult In Silver Spring

Montgomery County Police arrested a 17-year-old in Silver Spring. The teen was charged as an adult for the possession of a handgun and distribution of marijuana. A few days prior to his arrest community members informed the police that a male had routinely committed crimes in Silver Spring armed with a firearm, according to the […]

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January 13, 2020 | Staff Writer

Schools to Hold Job Open House for Skilled Trades Professionals Tuesday

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is holding an open house for professionals interested in teaching their trades and professions to MCPS students.  The open house is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Gaithersburg High School, 101 Education Blvd. During the meeting, staff from the Office of Human Resources and Development […]

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January 9, 2020 | Staff Writer

Police Need Help Locating Missing Gaithersburg Teen

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division are asking the public for help in locating a missing Gaithersburg teenager. Roni Diggs, 13, was last seen Jan. 7 when she left her home on Quince Orchard Boulevard on foot. Diggs is described as 5 feet 1 inch tall, weighing 140 […]

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January 9, 2020 | Staff Writer

Upscale Men’s Barbershop Coming to Rockville’s Montrose Crossing

Upscale Men’s Salon Marks First DC-Area Location for the Texas-Based Brand An upscale barbershop, Boardroom Salon for Men, will open its first location in the D.C. area early this year in Rockville’s Montrose Crossing shopping center. Boardroom Salon for Men opened its first salon in Southlake, Texas in 2004 and has expanded to more than […]

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January 9, 2020 | Staff Writer

2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tribute: Children of the Dream

Montgomery County’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day tribute is scheduled for Monday, Jan 20 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore. The annual celebration spotlights Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s life through music, art, dance, and performance.  A visual arts exhibit prepared by Montgomery County students interpreting the theme […]

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January 9, 2020 | Staff Writer

Dozens of Firefighters Respond to Large Transfer Station Blaze in Rockville

Firefighters responded to the Montgomery County Transfer Station located on Shady Grove Road in Rockville around 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday night. MCFRS Chief, Scott Goldstein says there was a large fire in the trash pit located inside of the building. At one point, it took about 85 personnel to battle the blaze.  The fire fighters […]

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