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February 8, 2019 | Staff Writer

Police Hope Public Can ID Armed Robber

Montgomery County police have released surveillance images of a man they believe committed two armed robberies, hoping someone recognizes him. The first robbery occurred about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Eastern Carryout at 8555 Piney Branch Road, according to a police statement. The culprit displayed a weapon, threatened an employee, and stole cash […]

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February 8, 2019 | Staff Writer

MoCo’s Most Famous: John Feinstein Pays Tribute to Baseball Great Frank Robinson

Best-selling author John Feinstein shares personal stories about Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, discusses the Wizards crazy week and opines on Potomac pizza vs New York pizza on this episode of MoCo’s Most Famous with Joe Yasharoff.    

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February 8, 2019 | Staff Writer

MoCo’s Most Famous: Would Coach Gary Williams Consider a Comeback?

Former University of Maryland head basketball coach Gary Williams lays it all out on the MCM podcast premiere of MoCo’s Most Famous with Joe Yasharoff.    

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February 7, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week Preview

Watch a video preview of the next episode of 21 This Week, below: 21 This Week airs on Montgomery Channel 21 on Sundays at 11 a.m. and again at 7 p.m.; Mondays at noon and again at 8 p.m.; Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m.

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February 7, 2019 | Staff Writer

After Receiving Tip, Police Charge Silver Spring Man with Robbery at ATM

A Silver Spring man has been charged in a robbery that occurred at a Bank of America ATM in Briggs Chaney, a Montgomery County police statement said. Dominick Anthony Brown, 29, of the 14000 block of Castle Boulevard in Silver Spring, is being held on $10,000 bail at the Montgomery County Detention Center, online court […]

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February 7, 2019 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Mayor Reacts to Passing of Local Businessman Basil Waters

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman has released a statement about the passing of Basil Waters, a longtime resident and business owner: “The Gaithersburg City Council and I, along with the entire Gaithersburg community, are deeply saddened by the passing of a longtime resident, business owner and friend of our community, Basil W. Waters III. Our heartfelt […]

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February 6, 2019 | Staff Writer

Swastikas Found Drawn on Churchill High Desks

Two swastikas were drawn on a desk at Winston Churchill High School, according to a note the principal sent to families. Security at the Potomac school as well as the school resource officer immediately began an investigation and the graffiti was removed by the building services team, the letter says. “We were able to identify […]

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February 6, 2019 | Staff Writer

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Silver Spring State Senator to Be Deployed to Afghanistan in March

Sen. William Smith Jr. will be deployed to Afghanistan in March in support of Operation Resolute Support, his office said Wednesday. Smith is an officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He was commissioned to be an intelligence officer through the Navy Reserve’s Direct Commission Officer Program and has received the National Defense Service Medal; the […]

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February 6, 2019 | Staff Writer

Duncan, Pollard Sit Down for Talk at Montgomery College

Former education secretary Arne Duncan will take part in a “presidential dialogue” with Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard next month. Pollard and Duncan, who served under President Barack Obama, will discuss the “Politics of Radical Inclusion.” The event takes place 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center on the Rockville campus. […]

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February 6, 2019 | Staff Writer

Rabid Raccoon Found in North Potomac

Authorities say a raccoon was captured Monday near Jones Lane and Quail Run Drive in North Potomac, and has tested positive for rabies. Anyone who believes they have been in contact with the animal is asked to call 240-777-1755. A rabid raccoon was found in January in the Kentlands.

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