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February 15, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Officials say Closed Doors Can Save Lives During a Fire

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services Chief Spokesman, Pete Piringer says closed doors during a fire is important, and could determine life or death in some situations. Watch the video to hear more details.

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February 15, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

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Local Emergency Officials Stress Importance of the ‘Move Over Law’

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service officials want to send a reminder regarding the “move over law,” which requires motorists to change lanes to give safe clearance to law enforcement officers, firefighters, ambulances, utility workers, and in some cases, tow-truck drivers. Pete Piringer, spokesman for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, says a number of Maryland […]

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February 14, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Find Your Purr-fect Valentine at the Montgomery County Humane Society

During this season of love, 30 cats will have their adoption fees waived thanks to a generous sponsor. This is a part of the 5th Annual Bill Beckner Cat Adoption Campaign at the Montgomery County Humane Society. The campaign started on February 1st and will run through the end of the month.      

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February 13, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Here’s What Happened at the School Board Meeting Tuesday

The Montgomery County Public Schools’ Board of Education held a meeting Tuesday at the Carver Educational Services Center in Rockville. During the meeting, there was a tentative adoption of the superintendent’s recommended Fiscal Year 2020 Operating Budget. The Montgomery County Family Justice Center was also recognized for providing services to families impacted by domestic violence, […]

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February 13, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS: Churchill Responds to Racist ‘Pass’

Officials say some students at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac participated in the distribution of “n-word passes” Friday. An email sent out by the Principal, Brandice Heckert  revealed that after further investigation, paper passes were given to some students; giving them permission to use the “n-word.” In the email that was sent to parents, Heckert […]

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February 12, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Montgomery Mall Shooters Get Sentenced in Court

It’s almost been a year since shots rang out at the Westfield Montgomery Mall parking lot in Bethesda. This week however, the two men responsible — 29-year-old Lucas Austin Graves and 24-year-old David Orlando Montalvo — had their day in court. The shooting happened in March of 2018, and although no one was injured, several […]

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February 11, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Announces Two Hour Delay Monday

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials have announced a two-hour delay Monday, Feb. 11  because of weather conditions. According to the MCPS website, bus service will be provided on a two-hour-delayed schedule. All field trips are canceled Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning half-day programs are canceled. Other activities and programs that begin at […]

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February 8, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Leadership Montgomery Recognizes Area Businesses at Annual Luncheon

More than 200 people attended the annual Leadership Montgomery Corporate Volunteer Awards Luncheon in Potomac. Officials say the goal of the event was to honor companies that are going above and beyond to support the local community through employee volunteer engagement. Allison Solomon, who is the Corporate Citizenship Manager for Deloitte was the Keynote Speaker. […]

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February 8, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Cemetery Protest Draws More Arrests at HOC Meeting

At least two people were arrested Wednesday at the Housing Opportunities Commission meeting, part of an ongoing protest over the status of graves under an HOC property in Bethesda. Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Slavin was arrested. Slavin, who is president of Montgomery Community Media’s board of directors, has since been released and was issued a citation […]

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February 7, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

African Drum Class Teaches Cultural Lesson

Amadou Kouyate offered free African Manding Drumming Workshops at Montgomery College in Rockville this week. In this class, a cultural lesson comes with each drum beat. Officials with Montgomery College say this workshop is a part of their World Ensemble which consists of approximately 45 community and student members of diverse ethnic and musical backgrounds […]

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