Public Safety

February 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Public Schools to Open Two Hours Late Thursday

Montgomery County Public Schools will open two hours late on Thursday, Feb. 21 because of emergency weather conditions. Here’s the full announcement from MCPS. IMPORTANT: Montgomery County Public Schools will open two hours late Thursday, February 21, 2019 due to emergency… Posted by Montgomery County Public Schools on Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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February 20, 2019 | Staff Writer

Snow Emergency Plan Issued for Montgomery County

A Snow Emergency Plan was issued for Montgomery County at 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 20. This plan is to assist the State Highway Administration in snow clearing operations throughout the County. Parking is prohibited on roads and streets designated as snow emergency routes in the County. Snow tires or chains are required on any vehicle travelling during […]

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February 19, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

In Damascus High Case, One of Four Rape Defendants to be Tried as Juvenile

A Montgomery County judge Tuesday signed an order sending one of the four defendants in the Damascus High School rape case back to juvenile court, his lawyer said. The other three defendants have hearings later this month and in March to decide whether their cases should be sent to juvenile court, according to online court […]

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February 19, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Retired Police Officer Gives Partner in Crime the Gift of Life

Retired Montgomery County Police Officer Stanley Barsch received the gift of life from his former partner in crime, Megan Ambrose. Watch the video to see the moment Barsch found out that Ambrose would be donating a kidney.     Helpful links: Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation: National Kidney Foundation:    

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February 19, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

All You Need to Know About the Snow

A winter storm warning has been issued for Montgomery County by the National Weather Service, and officials are urging residents to be prepared. The winter storm warning calls for heavy mixed precipitation with an expected 4 to 6 inches of snow.  Officials say the warning goes into effect at 1 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, and […]

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February 19, 2019 | Staff Writer

Police Release Sketch of Man Found Dead Near Rockville

Montgomery County police Tuesday released composite sketches of a man found dead near Lake Bernard Frank earlier this month in hopes someone can identify him. Investigators have not been able to identify the man. The sketches are based on what the man might have looked like, police said. Wheaton police district officers found the man […]

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February 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Winter Storm Watch Starts Tuesday Evening

The National Weather Service has issued a winter advisory alert starting Tuesday night. Expect “heavy snow, mixing with and eventually changing to sleet and then freezing rain.” According to NWS, “Snow accumulations of 5 or more inches and ice accumulations of a quarter-inch or greater are possible.” The alert is in effect through Wednesday evening. […]

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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

photo of Maryland State Police traffic stop at night

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 | Deirdre Byrne

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Pays Tribute to Teenagers Killed By Guns

One year after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School paid tribute to those killed by senseless acts of gun violence. As a memorial to those victims, 671 white T-shirts were hung on a fence outside of BCC’s campus, along East-West Highway in Bethesda. Each of these shirts had the […]

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