Public Safety

October 23, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Hillandale Starbucks Burglarized; Suspect in Custody

A 33-year-old man was arrested Friday after police were notified of a burglary at the Starbucks in the Hillandale Shopping Center off New Hampshire Avenue. Police say Matias Concha, of Leisure World Boulevard, was observed by an officer walking in the area with items in his hands. In a press release, police added that “the […]

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October 23, 2020 | Staff Writer

Here’s How to Look Up COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code in Montgomery County

Residents can look up their zip code on the Montgomery County COVID-19 Information Portal to learn the number of coronavirus cases in their community. The case count tables’ information is based on the Maryland Department of Health data and is updated daily. Did you know you can check your zip code on the Montgomery County […]

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October 23, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

En Maryland el 17.6 por ciento de los Jóvenes Sufre de Obesidad, Según Estudio

En Maryland, el 17.6 por ciento de los jóvenes de 10 a 17 años sufre de obesidad, la décima tasa más alta de la nación, según los datos más recientes publicados por Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). La tasa de obesidad para este grupo de edad es del 15.5 por ciento, lo que significa que […]

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October 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Nears Cumulative Total of 25,000 Coronavirus Cases

Maryland, Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Friday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 712 new statewide coronavirus cases since Thursday, 105 of which are in Montgomery County. Overall, 14.75% of Maryland’s new coronavirus cases are in Montgomery County. The state’s cumulative case count since the start of the pandemic is 138,691. Montgomery County’s cumulative case […]

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October 23, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Court Hearing Set For Possible Release Of Police Camera Footage in Lemp Shooting

In yet another attempt to view possible police body camera footage of the fatal shooting of a Potomac man on March 12, the conservative, nonpartisan foundation Judicial Watch has filed a request in the Maryland Circuit Court for the release of the camera footage. In an Oct. 22 news release, Judicial Watch announced it has […]

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October 22, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Two Vehicles Burn in Gaithersburg Fire; Arson Investigation Underway

Montgomery County Fire officials are investigating an arson incident that occurred on Oct. 19 in Gaithersburg. Pete Piringer, the county’s Fire and Rescue Chief Spokesman, wrote in a Twitter post that firefighters responded to a call from 300 Marshal Street. Once they arrived, the firefighters found two cars that were fully engulfed in flames. Piringer […]

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October 22, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Germantown Insurance Agent Sentenced for Defrauding 77 People

Kevin Prescott Dunn, 36, of Germantown, was sentenced Oct. 22 on one count of felony theft in connection to his work as an insurance agent. While working in his own agency, Dunn Insurance Group, Dunn “used his position of trust to steal premium monies” valued at $200,000 from at least 77 victims, according to a […]

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October 22, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Reports 743 COVID-19 Cases Thursday, 102 in Montgomery County

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Thursday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 743 new statewide coronavirus cases since Wednesday, 102 of which are in Montgomery County. Overall, 13.73% of Maryland’s new coronavirus cases are in Montgomery County. The state’s cumulative case count since the start of the pandemic is 137,979. Montgomery County’s cumulative case count […]

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October 22, 2020 | Staff Writer

Elrich Encourages Local Restaurant, Retail Owners to Apply for Grant Through Nov. 5

There’s grant funding available to help local restaurant and retail establishments cover the cost of adjusting ways they interact with customers amid the COVID-19 pandemic- especially during the winter months. The 3R Initiative Restaurant and Retail Grant will provide up to $5,000 to help support delivery service fees, inventory costs, E-commerce solutions, and other COVID-related […]

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October 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Maryland Releases Draft COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Maryland released the initial draft of its COVID-19 vaccination plan. There are currently no coronavirus vaccines approved by the FDA. Referencing CDC information, the draft plan sent to CDC Director Robert Redfield on Oct. 16 said limited vaccine doses could be available by early November, but that is expected to increase considerably in 2021. Patients […]

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