Public Safety

December 4, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Raw Beef Recalled Due to Salmonella Outbreak

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Services is recalling over 5.1 million pounds of raw beef. Indeed, the recalled beef, packaged between July 26 and September 7, may be infected with salmonella. The brands Kroger, Cedar River Farms, Grass Run Farms and JBS generic have distributed the recalled beef. As of November 15, the U.S. […]

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December 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Activates Extreme Cold Plan for Tuesday Morning

Montgomery County has issued a Hypothermia Alert for Tuesday beginning at 2 a.m. and until noon due to extreme wind chill. Make sure to dress warmly if outdoors. Pets should be kept indoors if they aren’t suprevised. The best way to protect yourself from hypothermia is staying indoors, if possible.  County officials urge residents to […]

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December 3, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Fire Department Employee Charged with Sexual Assault Offenses

A 33 year-old Gaithersburg man has been charged with three counts of fourth-degree sexual offenses, and one count of second-degree assault. According to a police statement, the charges come after an incident from July 3. Mario Arturo Obando-Rodriguez, who worked as a Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services employee since 2013, was providing treatment to […]

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November 30, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Damascus High Students Indicted on Eight Counts

The four 15-year-olds who face rape charges for an incident at Damascus High School have been indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury, a spokesman for State’s Attorney John McCarthy said Friday. The four — Jean Claude Abedi and Will Smith, both of Clarksburg, Caleb Thorpe of Gaithersburg and Kristian Jamal Lee of Germantown — […]

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November 30, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Hoggle Again Ruled Incompetent to Stand Trial

Catherine Hoggle was once again ruled incompetent to stand trial on Friday. The woman faces two murder charges in connection with the disappearances of her two children four years ago. The children — Sarah who was then 3 and Jacob who was then 2 — have never been found. They were reported missing, and Catherine […]

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November 29, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Hoggle Expected in Court Friday

Catherine Hoggle, who faces two murder charges for the disappearance of her two young children, is scheduled to be in court again Friday. Once again, the issue will be whether she is competent to stand trial. She will be appearing before Circuit Court Judge Robert Greenberg. The case had been before Judge Michael Mason; the […]

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November 28, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Silver Spring Area Residents Tell Elrich They Feel Forgotten

Yesterday was the third leg of County Executive-elect Marc Elrich’s “Listening Session” tour before he takes office in December. When he answered resident questions at East County Community Center in Silver Spring, the residents expressed a number of concerns about feeling like they live in the “forgotten” part of Montgomery County. Watch highlights from Elrich’s […]

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November 27, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

U.S. Navy Calls Active Shooter Incident ‘Improper Use’ of Notification System

Update, 6:20 p.m.: The U.S. Navy, via Twitter, is now saying the active shooter incident at Walter Reed was a drill … sort of. Here’s the exchange. The active shooter event aboard Naval Support Activity Bethesda today was the result of the improper use of a mass notification system by a tenant command aboard the […]

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November 27, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Teacher Faces Charges in North Carolina

A Quince Orchard High School teacher has been charged with a fatal accident that occurred in North Carolina last week, according to school and police officials. Nicholas Saadipour, who teaches English and theater at the Gaithersburg school, had crashed into a guardrail on the left side of I-95 near Gaston, N.C., according to a news […]

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November 27, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Activates Extreme Cold Plan Through Wednesday

Montgomery County has issued a Hypothermia Alert until 12 p.m. on Wednesday due to extreme wind chill. Make sure you keep warm and keep your pets indoors if they aren’t supervised. Montgomery County has extended the Hypothermia Alert until 12pm on Wednesday 11/28. Expect the wind chill to be in the teens and 20s. Wear […]

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