Public Safety

May 22, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Gaithersburg House Fire Causes Major Damages and Displaces Family

A family has been displaced after a house fire in Gaithersburg on Thursday evening. About 75 firefighters responded to the 9300 block of Severn Terrace around 7:00 p.m. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services officials say the one occupant who was home got out in time with a pet cat. There were no injuries reported. MCFRS […]

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May 22, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Severe Tractor-Trailer Accident Causes Major Delays on Beltway

A tractor-trailer accident caused major traffic delays on the I-495 inner loop in Chevy Chase early Friday morning. The crash happened shortly before 5:30 a.m. near Connecticut Avenue. Authorities say the driver was severely pinned in the wrangled metal for about 40 minutes. Once extricated, the driver was transported to a local hospital with traumatic […]

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May 21, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Open Roads Program for Walkers, Bikers Extended

More than six miles of parkways will be open to walkers, runners and bikers Friday morning through Sunday evenings throughout the pandemic. The roadways also will be closed to vehicular traffic on Memorial Day. Montgomery Parks, which is part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, has opened these roads for walking, running and […]

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May 21, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County PTA Addresses New MCPS Online Learning Phase and Grading System

Montgomery County Public Schools recently entered Phase III of online learning for students. There’s also a new grading system in place. These are some of the educational adjustments both students and parents face during the COVID-19 health crisis. It’s been about two months since students have engaged in virtual learning, and MCPS officials say they have been providing enriching […]

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May 21, 2020 | Staff Writer

Police Need Help Locating Missing Teen from Fairland Area

Detectives from the Montgomery County police Special Victims Investigations Division are asking the public for help in locating a missing teenager from the Fairland area. Iyahna Shamael Johnson, 17, lives on Old Columbia Pike. She was reported missing by her family, police say. Police did not say where Johnson was last seen. Concern for Missing Fairland […]

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May 21, 2020 | Staff Writer

Police Need Help Locating Missing Takoma Park Teen

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigations Division are asking the public for help in locating a missing Takoma Park teenager. Olivia Mouer, 15, was last seen leaving her home on Garland Avenue Wednesday around 8 p.m. She was wearing “wearing a blue shirt over a multi-colored tube top, brown pants, and white […]

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May 21, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Dr. Gayles’ Memorial Day Message: ‘This Will Not Be Your Typical Unofficial Start of Summer Weekend’

With Memorial Day weekend approaching, residents are being urged to continue practicing guidelines put in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles says this goes for all county residents – including high school seniors anticipating the “beach week” tradition. “While all of us want to go to the […]

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May 21, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Death Investigation Underway After Woman Found in Germantown House Fire

A woman was found dead after a townhouse caught fire in Germantown early Thursday morning. Around 4:30 a.m. firefighters responded to the 12000 block of Birdseye Terrace near Middlebrook Road to find smoke coming from the roof. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services officials say the fire was quickly brought under control and a woman […]

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May 21, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery COVID-19 Cases Pass 9,200; State Cases More Than 43,000

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Thursday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 9,260 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is an increase of 208 cases from the 9,052 reported Wednesday. According to the health department, 491 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of 17 deaths since Wednesday. The number of […]

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May 21, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich: Montgomery Puede Comenzar a Reabrir en las Próximas Dos Semanas

El Ejecutivo del condado de Montgomery, Marc Elrich, dijo que el condado podría comenzar a reabrir en las próximas dos semanas. La reapertura será gradual y dependerá de métricas como los nuevos casos de COVID-19 y las tasas y capacidad de hospitalización. La disponibilidad de camas en las unidad de cuidados intensivos (UCI) es crítica, […]

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