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December 1, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Says Marylanders Can Expect Record High COVID-19 Hospitalizations Soon

Gov. Larry Hogan said Maryland will likely reach a record high for COVID-19 hospitalizations in the near future. “According to our modeling, we can expect to reach a new record high for hospitalizations in the coming days,” Hogan said at a press conference Tuesday. He said coronavirus hospitalizations have increased by 51% over the past […]

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December 1, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Suspected Vandal Strikes Same Olney Home a Third Time, Police Say

Montgomery County Police say a home in Olney was vandalized for the third time in the last month by the same male suspect. Detectives from the 4th District Investigative Section say the male suspect, caught on surveillance video, approached the home and stole a flag hanging from the homeowners second-story balcony. He used a “long […]

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December 1, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Washington D.C. Temple’s Tradition Continues with 43rd Annual Festival of Lights

The Washington D.C. Temple (commonly referred to as the Mormon Temple) will continue its annual tradition hosting the Festival of Lights beginning Dec. 11 through Dec. 28. The festival will begin at 6 p.m. and the lights turn off at 9 p.m. every night of the week. From the comfort and safety of their car, […]

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November 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Two Years After Amazon Rejection, Leaders Discuss White Flint Metro Station Development

In Nov. 2018 the White Flint area was rejected as a second Amazon headquarters location. Two years later, Metro has potential ideas for development of its White Flint station in order to be better equipped for future opportunities. The three concepts for the station property are: urban neighborhood, corporate campus and entertainment/innovation district, said Metro […]

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November 30, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Monday’s COVID-19 Daily Cases: Maryland 1,923, Montgomery 297

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Since Thanksgiving, the Maryland Department of Health has reported 1,141 new cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County—342 Friday, 189 Saturday, 313 Sunday and 297 Monday. The county’s cumulative case count is 33,400. The county has a rolling seven-day average of 4.96% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is an increase of 0.31 […]

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November 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Will Hold Town Hall Monday Night to Answer Resident Questions

The Montgomery County Council will hold a virtual town hall meeting Monday night to respond to community concerns. The meeting is scheduled to run from 7-8:30 p.m. County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and Board of Education President Shebra Evans will join councilmembers. Local leaders will answer questions from residents and hear concerns. You can […]

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November 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Skateboarder in Serious Condition Following Collision

UPDATE: As of Monday noon, the juvenile is still hospitalized. ________________________________________________________ Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a serious collision involving a juvenile on a skateboard and a car that occurred Friday night at 10:10 p.m. Police officers from the First and Second Districts and Montgomery […]

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November 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Sweeteria Opens in Silver Spring

A new dessert and coffee cafe debuted in Silver Spring this weekend. Sweeteria, 8646 Colesville Rd., had a ribbon cutting for its soft opening Nov. 28, rewarding its first customers with discounts and gift certificates. Some of the featured items include Thai tea, French toast, sandwiches on roti and lots of items for those with […]

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November 28, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Fatal Fire at Leisure World Displaces More Than 50 Residents

One woman died and 50 residents were displaced due to an early morning fire on Saturday in the 15000 block of Elkridge Way in Leisure World in Silver Spring. Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police, Major Crimes Division and Fire Explosive Investigators from the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service are conducting a […]

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November 25, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Townhouses in Gaithersburg Destroyed in ‘Significant Fire’

A fire in the 8800 block of Swallow Court in Montgomery Village East in Gaithersburg Tuesday evening probably was started at an electrical outlet on an exterior wall, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Squad. It spread rapidly and caused about $1.5 million in damages. Fifteen people living in three of the townhouses were […]

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