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December 6, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Damascus Dominates Linganore in Maryland 3A State Title Game

Last year, Damascus came into the Maryland 3A state championship game riding a 53-game winning streak and having won three state titles in a row. Then something unexpected happened — they lost to Oakdale. With a chance to reclaim the championship trophy, the Swarmin’ Hornets left nothing to chance Thursday night routing Linganore (12-2) 38-0 […]

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December 6, 2019 | Staff Writer

Missing Aspen Hill Girl Found, Police Say

Update, 11 a.m. Dec. 6: Asucenia Martinez-Benitez has been located safe and unharmed. Original post: Montgomery County police are asking the public’s help in finding a missing Aspen Hill girl. Asucenia Martinez-Benitez, 13, of Arctic Avenue, was reported as missing by her family on Nov. 22. She has contacted her family since that time but […]

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December 5, 2019 | Staff Writer

D.C. Man Arrested in Connection With Coin Store Burglary

A Washington, D.C., man has been charged with the Aug. 30 burglary of a Silver Spring coin store, a Montgomery County police statement said. Tony Arrington, 49, is being held at the Montgomery County Detention Center in lieu of $1,000 bail, according to online court records. The burglar took about $6,500 worth of coins and […]

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December 5, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Despite Broken Hand, Bresee Will Play in Title Game for Damascus

Damascus defensive lineman Bryan Bresee has won a state title (2017) and almost every imaginable individual award and honor for which he’s eligible. Now he’s got a story for his grandkids. Bresee broke his hand in the first half of the Hornets’ 3A state semi-final win over Huntingtown November 29. He stayed in the game […]

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December 4, 2019 | Michelle Queen

New Hours at Maggie Nightingale Library in Poolesville

The Maggie Nightingale Library operating hours change beginning Dec. 9. Based on feedback from a community survey, the library will be open on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Currently, Monday hours are 2 to 9 p.m. The purpose of the change is to better serve customers and was based on results from a survey […]

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December 4, 2019 | Staff Writer

Olney Ale House Closes After Fire

The Olney Ale House has closed after a fire, a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman said. The cause of the fire was combustibles that overheated, according to a tweet from Pete Piringer. Damages were estimated at $250,000. ICYMI (12/3) Olney Ale House CLOSED for business https://t.co/OlFFjGr0M6 — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) December 4, 2019 The […]

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December 4, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

2020-21 Montgomery County School Year to Start Before Labor Day

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will open before Labor Day next school year, for the first time since 2016.  On Dec. 3, the county school board unanimously approved that in the 2020-2021 school year, classes will start on Aug. 31, 2020 and end on June 16, 2021. Labor Day will fall on Sept. 7. The […]

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December 3, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Northwest, Damascus Heading to Annapolis for State Title Games

Two Montgomery County teams, Northwest and Damascus, are gearing up for their respective state football title games on back-to-back nights this week at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. The Swarmin’ Hornets of Damascus (12-2) take on the Linganore Lancers (12-1) from Frederick in the 3A state championship game on Thursday at 7 pm. The […]

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December 2, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Germantown Man Faces Sex, Human Trafficking Charges

A Germantown man is being held without bail facing 16 sex and human trafficking charges after a Montgomery County police investigation, court records say. Yixian Ma, 48, of Summer Sweet Circle, has a court date Jan. 2, the records say. Ma was seen delivering supplies and groceries to a Rockville apartment the police Vice and […]

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December 2, 2019 | Ashley Peccerelli

Suspect Under Investigation in Wheaton Armed Robbery

The Montgomery County police department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in an armed robbery in Wheaton. Police released surveillance photos of a man entering a Shell gas station at 12401 Georgia Avenue on Monday, November 25.       Officials said the suspect entered the gas station and approached the employee who […]

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