Five Things to Know Today, June 19, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 19, in Montgomery County:

1. Red Line News: The Shady Grove and Rockville Metro stations are closed this week for SafeTrack work. Find out more, here.

2. Police Blotter: Montgomery County police have arrested three men for the June 5th murders of 17-year-old Shadi Najjar and 18-year-old Artem Ziberov. The three suspects are expected to make their first appearance on these charges in court today.

3. Public Hearing: Gaithersburg leaders are holding a public hearing tonight at City Hall about a proposal to allow bicycles on sidewalks.

4. Fostering Community Trust: Rockville leaders will consider adopting an ordinance that would amend and add a section to Chapter 11 of the City’s “Human Rights “code. The ordinance restricts all City of Rockville employees – including police officers – from requesting citizenship or immigration status of any person unless required by law. Find out more, here.

5. Fawn Project: If you find a fawn on your property, Montgomery Parks wildlife ecologists want to hear from you. They are tagging fawns across the county in hopes of learning more about the local deer population.

One more thing: be prepared for severe thunderstorms later today.

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Sonya Burke

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Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.


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