January 5, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Detectives Investigating Homicide in Germantown Apartment

Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) detectives are investigating a homicide in Germantown, police said in a statement. Russell Troy Huffman, 38, was pronounced deceased in an apartment on the 20000 block of Frederick Road on Monday, MCPD said. The department said he was a resident of the block. 911 received a call around 4:54 p.m. […]

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September 11, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Local Leaders Honor Lives Lost in 9/11

Montgomery County and state leaders took to Twitter Friday to mourn the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States. Friday marks 19 years since the tragedy. Gov. Larry Hogan and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford visited the Maryland Fire-Rescue Services Memorial in Annapolis to honor those who were killed. This morning, Lt. Governor @BoydKRutherford […]

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July 22, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Stormy Weather Causes Chaos: Firefighters Respond to Lightning, Fires, Power Outages

Wednesday afternoon’s turbulent weather wreaked havoc on the region and kept Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services quite busy. Pete Piringer, a spokesperson for MCFRS, tweeted that firefighters responded to more than 100 911 calls related to weather between 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. ABC7’s Lindsey Mastis reported on Twitter that more than 700 people […]

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September 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Kensington Volunteer Fire Department Adds Plaque Honoring Shanksville Victims for 9/11 Memorial

It’s been 18 years since the tragedy on Sept. 11, 2001, killed 2,977 people. For Kensington Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD), the tragedy is especially personal because it was one of the fire departments to respond to the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon. In 2009, Steven Semler—KVFD’s past president and now life member—was instrumental in beginning […]

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September 11, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Rockville Remembers 9/11 Victims

  Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton addressed a small gathering Tuesday to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. “Now 17 years later, this day is also a reminder of the strength of our nation and about unity,” Newton said. She spoke at the Memorial at Courthouse Square Park in Rockville. After […]

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September 10, 2018 | Staff Writer

City of Rockville to Host Remembrance Ceremony to Mark 9/11 Anniversary

Rockville City Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton will join the Rockville City Council for a remembrance ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 at the Memorial at Courthouse Square Park in Rockville Tuesday. The ceremony, which is free and open for the public to attend, will include remarks by Mayor Newton and […]

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November 18, 2016 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Arrest and Charge Two Suspects in Gaithersburg Homicide

UPDATE 11.18.16 Montgomery County police have arrested and charged two suspects in connection with the homicide of Richard Michael Lone III. Police have arrested and charged Mohammed Sirleaf, age 20, of Towne Crest Drive in Gaithersburg, for the murder of Lone. Timario Makaveli Gregg, age 19, of Castle Boulevard in Silver Spring, was also arrested and charged with […]

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September 10, 2016 | Staff Writer

15 Years Later: MCFRS Spokesperson Pete Piringer Remembers Sept. 11 (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Spokesperson Pete Piringer remembers the department’s response to the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 in this MyMCMedia Extra video:

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August 17, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 17, in Montgomery County

UPDATED Here are five things you need to know today, Aug. 17th, in Montgomery County: 1. Metro has extended SafeTrack Surge #7 through the upcoming weekend, which will impact the Red Line. 2. Sprint cellular service has been restored in the Montgomery County region. 3. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and U.S. Senator Ben Cardin […]

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August 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Council in Brief (VIDEO)

Susan Kenedy hosts the latest episode of Council in Brief, which includes reports on a Council work session to discuss what caused a 911 outage, a zoning text amendment that would ban all non-permanent signs in the public right away, and the latest on solar panels going up at county buildings. You can watch the […]

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