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July 17, 2019 | Michelle Queen

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NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 5:30 p.m. for Montgomery County. Significant lightning may occur during the storm. Expect hail capable of producing damage and damaging winds. Outdoor activities should be postponed and those outdoors should take shelter inside. Outdoor activities should be postponed and those outdoors […]

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July 10, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Grandreaders Program Offered at Three MCPL Branches

Children entering kindergarten through third grade can practice reading skills Montgomery County Public Libraries, in partnership with the JCA Heyman Interages Center, is offering the Grandreaders Program at three library branches this summer. Grandreaders is a free, one-on-one, intergenerational literacy program, which pairs up a Grandreader volunteer with a child from kindergarten through third grade […]

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July 9, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATE: Officer Charged in Arrest Caught on Cell Phone Video

The police officer in a viral video that raised questions on police use of force faces a second-degree assault charge, Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy said. Officer Kevin Moris faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison from the assault charge, which is a misdemeanor. McCarthy said Moris also was charged with misconduct […]

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July 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for July 9 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, July 9, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets this morning at 9:30 a.m. Here’s a look at today’s agenda. 2. Police Advisory Commission Bill Press Conference: Councilmember Hans Riemer is holding a press conference tonight at 7 p.m. to introduce a […]

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July 8, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Jawando: ‘No Need for Additional Use of Force’

Councilmember Will Jawando said he was distraught by the viral videos released last week of a police officer’s use of force on a young man being arrested at an Aspen Hill McDonald’s. In the video, the young man is lying prostrate on a sidewalk and the officer knees him in the back. “In my view […]

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July 8, 2019 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Flash Flood Warning for Montgomery County Includes Bethesda and Silver Spring

UPDATE 10:22 a.m.: The National Weather Service has expanded the flash flood warning to include Silver Spring and Bethesda.  The warning now extends until 1:45 p.m. for Montgomery County. According to the warning, widespread flash flooding has been reported in the county. Three to six inches of rain fell in the I-20 corridor and surrounding […]

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July 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for July 8 in Montgomery County

Happy Monday! It’s July 8 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. FIFA Women’s World Cup final: The United States Women’s National Team team beat the Netherlands, 2-0, in Sunday’s final. Washington Spirit’s Rose Lavelle scored in the 69th minute to make the score 2-0 and she was awarded the Bronze […]

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July 5, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

ACTUALIZACIÓN: Policía encubierto enfrenta cargos

ACTUALIZACIÓN: Julio 9, 2019 El oficial de policía encubierto que aparece en un video viral, y  que desató preguntas sobre el uso de la fuerza policial, enfrenta un cargo de asalto en segundo grado, anunció el Fiscal Estatal del condado de Montgomery, John McCarthy. El oficial Kevin Moris enfrenta una pena máxima de 10 años […]

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July 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Undercover Cop Suspended After Using Force on Man Facing Drug Charges

Police Identify Officer, Arrestee Shown in Viral Video A Montgomery County police officer has had his police powers suspended, a reaction to the viral videos of an Aspen Hill arrest. In one video, Police Officer III Kevin Moris, an undercover cop, can be seen kneeing a suspect while he was already restrained, lying flat on […]

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July 5, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Navarro, Katz Release Statement on Police Use of Force During Aspen Hill Arrest

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro and Vice President and Chair of the Public Safety Committee Sidney Katz made the following statement after viewing cell phone videos from community members showing the use of force by a Montgomery County Police officer during an arrest at McDonald’s in the Aspen Hill Shopping Center. “We are outraged […]

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