March 20, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Police Identify Resident Found in House After Explosion (VIDEOS)

UPDATED 4.20.17 3:30 p.m. Montgomery County police have identified the resident found in the Ashley Drive house following an explosion last Friday as 61-year-old Steven Beck. According to a police news release, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has determined that Beck died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police said a dog found near […]

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March 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Body Recovered from Exploded Rockville Home

Crews poring over the debris of a home that exploded near Rockville early Friday morning discovered the remains of an adult and a domestic animal, Montgomery County Fire Chief Scott Goldstein said at a news conference Saturday. The body, which was found sometime around noon, has been sent to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner […]

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March 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Police Probe Link Between Montgomery, Fairfax Gun Store Burglaries

Montgomery County police are wondering whether a Monday gun store burglary in Chantilly, Va., could be linked to a March 9 burglary at a Rockville gun store, police said. “We are exploring the possibility that these burglaries are related,” Sgt. Rebecca Innocenti, a county police spokesman, said Thursday. Thieves took 35 firearms from 50 West […]

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March 10, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

The Top 10 Stories for the Week of March 6-10

A lot of public safety news were top stories last week, including a fatal house fire, a gun store robbery and a Montgomery County Public Schools bus driver arrested on sex charges. But to even out the bad news, one of our top stories also was a group of students creating an opera.   UPDATED: […]

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March 9, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATE: ATF Joins Investigation of Rockville Gun Shop Burglary (VIDEO)

The two burglars of a Rockville gun shop used crowbars Thursday morning to open the front door of the business to steal about 24 handguns and seven long guns, according to a statement from Montgomery County police. Police said the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) have joined the investigation, which occurred about […]

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September 9, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

CASA and Residents Impacted by Silver Spring Apartment Explosion to File Lawsuit (VIDEO)

At a news conference held on Sept. 7, officials from the organization CASA announced that they have partnered with two law firms and will file litigation on behalf of the residents impacted by the tragic Flower Branch Apartments explosion. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports.

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September 7, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Flower Branch Apartments Residents Seek Compensation and Accountability (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

At a news conference today, officials from the organization CASA announced that they have partnered with two law firms and will file  litigation on behalf of the residents impacted by the tragic Flower Branch Apartments explosion. Residents are demanding proper compensation and are seeking justice. During the news conference, resident Sofia Reyes shared her story […]

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August 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

Investigators Identify Sixth Victim of Silver Spring Explosion and Fire

Montgomery County police detectives, with the help of ATF and the Office of the Medical Examiner (OCME), have identified a sixth victim, 34-year-old Aseged Mekonen, who died at the scene of an explosion and fire at a Silver Spring apartment building earlier this month. The remains of seven people were removed from the rubble after […]

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August 19, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

911 Caller Questions Response to Smell of Gas in Silver Spring

A man who reported the smell of gas at the Flower Branch Apartments continues to ask whether more could have been done to prevent the August 10 explosion. Investigators have confirmed that natural gas was the source of the blast that killed seven people. But MyMCMedia’s Phyllis Armstrong reports some residents are still asking who […]

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August 19, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Natural Gas Caused Explosion & Fire in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Natural gas is the source of an explosion and fire that claimed seven lives in Silver Spring. The National Transportation and Safety Board is now taking over the investigation to determine exactly what ignited the gas at the Flower Branch Apartments on August 10. At a news conference this morning, the head of the Baltimore […]

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