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December 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Year in Review: The Top 12 Montgomery County Stories in 2018

1. Elrich Becomes County Executive Voters roared in 2016, passing term limits on County Council members and the county executive. In 2018, the voters continued to roar. First, in the Democratic primary, voters winnowed a list of 38 candidates down to four in the council’s at-large race. Next, voters chose Marc Elrich as their party’s choice […]

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September 7, 2018 | Michelle Queen

County Report this Week

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes reports on: Over 163,000 MCPS students return to the classrooms; Montgomery County Public Schools announces new security measures for the 2018-2019 school year; The City of Rockville welcomes a new CPDS Director; The Board of […]

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August 31, 2018 | Michelle Queen

County Report this Week

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes reports on: Montgomery County Police concerned about the increased number of pedestrian fatalities; Police provide back to school safety tips; September is National Emergency Preparedness Month; This month is also Library card sign-up month; Soccer […]

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June 13, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Police Issue More Than 30,000 Citations for Passing School Buses Illegally

More than 32,500 citations have been issued to drivers passing school buses illegally during the 2017-2018 school year, according to data from the Montgomery County Police Department. These numbers represent the number of citations issued since school started in September up until the beginning of June, and according to Captain Tom Didone, that equates to […]

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June 6, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Police Urge Drivers and Pedestrians to Stay Alert Following Fatal Incident

Montgomery County Police Captain Tom Didone, who oversees the Montgomery County Police Department’s Traffic Division, is urging both drivers and pedestrians to use caution on the roads. His warning comes amid the first fatality this year regarding a pedestrian this past weekend. As summer break approaches for students across Montgomery County Public Schools, Didone said […]

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November 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with the launch of the Vision Zero campaign to reduce traffic fatalities in the county, the recent senior forum held in Gaithersburg sponsored by Councilmember Sidney Katz, Rockville’s annual holiday drive, and more. Watch the show in its entirety below:  

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November 1, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Leggett Unveils Plan to Completely Eliminate Traffic Deaths by 2030

Between 2012 and 2016, an average of 35 individuals lost their lives and 400 were severely injured annually on Montgomery County roads, according to Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett. In an effort to reduce the number of severe and fatal collisions on the roads, Leggett joined Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner; Captain Tom Didone, director […]

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August 28, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

The Fine For Passing a Stopped School Bus Has Increased (VIDEO)

The start of the 2017-18 school year for students in Montgomery County Public Schools system is just days away and starting this school, drivers who illegally pass a stopped school bus will pay a heftier fine. Maryland state law requires motorists to stop when the bus displays flashing red lights and remained stopped until the […]

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May 12, 2017 | Sonya Burke

‘Alarming’ 88 Citations Per Day, New School Bus Cameras Catch Passing Drivers

The expansion of the automated school bus camera program in Montgomery County is proving that the number of drivers illegally passing stopped school buses is a bigger problem than what officials thought. The cameras reveal dozens of drivers are getting busted illegally passing stopped school buses every day in Montgomery County. Since Oct. 13th, police […]

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November 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Local Officials Remind Residents to be Safe this Holiday Season (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County officials are reminding residents to stay safe this holiday season. In fact, police say this is one of the most dangerous times of the year for pedestrians and drivers.  County officials recently held a news conference to provide safety tips for the holiday season. Their message: be alert, be seen and be […]

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