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April 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police: Suspect in Custody Following Search in Downtown Crown 

Updated (April 16): Montgomery County Police (MCPD) identified Twon Kelly, 25, as the suspect arrested for second-degree rape. MCPD said that during investigation, police found a gun under a doormat in the apartment building where police think Kelly fled. Detectives are investigating whether there is a connection between the gun and Kelly, MCPD said. More […]

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September 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Flooding Causes Road Closures, Leaves Cars Stranded in Montgomery County

Montgomery County is under a Flash Flood Warning until 6:45 p.m. Thursday due to huge afternoon downpours. Affected areas include Bethesda, Kensington and Aspen Hill. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said that downcounty was most affected by rain and flooding, causing roads like Beach Drive to close. Montgomery Parks alerted […]

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June 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

102 Years Young: Drive-By Parade Celebrates North Potomac Woman’s Birthday

North Potomac resident Ida Pearl Green turned 102 years young on Thursday. Green’s family and friends honored her with a drive-by parade, honking, cheering and shouting “I love you’s” to celebrate her special day.

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June 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Nightly Lane Closures on Outer Loop Will Continue Through Friday

Drivers can expect nightly lane closures on the Capital Beltway Outer Loop between MD 190 (River Road) and Clara Barton Parkway, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) said in a statement.  Maintenance began Sunday on the Persimmon Tree Road bridge over the beltway. It will continue each night between 9 p.m. […]

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June 4, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gaithersburg, White Oak MVA Branches to Open; No Road Test for Non-Commercial Drivers

The Gaithersburg and White Oak Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) branches will begin partially reopening on Monday, June 8, according to a Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) MVA statement.  On Wednesday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced that Stage 2 of Maryland’s reopening will start Friday at 5 p.m., and starting June 8 some MVA offices can begin […]

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January 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Oscar Nominated ‘Green Book’ Has Ties to Maryland History

Peter Farrelly’s film “Green Book,” starring Mahershala Ali, has been nominated for five Oscars, but it’s worth remembering the history the film is based on, has ties to Maryland’s history in the Jim Crow era. In the film, an Italian-American bouncer, Tony Lip (portrayed by Viggo Mortensen) starts working for black jazz pianist Dr. Don Shirley […]

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May 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Dozens of Cars Vandalized in Montgomery Village, Police Charge Three Teens with Destruction of Property

Imagine waking up to find your vehicle’s windshield had been smashed in overnight. That’s what happened to dozens of residents in Montgomery Village on Monday morning, according to a Montgomery County police spokesperson. Officer Rick Goodale said 36 cars were vandalized, and the majority of the damage was smashed in windshields and side windshields. He […]

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April 25, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Planning Chair Casey Anderson on the Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan: ‘We are at the End of the Road’ (VIDEO)

Casey Anderson, chair of the Montgomery County Planning Board, answered some questions (see video above) about the Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan, shortly before a work session on the plan with the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday morning. The sector plan is a blueprint for development in Bethesda over the next 20 years or so. “We […]

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April 17, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Firefighters Battle Scrap Pile Fire on Southlawn Lane, Road Closure

Dozens of firefighters are on the scene of a scrap pile fire on Southlawn Lane in Rockville, according to a Montgomery County fire official. On his Twitter account, Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer said over three dozen firefighters responded to the blaze that involved multiple vehicles and other materials. According to Piringer, the […]

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March 13, 2017 | Sonya Burke

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Gaithersburg Declares Snow Emergency for Snow Clearing Operations, Work Session Rescheduled

Gaithersburg City Manager Tony Tomasello has declared a Snow Emergency, effective as of 7 p.m. on March 13. That means all cars must be removed from snow emergency routes in Gaithersburg, which are marked by signs. City officials said cars that are not in compliance may be ticketed or towed. City officials have also rescheduled […]

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