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May 22, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Severe Tractor-Trailer Accident Causes Major Delays on Beltway

A tractor-trailer accident caused major traffic delays on the I-495 inner loop in Chevy Chase early Friday morning. The crash happened shortly before 5:30 a.m. near Connecticut Avenue. Authorities say the driver was severely pinned in the wrangled metal for about 40 minutes. Once extricated, the driver was transported to a local hospital with traumatic […]

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October 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Chevy Chase Pastor Says Suspect Vandalized Church Grounds, Memorial Garden

Montgomery County detectives released a surveillance video of a suspect believed to have burglarized a church in Chevy Chase. The video shows a shirtless man eating packaged food and drinking bottled water taken from a donation box in the church. According to police, the man broke into Chevy Chase Methodist Church, located at 7001 Connecticut […]

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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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August 29, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Dog Park Drama: Chevy Chase Village Tries to Settle Canine Conundrum

Chevy Chase Village residents will have a chance to sound off on a controversial dog park located at Brookville Road Park. The Chevy Chase Village Board of Managers already held public hearings in May, June, and July, where community members voiced concerns about noise, traffic, and aggressive dogs in the park. During the July 8 […]

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May 10, 2019 | Staff Writer

County Unveils Pedestrian Safety Improvements in Aspen Hill

Montgomery County activated a new crossing signal in Aspen Hill Friday to improve pedestrian safety. County Executive Marc Elrich, County Council Vice President Sidney Katz, County Councilmember Evan Glass, and Department of Transportation Director Al Roshdieh attended a ceremony Friday at the crossing in Aspen Hill. The new high intensity activated crosswalk (HAWK) beacon on […]

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November 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Car Strikes Bicyclist in Bethesda

A marked police cruiser struck a bicyclist Friday night in Bethesda, a Montgomery County police statement said. The collision took place about 11:10 p.m. at Connecticut Avenue and Jones Bridge Road, police said. Police said Officer James O’Rourke, driving a 2016 Ford Interceptor, was traveling southbound on Connecticut Avenue when he hit a man riding […]

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July 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

Repaving Work Planned for Capital Beltway Starting Tonight

The State Highway Administration is planning to repave the driving surface of the outer loop of the Capital Beltway bridge over Connecticut Avenue (Md. 185) tonight — work that resembles what was done on the outer loop over Kensington Parkway a few weeks ago. Major delays are expected, SHA says. To expedite this project, which […]

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November 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

18-Year-Old Dies in Five-Car Crash in Wheaton

A complex crash involving five cars killed an 18-year-old man from Silver Spring on Wednesday, a Montgomery County police statement said. The collision occurred about 7:46 a.m. at Connecticut Avenue and Dean Road in Wheaton. The investigation so far has revealed a 2016 Honda Civic was traveling northbound on Connecticut Avenue approaching Dean Road. At […]

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June 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Fatal Car Crash in Kensington

A 62-year-old Rockville woman was killed in a car crash that occurred Friday night in Kensington, according to Montgomery County police. Police said it happened shortly after 6 p.m. on June 9 at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Franklin Street. According to police, the preliminary investigation indicates that a 2014 Toyota Camry was traveling […]

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April 12, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Police Investigate Fatal Collision in Chevy Chase

UPDATED  Montgomery County police officers are investigating a fatal collision involving a motorcyclist that occurred shortly before 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning at Connecticut Avenue and Thornapple Street. According to police, the preliminary investigation indicates that the driver of a 2004 GMC Yukon was making a left turn from southbound Connecticut Avenue onto eastbound Thornapple Street […]

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