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September 21, 2020 | Staff Writer

Frost Advisory Issued for Monday Night, Tuesday Morning

The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory that begins Monday at midnight and is effective until 9 a.m. on Tuesday for  Montgomery County and surrounding areas. According to the NWS, a frost advisory means that wide spread frost is expected and sensitive outdoor plants may be damaged or killed if left uncovered. NWS […]

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September 18, 2020 | Staff Writer

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Early Voting Centers Open Oct. 26 to Nov. 2 in Montgomery County

Montgomery County voters can cast their ballots for the Nov. 3, 2020, General Election at eleven Early Voting Centers from Oct. 26 through Nov. 2. The hours of operation for each early voting center is 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Any registered voter may cast a ballot at any one of these sites using the […]

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September 14, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Damascus Family Displaced Following Basement Fire

A family has been displaced from their home in Damascus after the basement caught fire around 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13, according to the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS).  The single-family home on 10200 Peanut Hill Dr off Newbury Road suffered significant damage, but no injuries were reported, MCFRS Chief Spokesperson Pete […]

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August 26, 2020 | Staff Writer

Damascus Man Dies After His Vehicle Strikes Tree

A man died after a single-vehicle crash on Tuesday morning in Damascus, according to Montgomery County Police. Authorities responded to a serious collision on Damascus Road at Annapolis Rock Road shortly after 8:00 a.m. 48-year-old Andrew Robert Walter of Locust Drive in Damascus was pronounced deceased at the scene. Walter was the driver and only […]

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August 5, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Damascus Cougars Youth Football Coach Tests Positive for COVID-19

A Damascus Cougars youth football coach tested positive for coronavirus on August 2 after practicing with the team in the days leading up to his diagnosis. The unidentified coach is now quarantining and the entire football team is self-monitoring for coronavirus symptoms. In a statement to MCM, the Damascus Sports Association Board of Directors confirmed […]

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August 4, 2020 | Michelle Queen

NWS Issues Flash Flood Warning for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood warning until 2:30 p.m. Tuesday for portions of Montgomery County as Tropical Storm Isaias moves quickly through the area. The storm is producing heavy rain and high winds throughout our region. The locations that may experience flooding are Germantown, Rockville, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Olney, and Damascus. […]

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July 22, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Hispano Enfrenta Cargos de Homicidio en Relación con la Muerte de su Padre

Un hombre hispano de Damascus fue arrestado y acusado de disparar fatalmente a su padre, el martes por la mañana. En un comunicado emitido el miércoles 22, El Departamento de Policía del Condado de Montgomery dice que Jesse Jiménez, de 24 años, residente de Damascus, ha sido acusado “del asesinato en primer grado de su […]

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July 22, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Damascus Man Faces Homicide Charges in Connection to His Father’s Death

Update (July 22): A Damascus man has been arrested and charged for fatally shooting his father Tuesday morning. Montgomery County Police Department issued a statement Wednesday afternoon saying 24-year-old Jesse Jimenez of Damascus has been charged “with the first-degree murder of his father, 46-year-old Macklin Jimenez.” Both men lived in the same household on Gue […]

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July 16, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Several Injured in Vehicle Collision Along Route 27 in Damascus

Ridge Road at Bloom Drive in Damascus is temporarily closed in both directions due to a two vehicle collision involving a pick up and dump truck. At around 9 a.m. Thursday, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Squad responded to the incident. MCFRS Emergency Medical and Integrated Healthcare Services is evaluating one adult trauma patient to […]

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June 26, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Judge Rules That Former Damascus School Officials Can’t Be Sued

A civil lawsuit against four Damascus High School officials and coaches concerning sexual assaults in their football locker rooms was dismissed June 23. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Jeannie Eun Kyung Cho ruled that former junior varsity football coach Vincent Colbert, former varsity head coach Eric Wallich, former Principal Casey Crouse and former athletic director […]

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