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May 24, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Memorial Day Weekend Travel Expected to Set Record for Washington Area

1.07 Million Washington Area Residents Expected to Travel Do you have plans to get away this Memorial Day weekend? If so, you are going to have a lot of company on local roads. The auto club, AAA Mid-Atlantic, is projecting a record number of  Washington area residents will take a trip of 50 miles or more […]

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April 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Driver in Critical Condition After Striking Pole in Darnestown

Montgomery County police are investigating a single-vehicle collision that left a driver in “critical condition.” The incident occurred at about 8 a.m. Saturday, April 20, police say. According to police, Rockville district officers “responded to the area of Darnestown Road and Riffle Ford Road for the report of a single-vehicle collision with the driver entrapped.” […]

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March 6, 2019 | Staff Writer

Police Chase With Alleged Carjacker Ends In Crash

A 19-year-old woman has been charged in connection with a carjacking that occurred in North Potomac early Wednesday morning, according to a Montgomery County police statement. Police did not name the woman, from Alexandria, Virginia, because she was waiting to appear before a District Court Commissioner, according to the statement. The incident occurred about 12:03 […]

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March 5, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Spring Ahead for Daylight Saving Time on Sunday

Remember to Set Your Clocks Ahead Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts Sunday morning, March 10 at 2 a.m. therefore remember to set your clocks ahead by one hour before going to sleep Saturday night. An extra hour of sunlight during the evening is the result of Daylight Saving Time. The changeover back to standard time […]

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February 8, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Extends Extreme Cold Plan Through Sunday

Update: The Hypothermia Alert issued Friday is extended through Sunday at 6 p.m.   Montgomery County has issued a Hypothermia Alert from 6 p.m. Friday until 6 p.m. Saturday due to expected wind chill temperatures below 32 degrees. Make sure you keep warm and keep your pets indoors if they aren’t supervised. Report cold-related concerns for […]

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January 29, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Schools Open on Time Tuesday Morning

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are opening on time Tuesday morning. The school district posted the message on their website at 5 a.m. The National Weather Service expects 2 to 4 inches of snow Tuesday afternoon. MCPS canceled all field trips for the day. The school district will monitor the forecast and weather conditions and plan […]

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January 17, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Schools Cancel Evening Activities

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announce all MCPS school-sponsored after-school activities must conclude by 6 p.m. due to the pending winter weather. MCPS-sponsored evening activities after 6 p.m. are canceled. Childcare programs in schools may remain open as scheduled. The school district posted the message on their website at 1:52 p.m. Due to pending inclement […]

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January 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Video Released of Man Entering a Darnestown School Over Holiday Break

Montgomery County Police released surveillance footage and photos of a man who burglarized a school in Darnestown over the holiday break. On Thursday, Dec. 28, police responded reports about the burglary at the Butler Montessori School located on 15951 Germantown Road. Police believe the incident occurred on Dec. 27 between 10:44 and 11:23 p.m. According […]

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November 27, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Activates Extreme Cold Plan Through Wednesday

Montgomery County has issued a Hypothermia Alert until 12 p.m. on Wednesday due to extreme wind chill. Make sure you keep warm and keep your pets indoors if they aren’t supervised. Montgomery County has extended the Hypothermia Alert until 12pm on Wednesday 11/28. Expect the wind chill to be in the teens and 20s. Wear […]

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November 16, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Schools to Open on Time Friday Morning

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are opening on time Friday morning. The school district posted the message on their website at 4:36 a.m. the day after schools were closed due to the first November snowfall in 20 years. But the decision to close schools Thursday was problematic and upset many parents, who report their children […]

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