September 4, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Two Elderly Residents Found Dead in Silver Spring Home

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) is investigating the deaths of two elderly Silver Spring residents.  On Thursday morning officers found Donna Lewis, 70, and Arnold Ringgold, 71, deceased in their home. According to a police statement a family member had gone to their home and called 911 when they found the two deceased.  Police […]

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January 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Investigate Fatal Christmas Morning Shooting in Damascus

Montgomery County Police Department’s Major Crimes Division is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Christmas morning in Damascus. According to a police statement, investigators are treating the case as a domestic-related homicide. Germantown district officers responded to the incident—which occurred at the home located in the 28900 block of Kempton Road in Damascus—on Dec. 25 […]

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September 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Cokie Roberts, a National Voice With a Presence in Montgomery

The loss of trailblazing journalist Cokie Roberts is certainly felt in Montgomery County. She may have been born in Louisiana, and both parents served in the U.S. House of Representatives. She lived in the county for more 67 years. In 1960, she graduated from the all-girls Catholic school Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart […]

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April 29, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Man Found Dead in Rockville Creek, Police Say

Montgomery County police are seeking information about a man found dead in a Rockville creek. According to police, Rockville district officers assisted the Maryland-National Capital Park Police on April 21 in responding to calls about a man found dead in a Rockville creek bed. Police identified the man as Michael Lee Higgins, 29, of Rockville. […]

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April 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Sidwell Friends Fifth-Grader Dies in Sri Lanka Bombings

A fifth-grade student who attended Sidwell Friends School was killed in the Sri Lanka bombings on Sunday, according to school officials. WJLA was first to publish the letter Mamadou Guèye, principal of Sidwell Friends’ upper school, emailed home to middle school parents. In the email, Guèye confirmed Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa died in the Easter […]

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April 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

One Person Dead in Gaithersburg Condo Fire, Three People Injured

UPDATED 4.3.17 Firefighters are investigating a fatal condo fire in Gaithersburg. Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said one person was found dead in the fire and three people were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He said the fire occurred shortly after 8 p.m. at  996West Side Drive, which is the Brighton West […]

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November 18, 2016 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Arrest and Charge Two Suspects in Gaithersburg Homicide

UPDATE 11.18.16 Montgomery County police have arrested and charged two suspects in connection with the homicide of Richard Michael Lone III. Police have arrested and charged Mohammed Sirleaf, age 20, of Towne Crest Drive in Gaithersburg, for the murder of Lone. Timario Makaveli Gregg, age 19, of Castle Boulevard in Silver Spring, was also arrested and charged with […]

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September 26, 2015 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Charged Germantown Man With Homicide (PHOTO)

UPDATED Sept. 26 at 9 p.m. Montgomery County police have charged 22-year-old Ryan Anthony Salandy of Germantown with first degree murder in the death of 21-year-old William Dean McDaniel of Clarksburg. Salandy is being held without bond. According to police, his bond hearing has been set for Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. in Rockville. So […]

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May 16, 2015 | Krista Brick

Police Announce Arrest in Vilardo Homicides

UPDATED May 17, 10:30 a.m. Montgomery County Police say they have charged Scott Michael Tomaszewski with first degree murder in the deaths of Richard and Julianna Vilardo. More details are expected to be released at a news conference at 12:30 p.m. today.         ORIGINAL POST There has been an arrest in the […]

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November 23, 2014 | Krista Brick

Three Dead in Single Car Accident in Silver Spring

UPDATED, Nov. 23. 12:45 p.m.- Police released the following information in the triple fatal crash in Silver Spring Sunday morning. According to the Montgomery County Police press release: At approximately 3:20 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center (9-1-1) received a call for a collision on East-West Highway in the area of Washington Avenue. Officers responded to […]

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