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March 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland’s House of Delegates Passes Controversial ‘End of Life Option Act’

The “End of Life Option Act” passed in Maryland’s House of Delegates 74 to 66 after an hour-long emotional debate Thursday. The bill would allow terminally ill adults in Maryland to obtain a prescription that would allow them to end their own lives. According to The Baltimore Sun, Thursday was the “fourth attempt to pass the […]

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January 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Teacher Dies in Classroom

Montgomery County Public School teacher Deanna Perucci, 24, died suddenly while teaching a class at Herbert Hoover Middle School in Potomac Thursday morning. Herbert Hoover’s principal Dr. Yong-Mi Kim sent a letter home to families. According to Kim, Perucci’s “passing was the result of a medical emergency.” MCPS has already started offering support to students present […]

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December 20, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Germantown Pedestrian Dies from Injuries After Being Struck By Vehicle

Police have confirmed that a 50-year-old woman, who was struck by a car in Germantown yesterday evening, has died in the hospital. The pedestrian, who police identified as Joyce Asare Brown of Germantown, had been crossing eastbound Middlebrook Road at Ridgecrest Drive when she was hit by a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta. Police say the driver […]

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October 24, 2018 | Staff Writer

Update: Man Suspected in Germantown Killing Shoots Self During Arrest

Update, Wednesday: Montgomery County police said Valentino Pritchett, 18, shot himself as officers tried to arrest him for the Oct. 23 killing of 20-year-old Stephen Frazier of Germantown. Pritchett, of an unconfirmed address, was developed as a suspect during the investigation, police said. About 7 p.m. Tuesday, officers found Pritchett traveling in a vehicle in the area […]

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December 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

Update: Bethesda Teenager Died from Acute Alcohol Intoxication

Update, 4 p.m.: The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore has ruled Navid Sepehri’s death as accidental. The cause of his death was due to acute alcohol intoxication complicated by drowning and hypothermia, a Montgomery County police statement said. Navid, 17, lived on Radnor Road in Bethesda. Original post: A 17-year-old boy who […]

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August 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Wootton High Community Mourns Death of Assistant Principal

UPDATED The Wootton High School community is mourning the death of 53-year-old Joseph Duboyce, an assistant principal, who passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 7 at his home in Frederick County. In a letter posted on the school’s website, Principal Kimberly Bolden described Duboyce as “an exceptional educator and leader,” and said, “he will truly be […]

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June 10, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Manger Says Detectives Working Around the Clock on Double Homicide Case (VIDEO)

In a one on one interview on Friday at Public Safety Headquarters, Montgomery County police chief Tom Manger said detectives are working around the clock to find a suspect in the double homicide case that occurred Monday night in Montgomery Village. “This is a very active investigation,” Manger said. According to police, 17-year-old Shadi Adi […]

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January 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Remembering Dr. Ulder Tillman (VIDEO)

UPDATED 1.10.17 Funeral services have been announced for Dr. Ulder Tillman. A viewing will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Kensington. The service will follow at 11 a.m. on Jan. 13. For more information, visit the county’s website, here. ORIGINAL POST Montgomery County is […]

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January 3, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Leggett Releases Statement Following Death of Dr. Ulder Tillman

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett released the following statement about the passing of County Health Officer Dr. Ulder Tillman: “I am profoundly sad to announce that Dr. Ulder Tillman, who served 13 years as our County’s health officer and chief of Public Health Services, died this afternoon. “Dr. Tillman was a wise and ardent champion […]

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January 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

Man Struck and Killed by Train in Germantown on New Year’s Eve

Montgomery County police officers are investigating the death of a man who was fatally struck by a MARC commuter train on New Year’s eve in Germantown. According to police, it happened on Dec. 31 shortly after 9:30 p.m. on the tracks in the area of the Germantown MARC train station, which is located at 19311 […]

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