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May 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Founder of Moby Dick House of Kabobs Dies

Mike Daryoush, president and founder of Moby Dick House of Kabobs, died at 66 of heart failure on May 9. Daryoush, an Iranian immigrant, originally opened Moby’s Luncheonette in 1989 in Bethesda, but the restaurant struggled. Eventually, Daryoush built a traditional clay oven similar to one he used in Iran, to bake fresh pita. He […]

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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 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Flags Lowered to Honor Montgomery County Police Officer

Governor Larry Hogan ordered the United States and Maryland state flags to be lowered at half-staff Monday, to honor a Montgomery County police officer who died April 18. Officer Kyle Olinger, 53, was shot during a traffic stop in 2003, according to The Washington Post. The Post says he was in his second year serving […]

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April 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Forest Glen House Fire Kills Man, Dog

Update: The man who was injured from a fire at his home in Forest Glen died from his injuries Thursday, according to police. Police have identified the man as Warren Baugh III, 43; Baugh was also a resident of the home. Detectives from Montgomery County Police’s Major Crimes Division, as well as fire explosive investigators […]

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April 8, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Barve: Speaker Mike Busch Was ‘Greatest Leader’

Michael Busch was “the greatest leader I have ever known,” said Del. Kumar Barve in a Monday morning interview. “An incredible sadness has come over me and I haven’t been able to shake it,” Barve said. Busch, who served as the speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates since 2003, died Sunday. He leaves behind […]

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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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