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September 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Deaths of Divorced Silver Spring Residents Ruled Murder-Suicide

The deaths of two elderly Silver Spring residents last week have been ruled a homicide and suicide.  Last Thursday, Sept. 3 Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) 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 […]

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February 27, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

County Executive Announces Death of Activist Ruby Rubens

County Executive Marc Elrich announced the death of activist Ruby Rubens. Rubens had devoted her life to confronting injustice and helping others, according to Elrich. Rubens was recruited to be one of the first African American administrators at the Social Security Administration headquarters in Baltimore, but instead went to work at the Civil Service Administration […]

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February 4, 2020 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Homicide in Germantown

Montgomery County police are investigating the death of a man that occurred Saturday night in Germantown as a homicide. The victim has been identified as Dwayne Anthony Stanley, Jr., age 28, of Washington, D.C. According to police, a driver on Great Seneca Highway called 911 at 10:30 p.m. to report an unresponsive person lying on […]

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October 25, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Blair Student Laid to Rest Friday

Montgomery Blair Principal Renay Johnson shared details about Moses Hailom’s funeral arrangements on social media Thursday evening. The funeral for Hailom, 18, takes place Friday at 10 a.m. at the International and Ethiopian Evangelical Church in Washington, D.C. View this post on Instagram A Celebration of Life for Moses Hailom, our Blazer A post shared […]

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October 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Blair Principal Announces Sudden Death of Student

A twelfth-grade student at Montgomery Blair High School died unexpectedly Monday. Renay Johnson, principal of Blair, tweeted a letter sent home to the school community on Tuesday evening. In the letter, Johnson confirmed the passing of 18-year-old Moses Hailom. “For those of you who knew Moses, we ask that you remember and celebrate his life. […]

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October 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Police Officer’s Death Ruled Suicide

Montgomery County Police Department released a statement Tuesday evening, stating Officer Thomas J. Bomba’s death has been ruled a suicide. On Monday morning, police were dispatched to a parking garage located at Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street in Silver Spring after reports that Bomba, 37, encountered “disorderly” subjects on the top floor. When police arrived at the […]

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August 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Officials, Educators Remember Toni Morrison

Montgomery County leaders are remembering Pulitzer Prize winning Toni Morrison, celebrated for her works about the black experience in America. The “Beloved” author died Aug. 5 from complications with pneumonia. MyMCMedia caught up with Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman and Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando about what Morrison meant to them. Ashman said he had always […]

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July 23, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Boxer Dies Following Fight at MGM National Harbor

A Russian boxer died Tuesday from wounds sustained during a fight at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill Friday night. 28 year-old Maxim Dadashev, a junior welterweight, was facing Subriel Matias in a world title elimination fight to earn the right to challenge the current International Boxing Federation champion Josh Taylor. The fight, televised […]

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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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