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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 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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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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May 25, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Maryland State Police Plan Extra Highway Enforcement for Memorial Day Weekend

The Maryland State Police Department is preparing to put more troopers on the roadways for the Memorial Day weekend. An average of 312 fatal accidents occur each year at this time, making it the deadliest holiday in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Maryland Department of Transportation reports that […]

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April 24, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Maryland Issues Warning About Carfentanil After Three Deaths in Anne Arundel and Frederick Counties

The Opioid Operational Command Center is raising awareness of a carfentanil threat to Maryland communities after three residents in Anne Arundel and Frederick counties died in apparent overdoses from the synthetic opioid. “Carfentanil is the latest in a string of deadly drugs that have exacted a horrible toll on residents in Maryland and across the […]

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October 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Heroin: “The Quiet Epidemic” in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

County Cable Montgomery has produced a 30-minute video report about the heroin epidemic in Montgomery County. You can watch the show in its entirety, below:

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May 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Maryland State Police Plan Extra Speed Enforcement on I-70 and I-68

Slow down! The Maryland State Police Department is preparing to put more troopers on the roadways tomorrow as part of a crackdown on speeding. Drivers can expect to see more troopers along I-70 just outside Baltimore City and along I-68 in Garrett County. According to an MDSP news release, troopers will be enforcing speed limits […]

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February 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Police Chief Tom Manger Wants Tougher DUI Laws in Maryland

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger provides some sobering stats as he stresses the need for tougher DUI laws in the state of Maryland. Manger’s comments followed a Feb. 12th bond hearing for Luis Reluzco, who faces charges in a Dec. 3rd collision that resulted in the death of Montgomery […]

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January 19, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Council Plans to Join “Vision Zero” Program to Eliminate Traffic Deaths (VIDEO)

Local leaders and community activists gathered at the Montgomery County Council chambers today to announce the Council’s effort to eliminate traffic deaths on Montgomery County roads by joining the national Vision Zero program. The Vision Zero initiative actually began in Sweden. Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner is spearheading the local effort, with the support of all […]

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June 28, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Police Investigate Deaths of Mother and Daughter in Chevy Chase

Montgomery County police are investigating the deaths of a 29-year-old mother and her four-year-old daughter at a Chevy Chase home. According to a police account, police and firefighters responded to a report of an electrocution at the residence shortly before 4:30 p.m. in the 8800 block of Connecticut Avenue on Saturday afternoon. Police said the […]

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