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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May 13, 2015 | Krista Brick

Reward Set in Vilardo Homicide Case

Montgomery County Police say the couple slain at their Rockville home had returned from an outing in Charles Town, West Virginia with friends May 9. Their bodies were found the next day by relatives. The deaths of Richard and Julianne Vilardo, of Ridge Road in Rockville are being ruled homicides by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner […]

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May 10, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Police Investigate Death of Married Couple at Rockville Home as Homicide

UPDATE 3:24 p.m. Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department are investigating the death of a married couple at their Rockville home as homicides. Police said the deceased couple was discovered by a family member shortly after noon on May 10th. Investigators believe an entry was made into the home through a window, but the […]

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May 9, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery County Honors Fallen Officers (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Police Department hosted the “Fallen Heroes Memorial Service” at the Public Safety Headquarters site this week. The ceremony pays tribute to 19 police officers and sheriff deputies who have lost their lives in the line of duty in Montgomery County. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its […]

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April 23, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Cardin Releases Statement on Death of Dr. Warren Weinstein

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin released the following statement in response to the deaths of Marylander Warren Weinstein and Italian national Giovanni Lo Porto. Weinstein was kidnapped by al-Qaeda while serving as a contractor in Pakistan for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). “My thoughts and prayers are with the families of Dr. Warren […]

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January 21, 2015 | Sonya Burke

photo of Debra Lezama, clinical coordinator at Avery Road Treatment Center

Heroin-Related Deaths in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, Clinical Coordinator Debra Lezama of the Avery Road Treatment Center in Rockville said there needs to be more conversations about the heroin epidemic in Montgomery County. Take a look: See more stories about the heroin epidemic in Montgomery County, below: Related: 

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September 21, 2014 | Sonya Burke

County Announces Teen Pedestrian Safety Program (VIDEO)

You Only Live Once or YOLO is the theme of a new educational safety campaign in Montgomery County to curb pedestrian collisions involving teens. MCPS-TV reports. Visit our PEG partner MCPS TV to view more of its local programming. Related:

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September 17, 2014 | Sonya Burke

photo of Seneca Valley students signing up to not walk distracted

Local Leaders Announce YOLO Program to Curb Pedestrian Crashes Involving Teens (PHOTOS)

UPDATED- Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, County Council President Craig Rice and Vice President of the Montgomery County Board of Education Patricia O’Neill today announced the launch of a new education program to reduce pedestrian crashes involving teens. Other speakers included: Montgomery County Council members Cherri Branson and Roger Berliner, Seneca Valley High School Principal Marc […]

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January 20, 2014 | Staff Writer

Police Release 911 Calls from Germantown Homicides (Audio & Photos)

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate two homicides that were reported on Friday, January 17 in the 19000 block of Cherry Bend Drive in Germantown. On Jan. 20, detectives released the 911 calls that were received on Thursday night (Jan. 16) and on Friday (Jan. 17) morning. (See […]

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