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 4, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

What’s Open and Closed on the National Day of Mourning?

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday, Dec. 5 as a National Day of Mourning in the United States. Therefore, the federal government will close to honor the 41st president George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at age 94. Coinciding with this declaration, Governor Larry Hogan also announced that Maryland State Government will close to honor President […]

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June 5, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Bridge Dedicated to Principal Who Died Unexpectedly (VIDEO)

Family and friends of Dr. Michael J. Doran, who was the principal at Wootton High School for 12 years, gathered Thursday to dedicate a bridge in his name. Doran died unexpectedly in 2015. Those who knew Doran described him as an inspiration. “It’s hard to find a principal that both the staff and students love, […]

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February 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Man Killed in Car Crash in Olney

Montgomery County police are investigating a fatal car crash that occurred on Monday afternoon in Olney. Police said the crash occurred shortly before 4 p.m. on Olney-Laytonsville Road near Olney Mill Road and involved one vehicle. According to the preliminary investigation, police said a white 2007 Honda Accord was traveling east on Olney-Laytonsville Road when […]

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December 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

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UPDATED: 93-Year-Old Woman Dies From Injuries in Car Crash

UPDATED A 93-year-old woman has died from injuries she sustained in a one vehicle collision on Dec. 5 in Bethesda, according to Montgomery County police officers. The car crash happened around 9 a.m. at 8015 Whittier Boulevard. Police said the preliminary investigation indicates that the driver of a 2003 Buick Century was making a left turn […]

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November 18, 2016 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Arrest and Charge Two Suspects in Gaithersburg Homicide

UPDATE 11.18.16 Montgomery County police have arrested and charged two suspects in connection with the homicide of Richard Michael Lone III. Police have arrested and charged Mohammed Sirleaf, age 20, of Towne Crest Drive in Gaithersburg, for the murder of Lone. Timario Makaveli Gregg, age 19, of Castle Boulevard in Silver Spring, was also arrested and charged with […]

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September 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Potomac

Montgomery County police officers are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred last night in Potomac. It happened shortly before 9 p.m. at Bells Mill Road and Windsor View Drive. Police said 65-year-old Simon Saikmon Eng was walking west in the area of the eastbound side of Bells Mill Road when he was struck by […]

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May 4, 2016 | Staff Writer

Man Struck and Killed by Amtrak Train in Rockville

A 39-year-old man was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Rockville on Wednesday afternoon, according to Montgomery County authorities. It happened shortly before 4:30 p.m. in the 5700 block of Bou Avenue. Montgomery County police officers said the investigation indicates that the man was in the area of the tracks when, for reasons […]

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February 7, 2016 | Staff Writer

Remembering Scotland Community Activist Bette Thompson (VIDEO)

Local leaders, including County Executive Ike Leggett, are remembering Scotland native and community activist Bette Carol Thompson, who passed away on Feb. 3rd at the age of 80. Watch this MyMCMedia Extra video:   @CoUnTy_ExEc Honors #BetteThompson with a moment of silence at #SOBM16 event in Silver Spring @mymcmedia pic.twitter.com/zn0oDIKpPi — Willie James Inman (@imwilljames) […]

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November 15, 2015 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Collision on Route 355 in Germantown

UPDATED Montgomery County police are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred on Friday evening in the 19600 block of Route 355, just north of Scenery Drive, in Germantown. Police have identified the pedestrian as 47-year-old Damien Anthony Denning. According to police, Denning was struck in the traffic lanes by a Chevrolet Malibu that traveling […]

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