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May 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police: Driver Struck, Killed on I-270 After Exiting Vehicle Following Collision 

A driver died early Monday morning after they exited their vehicle and were struck following a collision on I-270, Maryland State Police (MSP) said in a press release. Around 12:39 a.m., MSP Rockville Barrack troopers were dispatched to a two-vehicle collision involving a pedestrian in the main lanes of I-270 North near Rockledge Drive in […]

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April 27, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Co-Founder of Sardi’s Chicken Loses Battle with COVID-19

Philip Sardelis, who together with his first cousin also named Philip Sardelis and who co-founded and owned Sardi’s Chicken, died from complications he developed from having COVID-19. He was 48 years old. The Derwood resident leaves behind his wife, Lisette, and four children, Marcel, 28, Michael, 19, Georgie, 12, and Nefeli, 10. Although they are […]

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March 10, 2021 | Rebecca Baldwin and Deirdre Byrne

‘Some People’s Heroes are Other People’s Villains’: Death of ‘Kane’ Brings Backs Good, Bad and ‘Complicated’ Memories

When news of Peter Deibler’s death became public Monday morning, it brought up positive and negative memories for fans and former coworkers. The popular Top 40 radio host and Montgomery County resident — who went by “Kane” on-air — spent much of his career at Hot 99.5 (WIHT), which is based in Rockville. Some of […]

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January 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Memorials Light Up in Remembrance of COVID-19 Victims

More than 400,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University. Tuesday evening, President Joe Biden led a tribute to victims at the Lincoln Memorial. 400 lights lined the Reflecting Pool, representing the over 400,000 people who lost their lives to the coronavirus. “To heal we must remember,” Biden said […]

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February 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Fire Performer Has Died After Significant Burns

The fire performer who was in critical condition after being burned in a shed fire has died, according to Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) spokesperson Rebecca Innocenti. The woman’s identity has not been released. On Feb. 11 Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) responded to a Kensington fire on Summit Avenue and Glenrose Street. […]

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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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September 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Cokie Roberts, a National Voice With a Presence in Montgomery

The loss of trailblazing journalist Cokie Roberts is certainly felt in Montgomery County. She may have been born in Louisiana, and both parents served in the U.S. House of Representatives. She lived in the county for more 67 years. In 1960, she graduated from the all-girls Catholic school Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart […]

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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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