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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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May 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Man Faces Murder Charges For Stabbing Person in Silver Spring Parking Lot

 Update, May 17: Montgomery County police have arrested a man in connection with a homicide that left a man dead in Silver Spring. Police say Oscar Danilo Manzano-Mora, 23, faces charges of first-degree murder for allegedly killing Edras Armando Munoz on May 8. According to police, after a dispute in a parking lot outside of […]

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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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January 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Remembering Dr. Ulder Tillman (VIDEO)

UPDATED 1.10.17 Funeral services have been announced for Dr. Ulder Tillman. A viewing will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Kensington. The service will follow at 11 a.m. on Jan. 13. For more information, visit the county’s website, here. ORIGINAL POST Montgomery County is […]

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January 3, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Leggett Releases Statement Following Death of Dr. Ulder Tillman

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett released the following statement about the passing of County Health Officer Dr. Ulder Tillman: “I am profoundly sad to announce that Dr. Ulder Tillman, who served 13 years as our County’s health officer and chief of Public Health Services, died this afternoon. “Dr. Tillman was a wise and ardent champion […]

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June 3, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Fatal Collision Involving Teen Bicyclist in Gaithersburg

UPDATED Montgomery County police officers are investigating a fatal collision involving a 16-year-old bicyclist that occurred Thursday afternoon at the intersection of South Frederick Avenue and Fulks Corner Avenue in the city of Gaithersburg. Police said the preliminary investigation indicates that the bicyclist was traveling northbound on the sidewalk of the southbound side of South […]

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January 4, 2016 | Staff Writer

Motorcyclist Dies After Crash on Sunday in Spencerville

A Silver Spring man was killed in a motorcycle crash that occurred Sunday afternoon in Spencerville, according to the Montgomery County Police Department. It happened shortly after 3 p.m. on Jan. 3rd.  That’s when police said 42-year-old Joe Odeh Dababneh was traveling east on Spencerville Road on a silver, 2004 Yamaha. According to police, a […]

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December 23, 2015 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Investigate Fatal Collision in Damascus

UPDATED Dec. 23, 2015 – Montgomery County police officers are investigating a fatal collision that occurred Tuesday evening in the 5200 block of Damascus Road. According to police, the preliminary investigation indicates that a silver, 2002 Volkswagen Passat was traveling north on Damascus Road. For reasons still under investigation, police said the vehicle left the […]

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December 10, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery Police Chief Manger Pays Tribute to Officer Noah Leotta (VIDEO)

UPDATED The Montgomery County Police Department paid tribute to Officer Noah Leotta at the 4th District Police Station on Dec. 10th in Wheaton. Hundreds of officers lined the street as a procession passed by in front of the station on Randolph Road. “The residents of this county lost a great cop,” said Chief Tom Manger. […]

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December 10, 2015 | Staff Writer

Police Officer Noah Leotta Dies at Age 24 (VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta, who was struck by a vehicle one week ago today while working as part of a Holiday Task Force in Rockville, has passed away at a local hospital. The Montgomery County Police Department paid tribute to Leotta today outside the Wheaton Police Station on Randolph Road. Leotta, 24, […]

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