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December 17, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Federal Study Shows An Increase in Vaping Among Teens

Federal researchers reported Monday that America’s teens recorded a dramatic increase in the use of vaping devices over the last year. The 2018 Monitoring the Future survey says 37.3 percent of 12th-graders used a vaping device in the past 12 months, compared with 27.8 percent in 2017. The survey goes to a representative sample of […]

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November 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Police Chief Delivers Top 10 List This Holiday Season (VIDEO)

At a news conference about holiday safety in Clarksburg, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger delivered his top ten list for staying safe during the holiday season. His message was directed at residents who are walking, driving and shopping at this busy time of year. You can watch Manger count down his top ten list, […]

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June 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

BOE President Michael Durso Addresses B-CC Controversy in Blog Post

In a blog posted on the Board of Education website last Friday, BOE President Michael Durso pledges to work with parents and staff to combat underage drinking and substance use by students attending Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). The post follows a Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School controversy where the interim superintendent of MCPS overturned a […]

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May 31, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Bowers Overturns B-CC Principal’s Decision

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) interim superintendent Larry Bowers has decided to allow some Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (B-CC) students who reportedly consumed alcohol during prom activities to participate in the school’s graduation ceremonies. His decision overrules the principal’s decision on this matter. Bowers announced his decision in a letter to B-CC senior families dated […]

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March 7, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Jamie Raskin on ‘Noah’s Law:’ ‘We’ve Got to Stop the Carnage on the Highways’ (VIDEO)

The Maryland State House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved, “Noah’s Law” on March 3. The law is named after Officer Noah Leotta, who was killed in a collision on Dec. 3, 2015. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Maryland State Senator Jamie Raskin, a sponsor of the bill, talks about the details behind “Noah’s Law.” A version […]

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February 2, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Wootton Principal Writes Letter of Concern about Upcoming Spring Break Trip

Kimberly Boldon, the acting principal of Wootton High School, has written a letter of concern to parents and students about an upcoming spring break trip. The letter is posted on the front page of the school’s website. “I am writing to share concerns with you about the upcoming spring break trip being organized by some […]

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December 24, 2014 | Staff Writer

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Maryland State Police Warn Holiday Crackdown on Drunk Driving

With all the holiday parties and celebrations this time of year, many will drink and drive but you better watch out, I’m telling you why; the Maryland State Police are cracking down on drunk driving. Due to the increased possibility of alcohol related crashes and fatalities, troopers will be out in force actively searching for […]

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December 30, 2013 | Staff Writer

Sober Ride (Video)

During the holiday season, the Washington Regional Alcohol Program is offering a free, cab ride service for drivers who have been drinking. Tom Pogue tells us more about SoberRide in the week’s transportation update. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. SoberRide: 1-800-200-TAXI

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December 21, 2013 | Staff Writer

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

This holiday season troopers remind motorists if you decide to drink and drive, be ready for an alternate ride. The Maryland State Police provides fair warning to all party goers this holiday season, urging motorists to make alternate plans before driving drunk. State troopers will be out in force, conducting various enforcement initiatives with a […]

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