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June 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Launches ’20 is Plenty’ Pilot Program to Reduce Speed Limit on Select Roads

Montgomery County leaders on Thursday launched a new pilot program called “20 is Plenty” to reduce the speed limit on select roads to 20 miles per hour. The program is intended to help improve road safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. The five pilot roads are in North Bethesda, Germantown and Long Branch. They are: […]

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May 25, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

All Lanes Open Following Rockville Pike Water Main Break

Repairs are complete and all lanes are open after a 64-year-old water main broke Monday on Rockville Pike by Strathmore Avenue in front of Georgetown Prep High School. Southbound Rockville Pike was closed to thru traffic at Edson Lane after the pipe broke close to 5 p.m., Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief […]

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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 1, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Say Female Threatened Juvenile with Handgun in Silver Spring

Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) detectives released witness cell phone video as they continue to investigate a Jan. 16 first-degree assault with a handgun in downtown Silver Spring, a police statement says. According to the statement, the incident occurred following a traffic dispute around 2:25 p.m. Police say their investigation found that a male juvenile […]

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December 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Woman Struck, Killed on I-270 After Exiting Car on Shoulder

A woman was struck and killed on I-270 North near exit 9A after she got out of her car on the shoulder, state officials said. Kelly Elizabeth Vanaman, 34, of Frederick was driving on I-270 North at I-370 North around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Maryland State Police (MSP) said. She struck debris, which police believe was […]

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October 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Assistant Police Chief Says Officers are Reluctant to Enforce Traffic Laws

Montgomery County Assistant Police Chief Thomas Didone said racial concerns combined with a lack of concern for traffic safety have made officers reluctant to enforce traffic laws. “To be honest with you, the concerns about pretextual stops and concerns on racial profiling in the community, without the voice of Vision Zero, has them afraid to […]

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October 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Two People Seriously Injured in Wheaton Car Collision

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) is investigating a serious car collision that hospitalized two people Sunday in Wheaton. Police and fire and rescue personnel responded to a crash report around 1:32 p.m. at Veirs Mill Road at Newport Mill Road. MCPD said a Toyota Sienna was making a left turn onto Newport Mill Road […]

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August 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

All Metro Stations Will Open Sept. 8 for the First Time Since March

Sept. 8 is scheduled to be the first day all Metro stations will be open since March 19, the agency announced Monday.  Metro more than doubled weekly rail trips on Sunday in what the agency said was its largest ramp-up in history. Trips increased from 511 every weekday to more than 1,200, Metro reported. Six […]

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June 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Nightly Lane Closures on Outer Loop Will Continue Through Friday

Drivers can expect nightly lane closures on the Capital Beltway Outer Loop between MD 190 (River Road) and Clara Barton Parkway, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) said in a statement.  Maintenance began Sunday on the Persimmon Tree Road bridge over the beltway. It will continue each night between 9 p.m. […]

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April 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Bus Attendant Charged for Fatal Hit-And-Run, Property Destruction

Police are charging a Clarksburg man with murder, assault, and property destruction. Muhammad Taha, 29, is currently at the Prince William County Adult Detention Center “on a no bond status.” Taha is bus attendant for Montgomery County Public Schools, who is currently on unpaid, administrative leave. Police say Taha was charged in connection “with crimes […]

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