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February 18, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Several Collisions Reported on Capital Beltway

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer reported “quite a few wrecks” on the Capital Beltway Thursday. The county is under a Winter Weather Advisory; the National Weather Service says to expect mixed precipitation, with snow/sleet accumulating up to one inch and ice accumulating up to 1/10 of an inch. County Emergency Management […]

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February 18, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Detectives Searching for Man Accused of Vehicle Dent Repair Scam in Bethesda

Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) detectives are searching for a man who police say committed a dent repair scam in Bethesda in July and October 2020. Detectives were granted a warrant for the arrest of Archie Valdo Thompson, age 33, according to an MCPD statement, for “multiple counts of theft and malicious destruction of property, […]

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February 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police: Sheriff’s Deputy Shoots, Kills Laytonsville Man Who Was ‘Driving Erratically’

A Laytonsville man was shot and killed by a Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy Saturday, according to a Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) statement. Police say several 911 calls were received around 8:01 a.m. Saturday morning to report collisions in the 6000 block of MD-108, or Olney Laytonsville Road, between Riggs and Fieldcrest Roads. Callers said […]

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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 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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September 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Flooding Causes Road Closures, Leaves Cars Stranded in Montgomery County

Montgomery County is under a Flash Flood Warning until 6:45 p.m. Thursday due to huge afternoon downpours. Affected areas include Bethesda, Kensington and Aspen Hill. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said that downcounty was most affected by rain and flooding, causing roads like Beach Drive to close. Montgomery Parks alerted […]

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September 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Made 228 Traffic Stops in Montgomery County Over Labor Day Weekend

Police made 228 traffic stops over Labor Day weekend in Montgomery County.  Maryland State Police (MSP) teamed up with the Gaithersburg Police Department and the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police over the weekend to crack down on aggressive driving in the county. The MSP Rockville Barrack focused on Route 270, Gaithersburg Police focused on Gaithersburg and […]

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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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November 4, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

County’s Campaign Aims to Alert Drivers, Pedestrians and Bicyclists About Decreased Daylight

Montgomery County officials have launched what they call one of the most aggressive campaigns in County history. The campaign is aimed towards making drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists aware of the added perils that come with time changes and decreased hours of afternoon daylight. “Be Safe, Be Seen” includes 20 events as part of the one-month […]

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October 25, 2019 | Michelle Queen

SoberRide Available Saturday to Prevent Halloween Drunk Driving

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s (WRAP) 2019 Halloween SoberRide program is offering free Lyft rides to keep drivers from drinking and getting behind the wheel. The free service is available from 10 p.m. Saturday, October 26 until 4 a.m. Sunday, October 27. Nearly half of the U.S. Highway deaths during the Halloween season involve drunk […]

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