September 13, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Emergency Town Hall to Address Climate Change in the County

County officials and environmental activists will hold a “Climate Emergency Town Hall” on Sept. 14. “We are now in a climate emergency. Addressing any emergency requires a plan, and that plan must be followed by leadership and action. Montgomery County intends to lead and set an example that others can follow and join. That is […]

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January 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Northwest High Students Learn About Helping Others in First Aid Course (VIDEO)

Some Northwest High School students have been taking a unique First Aid course, where they learn skills for aiding adults, children and infants in case of an emergency. These students are passionate about what they have learned, and recently they organized a First Aid Fair to share information with other students and teachers. Find out […]

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July 19, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Officials Close River Road at Lake Potomac Drive for Utility Work

This just in: River Road is closed at Lake Potomac Drive for emergency utility work. Commuters should seek an alternate route. Emergency utility work closes River Road (MD 190) at Lake Potomac Drive. Expect significant delays. Seek alternate route. #mdtraffic — MC Emergency Mgt (@ReadyMontgomery) July 19, 2016 Emergency utility work closes River Road (MD […]

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June 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

American Red Cross Blood Drive Set for Today in Rockville

Did you know that June 14th is World Blood Donor Day? The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive, today -Thursday,  from noon – 7 p.m., at the Rockville Blood Donation Center at 11820 Parklawn Drive. You can also give blood at the Rockville location on Friday from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., and on […]

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February 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 24, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Feb. 24, in Montgomery County: 1. Don’t leave the house without your umbrella. It’s going to be a rainy Wednesday. Because of the wet weather, the National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Montgomery County, effective from 10 a.m. today to 1 a.m. tomorrow. 2. […]

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January 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Leggett Urges Residents to Stay Home and Off the Roads (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett held a news briefing at the Emergency Operations Center on Sunday afternoon to discuss the status of snow plow operations, following the blizzard that dumped over 30 inches of across the county. Leggett was joined by Transportation Director Al Roshdieh, Highway Services Chief Richard Dorsey and other emergency management officials. […]

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November 14, 2015 | Staff Writer

Bleacher Railing Collapses at Georgetown Prep During Football Game

Minor injuries were reported after a bleacher railing collapsed during a football game at Georgetown Prep on Friday night, according to a Montgomery County fire and rescue official. On his Twitter account, Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said several people were injured from falling. He said all injuries were minor. The Hoyas were playing […]

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August 21, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Car Crashes Through Lingerie Shop in Bethesda (PHOTOS)

A car crashed through a glass window at Underwraps, a lingerie shop on Hampden Lane at the Shoppes in Bethesda on Friday morning. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the driver was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. According to Piringer, no one else was injured. A building inspector was […]

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June 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Police Investigate Fatal Collision in Derwood (PHOTO)

UPDATED June 29 at 5 p.m.: Montgomery County police released the names of the individuals involved in the June 27 fatal collision at Shady Grove Road and Epsilon Drive. Police identified the driver of the tan Toyota Camry as Gerilynne Seigneur of the 16300 block of Grande Vista Drive in Rockville. The driver of the […]

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May 20, 2015 | Sonya Burke

early morning photo of new Olney Library

Olney Library to Close for Repairs Over Memorial Day Weekend

Montgomery County Public Library (MCPL) officials have announced that the Olney Library will be closed from 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 21 until 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26 so repairs can be made to a sanitary sewer line. The bookdrop will remain open for returns during the repairs. According to officials, the emergency work […]

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