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August 8, 2019 | Staff Writer

Vigil Planned at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring

Flower Branch Community Members to Hold Vigil Friday Evening On Aug. 10, 2016, the tenants of the Flowers Branch apartments in Silver Spring woke up with an explosion that took the lives of seven people and destroyed two buildings. Three years after the tragedy, the victims continue to suffer the physical, emotional and economic consequences […]

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July 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for July 26 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, July 26, in Montgomery County: 1. Bethesda Blast: The next controlled blast for the BRAC-related Crossing Project at the Medical Center Metro Station in Bethesda is currently scheduled to occur between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. There will be a single explosive blast. Alarm horns will sound five […]

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March 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 Stories for March 17-23

Talk about a sad week for the news. Stories about Rockville High School — the rape allegations and their aftermath — dominated our web traffic reports. But the week also saw the horrific explosion of a home and the owner’s death.   Callers Threaten Rockville High UPDATED: Montgomery School Board Raises New Objection to Labor Day […]

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March 20, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Washington Gas Delivered Update Letter to Customers Following Explosion

The Washington Gas company provided an update in the form of a letter to some of its Rockville customers on Friday following a house explosion on Ashley Drive. Brian Edwards, a spokesperson for Washington Gas, said the letter, dated March 17, was distributed to nearby neighbors and shared with the utility’s call center in case […]

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March 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Body Recovered from Exploded Rockville Home

Crews poring over the debris of a home that exploded near Rockville early Friday morning discovered the remains of an adult and a domestic animal, Montgomery County Fire Chief Scott Goldstein said at a news conference Saturday. The body, which was found sometime around noon, has been sent to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner […]

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November 2, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

CASA Files Two Lawsuits on Behalf of Flower Branch Apartments Fire Victims (PHOTOS)

UPDATED Advocacy group CASA announced today that they filed lawsuits along with firm Bailey & Glasser, LLP against Washington Gas and Kay Management on behalf of the victims of the Flower Branch Apartments fire and explosion that happened on Aug. 10th. “We have been waiting long enough and the victims are entitled to justice,” CASA’s Executive […]

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September 19, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Council President Nancy Floreen Discusses I-270 Congestion, Cell Towers and More at News Briefing (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen held her first news briefing of the month on Sept. 19th, and she discussed a variety of topics including traffic congestion on I-270, the latest on small cell towers, the Bethesda Master Plan and more. During the news briefing, Floreen announced that County Councilmembers would receive an update about […]

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September 7, 2016 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: CASA Holds News Conference with Silver Spring Explosion Victims (VIDEO)

UPDATED At a news conference held today, CASA announced that the organization will file a lawsuit on behalf of residents impacted by the Flower Branch Apartments explosion. You watch the news conference in the MyMCMedia extra video, below. ORIGINAL POST CASA is expected to make a major announcement at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in front […]

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September 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 7, in Montgomery County

UPDATED It’s going to be a hot one as this heat wave continues. Here are five more things to know today, Sept. 7, in Montgomery County: 1. WSSC is scheduled to hold a public hearing about its proposed CIP in Rockville later today. 2. A recognition ceremony is planned for Montgomery County Public Library’s Career […]

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August 26, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with the investigation into the fatal explosion and fire at an apartment complex in Silver Spring. There are also reports on mosquito spraying in Montgomery County, upcoming immunization clinics just in time for back to school, new teachers in Montgomery County, the […]

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