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August 2, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Paint Branch Student and Mother Die in Car Wreck in Charles County

Maryland State Police (MSP) from the LaPlata Barrack are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed two people in Charles County on July 27. Police say that 15-year-old Halimatou Diallo and her mother, 49-year-old Fatoumata Binta Diakite, died in the wreck. The two lived in Silver Spring and Diallo was a student at Paint Branch High […]

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May 21, 2019 | Staff Writer

Maryland Park Service Named Finalist for the 2019 National Gold Medal Award

The Maryland Park Service is a finalist for the 2019 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. The Gold Medal Awards program, founded in 1965, honors communities in the country that demonstrated excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development, and agency […]

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March 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

First Responders Honored for Response to Armed Clarksburg Student, Silver Spring Fire

Montgomery County first responders were honored for acts of bravery at the 45th Annual Public Safety Award Luncheon. MCM’s Deirdre Byrne spoke with Montgomery County Police Officer Troy Melott and Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services Capt. Chase Fabrizio about being honored: Melott was honored for peacefully responding to an armed Clarksburg High School student; […]

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January 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Social Media Highlights From Governor Hogan’s Inauguration

Here are some highlights on social media from Governor Larry Hogan’s inauguration in Annapolis today. Former Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush spoke at the inaugural ceremony. Larry Hogan Sworn in as Maryland Governor

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December 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Year in Review: The Top 12 Montgomery County Stories in 2018

1. Elrich Becomes County Executive Voters roared in 2016, passing term limits on County Council members and the county executive. In 2018, the voters continued to roar. First, in the Democratic primary, voters winnowed a list of 38 candidates down to four in the council’s at-large race. Next, voters chose Marc Elrich as their party’s choice […]

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October 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

County Rescue Crew Home From Helping Hurricane Michael Relief

After roughly 10 days in Florida’s panhandle to assist with Hurricane Michael relief, crews from Maryland Task Force 1 are back home. The team was assigned to wide area search operations where they worked with other state and local teams to search houses and help with rescue efforts. Hear more in the video below:  

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March 14, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Students Participate in National Gun Protest

Just one month after the deadly shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, thousands of students from Montgomery County Public Schools marched to Washington D.C. to rally for gun law reform. With their fists up and backs turned to the White House students were silent for 17 minutes. Each minute represented one of the […]

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March 12, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Superintendent Releases Statement on March 14 Student Demonstrations

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith released a statement Monday regarding student demonstrations planned for March 14. Students from across the county are planning to join other school districts in the region for a student walkout in support of gun policy and reform.  This comes exactly one month following the deadly shooting at […]

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February 26, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Riemer: ‘Lunacy Has Moved to Mainstream’

In his regular meeting with the media, Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer called President Donald Trump’s idea to arm teachers to combat school shootings a “low moment” in the discussion.

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July 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Flag Passing Ceremony in Bethesda Honors Wounded Warriors (VIDEO)

“As an amputee every day is hard,” Captain Christy Wise,co-captain for Invictus Games Team USA 2017, said. “I trip all the time. I always have extra hardware. I have to carry legs with me everywhere I go.” A tragic boating accident in 2015 is why Wise, a pilot in the United States Air Force, had her right […]

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