May 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

In Maryland, 39% of Gas Stations Experience Fuel Shortage on Thursday

Panic at the pumps continued on Thursday with 39% of gas stations in Maryland experiencing fuel shortages, according to data from GasBuddy. On Wednesday, GasBuddy reports that only 15% of gas stations in Maryland were experiencing shortages. This comes after local Montgomery County leaders have warned residents not to hoard gasoline because any shortages are […]

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May 12, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Olney Residents Scramble for Fuel Amid Gas Shortage at Stations

In Olney on Wednesday afternoon, BP outside of Fletcher’s Service Center was the only gas station in the area that had fuel. Long lines of cars along Georgia Avenue and Spartan Road waited outside the gas station for the opportunity to fill their tanks after a cyber attack caused Colonial Pipeline to shut down, leading […]

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May 12, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Algunas Estaciones se han Quedado sin Gasolina

Olney parece ser la zona cero en el condado de Montgomery para las largas filas y la escasez de gasolina, luego de un ataque cibernético que cerró Colonial Pipelines, el sistema de tuberías más grande para productos petroleros refinados en Estados Unidos. El oleoducto de 5.500 millas de largo transporta hasta 3 millones de barriles […]

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May 12, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Some Stations are Out of Gas but Overall, ‘Montgomery County Is In Pretty Good Shape’

Olney appears to be ground zero in Montgomery County for long lines and gas shortages following a ransomware attack that shut down the Colonial Pipelines, the largest pipeline system for refined oil products in America. The 5,500 mile long pipeline carries up to 3 million barrels of fuel daily between Texas and New York. However, […]

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February 3, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Petition Calls for Banning of Gas Leaf Blowers in Urban Montgomery County

Almost 3,300 people had signed a petition Wednesday morning that calls for banning gas leaf blowers in heavily populated areas of Montgomery County. “We want an absolute ban on gas leaf blowers within the densely populated urban portions of Montgomery County. Specifically, we propose a ban on using these devices on properties that are less […]

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January 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

PG County Man Charged with Chevy Chase Assault, Armed Carjacking

A Prince George’s County man has been charged with a Jan. 14 assault and armed carjacking in Chevy Chase, Montgomery County Police (MCPD) said in a statement. Tyrece Jones, 19, of Oxon Hill, is charged with armed carjacking, first-degree assault and the use of a firearm during the commission of crime, according to online case […]

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December 21, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Washington Gas Multado por $750,000 por Explosión en 2016 en Flower Branch

Washington Gas Light (WGL) recibió una multa de $750,000 por no informar a la Comisión de Servicio Público que no había reemplazado todos sus reguladores de mercurio como se prometió, que se encontraron como la causa probable de la explosión de gas y la muerte de siete residentes en Flower Branch Apartments, en Silver Spring […]

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March 20, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Police Identify Resident Found in House After Explosion (VIDEOS)

UPDATED 4.20.17 3:30 p.m. Montgomery County police have identified the resident found in the Ashley Drive house following an explosion last Friday as 61-year-old Steven Beck. According to a police news release, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has determined that Beck died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police said a dog found near […]

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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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