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August 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Water Main Break Repaired; Silver Spring Traffic Still Affected Sunday

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission completed emergency repairs to a water main on Wayne Avenue between Georgia Avenue and Ramsey Avenue in Silver Spring overnight Saturday. However, traffic remained closed Sunday in that area to complete road repairs. WSSC crews cut and removed a damaged 36-inch pipe, and a new section of pipe was inserted. Several […]

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April 29, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Silver Spring Woman Killed as She Crossed Georgia Avenue

Claire E. Weissmeyeer Grossman, 63, of Silver Spring was pronounced dead at the scene after she was struck by a car as she was crossing northbound Georgia Avenue April 28. Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department, Collision Reconstruction Unit, are investigating the collision that took place at 11:02 p.m. by Rippling Brook Drive in […]

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April 22, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Interactive Flower Display Debuts Thursday in Silver Spring

While there will be no official ribbon cutting or ceremony due to Thursday’s cold weather, the 25-foot-tall interactive art display at the busy corner of Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road is complete and on display. The flowers change colors and open and close based on cues from the National Weather Service that interface with the […]

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March 5, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Three Taken to Hospital Following Five-Vehicle Crash on I-495 

Three drivers were taken to a hospital Friday morning following a five-vehicle crash on the I-495 Outer Loop in Montgomery County, Maryland State Police (MSP) said. The crash occurred around 9 a.m. between Georgia and Connecticut Avenues. All outer loop lanes were temporarily closed and four vehicles were towed from the scene. All lanes are […]

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December 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Pedestrian Died After He Was Struck by Vehicle in Wheaton, Police Say

Montgomery County Police (MCPD) said a pedestrian died Tuesday after he was struck by a vehicle in Wheaton. An adult male was struck on University Boulevard West at Georgia Avenue, MCPD tweeted Tuesday morning. Police said they received the call around 4 a.m., and close to 10 a.m. MCPD announced the man succumbed to his […]

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December 3, 2020 | Charles Nyonga

Body Found in Aspen Hill; No Foul Play Suspected

Montgomery County Department of Police, Major Crimes Division, have identified the body found in Aspen Hill in a creek along Matthew Henson Trail near Georgia Avenue and Hewitt Avenue. Lawrence Wilson, 52, was discovered at approximately 11:57 a.m. on Wednesday by 4th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner […]

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November 30, 2020 | Staff Writer

MCPD Arrests Storage Unit Burglar in Silver Spring

Montgomery County police arrested and charged Brady Santos, 31, for the burglary of storage units in Silver Spring, according to authorities. At approximately 9:11 a.m. on Nov. 19, MCPD responded to reports of a burglary at the Extra Space Storage facility at 7722 Fenton Street. An employee stated that the suspect was seen entering and exiting through […]

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November 30, 2020 | Staff Writer

Police Searching for Suspect in Wheaton Rape Case

Montgomery County Police are conducting an investigation after a woman was raped in Wheaton last week. On November 23, authorities responded to the report of a sexual assault in the area of Georgia Avenue shortly after midnight. Detectives say the victim was with a friend at Wheaton Veterans Park located on Amherst Avenue before she walked […]

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October 1, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Silver Spring Restaurant Declared ‘Unsafe Facility’ After COVID-19 Violations

The Society Restaurant & Lounge in Silver Spring has been declared an “Unsafe Facility” by Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles after repeated COVID-19 violations. The Georgia Avenue establishment was ordered to close on Tuesday following an inspection on Saturday. It must remain closed for 30 days or until Gayles approves reopening. Society previously […]

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September 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Detectives Investigate Four Carjackings in Under a Week in Downtown Silver Spring

Four armed carjackings have occurred in the downtown Silver Spring area since Sept. 19, the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) said.  Detectives continue to investigate the crimes and said in three incidents the victim’s car was left running and/or unattended. All four victims’ cars were later found abandoned in Washington, D.C. The carjackings occurred as […]

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