April 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Will Test ‘On Demand’ Transit Program

Montgomery County Department of Transportation has plans for a new “on demand” transit program. The Microtransit Pilot Program will be tested in the Rockville, Glenmont, and Wheaton service areas. Similar to UberPool, this program will allow residents to use a mobile app to request trips to and from a designated pickup and drop off area. […]

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October 4, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Arrest Woman for Package Theft

A 57-year-old Wheaton woman faces a theft charge after a tipster identified her from publicly released surveillance images of a woman taking packages from the front steps of nearby homes, a Montgomery County police statement said. Police said Tatiana Baker, 57, of the 12900 block of Camellia Drive was seen on surveillance video in July […]

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September 10, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Investigating Thefts of Packages from Homes in Wheaton-Glenmont Area

Montgomery County police are investigating the thefts of packages taken from in front of three homes in the Wheaton-Glenmont area. The thefts occurred between July 24 and Aug. 26 and were committed by the same woman. Investigators on Monday released surveillance photographs are asking for the public’s help to identify her. Detectives also believe that […]

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August 18, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Charity Changes Name in Wake of Cardinal’s Resignation

The controversy surrounding a high-ranking official in the Catholic church has led to a Montgomery County charity to change its name. The Cardinal McCarrick Center in Wheaton has changed its name to the Catholic Charities Center because of the controversy surrounding its namesake. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick resigned on Saturday, July 28, after allegations surfaced he […]

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May 30, 2018 | Marisa Fried

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Water Safety Days Offer Free Swim Lessons and Safety Tips

Two Water Safety Days will offer free swim lessons, lifeguard demonstrations, and safety tips to promote water safety at the beginning of the pool season.  The first will take place Friday, June 1 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Water Park at Bohrer park in Gaithersburg, and the second will take place Saturday, June 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the […]

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February 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro Update: Red Line Train Weekend Schedule Modified for Maintenance

Metro riders can expect some changes to the Red Line this weekend between Wheaton and Glenmont stations. The Glenmont station will be closed beginning Feb. 24 through Feb. 25 for track maintenance and leak mitigation, according to WMATA. Buses will replace the Red Line trains between Wheaton and Glenmont. The remaining Red Line trains will operate […]

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November 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Metro SmarTrip Balances to not Allow Negative Balances Beginning Jan. 8

Metro will not allow customers to exit the rail system or board a bus if the trip would create a negative balance on their SmarTrip card. This change goes into effect Jan. 8. Currently, small negative balances are allowed on SmarTrip cards. Bus riders with $1.75 or less on their card are allowed to board […]

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August 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

Man Faces Sex Charge from Metro Incident

A 26-year-old Southeast Washington man was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with an sex offense that occurred on a Red Line train, according to a statement from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Wayne Anthony Dammons was charged with second-degree sexual offense in Maryland, Metro Transit Police said. The victim, a juvenile female, reported to […]

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July 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED NWS Cancels Flood Warning for Montgomery County

UPDATED: The National Weather Service  canceled the flood warning for portions of Montgomery County at 5;52 p.m. The National Weather Service has cancelled the FLOOD WARNING for Montgomery County. For more info: #mdweather — MC Emergency Mgmt (@ReadyMontgomery) July 18, 2017 The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning until 10:15 p.m. for […]

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June 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

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MVA Announces Independence Day Closings

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) will close all offices on Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. All full-service Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) stations will also be closed. According to a news release, MVA’s ten self-service VEIP kiosks will remain open. MVA customers can also Skip the Trip and […]

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