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October 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Blair Principal Announces Sudden Death of Student

A twelfth-grade student at Montgomery Blair High School died unexpectedly Monday. Renay Johnson, principal of Blair, tweeted a letter sent home to the school community on Tuesday evening. In the letter, Johnson confirmed the passing of 18-year-old Moses Hailom. “For those of you who knew Moses, we ask that you remember and celebrate his life. […]

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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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July 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Damascus High Presses Fight for Hornet Logo on Water Tower

Damascus High School isn’t giving up on its plan to paint its mascot on a town water tower, though it’s facing opposition from Georgia Institute of Technology. Because the Damascus High Swarmin’ Hornet have some similarities to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket, Montgomery County Public Schools and the Atlanta college inked an agreement in 2016 […]

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June 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Friends Turn to Facebook to Remember Friend Lost in Wreck

A number of the friends of Pierce English have turned to his Facebook page to reminisce about the Germantown man. English died early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle accident near Woodbine, according to Howard County police. “Every time someone walked into Torrent, they were blessed with Pierce English’s smile, his laughter, and his kindness,” one poster wrote. […]

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May 23, 2017 | Sonya Burke

WSSC Rehabs Damascus Water Tower, Community Launches Fundraiser for Paint Job

The talk of the town in Damascus is swirling around the water tower. A local landmark, the Damascus Water Storage Tank is getting a $1.2 million rehab, according to an official with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. WSSC spokesperson Luis Maya said crews are currently rehabbing the tank, which was built in 1990, and is […]

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May 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

Donation Fund for Malcom Winffel Grows, Funeral Scheduled for Thursday

A GoFundMe account for Malcom Winffel has climbed to over $103,000 in just four days. Winffel is being remembered as a hero after he was shot and killed while trying to help a woman in the parking lot of Montgomery Mall last Friday. Winffel’s funeral is scheduled for tomorrow, May 12, at St. Rose of […]

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May 8, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Police Release Names of Shopping Center Shooting Victims (PHOTOS)

As Montgomery County police officers continue to investigate the two fatal shootings that happened on Friday, police have released the names of the two victims who died from their injuries. According to police, one shooting occurred at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, where two men and one woman were wounded, and one later succumbed to his […]

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March 15, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

GoFundMe Campaign for Washington Spirit Players Raises More Than $36,000 in Three Days (PHOTO)

A GoFundMe page to raise money for two Washington Spirit players, who escaped a house fire in Boyds, has raised more than $36,000 since it was created on Sunday. The page was started by Anthony DiCicco, whose father, Tony DiCicco is a former U.S. women’s national team coach. On the night of March 10, just […]

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February 7, 2016 | Staff Writer

Olney Chamber Establishes Scholarship Fund in Officer Noah Leotta’s Name

The Olney Chamber of Commerce has established a scholarship fund to commemorate the life and passion of Montgomery County police officer Noah Leotta. The Chamber is asking local businesses and residents to help contribute to the fund, which will be awarded to local high school students committed to pursuing a career in law enforcement or […]

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January 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

The Owner of Mel’s Rink Responds to Letter from County Executive (PHOTO)

UPDATED Jan. 8 Mel’s Rink may be moving to a new location. In an email dated Jan. 7th, Poolesville resident Marc Kohn says he appreciates County Executive Ike Leggett’s personal interest in Mel’s Rink, and Kohn says he would like to meet with county officials to discuss relocating the backyard ice rink that was built […]

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