September 11, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Wear and Carry Applications Going Online

The Maryland Wear and Carry Permit application for firearms is going digital on Oct. 1, 2019, according to a news release from Maryland State Police on Sept. 10. It will be totally online and paper applications will not be accepted after Sept. 30. In the release, state police said that going online will make applying […]

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September 6, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Walmart Cuts Back on Guns and Ammunition

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon sent a memo to employees this week announcing cutbacks to gun sales and ammunition in stores. “We’ve also been listening to a lot of people inside and outside our company as we think about the role we can play in helping to make the country safer. It’s clear to us that […]

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August 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Man Arrested For Illegal Possession of Firearms

Montgomery County police officers from the Gaithersburg District arrested and charged a man for firearm-related offenses during a traffic stop on Friday, Aug. 16. The man has been identified as 20-year-old Andre Duvall of Gaithersburg. Police say that the traffic stop occurred at 9:55 p.m. Friday. Gaithersburg district officers conducted the stop on Frederick Road […]

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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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June 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

One Germantown Traffic Stop Yields Three Guns

Four men — three from Montgomery County — face gun charges after a traffic stop Wednesday night, Montgomery County police said. One of the men faces charges in connection with shots fired into a Germantown home, police said. The Germantown police district’s District Community Action Team (DCAT) have arrested and charged: Jordan Becraft, 20, of […]

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June 18, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Manger Announces Arrests of Three Suspects in Double Homicide Case (VIDEO)

At a Saturday night news conference, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger announced that three people have been arrested for the homicides of 17-year-old Shadi Najjar and 18-year-old Artem Ziberov. According to police, the Germantown teens were shot to death as they sat in a parked car in the 8200 block of Gallery Court in […]

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November 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

Council’s Health and Human Services Committee to Host Forum on Gun Violence

The Montgomery County Council’s Committee on Health and Human Services is scheduled to host a public forum on “The Impact of Gun Violence on Public Health” tonight at 7 p.m. The forum will feature Montgomery County Councilmember George Leventhal, Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, and Rep. John Sarbanes. According to a […]

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June 15, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Council Nancy Navarro on Orlando Tragedy

Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro is speaking out about the tragedy in Orlando. “This targeted attack that took the lives of 49 people should be more than just a moment of reflection, but a call to action,” she said at the Council dais on Tuesday. Read her full statement, below: “On Sunday, Orlando fell victim […]

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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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December 7, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Council President Nancy Floreen Discusses Budget Situation, Marijuana, Radon and More at Briefing (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen held her first weekly briefing with reporters on Dec. 7 at the Council Office Building in Rockville. Floreen discussed a variety of topics including: falling revenue projections, school funding, marijuana dispensaries, vaping and electronic cigarettes, the proposed Bus Rapid Transit system, radon testing and more. You can watch the […]

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