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July 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Man Arrested After Allegedly Shooting at Vehicle on Beltway, Police Say

Maryland State Police (MSP) announced Wednesday they arrested and charged a man for shooting at a truck while traveling on the Capital Beltway in Silver Spring. Michael Andre Holmes, 25, of Annapolis is accused of the crime and is charged with first and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment from a car. In a statement Monday […]

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April 11, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

State Highway Administration to Host Transportation Alternatives Forums

Eight public workshops are scheduled in April and May throughout Montgomery and Prince George’s counties for community members to learn about highway transportation alternatives and offer feedback. The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) first presented its preliminary range of alternatives in July 2018. This report included 15 options for consideration in the […]

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September 20, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

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Hogan Administration Awards MoCo $4 Million in Grants for Local Roads

The Hogan administration has awarded Montgomery County with more than $4 million in grants to improve local roads. Funding awarded to the county is a portion of the more than $57 million awarded to all 23 counties and Baltimore City. The funding represents a nearly $20 million increase over fiscal year 2018, and adds to […]

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January 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Wintry Mix Expected Saturday, MCPS Activities Resume After Noon

UPDATED 1.14.17 10 a.m. The city of Gaithersburg facilities are opening at noon. Update 1/14: All City facilities will be opening at noon. Classes/programs/activities starting before noon at all sites are cancelled. — City of Gaithersburg (@GburgMD) January 14, 2017 Pavement conditions are wet and, in some spots, slick. Drivers should use caution as conditions […]

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December 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Governor Hogan: ‘Road Conditions … Still Extremely Dangerous’

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has released a statement following multiple traffic fatalities and dangerous weather conditions on Saturday morning across the state: “I strongly urge all Marylanders to use common sense and put their safety first by heeding all travel warnings from state and local authorities. Road conditions in many areas of the state are […]

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November 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Floreen Discusses Election Results, Liquor Authority and More at News Briefing (VIDEO)

At her weekly briefing on Monday, Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen discussed a variety of topics including the “Stand Up for the Montgomery Way” rally, election results, term limits, the county’s Triple-A bond rating, the state’s transportation program, the proposed independent Liquor Authority, the landlord tenant bill, the Economic Development Corporation, the subdivision staging […]

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April 27, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Troopers Target Distracted Drivers on I-95 (PHOTO)

Distracted drivers were the focus of a seven-hour cooperative effort by Maryland State Police on Wednesday along the northern portion of I-95. According to a Maryland State Police Department news release, more than 170 motorists were stopped for violations related to driving while distracted between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on I-95 from Baltimore City […]

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January 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Leggett Urges Residents to Stay Home and Off the Roads (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett held a news briefing at the Emergency Operations Center on Sunday afternoon to discuss the status of snow plow operations, following the blizzard that dumped over 30 inches of across the county. Leggett was joined by Transportation Director Al Roshdieh, Highway Services Chief Richard Dorsey and other emergency management officials. […]

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September 25, 2015 | Staff Writer

Deer Population is Increasing; Never Veer for Deer

As the leaves begin to change and the days become shorter, the white-tailed deer population will enter into the mating season also known as “the rut.” The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is advising motorists to use heightened awareness of deer crossings and regions where there are known deer populations. “Although a […]

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June 24, 2015 | Aline Barros

SHA To Improve Road Conditions on Interstate 370

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (SHA) is scheduled to begin a renovation and improvement project on Interstate 370. This resurfacing project includes more than five miles of I-370 between Interstate 270 and MD 355 in Gaithersburg. SHA official said the work is “already underway and started a week ago.” According to a […]

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