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August 1, 2019 | Staff Writer

Latest Turn in Woodstock 50 Saga: Cancellation

Woodstock 50 has been canceled, according to a statement from Howard County Executive Calvin Ball said in a statement. Ball offered Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia to host the music festival, which would mark the 50th anniversary of the famed Woodstock concert in upstate New York. Ball’s statement said: Earlier this month, the promoters of […]

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April 23, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery, Howard Sign Agreement on Police-Involved Shootings

The state’s attorneys of Howard and Montgomery counties inked a pact Tuesday that would spell out how the counties would investigate deaths from police-involved shootings. Previously, the two counties were working under a verbal agreement dating back to 2015, Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy said. Howard County would investigate Montgomery’s cases, and vice versa. […]

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December 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Year in Review: The Top 12 Montgomery County Stories in 2018

1. Elrich Becomes County Executive Voters roared in 2016, passing term limits on County Council members and the county executive. In 2018, the voters continued to roar. First, in the Democratic primary, voters winnowed a list of 38 candidates down to four in the council’s at-large race. Next, voters chose Marc Elrich as their party’s choice […]

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December 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Howard County State’s Attorney To Review Shooting Involving Montgomery Officer

The Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office now will review the shooting of a man by a Montgomery County police officer, said a police statement released Tuesday. Based on an existing agreement between Montgomery and Howard counties, the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office will determine if the Montgomery officer acted within the law or if this […]

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June 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Identify Teen Who Drowned at Maple Lake in Washington Grove on June 17th

UPDATE: Montgomery County police said Thursday afternoon the victim was identified as Kodjo Jean-Claude Ayewou, 14, of Summit Avenue in Gaithersburg. The Chief Medical Examiner’s Office completed an autopsy and ruled that the cause and manner of death to be an accidental drowning, police said. Original post: Montgomery County police officers are investigating a possible […]

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June 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner: Is Anyone Prepared for Cyber Attacks? (VIDEO)

News reports said the Howard County government website, along with other government sites across the United States, were hacked to display a message supporting the Islamic State, the terrorist organization. By 9:45 a.m. Monday, the site had been restored, according to a tweet from Howard County government. As of 9:45 a.m. this morning, 6/26, @HoCoGov […]

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June 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Police Release Drowning Victim’s Name (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police have identified the victim of the June 13 Rocky Gorge drowning as Douglas Alex Merino, 20, from the 500 block of Summit Hall Road in Gaithersburg. His death was ruled an accidental drowning, after an autopsy by the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore, police said. The Rocky Gorge Reservoir is on […]

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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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March 9, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Bethesda Man Arrested for Carjacking, Robbery

Montgomery County police charged a 27-year-old Bethesda man for an armed carjacking and an armed robbery. Michael Gainer Rothenberg, 27, of Buxton Terrace was charged in the carjacking, which occurred March 1, and the robbery, which occurred March 4, a police statement said. The carjacking occurred about 5 p.m., in the parking lot of the […]

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October 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

House Fire Displaces Burtonsville Family (PHOTOS)

A house fire in Burtonsville caused an estimated $100,000 in damages on Tuesday afternoon and displaced the family who lives there, according to a Montgomery County fire spokesperson. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said it took 45 firefighters to extinguish the blaze on Turbridge Court. Firefighters from Prince George’s and Howard counties provided mutual […]

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