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February 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Winter Weather Advisory, Hypothermia Alert Issued in Montgomery County

Update, Feb. 12, 10:15 a.m.: The winter weather advisory has been extended until Tuesday at 1 p.m. Expect accumulation of up to 0.25 inches of freezing rain. Be careful of downed trees, branches, and “live” wires. Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Up-County, Winter Weather Advisory for Down-County until 1:00 pm, Tues 2/12. Expect up […]

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June 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Hogan Says He Will Not Deploy National Guard Resources to the Border

Governor Hogan announced on Twitter early Tuesday that he will not deploy any National Guard Resources to the border.  His response comes amid reports that children are being separated from their parents after being detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. Hogan said he ordered four crew-members and helicopters to return to Maryland immediately […]

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December 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

AAA Offers Winter Driving Tips

The National Weather Service has issued a winter advisory for Montgomery County and said residents should be prepared for at least 1 to 3 inches of snow. Since severe weather conditions can be both frightening and dangerous for drivers, AAA is reminding motorists to be cautious while driving and has a few tips: AAA Winter […]

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August 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

Leggett Speaks Out Against Deportation of Montgomery County Resident

In a statement released today, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett said he is “shocked and dismayed” that Lizandro Claros Saravia, a college-bound graduate of Quince Orchard High School, was deported to El Salvador this week by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “Instead of focusing ICE resources on those who have committed serious crimes, ICE instead […]

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August 2, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Claros Brothers Deported to El Salvador (VIDEO)

Diego and Lizandro Claros, who fled violence in El Salvador, have been deported, according to the immigrant rights group Casa of Maryland. Their plane landed in El Salvador as their emotionally distraught family attended a news conference. Casa de Maryland organized the event in Hyattsville where more than 50 people gathered to show support for […]

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May 8, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Teen Charged with Stolen Car, Guns Released Despite Immigration Detainer

A Wheaton 18-year-old who was arrested with what police said was an assault rifle from a Rockville city police cruiser and a stolen car was released after posting bond even though he had an active detainer in place filed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an ICE statement said. Mario Granados-Alvarado of the 2900 block […]

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April 28, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Poolesville Scraps Plans for Synthetic Ice Rink Because of Costs

The Town of Poolesville is not moving forward with plans for a synthetic ice rink, according to Town Manager Wade Yost. You may remember that Montgomery County was hoping to partner with the town on a rink after a backyard rink, “Mel’s Rink,”  made national headlines when the county shut it down for public use […]

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March 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

ICE Releases Statement About Arrest of Adolfo Sanchez-Reyes

A spokesperson for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has released a statement about the arrest of Adolfo Sanchez-Reyes. “Adolfo Sanchez-Reyes, a 43-year-old citizen of Guatemala, was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on March 24, 2017, after a review of his immigration history revealed he was unlawfully present in the United States. […]

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March 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Superintendent Discusses Immigration Status of Suspect in Alleged Rape of Student (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public School Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith is speaking out for the first time following the alleged rape of a 14-year old Rockville High School student by two male students. During a news conference on Tuesday evening, Smith stated how some people are turning this incident into a political issue following reports that one […]

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March 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Superintendent Says Students’ Safety is Top Priority (VIDEO)

It remains unclear how a 14-year-old student at Rockville High School was allegedly raped by two male students during school hours. School officials notified the Montgomery County Police Department on Mar. 16 that an unidentified female student was sexually assaulted in a boy’s bathroom, according to a police statement. Two students were charged by police […]

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