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April 17, 2019 | Staff Writer

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Gaithersburg Man Faces Child Porn Charges

A Gaithersburg man was charged Wednesday with distribution and possession of child pornography, a Maryland State Police statement said. The arrest followed a Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigation. Andrzej Piwowarski, 43, faces two counts of distribution of child pornography and seven counts of possession of child pornography, according to […]

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April 9, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Man Killed Trying to Cross I-270

Maryland State Police have identified the man who died Monday trying to walk across I-270. Tyrone Alonzo Jones, 36, was hit by a dump truck about 12:15 p.m. as he was crossing the highway, just north of Germantown Road, Maryland State Police said. Police said they received a call that a man appeared to be […]

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February 20, 2019 | Staff Writer

Snow Emergency Plan Issued for Montgomery County

Update: The Snow Emergency Plan was lifted Thursday, February 21 at 10 a.m. A Snow Emergency Plan was issued for Montgomery County at 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 20. This plan is to assist the State Highway Administration in snow clearing operations throughout the County. Parking is prohibited on roads and streets designated as snow emergency […]

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December 20, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Alcohol Task Force Charged 208 People for DUI Since November

Over the past five weeks, Montgomery County Police’s Alcohol Holiday Task Force arrested 208 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The task force not only consists of officers from six police districts, it also includes Maryland State Police troopers, Montgomery County sheriff deputies, officers from the Gaithersburg Police Department, as well […]

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November 30, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Governor Hogan Invites Marylanders to his Holiday-Filled Governor’s Mansion

Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan are hosting a holiday open house on Saturday, December 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. Residents throughout Maryland will be able to visit the governor’s mansion free of charge during this time. In conjunction with Toys for Toys and Maryland State Police, Governor Hogan will also be […]

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October 8, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

The Number of Hate Crimes Increased, According to Maryland State Police

Officers from the Maryland State Police said the number of hate crimes reported increased in 2017 compared to the number of incidents reported in 2016. According to a report from The Capital Gazette, police said 398 hate-related incidents were reported in 2017, an increase of 103 compared to 2016. The increase in incidents happened in […]

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October 5, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Lanes Back Open on Capital Beltway After Multiple Accidents Cause Delays, Closures

Lanes on the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway are back open after an multiple accidents caused lane closures and delays Friday morning. According to Maryland State Police, officers responded to Connecticut Avenue just before 6 a.m.,  following a report of an oil spill that led to a series of car accidents. When troopers arrived […]

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August 27, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

State Police Investigating Three Car Crash on I-495

A Gaithersburg woman is among the injured in a three-car crash on the Capital Beltway on Sunday, a Maryland State Police statement said. Fatemeh Beshkari, 46, of Gaithersburg was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital, police said. The crash occurred before 6 a.m. Sunday on the outer loop of I-495 at the Clara Barton Parkway.  According […]

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July 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council Offers Vehicle Theft Prevention Tips

In honor of National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month,  the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council is teaming up with the Maryland State Police to inform motorists of steps to avoid having their vehicles stolen. According to the theft prevention council, a car is stolen every 40 minutes in Maryland and every 45 seconds in the United […]

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June 18, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Regional ‘Move Over Law’ Enforcement Campaign Reminds Drivers to Switch Lanes

Maryland and Virginia Move Over Law Enforcement Campaign Maryland State Police, in partnership with Virginia, will participate in an education and enforcement campaign for the Move Over law from now through Saturday, June 23. The goal of the campaign is to inform the public about the importance of the Move Over law. All 50 states […]

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