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April 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Homicide of 18-Year-Old at Centerway Park in Montgomery Village

UPDATED Montgomery County police officers are investigating a homicide that occurred last night at Centerway Park in Montgomery Village. Police have identified the victim as 18-year-old Oscar Vidal Benitez of Gaithersburg. On April 24, at approximately 10:05 p.m., police said the Emergency Communications Center was notified by medical personnel at Holy Cross Germantown that an […]

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January 9, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Animal Center Gains Custody of Seized Dogs (VIDEOS)

UPDATED The Montgomery County Animal Services Division (ASD) has gained custody of the 66 dogs seized from a Rockville area home on Jan. 1. Katherine Zenzano, a spokesperson for the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC), said all the dogs are in the legal custody of the shelter and some of the dogs […]

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August 26, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Rockville Man Killed in Fatal Crash

A Rockville man was killed in a car crash on Sunday in Rockville. According to Montgomery County police, the single vehicle collision happened shortly before 2 p.m. in the area of Gruenther Avenue and McAuliffe Drive. Police said the preliminary investigation indicates that a black Toyota Avalon left the roadway, struck a fence, and then […]

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August 21, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Car Crashes Through Lingerie Shop in Bethesda (PHOTOS)

A car crashed through a glass window at Underwraps, a lingerie shop on Hampden Lane at the Shoppes in Bethesda on Friday morning. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the driver was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. According to Piringer, no one else was injured. A building inspector was […]

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June 25, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Overturned Tanker Truck in Poolesville Area (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County firefighters are on the scene of an overturned tanker truck on Club Hollow Road in the Poolesville area. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the driver of the truck was severely pinned under the overturned vehicle and had to be extricated. Piringer said the driver was transported by a medical helicopter […]

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May 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Tuberculosis Case Reported at Rockville High

Parents at Rockville High School (RHS) are being informed of a case of active tuberculosis (TB) at the school. “The affected individual is being treated at this time and there is no risk of additional exposure to any students or staff at this time,” wrote Ulder Tillman, Montgomery County health officer, and Billie Jean Benson, […]

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March 18, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Senator Kagan Sponsors Bill to Save Lives

State Senator Cheryl Kagan of District 17 has introduced an organ donation bill to expand entry points to Maryland’s registry in order to enlarge the donor pool and shorten the wait for those in need of transplants. “This bill is about saving lives,” said Kagan. “Expanding our transplant registry will allow us to find a […]

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February 19, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Ambulance Crew Reunites in Hospital, Medic Remains in Intensive Care

The two paramedics seriously injured in an accident on I-495, while they were responding to another call early Sunday morning, continue to recover from their injuries. In an update posted on the Glen Echo Fire Department’s Facebook page, John Witherspoon, president of the Conduit Fire and Glen Echo Fire Department, said medic Tom Schryver remains […]

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October 9, 2014 | Krista Brick

Shady Grove’s Pediatric Medical Director Talks about Enterovirus (VIDEO)

An outbreak of the enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has spread across nearly every state in the nation causing severe respiratory illness in some children.  Dr. Erik Schobitz, medical director for the Pediatric Emergency Department of Shady Grove Adventist Hospital talked with MyMCMedia about the virus, the cases of paralysis in children in Colorado and what parents should […]

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August 24, 2013 | Staff Writer

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (Video)

A key provision of the Affordable Care Act will be implemented on Oct. 1 and Montgomery County is in charge of the enrollment education for the metropolitan region.  CCM’s Lorna Virgili has more in this report first broadcast on County Report This Week. Visit Maryland Health Connection website or call 1.855.642.8574 for more information. For […]

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