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April 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

One Person Dead in Gaithersburg Condo Fire, Three People Injured

UPDATED 4.3.17 Firefighters are investigating a fatal condo fire in Gaithersburg. Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said one person was found dead in the fire and three people were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He said the fire occurred shortly after 8 p.m. at  996West Side Drive, which is the Brighton West […]

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February 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Dozens Rally at Macedonia Baptist Church About Historic Burial Site in Bethesda (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police officers stopped traffic on River Road in Bethesda on Sunday afternoon so dozens of protesters who gathered at Macedonia Baptist Church could march across the road to a property the demonstrators say is the site of a historic African-American burial ground. The protesters carried signs that read, “Black Lives Matter,” “Black History […]

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December 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Pets of the Week: Two Beagles Who Need a Good Home (VIDEO)

Meet Rocco and Bella. These two beagles are looking for a good home and they want to stay together. For more information, visit the Animal Services and Adoption Center, here.

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December 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Senator Mikulski’s “Summing Up Speech” (VIDEO)

Senator Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in Congressional history, delivered her “summing up speech” today. It was a trip down memory lane for Mikulski, who recalled her roots in Baltimore and the neighborhood cause that changed the direction of her life. “I have served in elected public office for 45 years; more than half […]

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November 16, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Executive Leggett: “Make No Mistake About It, There is Fear” (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council members and County Executive Ike Leggett are addressing community concerns about safety and possible discrimination, harassment and hate crimes. On Tuesday, the elected leaders held a news conference and passed a resolution, reaffirming the county’s tradition of respect for all residents. “Make no mistake about it, there is fear, and there is […]

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November 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

House Fire on Muncaster Mill Road Displaces Five People (PHOTOS)

Dozens of Montgomery County firefighters responded to a house fire in the 6100 block of Muncaster Mill Road around 11 p.m. on Monday night. The blaze displaced five people, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) spokesperson Pete Piringer. According to Piringer, the fire originated in the basement and appears to have been […]

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October 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

Rockville’s Holiday Drive is Underway (VIDEO)

The city of Rockville’s holiday drive is now underway. Can you help? During the annual drive, with the help of donors and volunteers, the city’s Community Services Division collects and distributes Thanksgiving meals in November and toys and gifts in December to hundreds of children and families in Rockville. Find out more in this Rock […]

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August 7, 2016 | Staff Writer

Food, Fun, Fitness and Fundamentals at Greencastle Elementary School’s Summer Camp (VIDEO)

Greencastle Elementary School is hosting a summer camp for rising second to sixth graders in Silver Spring and the fun program includes food, fitness and academic fundamentals. The camp is made possible by a partnership between MCPS, Montgomery County’s Department of Recreation, the Montgomery County Police Department and Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington. MCPS-TV […]

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June 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Maggie Rose Ties the Knot (PHOTO)

Country singer Maggie Rose, who is also known as Margaret Durante, has tied the knot. The country music star, who hails from Montgomery County, was married to Austin Marshall over the weekend at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac. You may remember that Rose got engaged to Marshall last year at the Bethesda Blues […]

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March 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Berliner Recaps Cuba Trip (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council Vice President Roger Berliner visited Cuba last month as part of a trip organized by the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC). In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Berliner recaps his trip. President Obama is scheduled to visit Cuba on March 21.

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