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August 19, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks to Close Portions of Sligo Creek Parkway for Tree Removal

Montgomery Parks will close down portions of Sligo Creek Parkway this week to remove hazardous trees throughout Sligo Stream Valley Park. The closures are scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on the following days: Tuesday, August 20 from Piney Branch Road to Kennebec Avenue. Wednesday, August 21 from Maple Avenue to Carroll Avenue. Monday, August 26 […]

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December 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Man Dies Crossing Piney Branch Road, Police Say

Montgomery County police are investigating how a pedestrian was struck and killed about 1 a.m. Saturday in Silver Spring, a police statement said. The pedestrian, 30-year-old Inmar Alejan Garmendez-Escobar, was hit at Piney Branch Road and Garland Avenue, by a car driven by Noellie Espinal Rosario, 40, of the 1500 block of Overlook Drive in […]

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October 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: County Police Officer Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver

Update: Montgomery County police released the officer’s name Thursday afternoon. Her name is Officer Heather Haynes. Fire and Rescue personnel took Haynes to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.  She was released from the hospital about 5 a.m. Thursday. Original post: A Montgomery County police officer was injured in a hit-and-run crash and she’s […]

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May 4, 2017 | Staff Writer

Long Branch Community Unity Festival to Take Place on May 6

Montgomery County Recreation is inviting residents to attend its annual Long Branch Community Unity Festival on May 6. This free event will be held at the Long Branch Community Recreation Center at 8700 Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring, according to a news release. Attendees can expects arts, crafts, entertainment, children’s actives and food vendors […]

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January 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Firefighters Investigate Building Fire in Takoma Park, Damages Estimated at $350,000

UPDATED Dozens of Montgomery County firefighters responded to a building fire near the intersection of Piney Branch Road and Flower Avenue in Takoma Park early today. The fire was reported at 5 a.m. in the 8600 block of Flower Avenue on Thursday morning. A fire official said there was smoke throughout the two-story building when […]

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August 11, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

How to Help Residents Affected by Silver Spring Apartment Complex Explosion (VIDEO)

Montgomery County is working with nonprofits to assist residents who have been displaced after the tragic explosion that happened at the Flower Branch apartment complex in Silver Spring. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Spokesperson Mary Anderson talks about how residents can help by donating to local nonprofit groups. Anderson said that approximately 90 […]

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August 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

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County Councilmember Marc Elrich Issues Statement about Silver Spring Apartment Fire

Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich, chair of the Council’s Public Safety Committee, issued the following statement today about the explosion and major fire in the apartment building in the Long Branch section of Silver Spring: “The explosion, fire, and building collapse at the Flower Branch apartment buildings early this morning injured 34 people, including three […]

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August 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

Explosion at Apartment Complex in Silver Spring (PHOTOS)

A search and rescue effort is underway at an apartment complex in Silver Spring following an overnight explosion and fire. It happened shortly before midnight in the 8600 block of Piney Branch Road. Over 100 firefighters were called to the scene of the three alarm fire. Firefighters said some occupants were trapped on the second […]

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January 31, 2016 | Staff Writer

Water Main Break Repairs Complete at University Boulevard in Silver Spring (PHOTOS)

UPDATED at 4:30 p.m. Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) crews completed repairs to a 12-inch water main at 701 East University Boulevard in Silver Spring earlier this afternoon. At this time, only one eastbound lane of University Boulevard is open. Crews continue to repave the roadway, but commuters should be prepared for delays. UPDATED Washington Suburban […]

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May 12, 2015 | Krista Brick

Police Searching for Missing Silver Spring Teen (PHOTO)

UPDATED, May 14:Andrea Lourdes Mejia-Sauceda, age 13, of the 9300 block of Piney Branch in Silver Spring, has been located safe and unharmed. ORIGINAL: Montgomery County Police are asking for your help to find a missing Silver Spring teen. According to police, Andrea Lourdes Mejia-Sauceda, 13, of the 9300 block of Piney Branch Road in […]

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