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July 23, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

MCPD Continues Search for Capital One Bank Carjacker

Montgomery County police are hoping someone has surveillance video of a July 18 carjacking, in which a man stole a car with three children still in the back seat. The carjacking occurred at 2 p.m. outside the Capital One Bank at 8740 Arliss St. The car, a blue Ford Escape, was left with the engine […]

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May 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Man Faces Murder Charges For Stabbing Person in Silver Spring Parking Lot

 Update, May 17: Montgomery County police have arrested a man in connection with a homicide that left a man dead in Silver Spring. Police say Oscar Danilo Manzano-Mora, 23, faces charges of first-degree murder for allegedly killing Edras Armando Munoz on May 8. According to police, after a dispute in a parking lot outside of […]

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January 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Extreme Cold Plan Activated: Be Cognizant of Homeless Individuals

Montgomery County has activated its extreme cold plan for a hypothermia alert until Thursday at 1 p.m. During periods of extremely cold weather, it’s not only important to dress in layers and stay inside, but it’s also important to look out for neighbors and pets. Montgomery County issues hypothermia alerts when temperatures and the wind […]

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August 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Seek Public’s Help on Shots Fired into Piney Branch Home

Montgomery County police detectives are asking for the public’s help in their investigation of an Aug. 3 shooting into a home near Piney Branch. Although the home was occupied, no one was hurt in the shooting, police said. The shooting occurred before 7:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at a home in the 1000 block of […]

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May 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Rachel Carson Elementary, ablue ribbon school, in Montgomery County , Maryland

Center for Enriched Studies to Open at Four New Schools in the Fall

A Center for Enriched Studies, formerly known as the Center Program for the Highly Gifted, will open at Rachel Carson Elementary School and three others schools for the 2017-2018 school year. In a letter to parents on Tuesday, Maria Navarro, chief academic officer for Montgomery County Public Schools, described the program’s expansion as “exciting news.” […]

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March 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Program Provides Free Trees to Property Owners in 19 Urban Areas

The Montgomery County Planning Department is offering free trees to qualifying property owners in certain urban areas of Montgomery County. The Shades of Green program, which was launched in 2012 as a pilot program, is expanding to additional areas of the county with a high level of impervious surfaces. The goal of the program is […]

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April 17, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Water Main Repairs Complete, Repaving Set for Monday

UPDATED Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission crews have completed repairs on a 12-inch water main break that occurred along University Boulevard at Piney Branch Road on Saturday morning. Road repairs were completed on Sunday and repaving is expected to take place on Monday after the morning rush hours. According to WSSC, two westbound and two eastbound […]

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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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September 3, 2015 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Missing Silver Spring Teen and her Baby Found (PHOTOS)

UPDATED, September 3, 11 a.m. – Police report that Ashley and Adrian Lopez have been found. ORIGINAL POST Montgomery County police officers are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Silver Spring teen and her baby boy. Ashley Lopez, age 15, and her seven-month-old son, Adrian Lopez, were last seen on August 30th. […]

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