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December 21, 2016 | Staff Writer

Blood Drive in Honor of Noah Leotta Scheduled for Dec. 21

The Montgomery County Police Department is hosting a blood drive in honor of Officer Noah Leotta. You can give the gift of life by donating blood in honor of Officer Leotta from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Public Safety Headquarters in Gaithersburg on Dec. 21. You can sign up online or call the […]

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October 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg House Fire Displaces Ten People (PHOTOS)

UPDATED A basement fire has displaced ten people from a house in the 8300 block of Cottage Hill Court in Gaithersburg, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer. Piringer said one person was injured in the fire on Wednesday night. There were no working smoke alarms in the house, he said. As […]

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August 19, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Senator Cardin & County Executive Leggett Tour Silver Spring Explosion Site (VIDEO)

The devastating explosion that claimed at least seven lives continues to cause hardships for dozens of families in Silver Spring. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and County Executive Ike Leggett toured the site of the August 10 explosion at the Flower Branch Apartments. Leggett told reporters that the management of the complex is working with local agencies […]

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August 17, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Families Seeking Help in Aftermath of Silver Spring Explosion (VIDEO)

The bent metal doors and burned out homes are a stark reminder of how fortunate many families were to make it out of the Flower Branch Apartments. The struggle now for many residents is replacing all they lost in the Silver Spring explosion on August 10. County and state officials met with displaced families but […]

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August 16, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Families Displaced by Explosion Meet with County & State Officials (VIDEO)

Officials from Montgomery County, Maryland and federal agencies heard first hand how residents who lost their homes in Silver Spring explosion are coping. Fifty-three families have been staying at the Long Branch Community Center, the temporary shelter for displaced residents. County Executive Ike Leggett and U.S. Senator Ben Cardin met with some of the now […]

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May 31, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Register Now to Give Blood in Honor of Officer Noah Leotta on June 1st (VIDEO)

The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive on June 1st in honor of fallen Police Officer Noah Leotta. The blood drive will take place in the first floor conference room of the Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters, which is located at 100 Edison Park Drive in Gaithersburg, between the hours of 10 a.m. […]

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March 29, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Apartment Fire in Bethesda Displaces Two Families (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Two families have been displaced after an apartment fire in Bethesda. It happened around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue officials. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said that multiple 911 calls were received reporting an apartment fire on the 4300 block of Sangamore Road. Piringer said that firefighters reported […]

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March 25, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, March 25, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, March 25, in Montgomery County: 1. The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors. 2. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has asked the Montgomery County Police Department for a review of taser use, according to a report in The Washington Post. 3. The […]

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March 24, 2016 | Staff Writer

Red Cross Needs Type O Negative Blood

The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency situations. While less than seven percent of the U.S. population has type O negative blood, hospitals depend […]

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March 23, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Silver Spring Townhouse Fire Causes $120,000 in Damages (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County firefighters responded to a townhouse fire on the 1100 block of Good Hope Drive in Silver Spring on Tuesday night. According to Fire Spokesperson Pete Piringer, the fire originated in the second floor bedroom. Firefighters said there was light smoke showing when they pulled up to the house. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire. […]

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