safety

September 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Detectives Investigate Four Carjackings in Under a Week in Downtown Silver Spring

Four armed carjackings have occurred in the downtown Silver Spring area since Sept. 19, the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) said.  Detectives continue to investigate the crimes and said in three incidents the victim’s car was left running and/or unattended. All four victims’ cars were later found abandoned in Washington, D.C. The carjackings occurred as […]

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August 10, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Section of River Road in Bethesda Under Construction, Will Cause Traffic Delays

River Road (MD 190) between Braeburn Parkway and Pyle Road in Bethesda is under construction and drivers will encounter traffic delays throughout the rest of the summer and into the winter. The project will use temporary single-lane closures on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and multiple-lane closures overnight from 9 p.m. to 5 […]

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July 14, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Hogan Urges Leaders To Enforce Public Health Requirements In Restaurants and Bars

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday that local leaders must increase their enforcement of public health requirements in bars and restaurants across the state. The announcement comes as a result of new cases linked to non-compliance with public health requirements. “The vast majority of bars and restaurants in our state are in compliance, but some are […]

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June 30, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Playgrounds Re-Open With New Safety Guidelines

Montgomery County Parks officials are asking residents to be patient as the department gradually reopens playgrounds across the county. They are urging park users to use precautions, such as face masks and social distancing to stay safe. The reopenings began on Monday, and Montgomery County Planning Board Chair Casey Anderson says it will take about […]

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May 8, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Montgomery Parks Reopens Various Park Amenities

Montgomery Parks reopened various park amenities Thursday following Gov. Larry Hogan’s updated state order. The following amenities and programs will be reopened to the public: All outdoor tennis courts Campgrounds – located at Little Bennett Regional Park and Cabin John Regional Park The driving range at South Germantown Recreational Park Archery ranges – located at […]

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April 10, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

National Weather Service Issues Wind Advisory For Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a wind advisory for Montgomery County until 6 p.m. today. According to the NWS, winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph are expected. Gusty winds may blow around unsecured objects, tree limbs and a few power outages may result. The Wind Advisory has […]

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April 10, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Kensington Man Trapped, Rescued After Large Tree Falls Through House

A Montgomery County resident was trapped Thursday afternoon after a large tree fell through his house. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue responded to the incident on the 10200 block of Parkwood Drive in Kensington. A family of six – two adults and four kids – were in the home at the time, tweeted Montgomery County […]

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April 8, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Local Company Sanitizes Rockville Police Cars for Free

Servpro of Rockville-Olney donated their services to sanitize Rockville City Police Department’s patrol vehicles on Tuesday. The fire and water-cleanup and restoration company did a complete “decon”, which included their “disinfectant bomb” and a “total wipe down” of each patrol vehicle. The department was very grateful due to the daily risk officers face when transporting […]

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April 7, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Giant Food Makes Big Changes to Protect Customers and Staff During Pandemic

Giant Food has made a series of changes to their store operations to help protect their customers and staff during the coronavirus pandemic, interim President Ira Kress announced in an email sent to customers today. The store will be limiting the number of customers who can be in their store at any time by reducing […]

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April 2, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

County Requests Equipment Donations for First Responders and Medical Staff

Montgomery County is asking for the public to donate Personal Protective Equipment after facing a critical shortage, the county announced today. The protective equipment needed includes respirators, masks, gowns, face shields and gloves. This equipment is necessary to keep first responders and medical personnel safe while working in the county during the pandemic and is […]

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