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April 21, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Police Investigate Series of Shootings in Burtonsville

Montgomery County’s Department of Police (MCPD)  is investigating a series of shootings in Burtonsville that do not appear to be at random, according to a statement from MCPD. The shootings that occurred are listed below: On April 8 at about 7:55 p.m. officers received calls and responded to reports for the sound of shots fired […]

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June 7, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Plazinski Addresses Increase in Certain Crimes Around Germantown

Capt. Mark Plazinski, commander of the Germantown police district, said Thursday his detectives and patrol officers have attacked a “concerning” increase in certain crimes in the region. He rattled off several defendants who have been jailed, charged with gun crimes around Germantown. “We need people like that to stay in jail,” Plazinski said. Plazinski was […]

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July 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Executive Ike Leggett on Dallas Shootings

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has released a statement about the shootings in Dallas: “It is with profound sadness that we learn of the despicable ambush of police officers in Dallas, Texas. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of those slain and wounded, as well as to their fellow officers. “We are […]

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July 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Senator Barbara Mikulski: “We Should Lift Up Our Voices in a Unified Call for Peace”

Senator Barbara Mikulski has released the following statement on the shootings that occurred last night in Dallas, Texas: “I join Maryland and the nation in offering my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the officers killed and injured in the line of duty and the civilians caught in the crossfire last night […]

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July 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Asks Marylanders to Stand with People of Texas

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has issued a statement about the shootings in Dallas: “This morning, I share in the grief and heartbreak that burdens members of our law enforcement community as well as millions of Americans across the country. Yesterday’s senseless violence and the shocking death of five police officers in Dallas was a tragedy […]

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June 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Executive Ike Leggett on Orlando Mass Shooting

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has released a statement in reference to the fatal shootings in Orlando on Sunday. “Our hearts go out to the friends and families of the victims of Sunday’s tragic shooting in Orlando. “The tragic interplay of intolerance and too-easy access to automatic weapons once more has caused occasion for national […]

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June 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

American Red Cross Blood Drive Set for Today in Rockville

Did you know that June 14th is World Blood Donor Day? The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive, today -Thursday,  from noon – 7 p.m., at the Rockville Blood Donation Center at 11820 Parklawn Drive. You can also give blood at the Rockville location on Friday from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., and on […]

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May 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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MCPS Reviews ‘Shelter in Place’ Policies Following Shopping Center Shootings

UPDATED Just one week ago, every public school in Montgomery County was placed on “shelter in place” as police searched for a suspect in the shopping center shootings in Aspen Hill and Bethesda on May 6th. That decision to shelter every school was a first for the district in a decade, according to Derek Turner […]

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May 8, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Police Release Names of Shopping Center Shooting Victims (PHOTOS)

As Montgomery County police officers continue to investigate the two fatal shootings that happened on Friday, police have released the names of the two victims who died from their injuries. According to police, one shooting occurred at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, where two men and one woman were wounded, and one later succumbed to his […]

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October 1, 2015 | Sonya Burke

President Obama on Mass Shooting in Oregon (VIDEO)

President Obama delivers a statement about the mass shooting at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon. You can watch his emotional address, below:

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