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May 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Announces $2 Million Lottery Incentive for Vaccinations

Marylanders 18 years and older who get COVID-19 vaccinated in the state will be automatically entered into a new lottery, Gov. Larry Hogan announced during a press conference Thursday. Beginning Tuesday, May 25, the Maryland Lottery will randomly award $40,000 to a vaccinated resident for 40 straight days — through July 3. On July 4, […]

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May 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Newly Vaccinated People Can Get a $50 Gift Card to José Andrés’ D.C.-Area Restaurants

Chef José Andrés wants people to get COVID-19 vaccinated and he’s offering $50 gift cards to his Washington, D.C.-area restaurants to those who do. The celebrity chef and Bethesda resident said that beginning May 8 until 70% of the U.S. is vaccinated, anyone who is newly vaccinated may come to his D.C.-area ThinkFoodGroup restaurants and […]

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April 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘It’s Exciting’: High School Students Receive COVID-19 Vaccines

All Marylanders ages 16 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. During a county council meeting Tuesday, Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said the county is looking at strategies to engage younger people and encourage them to pre-register and get vaccinated. On Wednesday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced that the state is launching an […]

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April 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Continue Investigation After Officers Hear Gunshot While Responding to Call 

The Gaithersburg Police Department (GPD) is investigating a “suspicious situation” after officers heard a gunshot while responding to a call Wednesday, the department said Thursday. This incident is unrelated to a situation Thursday afternoon, in which the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) said officers searched the Downtown Crown area in Gaithersburg for a wanted suspect […]

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April 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Gaithersburg Police Report Being Shot At While Responding to Call, MCPD Says

Updated (7 p.m.): Two officers were responding to a parking complaint for a vehicle blocking a driveway leading into the Spring Ridge Apartments, Gaithersburg Police Chief Mark Sroka said while updating reporters Wednesday evening. After making contact with the vehicle’s driver, the officers suspected they were under the influence and began investigation, Sroka said. While […]

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April 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Disturbed by Takoma Park Shooting: ‘You Can’t Shoot People for Property Crimes’

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich said he is very disturbed and concerned about Wednesday’s shooting in Takoma Park, in which police say an off-duty Pentagon Force Protection Agency officer shot and killed two people he said he saw trying to break into a car. Takoma Park Police identified the deceased as Dominique Williams, 32, of […]

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March 25, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Two Dead After Shooting in White Oak, Police Say  

Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) detectives are conducting homicide investigations after police said two adult males died from gunshot wounds in White Oak. MCPD officers arrived to the 1500 block of November Circle in White Oak around 11:54 p.m. Wednesday after receiving reports of sounds of gunshots, according to a police statement. Officers found Brian […]

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March 9, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Silver Spring Senior Community Vaccinates 96% of Residents

A senior living community in Silver Spring shared that every resident who wanted a COVID-19 vaccine has received both doses. 96% of residents at Riderwood Senior Living Community have been vaccinated, according to a March 4 release.  “We got the shots because we care about our neighbors and want to see more of them,” said […]

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February 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police: Sheriff’s Deputy Shoots, Kills Laytonsville Man Who Was ‘Driving Erratically’

A Laytonsville man was shot and killed by a Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy Saturday, according to a Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) statement. Police say several 911 calls were received around 8:01 a.m. Saturday morning to report collisions in the 6000 block of MD-108, or Olney Laytonsville Road, between Riggs and Fieldcrest Roads. Callers said […]

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January 27, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Urges More Vaccine Production as Biden Announces Short-Term Increase in Doses

President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that overall COVID-19 vaccine allocations to states will increase from about 8.6 million doses to about 10 million beginning next week. The weekly increase will last for three weeks, said the White House. The Washington Post reported that according to senior Biden administration officials, the increase will primarily come from […]

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