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March 3, 2016 | Staff Writer

SHA Urges Motorists to Avoid Travel During Rush Hour

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is urging motorists to plan ahead and make alternative plans to avoid travel Friday morning due to a snow storm expected during rush hour. SHA crews will be out prior to the storm and have pre-treated roadways with salt brine. Forecasters are predicting the storm will […]

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March 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

The Latest on the Watkins Mill Road Interchange (VIDEO)

Although the timing has been changed, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett says state officials have indicated that the Watkins Mill Road Interchange is going forward. He said the questions that remain are the cost and the make up of the project. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra, video:

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February 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Police Chief Tom Manger Wants Tougher DUI Laws in Maryland

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger provides some sobering stats as he stresses the need for tougher DUI laws in the state of Maryland. Manger’s comments followed a Feb. 12th bond hearing for Luis Reluzco, who faces charges in a Dec. 3rd collision that resulted in the death of Montgomery […]

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February 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Troopers Urge Drivers to Use Caution During Cold Weather

Troopers are urging drivers to use caution and to think twice before heading out during this expected blast of cold weather across the state. Colonel William Pallozzi, superintendent of the Maryland State Police Department, has ordered all troopers to be on high alert for disabled vehicles with the anticipated extremely low temperatures. Troopers, along with […]

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January 11, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

State Delegates Tour Montgomery County’s DLC Headquarters

Maryland state delegates Shane Robinson and Ariana Kelly toured the Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control (DLC) headquarters last week ahead of the legislative session that begins later this week. DLC Director George Griffin told MyMCMedia that the purpose of the visit was for the delegates to see the Gaithersburg facilities. “They really were looking […]

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September 28, 2015 | Sonya Burke

County Council Committee to Discuss Police Body Cameras, Animal Services

The Montgomery County Council’s Public Safety Committee is scheduled to receive an update about the use of body-worn cameras, including the impact of pending state policy on local law enforcement’s use of the cameras. This is the first briefing on the cameras since the program was implemented this summer. The meeting begins at 2 p.m. […]

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June 22, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Announces He Has Cancer (VIDEO)

Surrounded by his family, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan held a news conference today to announce that he has an advanced form of cancer. “A few days ago I was diagnosed with cancer,” Hogan said. “I will face this challenge with the same energy and determination I’ve relied on to climb every hill and overcome every […]

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May 2, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Governor Calls for a Day of Prayer and Peace on May 3rd

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is calling for a statewide “Day of Prayer and Peace” on Sunday, May 3rd, following the weeklong demonstrations in Baltimore City. The governor released the following statement: “Just a few days ago, the people of Baltimore City, Maryland, and the entire nation watched as Baltimore was consumed by violence and tragedy. […]

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March 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

BOE President Pat O’Neill’s Message to Parents and Students (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Board of Education President Patricia O’Neill says parents and staff need to know that local leaders are doing the best they can for students in Montgomery County.

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December 12, 2014 | Sonya Burke

John McCarthy: Exploding Heroin Problem in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, State’s Attorney John McCarthy talks about the exploding heroin problem in the state of Maryland and in Montgomery County in particular. “We had five heroin, suspected heroin overdose deaths in Montgomery County alone last week. We had 18 deaths last year, this is a growing problem,” said McCarthy. “We have […]

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