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July 1, 2018 | Staff Writer

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Montgomery County, effective from noon until 8 p.m. Monday. Temperatures are predicted to be in the mid- to upper-90’s, and it will feel even hotter. Heat values may reach up to 105 degrees, according to the NWS. A Heat Advisory means that a period of […]

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February 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Dozens of Firefighters Battle House Fire in Clarksburg Overnight (PHOTOS)

UPDATED 2.19.17 11:55 a.m. About 75 Montgomery County firefighters battled a house fire in Clarksburg overnight, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire was reported in the 23100 block of Persimmon Ridge Road at 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 19.  A Montgomery County police officer, he said, […]

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February 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Equity One to Contract Ground Radar Studies for Cemetery Site

The company that is pushing a redevelopment plan for the Westbard neighborhood of Bethesda said it plans to pursue a contract for Earth-penetrating radar studies of an area believed to be the site of a former African-American cemetery. Because of the lack of action on the studies, the Macedonia Baptist Church plans a protest Sunday. […]

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February 10, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 10, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Feb. 10, in Montgomery County: 1. Talk of the Town: It may be two more years until a rusty bridge over Quince Orchard Road in Gaithersburg is repainted, and there have been questions about who’s responsible and what’s taking so long. 2. Street Beat: If you are commuting […]

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January 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

NWS Issues Winter Weather Advisory for Parts of Montgomery County

UPDATED The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for central and southeast portions of Montgomery County, effective until 7 a.m. Monday. According to the advisory, the steadiest snow is expected between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. and snow should end by 6 a.m. across most locations. Accumulations are expected to range from […]

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January 29, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Firefighters Investigate Blaze at Gym at Old Farquhar Middle School in Olney (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County firefighters are investigating what sparked a blaze that occurred overnight at the old Farquhar Middle School gym in Olney. It happened around 1:15 a.m. at 17017 Batchellors Forest Road. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said firefighters encountered heavy fire conditions at the two-alarm fire. He said about 75 firefighters battled the […]

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December 13, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Scott Tomaszewski Will Serve Two Life Sentences for 2015 For Killing Rockville Couple (VIDEO)

A Rockville man accused of killing his neighbors will spend the rest of his life behind bars without the possibility of parole. 32 year year old Scott Tomaszewski pleaded guilty  back in September to first degree murder for killing Dick and Jody Vilardo on May 10, 2015. The murder was discovered by the daughter of the victims, […]

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December 11, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Hundreds of Firefighters Battle Blaze at Incinerator Plant in Dickerson

Hundreds of firefighters, from every battalion in Montgomery County, have been working for days to extinguish a fire at the Resource Recovery Facility, located at 21204 Martinsburg Road in Dickerson. The fire began on Dec. 8th in the tipping building, which is the area where trucks drive in to dump the waste and then drive […]

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November 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

Daylight Savings: Turn Back Your Clock Sunday

Residents are being reminded to turn back the clock one hour Sunday for the end of Daylight Saving Time. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue officials say it is also a good time to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors, too. “Home fires injure and kill thousands every year,” Fire Chief Scott Goldstein said.  “Smoke alarms that […]

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September 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

Murder Suspect Pleads Guilty to Killing Rockville Couple (VIDEO)

A Rockville man who was charged in the stabbing deaths of his neighbors has pleaded guilty. According to online court records, Scott Tomaszewski, 32,entered a guilty plea on Sept. 20th.  He is scheduled to be sentenced for the killings of Dick and Jody Vilardo on Nov. 15. After the guilty plea was entered in court on […]

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