September 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Seek Help Identifying Person Who Used Woman’s Credit Cards

Montgomery County police are asking the public’s help in finding the perpetrator who took credit cards from a woman’s purse at a Crown restaurant, and then used them at a nearby Rio Target, according to a police statement. On June 28, between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., the woman was dining at Ruth’s Chris Steak […]

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December 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

CAO Firestine Sends Memo to County Directors About Budget Reductions

In a memo sent out this week, Chief Administrative Officer Timothy Firestine informed Montgomery County directors that fiscal year (FY) 2018 “operating budget reductions will be necessary to produce a balanced budget next year.” According to the memo, the December Fiscal Plan update projects a gap of $130 million compared to the current approved budget. […]

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January 21, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Montgomery County Residents Prepare for Blizzard (VIDEO)

Across Montgomery County, residents are preparing to bunker down for a blizzard that is forecast to hit our area on Friday and Saturday. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Willie James Inman stopped by Kefa Cafe in Silver Spring to talk with local residents about their winter weather preparations.

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November 16, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Holiday Present Guide: 2015’s 10 Most Popular Gift Cards

It’s that time of year again, holiday season is in full swing and the stress of buying gifts for loved ones might be weighing on some consumers. An easy solution to that problem may be gift cards. CardHub reports that gift cards are one of the most sought after type of present for a ninth […]

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June 5, 2015 | Aline Barros

UPDATED: Suspect Charged with Murder in Germantown Held Without Bond (VIDEO)

UPDATED, June 5, 2:36 p.m.- Donald Wayne Bricker, Jr., 27, charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Mariam Folashade Adebayo, 24, has been released from the hospital and is being held without bond pending a court appearance tomorrow afternoon. According to Ramon Korionoff, spokesperson for the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, Bricker, Jr. remains held without […]

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June 4, 2015 | Aline Barros

Vigil Honors Woman Killed at Germantown Parking Lot (PHOTOS)

Helpful, upbeat, authentic, and genuine were just some of the words used to describe Mariam Folashade Adebayo. A vigil to honor Adebayo life’s was held at the Seneca Valley High School on June 3. It was an emotional night for family and friends of Adebayo who was killed on June 2 outside a Target parking lot in Germantown. Her […]

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June 2, 2015 | Krista Brick

Alleged Ex-Boyfriend Charged with Murder in Germantown Target Parking Lot Death

A 27-year-old Hagerstown man is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his alleged girlfriend in the Target parking lot in Germantown Monday night. Family and friends told police the couple had been dating about six months and recently ended their relationship. Bricker is listed on the Maryland Sex Offender Registry for a […]

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June 2, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Police Investigate Fatal Shooting Outside Target Store in Germantown

UPDATED, June 2, 11 a.m. – Montgomery County Police have released the name of the victim of the homicide in Germantown. Mariam Folashade Adebayo, 24, was killed Monday night. Police have arrested her alleged boyfriend Donald Wayne Bricker, Jr., 27 of Hagerstown. Bricker is still in the hospital being treated for injuries sustained when his car […]

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January 21, 2014 | Karen O'Keefe

Romanticizing the Bank

The other day my bank sent me a new check card, along with a letter explaining that Target had reported to them (though not to me) that mine was among  the 40 million credit and debit cards whose information was lifted into the cosmic IT ether by thieves in December. The thieves took my name, […]

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December 20, 2013 | Staff Writer

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Protect Yourself from the Target Data Breach

On December 19th, national retailer Target issued a notice to the public advising its customers that unauthorized access to Target payment card data occurred in stores across the country from Black Friday on November 27 to December 15th. According to Target, online shopping was not included in this breach. To view Target’s notice, visit the […]

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