April 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Churchill Student Hospitalized After Vaping THC

A student at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac was hospitalized Tuesday after ingesting “THC through a vaping device,” according to a letter emailed home from Principal Brandice Heckert. The National Institute of Drug Abuse says that “[t]he main psychoactive (mind-altering) chemical in marijuana, responsible for most of the intoxicating effects that people seek, is […]

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April 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Two Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Man Wearing MAGA Hat in Germantown

Germantown district police officers have arrested two men for their involvement in an assault and robbery that occurred in Germantown over the weekend. According to police, the two men arrested for their involvement in this incident are Jovan Crawford of Germantown, 27, and Scott Duncan Roberson of Washington D.C., 25. Police say that a man, […]

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April 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Geese Gone Wild Pedestrian Bitten By Goose

Geese Gone Wild: Pedestrian Bitten By Goose in Derwood

It was a goose chase like no other in Derwood on Wednesday morning. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer tweeted that a pedestrian was attacked by a goose in the Shady Grove county bus lot. The lot is located on 16600 Crabbs Branch Way. According to Piringer, the pedestrian was bitten and was […]

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January 22, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Kensington Man Dies from Injuries Sustained in Kitchen Fire

UPDATED Montgomery County firefighters are investigating a fatal kitchen fire in Kensington. It happened at 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 22 in the 3900 block of Decatur Avenue. At the scene, firefighters found a 70-year-old man severely burned in the kitchen area of the home. According to a fire official, preliminary information indicates the man was […]

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March 6, 2013 | Staff Writer

Tree Falls on Car

Montgomery County police and fire rescue crews responded to Newcastle Avenue at Woodley Avenue in Silver Spring at 3:04 p.m. on March 6 for the report of a tree down on a car. According to police, one person was transported to the hospital. The patient’s condition is unknown. The road was closed until the tree […]

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October 26, 2012 | Staff Writer

photo of school bus

School Bus Accident

Montgomery County fire rescue units responded to a head on collision involving a school bus on Oct. 26 at Wootton Parkway and Hurley Avenue. According to Assistant Fire Chief Scott Graham, four students were transported with minor injuries to an area hospital. An adult male was also transported to a local trauma center, Graham said. […]

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