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August 4, 2021 | Staff Writer

MoCo’s Most Famous: NBC4 News Anchor Eun Yang at the Tokyo Olympics

News anchor/reporter Eun Yang has covered popes, inaugurations and everything in between in her decade-plus at NBC4 in Washington DC. For the last couple of weeks, she’s been in Tokyo covering all the DMV athletes — including Montgomery County — competing in the Olympics. Yang was born in Seoul, South Korea but grew up in […]

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June 10, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Joining Area Colleges to Give Students Research Experience in Science

Montgomery County is expected to sign a memorandum of understanding Friday with Maryland colleges to create the Montgomery/Maryland Life Sciences Education and Innovation Partnership. The goal of the partnership is to connect industry and area colleges to grant Maryland students opportunities to do cutting-edge research and gain work experience. The signing will be held June […]

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May 13, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Funk Excited for Return to M&T Bank Stadium, Site of His Historic 7 Touchdown Game

Fans, members of the media and coaches get excited each year for the NFL schedule release. So do players. Jake Funk, the Los Angeles Rams rookie running back by way of Damascus High School and the University of Maryland, knew that his new team would be playing in Baltimore this year but he didn’t know […]

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May 7, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

‘It Still Doesn’t Feel Real’: Funk Describes Life-Changing Draft Day Phone Call

Jake Funk knows all about patience. During his first four years at the University of Maryland, he played behind four running backs who ended up in the NFL and had to overcome two ACL surgeries. When he finally got his opportunity during his senior year, Funk had a breakout season. And last Saturday on the […]

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May 2, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Funk Gets the Call, Selected by L.A. Rams in NFL Draft

Like many football players, Maryland running back Jake Funk dreamed of the moment from a very young age. On Saturday, his dream became a reality when he got the call from the Los Angeles Rams. The Damascus alum was selected in the seventh round of the 2021 NFL Draft. He was the 223rd overall pick. […]

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February 23, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Takeaways from Hogan’s COVID-19 Press Briefing Tuesday

In a press briefing on Tuesday, Gov. Larry Hogan noted that the anniversary of the first confirmed coronavirus cases in Maryland is approaching. On Monday, the United States surpassed 500,000 coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic. Hogan said the state mourns the loss of all Americans and Marylanders who died of the virus. […]

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February 22, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Maryland Youth Ballet Offering Free Classes for Black History Month

Silver Spring dance studio, Maryland Youth Ballet, is offering free and low-cost virtual classes throughout February for Black History Month. The studio is providing classes in a variety of dance styles including Afrobeat, Jazz and more. Panel discussions on Zoom, documentaries and films all centered around the experiences of Black dancers will also be offered. […]

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January 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Former UMD Student Sentenced to Life for 2017 Murder of Bowie State Student

Sean Urbanski, the former University of Maryland student who was charged with fatally-stabbing Richard Collins III on-campus in 2017, was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday with the possibility of parole. Urbanski, 25, could be considered for parole after he serves 15 years, The Washington Post reported. The governor would have to approve if […]

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November 9, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Maryland Football Pulls Off Historic Upset Against Penn State

The Maryland Terrapins are making some noise in college football. For the second straight week, the Terps pulled off an upset – this time, a dominant 35-19 win over Penn State. “I’m really happy that our young team got to enjoy success [at Penn State],” head coach Mike Locksley said, “which is a tough place […]

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November 9, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

University of Maryland Transitions to All Virtual Classes After Thanksgiving Break

Due to concerns over COVID-19 amid rising case numbers across the country, the University of Maryland announced that all courses will transition entirely to online instruction following the Thanksgiving break. University president, Dr. Darryll Pines, notified students and faculty of the decision in a message to students and faculty on Thursday. “Like many of you, […]

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