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January 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Memorials Light Up in Remembrance of COVID-19 Victims

More than 400,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University. Tuesday evening, President Joe Biden led a tribute to victims at the Lincoln Memorial. 400 lights lined the Reflecting Pool, representing the over 400,000 people who lost their lives to the coronavirus. “To heal we must remember,” Biden said […]

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November 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Number of Residents Using Victim Services Nearly Doubled Compared to 2019

Montgomery County resident use of domestic and sexual violence victim services under the county Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) nearly doubled this year compared to 2019 data. Intakes for the Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (VASAP) and the Abused Persons Program (APP) were 91% higher between Jan.-June 2020 than they were between […]

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October 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Former Wootton High School Football Coach Charged With Sexual Abuse of Two Players

A former Wootton High School football coach was arrested Monday and charged with sexual abuse of two student players. Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) detectives charged Christopher Papadopoulos, 26, of Gaithersburg with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor and four counts of fourth degree sexual offense, according to online case records. Papadopoulos was […]

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August 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Two Adults Injured in Silver Spring Shooting

Two adults were shot Saturday night in Silver Spring, the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) said.  Police said on Twitter that officers responded around 8:50 p.m. to a local hospital for an adult male and female, each with a gunshot wound. The wounds are not life-threatening, MCPD said.  After a preliminary investigation, MCPD believes the […]

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August 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

9:30 Club Owner Charged For Soliciting Prostitution From Massage Therapist

Montgomery County detectives from the Vice and Intelligence Unit of the Special Investigations Division have charged a Bethesda man with soliciting prostitution from a licensed massage and physical therapist at her business. Police identified the Bethesda man as 60-year-old Seth Hurwitz who owns the 9:30 Club and the Anthem and manages and books Merriweather Post […]

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November 17, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Police Chief Reports 17 Percent Increase in Hate Crimes in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

In a video message posted online today, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger reports a 17 percent increase in hate crimes and bias incidents in Montgomery County. According to Manger, there have been 62 incidents reported to the police department this year. He said the hate crimes are generally motivated by race, religion, or sexual […]

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July 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Consumer Alert (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection investigates consumer complaints. Watch this report, below, for information about a recent investigation in Rockville involving unlicensed tree trimmers:

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July 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Police Investigate a Peeping Tom Case in Germantown (PHOTO)

Montgomery County police officers need your help to identify a suspect in a Peeping Tom case that occurred earlier this summer. Police said on June 15th a woman was shopping at T.J. Maxx on Frederick Road in Germantown when she noticed a suspect using a cell phone to take photos underneath her dress. Police said […]

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June 18, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Teen’s Death as Homicide at Gaithersburg Park

Montgomery County police officers are investigating the death of an 18-year-old male whose body was discovered in a Gaithersburg park on Friday evening as a homicide. Police said shortly before 8 p.m. on June 17th, officers from the 6th District station and Gaithersburg Police Department responded to Malcolm King Park, located at 1200 West Side […]

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May 9, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Victims’ Rights Foundation to Host Prayer Vigil for Shooting Victims

The Victims’ Rights Foundation has scheduled a prayer vigil tonight to honor the victims in last week’s shootings in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. Greg Wims, founder and president of the Victims’ Rights Foundation, said he plans to announce a new fund for the victims at tonight’s vigil. According to Wims, the funds will be […]

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