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July 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Youth Convicted for Orchestrating Gang Attack (VIDEO)

A 17-year-old Montgomery Village teenager was convicted Thursday for ordering assaults on two victims just because they were wearing the wrong gang colors near the Lakeforest mall, the State’s Attorney’s Office said Friday. Jose Zaldivar-Medina, who was described as a member of the violent MS-13 gang, faces 63 years in prison for the April 7, […]

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April 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Hundreds of Students Attend Choose Respect Conference (VIDEO)

Hundreds of Montgomery County students attended the Choose Respect Conference at Richard Montgomery High School on April 2nd. MCPS-TV has a recap. More scenes from today's @Choose_Respect healthy teen dating conference. Opening remarks will begin shortly! #RespectyourSelfie2017 pic.twitter.com/96IZ9620VU — MCPS (@MCPS) April 2, 2017 Great to see so many of our @mocoboe members, elected officials […]

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July 9, 2016 | Merlyn Reineke

MCM Editorial: The Fault is Not in Our Police But in Ourselves

On the evening of November 3, 2014, officers from the Montgomery County Park Police pulled over a large SUV near the Good Hope Recreation Center in Silver Spring. The driver of the vehicle was a 70-year-old African-American man, and as he stepped out of his SUV, he was confronted by one of the Park Police. […]

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July 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Executive Ike Leggett on Dallas Shootings

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has released a statement about the shootings in Dallas: “It is with profound sadness that we learn of the despicable ambush of police officers in Dallas, Texas. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of those slain and wounded, as well as to their fellow officers. “We are […]

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January 29, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Threatening Emails Sent to Nonprofit Organizations

The Montgomery County Police Department is investigating two incidents that occurred within the last week which involve threatening emails being sent to nonprofit organizations. The emails, sent to specific members of the organizations, state that if the recipient does not transfer a specified amount of money via the online payment system, Bitcoin, by a specified […]

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May 2, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Governor Calls for a Day of Prayer and Peace on May 3rd

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is calling for a statewide “Day of Prayer and Peace” on Sunday, May 3rd, following the weeklong demonstrations in Baltimore City. The governor released the following statement: “Just a few days ago, the people of Baltimore City, Maryland, and the entire nation watched as Baltimore was consumed by violence and tragedy. […]

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February 24, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Teens Learn to ‘Choose Respect’ at Safe Dating Conference (Video)

Don’t be afraid to say something was the message communicated to teens during a conference in Silver Spring, which focused on encouraging the next generation to choose respect when it comes to dating and relationships. One in three teens and young adults will experience some form of dating abuse leaders reminded parents and teens at […]

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February 28, 2013 | Staff Writer

Rally to Prevent Gun Violence

Advocates from around Maryland will rally in Annapolis on March 1 at 10:30 a.m. to prevent gun violence. The rally will take place just before the first hearings begin in Annapolis. Governor Martin O’Malley and Lt. Governor Anthony Brown are scheduled to join a host of elected officials from across Maryland and hundreds of advocates […]

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