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June 19, 2020 | Staff Writer

Commemoration of Juneteenth Takes on Added Significance in 2020

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the day that slavery officially ended. It is the oldest, nationally celebrated remembrance of the ending of slavery in the United States. The day celebrates emancipation and empowerment and emphasizes education and achievement. This year, because of recent killings of African Americans by active and retired police officers and the resulting protests across […]

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May 18, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Ranked Fourth Best State For Military Retirees

WalletHub ranked Maryland the fourth best state in the United States for military retirees. The number one state on the list is Virginia. WalletHub, a company that offers free credit score reports and provides financial advising services, ranked the states based on a variety of criteria, including job and economic opportunities for veterans, quality of […]

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February 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

High School Student Charged for Double Homicide of Northwest Graduates

A high school student from Alexandria, Va. was arrested and charged Thursday with the homicides of two Northwest High School graduates, according to a statement from Virginia State Police (VSP). Mohamed Aly, 18, is a student at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, as was confirmed by Principal Peter Balas in a message on the […]

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January 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Baltimore Woman Charged for Wheaton Mall Theft, Assault

A Baltimore woman has been charged for a theft and assault that occurred at Westfield Wheaton Mall on Sept. 23. Montgomery County Police Department released a statement Tuesday identifying 21 year-old Remy Haynes of South Carey Street as one of three women involved in trying to steal items from the Wheaton Beauty Supply store in Westfield […]

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November 12, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Maryland, Virginia Ink Accord on New American Legion Bridge

The Maryland and Virginia governors have agreed on moving forward with a new American Legion Bridge as well as funding formulas on how the costs will be distributed, according to Gov. Larry Hogan’s office. The bridge, which connects Montgomery County with Northern Virginia, has eight lanes with 235,000 vehicles crossing the Potomac River daily. It’s […]

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October 30, 2019 | Staff Writer

Virginia Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of a Minor

A 48-year-old Springfield, Virginia man has been charged with committing sexual abuse of a minor, according to a statement by Montgomery County police. Luis Fredy Hernandez-Morales of Sweet Dale Court was arrested by Fairfax County police Tuesday, and he is being held in Virginia pending extradition to Montgomery County. The victim in this case is […]

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October 23, 2019 | Staff Writer

Frost Expected Thursday for Parts of Montgomery County, Cover Your Plants

Cover your plants, it’s getting colder. The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory that begins today at midnight and is effective until 9 a.m. on Thursday for Northwest Montgomery County and surrounding areas. The advisory includes Germantown and Damascus. According to the NWS, a frost advisory means that frost is expected and sensitive […]

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May 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Cabin John Student Makes It to National Spelling Bee Finals

An eighth-grade student from Cabin John Middle School made it to the finals of the 92nd Scripps National Spelling Bee. Anson Cook, 12, was one of the last 50 finalists standing in the spelling bee. This is the second year Cook competed in the bee. Cook was eliminated Thursday for misspelling the word “ergodic” (an […]

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April 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Bus Attendant Charged for Fatal Hit-And-Run, Property Destruction

Police are charging a Clarksburg man with murder, assault, and property destruction. Muhammad Taha, 29, is currently at the Prince William County Adult Detention Center “on a no bond status.” Taha is bus attendant for Montgomery County Public Schools, who is currently on unpaid, administrative leave. Police say Taha was charged in connection “with crimes […]

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February 25, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Surveillance Photo Shows Suspects Involved in Wheaton Theft, Credit Card Fraud

Montgomery County Police from the Wheaton District need help identifying two adults suspected of stealing a wallet and committing credit card fraud in Wheaton. The theft occurred on January 11, according to police. The victim was working “in the 110000 block of Veirs Mill Road” when the person’s wallet was stolen, police say. According to police, […]

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