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December 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Year in Review: The Top 12 Montgomery County Stories in 2018

1. Elrich Becomes County Executive Voters roared in 2016, passing term limits on County Council members and the county executive. In 2018, the voters continued to roar. First, in the Democratic primary, voters winnowed a list of 38 candidates down to four in the council’s at-large race. Next, voters chose Marc Elrich as their party’s choice […]

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December 18, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Jesuits Release Names of Priests ‘Credibly Accused’ of Sexually Abusing Minors

The Maryland Province Jesuits released the names of 24 priests—former, deceased, and current Jesuits “no longer serving in ministry”—who were “credibly accused” of sexually abusing minors. In a letter, Fr. Robert M. Hussey, who oversees Maryland Province Jesuits said he apologized to the victims of the named priests. “We view the disclosure today of our shameful […]

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December 13, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan’s Bipartisan Appeal to Address Climate Change

Governor Larry Hogan is continuing to ride his “purple surfboard” in a new bipartisan appeal to address climate change. Hogan and Ralph Northam, the democratic governor of Virginia, published a column in The Washington Post earlier this week, calling on state officials “to put aside partisan interest and get to work” on addressing the climate […]

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November 5, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Amazon Might Have HQ2 and HQ2-Prime

Amazon reportedly will choose two sites for HQ2, news reports said Monday at the end of a flurry of reports over two days of what the mail-order retail giant would do with its second national headquarters. The news onslaught started with reports in the Washington Post and elsewhere that Crystal City, Virginia, was at the […]

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October 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Frost Expected Sunday, Cover Your Plants

Cover your plants, it’s getting colder. The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory that begins Sunday at midnight and is effective until 10 a.m. on Monday for  Montgomery County and surrounding areas. According to the NWS, a frost advisory means that wide spread frost is expected and sensitive outdoor plants may be damaged or […]

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June 18, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Regional ‘Move Over Law’ Enforcement Campaign Reminds Drivers to Switch Lanes

Maryland and Virginia Move Over Law Enforcement Campaign Maryland State Police, in partnership with Virginia, will participate in an education and enforcement campaign for the Move Over law from now through Saturday, June 23. The goal of the campaign is to inform the public about the importance of the Move Over law. All 50 states […]

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February 20, 2018 | Staff Writer

Man, Woman from Virginia Victims of Homicide; Bodies Found in Car

A man and woman, found in a parked car in a Burtonsville parking lot, were shot and killed, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled, a Montgomery County police statement said. Police said the woman was identified as Ashley Susan Dickinson, 34, of Mallory Terrace in Alexandria, Virginia, and the man was identified […]

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September 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Official: Lyon Sisters Murder One of the Oldest Cold Cases in the U.S. (VIDEO)

Update: Montgomery County Assistant Police Chief, Russ Hamill, describes how detectives linked Lloyd Welch to the murders of Sheila and Katherine Lyon, two sisters who were abducted from Wheaton Plaza in 1975. Update: Welch was sentenced to 48 years, according to news reports. Original post: Lloyd Welch pleaded guilty Tuesday to the murders of Sheila and Katherine […]

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September 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Church Collecting Items for Harvey Relief

A Virginia church is accepting donations in Gaithersburg on Saturday to take to the Houston area to help in the relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The Restoration Fellowship Church in Strasburg, Virginia, will be sending an 18-wheeler of supplies to the storm-ravaged region. Trucks will be at Spectrum, 120 Paramount Drive, Gaithersburg, […]

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August 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Teen Wins Rare Sheep, Visit Them at the Fair (VIDEO)

At just 14-years-old, Olivia Scuderi said it’s an honor to raise two rare sheep. The Hog Island breed of sheep are a feral breed from Hog Island in Virginia that were isolated for decades. According to Scuderi, there are about 200 registered each year and 500 total in the region. She won the animals after […]

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