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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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August 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Council Says Trump Owes American People an Apology

The Montgomery County Council has written to President Donald Trump saying the American people deserves an apology for his remarks in the wake of the demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend. Here’s the letter: In Charlottesville last weekend, white supremacists marched to oppose a plan to move a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee […]

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August 16, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery County Candidates Criticize Donald Trump’s Response to Charlottesville Protest (VIDEO)

Following President Donald Trump’s recent statement on a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that left one woman dead and dozens injured, a few Democratic candidates running for the Montgomery County Council and a candidate running for the Maryland House of Delegates, held a news conference early Wednesday to denounce Trump’s statement. During a news […]

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July 27, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park Hires Firm to Assist With Police Chief Search

City of Takoma Park officials approved an ordinance during Wednesday’s council meeting to hire a consulting firm to assist in their national search for the city’s new police chief. Springsted Waters, based in Minneapolis, was chosen but will work out of their Mechanicsville office in Virginia. City officials requested proposals from qualified executive search firms […]

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July 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Joins Governors for Bipartisan Appeal to Congress to Pass Affordable Health Insurance

Gov. Larry Hogan is one of 11 governors who want Congress to reject the latest maneuvers by the Republican-led U.S. Senate and work with Democrats to pass affordable health care. In a letter, the governors call on both parties in Congress to “do what we can all agree on: fix our unstable insurance markets.” And […]

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July 10, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

To Berliner, ‘Second Crossing’ Is A Bridge Too Far (VIDEO)

Council President Roger Berliner is asking his fellow County Council members to sign on to a resolution that spells out the county’s opposition a bridge across the Potomac River that would connect the Intercounty Connector to Virginia routes to Dulles Airport. The Transportation Planning Board, part of the multijurisdictional Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, will […]

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May 24, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Book Festival Sets a Record for Attendance (VIDEO)

It’s official. The Gaithersburg Book Festival has set a new record for attendance. City officials estimate that 22,000 people attended the literary event this year. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. Denise Kayser, division chief of arts and events for the city of Gaithersburg, said attendance in 2017 was almost twice the size of the 2016 turnout. […]

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May 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Troopers Investigate Crash on I-495 Outer Loop Near River Road

UPDATED Maryland troopers are investigating a crash that occurred overnight on the I-495 outer loop at River Road towards Virginia. Sgt. Tim Lease of the Maryland State Police Department said the collision occurred around midnight in the middle lane of the highway. According to Lease, a car broke down on the highway and was struck […]

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