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August 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Paint Branch Alumnus Killed Days Before Starting College at Bowie State

Montgomery County Police Department’s Major Crimes Division is investigating the homicide of a young man found dead in his home in Burtonsville on Saturday. Damion Callery Jr., 18, of Burtonsville, was shot and killed, police say. Callery recently graduated from Paint Branch High School and was getting ready to start college at Bowie State University […]

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July 31, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Despite Olney Protests, Council Approves 10 New Radio Towers

The Montgomery County Council approved a plan Tuesday to install 10 new radio towers in the county, which completes a new emergency communication system. In total, the county will have 22 radio towers. One of the towers will be built in Olney on Georgia Avenue near the Intercounty Connector. Before the vote, State Sen. Ben […]

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April 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Sidwell Friends Fifth-Grader Dies in Sri Lanka Bombings

A fifth-grade student who attended Sidwell Friends School was killed in the Sri Lanka bombings on Sunday, according to school officials. WJLA was first to publish the letter Mamadou Guèye, principal of Sidwell Friends’ upper school, emailed home to middle school parents. In the email, Guèye confirmed Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa died in the Easter […]

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March 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Officials, Faith Leaders Attend Interfaith Event at Gaithersburg Mosque

Montgomery County Councilmembers, County Executive Marc Elrich, and faith leaders showed support for the Muslim community Sunday by attending an interfaith event at the Islamic Center of Maryland in Gaithersburg. According to Councilmember Evan Glass, over “two dozen religious institutions” came to this interfaith event to show support for the Muslim community, days after the attack […]

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January 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Richard Montgomery High School Confirms Two Hate Crimes in One Month

Richard Montgomery High School emailed parents this weekend about two hate crimes that occured on school grounds over the course of a month. The most recent incident involved a swastika that was spray painted in orange on “the side of a school building facing the stadium.” In the letter sent to families, Kiera Butler, Richard […]

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November 3, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

News Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing While Covering Potomac House Fire (PHOTOS)

A news helicopter made an emergency “soft” landing, while covering a house fire in Potomac this morning. The helicopter landed in a nearby field at the 10900 block on Brent Road. Brad Freitas, an aerial journalist on board the helicopter, said the reason for the emergency landing was reported smoke coming from the engine. Freitas says there were […]

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