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3 hrs ago | WJLA-TV Arlington

Police: Landlord hired thugs to threaten, scare his renters, force them to leave

Montgomery County police detectives have made two arrests after they say a landlord paid a number of people to threaten and scare his tenants, who were late paying their rent, in order to force them out of the residence.


Related Topix: Parkville, MD, Olney, MD

7 hrs ago | WUSA-TV Washington

Traffic Alert: Quince Orchard Blvd. closed for gas leak

TRAFFIC ALERT: Quince Orchard Blvd. closed for gas leak A portion of a road in Gaithersburg is closed due to a gas leak.


Related Topix: Gaithersburg, MD

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Montgomery adopts a third Sister City

Xi'an, a city in Northwestern China, and the county have formally committed to a relationship of cultural, educational and scientific exchange to foster people-to-people understanding and develop ongoing economic ties.


Related Topix: China, Asia, Asian-American, Chinese-American

ABC2 Maryland

Landlord accused of hiring man to scare tenants

Montgomery County Police say an Olney landlord, Garfield Johnson allegedly hired Martin Winepol to scare tenants into leaving their apartment.


Montgomery choosing teachers to fill new leadership roles

About 100 Montgomery County teachers have applied to participate in a new program to help direct the county's best educators to school and project leadership roles.


Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD, Gaithersburg, MD, Germantown, MD, Rockville, MD

Councilwoman wants arrest investigation results made public

The Aug. 10 arrest of a 16-year-old in Germantown has sparked a Montgomery County Police investigation to determine if excessive force was used by the officer, and at least one council member is asking that the results be made public.


Related Topix: Germantown, MD

WUSA-TV Washington

Police investigate shooting in Silver Spring

Police investigate shooting in Silver Spring SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Montgomery County Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday night on Piney Branch Road in Silver Check out this story on SILVER SPRING, Md.


Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD

Wed Aug 20, 2014

No one injured when car crashes into MetLife building in Rockville

ROCKVILLE, Md. The Rockville City Police Department is investigating what lead a woman to smash her SUV 25 feet into the MetLife office building Wednesday afternoon.


Related Topix: Rockville, MD

Police looking for hit-and-run driver

Montgomery County police continue to look for what they believe is a silver Toyota 4Runner that may have been involved in a hit-and-run collision with a bicyclist in Laytonsville on Aug. 9. The bicyclist was identified as Kurt Zwally, 44, of Silver Spring.


Related Topix: Laytonsville, MD, Silver Spring, MD

Realty Times

Can Delinquent Condo Owners Be Exposed?

If you live in a condominium and you are delinquent on your monthly assessment, can your association disclose your name? If you live in a Montgomery County, Maryland condominium, the answer is yes.


Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD

Tue Aug 19, 2014

NBC Washington

Community Rallies to Help Wounded Vet After Tragic Fire

Less than a week has passed since a wounded veteran and his wife lost most of their belongings in a house fire.


Related Topix: Laytonsville, MD

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair closes until next year

The nine-day Montgomery County Agricultural Fair came to an end on Saturday and Martin Svrcek, executive director of the fair, estimates a total of 215,000 people attended, even though severe weather conditions closed the fair on Aug. 12. “A rain on the final Friday or Saturday is absolutely brutal, but rain on a Tuesday is not bad from a ... (more)


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Weather, Derwood, MD

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Police officer halts traffic for blind manPolice officer halts...

When a blind man was walking through a major Montgomery County intersection with cars buzzing by, a local police officer jumped into action to make sure he made it across safely.


Related Topix: Aspen Hill, MD

WUSA-TV Washington

Gas leak in Clarksburg, evacuations expected

Backhoe causes gas leak in Clarksburg CLARKSBURG, Md. -- A natural gas leak has been reported in Clarksburg on Tuesday morning.


Related Topix: Clarksburg, MD

Germantown company launches app for new Amazon Fire phone

At the beginning of the summer, when Amazon announced their plunge into the smartphone world, WeatherBug knew they had to be ready.


Related Topix: Germantown, MD, Darnestown, MD, Weather

Germantown man gets more than 12 years for string of robberies

A Germantown man behind a series of robberies across Montgomery County in early 2013 was sentenced Monday to more than 12 years in prison.


Related Topix: Germantown, MD, Gaithersburg, MD

Sys-Con Media

Bethesda Welcomes Roosters Men's Grooming Center, a Classic American Barbershop

The event was held in partnership with the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce.


Related Topix: Bethesda, MD

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Montgomery Village students offered life skills lessons

Beginning this school year, students at Montgomery Village Middle School will have an exciting reason to stick around after classes have been let out for the day.

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Related Topix: Montgomery Village, MD, Germantown, MD, Gaithersburg, MD

Democratic party chairman focused on future

As the new chairman of the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee, Kevin Walling said he plans to take the party back to basics focusing on engaging members, fundraising and supporting party nominees in the Nov. 4 general election.


Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative John Delaney, 2012 Presidential Election

Longtime Sandy Spring fire member takes presidential role

Lou Kaufman, president of the Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department, is pictured with equipment Aug. 15 during the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair in Gaithersburg.


Related Topix: Sandy Corp, Sandy Spring, MD, Consulting, Fire, Gaithersburg, MD