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2 hrs ago | 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

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Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

7 hrs ago |

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

8 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago |

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

16 hrs ago |

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

20 hrs ago | 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

NBC Washington

Md. Man Beats Woman With Hammer After Dog's Death: PD

Timothy D. Oliver, 68, of 6060 California Circle, Rockville, was charged with attempted murder and first degree assault on Aug. 5. Oliver's roommate told Montgomery County police that Oliver attacked her the evening of Aug. 4 after he learned his dog had been struck by a car and killed while he was at work.


County official: Roundup was used to manage weeds at Adventure Playground

One Boyds woman is worried about the use of pesticides at a Germantown playground after she says no signage was posted to warn visitors on a recent morning following an application of the chemical.


Related Topix: Germantown, MD, Boyds, MD

Looking good for their age

The average age for a hardwood basketball court at a Montgomery County public high school is 13 years old.


Sun Aug 17, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

Woman goes missing in Montgomery County

Evi Yancey, a 29-year-old black woman, lives in a group home along the 4700 block of Bel Pre Road.


WUSA-TV Washington

MISSING: Man, 26, of Olney, Md.

Montgomery County Police Department is searching for a missing 26-year-old man from Olney, who was seen Thursday morning at his home.


Related Topix: Olney, MD

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Washington Post

As repairs continue, still no opening date for long-delayed Silver Spring transit center

Punching about 2,000 holes in a concrete building plagued by cracks and design problems doesn't sound like such a hot idea.


Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD

The Washington Post

Maryland man, 68, charged with hammer attack on roommate over his dog's death

Enraged to learn his small dog had been fatally hit by a car while in his roommate's care, a 68-year-old computer scientist struck the woman repeatedly in the head with a hammer in their Montgomery County apartment, law enforcement officials said.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, North Bethesda, MD

The Washington Post

Kelly: Mutual assured distraction: Remembering Khrushchev's 1959 U.s. tour

I was born and raised in the Silver Spring/Wheaton area in the 1980s. In high school, one of my fine Montgomery County teachers repeatedly told us this story: When Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev visited the United States, he wanted to go to Disneyland but was not allowed to.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Agriculture, Science

Stars and Stripes

Md. police receive millions in military gear

Local police departments in Maryland have received more than $12 million in excess equipment from the U.S. military - from a $400,000 "mine resistant vehicle" to a set of a dozen spoons valued at $3.06 apiece - through a federal program that has come under bipartisan scrutiny.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Carl Levin, Democrat, Wicomico County, MD

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Washington Post

Police: Fraudster targeted handicapped senior citizen, took nearly $9,000

It started, police say, when the man approached an 89-year-old woman in a parking lot outside the Leisure World retirement community in Montgomery County.


Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Aspen Hill, MD