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6 hrs ago | TBD.com

Three teens seriously injured as car hits tree, flips over in Olney

Three teenaged boys were seriously injured, one with life-threatening injuries, when the car they were in left the road and hit a tree in Olney early Saturday morning.

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Related Topix: Olney, MD, Brookeville, MD

9 hrs ago | CBS Local

At Least 3 Montgomery Co. Students Confirmed To Have Whooping Cough

The students attend four different schools in Montgomery County: Robert Frost Middle School, Julius West Middle School, Cabin John Middle School and Cold Springs Elementary School.

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13 hrs ago | The Washington Post

McCartney: Purple Line transit project opponents sue to protect tiny species they can't even find

American University professor David Culver spent a week in April hunting through damp spots in the forest floor in Montgomery County in hope of finding rare varieties of tiny, shrimp-like creatures called amphipods.

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Related Topix: American University, Chevy Chase, MD

Yesterday | Gazette.net

Music festivals are a week away

Musician Marcus Johnson, who was raised in Silver Spring, will play with his band at the Silver Spring Jazz Festival on Sept.

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Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD, Marcus Johnson, Jazz, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Georgetown University

Yesterday | CBS Local

Md. Looks To Rebound From Low Primary Turnout

Maryland Democrats and Republicans were equally unenthusiastic about voting in June's primary, a fact that has the gubernatorial campaigns of Democratic Lt.

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Related Topix: US News, Maryland, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Gazette.net

Walmart, resident standoff continues over proposed Bowie superstore

In spite of the promise of jobs and economic revitalization, some Bowie residents hope to send Walmart executives shopping for a new superstore location instead of the proposed site at the Duvall Village shopping center.

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Related Topix: Big Box Retailers, Bowie, MD, Aspen Hill, MD

The Washington Post

One of alleged 'Demon Assassin' killers was legally insane at the time, doctor says

Monifa Sanford, one of two Montgomery County women accused of stabbing four young siblings - two fatally - because they thought evil spirits had invaded the children's bodies, was legally insane during the January attacks, according to a Maryland state psychiatrist.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Germantown, MD

Gazette.net

Rockville man thanks the woman who saved his life

Heather von Kurtze and her daughter Alexandra Hofacre, 9, of Rockville were presented with an Everyday Hero award by Montgomery County Fire Chief Steve Lohr on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD, Travilah, MD

Reason Foundation

The Endangered Species Act Hits Affluent Maryland Suburb of the...

Newsflash! The Endangered Species Act is very powerful law used by special interests to stop development projects and use of natural resources they don't like.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Maryland, Chevy Chase, MD, Chevy Chase (Washington, DC)

CBS Local

Police: Montgomery County Man Still Missing Despite Several Possible Sightings

A Montgomery County man has been missing for more than a week despite multiple reported sightings across the region, police say.

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Related Topix: Gaithersburg, MD, Cumberland, MD, Poolesville, MD, Darnestown, MD

Gazette.net

Thousands miss deadline for Montgomery immunization records

Thousands of Montgomery County Public Schools seventh-graders and their families missed a deadline to prove that students received vaccinations newly required by the state, county health officials said.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Silver Spring, MD, Germantown, MD

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Examiner.com

Why forced housing is not the solution to the achievement gap - Part II

Florida Governor Rick Scott greets, Alejandra Martinez,10, and Andrea Santos, 10, as he visits a 5th grade class at the Southside Elementary School on August 27, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Rick Scott

The Washington Post

Montgomery County teacher finalist for statewide teacher of the year award

Jane Lindsay, an 8th-grade teacher at John Poole Middle School, has been named one of seven finalists for the 2014-2015 Maryland Teacher of the Year award.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Family, Teenagers, Poolesville, MD, Gaithersburg, MD, Clarksburg, MD

The Washington Post

Fence fight: Montgomery judge to consider who owns trail land along Purple Line route

The outcome of a trial held Thursday in Montgomery County over whether a fence behind a Chevy Chase home is on county-owned property intended for a light-rail Purple Line could affect dozens of homeowners along a wooded trail between Bethesda and Silver Spring.

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Related Topix: Chevy Chase, MD, Bethesda, MD, Silver Spring, MD, Criminal Defense Law, Law, New Carrollton, MD

Mass Transit

Purple Line One Step Closer to Receiving Federal Funding

The Maryland Transit Administration Aug. 28 received notice that the Federal Transit Administration has advanced the Purple Line project to the Engineering phase of its New Starts grant program.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Baltimore County, MD, Bethesda, MD, New Carrollton, MD

Gazette.net

Germantown man charged with stealing utility poles

A Germantown man has been charged with stealing five Pepco utility poles worth $25,000 from a construction site in Rockville.

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Related Topix: Germantown, MD, Rockville, MD

Gazette.net

Long Branch Library opens systema s first digital media lab

Mary Ellen Icaza, the virtual services manager for Montgomery County Public Libraries, in the digital media lab at the Long Branch Library in Silver Spring.

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Related Topix: Libraries

CBS Local

15-Year-Old Girl Reported Missing From Potomac, Md.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department Special Victims Investigations Division are asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing 15-year-old girl.

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Related Topix: Potomac, MD

Wed Aug 27, 2014

WUSA-TV Washington

Former police officer pleads guilty to animal cruelty

A former Baltimore City police officer accused of killing his girlfriend's puppy has pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated animal cruelty.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Hyattsville, MD, Silver Spring, MD

The Washington Post

Chevy Chase Land Co. abruptly ousts chief executive

David M. Smith, chief executive of the Chevy Chase Land Co. and great-great grandson of the company's founder, was ousted by the company's board of directors last week, a company spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Chevy Chase, MD, World News

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