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7 hrs ago | Business Journal

Silver Line? Here. Purple Line? Near?

After what seemed like an interminable wait for the Silver Line , Metro's extension to Tysons is finally here .


Related Topix: Bethesda, MD, New Carrollton, MD

11 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Autistic twins who were locked in basement will be temporarily cared for by guardians

The Montgomery County couple accused of abusing their autistic twins agreed in court Wednesday to allow social workers to take temporary guardianship of the twins for the next two months.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

15 hrs ago |

One-time Germantown man sentenced for conspiring to commit sex trafficking by force

Jean Claude Roy, 32, who at one time lived on Brittania Circle in Germantown, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for conspiring to commit sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion, according to a recent release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Baltimore.


Related Topix: Germantown, MD, Prison, Rockville, MD

19 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Montgomery County Animal Watch

This case was received recently by the Montgomery County Animal Services Division.


Related Topix: Derwood, MD, Gaithersburg, MD

22 hrs ago |

Families navigate process of sending loved onesa remains overseas from Montgomery

Death in Montgomery County can lead to a long, difficult task - returning a loved one's body to a foreign final resting place.


Related Topix: Burtonsville, MD, Ocean City, MD

22 hrs ago |

Turf battle emerges among Montgomery County youth soccer groups

A Montgomery County youth soccer organization is suing the county's school board, claiming the board unfairly struck agreements with other groups for the use of two artificial turf fields at schools.


Related Topix: Rockville, MD, Potomac, MD

23 hrs ago | CBS Local

Police Seek Teen Suspect in Silver Spring Shooting

Police in Montgomery County are looking for several teenage boys after a woman was shot in Silver Spring early Wednesday morning.


Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD

Yesterday |

MCPS Board of Ed. tosses credit cards, overhauls spending practices

In May, two-term board member Chris Barclay was lambasted for making at least 14 personal charges with his taxpayer-issued credit card.


Related Topix: Rockville, MD

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Board gives preliminary approval for Carroll's first charter school

After having its first charter school application rejected by the Carroll County Board of Education last year, Sustainable Futures Inc. reworked the application and submitted it for consideration in April.


Related Topix: Carroll County, MD, Maryland, Baltimore County, MD, Eldersburg, MD, Westminster, MD

George Pelecanos to appear for a reading to benefit library

The fourth book from the Derek Strange series written by George Pelecanos will be read by the author on July 31 for a library benefit.


Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Silver Spring, MD

The Washington Post

Montgomery County Council approves White Oak Science Gateway plan

The Montgomery County Council gave final approval Tuesday to an ambitious land-use plan designed to spur creation of a new science-focused town center in the county's long-neglected eastern sector.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Hillandale, MD, White Oak, MD, Silver Spring, MD

The Washington Post

Montgomery school board gives up district credit cards

Montgomery County's school board members unanimously voted to give up their district-paid credit cards Monday night, adopting a sweeping set of new spending rules after public disclosure of improper charges , unclear guidelines and poor oversight.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Education

Sandy Spring Village Plan moves forward

A new vision for Sandy Spring Village is one step closer to reality, after the Montgomery County Planning Board on July 17 approved its staff's draft of the Rural Village Plan.


Related Topix: Sandy Spring, MD

WJLA-TV Arlington

Montgomery County officials dodge controversey with new turf field plan

Montgomery County officials are avoiding a fight between the school system and the county's major recreational youth soccer group.


Triple threat: Takoma Park man, Morris Thweatt, arrested in trio of...

SILVER SPRING, Md. A Takoma Park man wanted by the FBI has been arrested and charged in a string of Silver Spring bank robberies, during which he claimed to have a bomb.


Related Topix: Takoma Park, MD, Silver Spring, MD

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Daily Kos

Field Notes from a Lagging Indicator

Anyone with a social conscience or who has just followed the news since 2010 knows that the struggle for decent health care is not an issue that can stand isolated from other intimately intertwined factors, although our medical and political system tries to keep it that way.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Health, Medicaid, Social Security

Potomac teen takes volunteering to new level

For Katie Hamelburg, volunteering is a way of life - and she's doing what she can to inspire other teens to offer their time and talent to help others, too.


Related Topix: Potomac, MD, University of Maryland College Park, Religion, Judaism, Rockville, MD

WTOP-FM Washington

Red light cameras mean revenue boost

Red light cameras are pulling in big dollars for local governments in the Washington, D.C., area, according to new data from AAA Mid-Atlantic.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Washington D.C. Travel, Frederick, MD, Recreational Vehicle, Citation

Four charged in Silver Spring armed robbery, kidnapping

Four people have been charged in connection with an armed robbery and kidnapping in June in which armed intruders held a man in a Silver Spring hotel room and forced his friend to withdraw money from a bank.


Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD, Takoma Park (Washington, DC), Takoma Park, MD

WFMD-AM Frederick

Job Hunt July 28, 2014

Frederick County Work Force Service's Latrice Lewis said her agency is committed to assisting job seekers find employment and there are several Hot Jobs that are available right now.


Related Topix: Frederick County, MD, Home, Home Improvement, Frederick, MD