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31 min ago | CBS Local

Driver Critical After 4-Car Crash on Columbia Pike

ROCKVILLE, Md . - Montgomery County police are investigating a four-car crash on Columbia Pike that left one driver in critical condition.

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD

4 hrs ago | TBD.com

Woman severely hurt after car overturns in 3-vehicle crash on Route 29 in Silver Spring

A woman was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a three-car collision along Route 29 Wednesday that left her trapped in her overturned vehicle on Wednesday.

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9 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Interest groups line up behind their choices for Montgomery Planning Board chair

The five finalists for Montgomery Planning Board chair brought a cover-all-the bases caution to their four and a half hours of interviews with the County Council on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Silver Spring, MD, Rockville, MD

13 hrs ago | Gazette.net

Montgomery County theater team set for Capital Fringe Festival

Director Ally Ettman of Bethesda , and producer Bill Goodman of Chevy Chase , work with actor Dexter Hamlett of Silver Spring , during a rehearsal of “Chesapeake” on Monday at the Bedroom at Fort Fringe in Washington, D.C. Director Ally Ettman of Bethesda watches during a tech rehearsal of “Chesapeake” on Monday at the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Chevy Chase (Washington, DC), Chevy Chase, MD, Silver Spring, MD

13 hrs ago | Gazette.net

Montgomery County officials grapple with student achievement gap

Montgomery County's longstanding student achievement gap will bring together county and school officials as they try to hammer out ways to shrink those differences between high schools that have low or high levels of student poverty.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Germantown, MD

13 hrs ago | Gazette.net

End adolescent GPA watching in Montgomery County

We agree wholeheartedly with Silver Spring parents who want Westover Elementary School to abolish its National Elementary Honor Society program.

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Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD, Opinion

15 hrs ago | WUSA-TV Washington

Police: Man trying to steal chicken wings bites guard

Montgomery County police have arrested a man who they say bit a security guard while trying to steal a bag of chicken Police: Man trying to steal chicken wings bites guard SILVER SPRING, Md.

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Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD, Drugs

19 hrs ago | Gazette.net

Police investigating death of Silver Spring girl hit by SUV in parking lot

Montgomery County police have identified the driver of an SUV that struck and killed a teenage girl in a Silver Spring school parking lot last week.

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Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Gazette.net

County looking for buyers for 1922 bank building in Germantown historic district

The Germantown Historical Society has leased the historic Germantown bank at the MARC station from the county since 2003.

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Related Topix: Germantown, MD

CBS Local

Thousands Without Power In Metro Area

As of 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Pepco was reporting some 29,000 customers in Montgomery County without power.

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Related Topix: Potomac, MD

CNN

BAN Pesticides in Montgomery County, Maryland

Let our lawmakers know Montgomery County residents are tired of running for cover every time lawn pesticide companies come around to assault our families and neighborhoods! SIGN this petition to ask Montgomery County lawmakers to be leaders in giving us public health rights and protect us from toxic cosmetic lawn pesticides -- What are Cosmetic ... (more)

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Entomology, Science, Takoma Park (Washington, DC)

Patch.com

Police: Family Worried About Missing Gaithersburg Child's Welfare

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department are asking for the public's help to locate a Gaithersburg mother and her daughter who have been missing for three weeks.

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Related Topix: Gaithersburg, MD

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Suspect Charged in Easton Home Invasion

Easton police said that on Monday, the Montgomery County Department of Corrections served an arrest warrant on Amie J. King , 28, of Germantown.

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Related Topix: Germantown, MD

WBAL-AM Baltimore

Montgomery County Seeks To Decriminalize Possession Of Marijuana Paraphernalia

In April, the General Assembly adopted a bill decriminalizing possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana, and Gov. Martin O'Malley signed it into law.

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Patch.com

Bag of Chicken Wings Helps Cop ID Intoxicated Burglary Suspect

A bag of chicken wings too tasty to be left behind by an intoxicated burglary suspect may have helped police identify the man after he fled a Silver Spring shopping area.

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Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD

Patch.com

Townhouse Fire Displaces 10, Causes $350,000 in Damage

From Montgomery Community Media : Montgomery County firefighters are investigating what sparked a townhouse fire at 12232 Greenleaf Avenue in Potomac on July 7. More than 75 firefighters responded to the two-story townhouse blaze.

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Related Topix: Potomac, MD

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Gazette.net

Disputes cost homeowners association over $100,000

The Fountainhills Homeowners Association has spent more than $100,000 on nine lawsuits filed against the association by two residents, which members of the community have only recently been made aware of.

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Gazette.net

Developer to finish $7.5 million in town center work in Clarksburg

Clarksburg Town Center residents who live near Murphy's Grove pond should soon see significant improvements in their neighborhood, following a settlement announced Wednesday between Montgomery County and a developer.

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Related Topix: Clarksburg, MD

Gazette.net

Farquhar Middle gets new principal, with new building on the way

The Montgomery County Board of Education has appointed Joel L. Beidleman as the new principal of William H. Farquhar Middle School in Olney, effective July 1. Beidleman, 39, most recently served as principal intern at Roberto Clemente Middle School in Germantown.

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

The Washington Post

Evan Glass concedes to Tom Hucker in District 5 Montgomery Council race

Evan Glass has conceded defeat to Del. Tom Hucker in the tightly contested Democratic primary for the Montgomery County Council's District 5 seat.

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

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