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1 hr ago | CBS Local

Md. Parents Allegedly Locked Autistic Twin Sons In Basement

ROCKVILLE, Md - A Maryland couple is accused of keeping their autistic, 22-year-old twin sons locked in a basement room at night with no furniture and only a tiny window for light.

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD

5 hrs ago | Patch.com

Traffic Alert: Weekend Lane Closures Expected on MD 191

From a news release: Beginning Friday night at 7 p.m., the State Highway Administration will begin the final paving of the $425,000 safety improvement project on MD 191 at Strathmore Street in Montgomery County.

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6 hrs ago | WUSA-TV Washington

Police: Quick-thinking teen saves officer's dog from fire

Police: Quick-thinking teen saves officer's dog from fire A 13-year-old is credited with helping repot a fire at an on-duty police officer's home.

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Related Topix: Damascus, MD

9 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Driver charged in North Bethesda collision with cyclist, 10

Montgomery County Police have charged a Bethesda woman for hitting a 10-year-old girl biking in a Tuckerman Lane crosswalk on Friday.

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Related Topix: Bethesda, MD, North Bethesda, MD

10 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Glenn Becka s theatrical attack on Common Core

Conservative media star Glenn Beck led a national strategy session to kill the Common Core State Standards late Tuesday night, using a two-hour simulcast into movie theaters across the country as a way to embolden critics of the standards and recruit more foot soldiers to the cause.

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Related Topix: Glenn Beck, Entertainment, Television, Rockville, MD, Silver Spring, MD, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Education

11 hrs ago | Gazette.net

Takoma Park council narrowly decides to alter license plate reader policy

The Takoma Park City Council on Monday narrowly decided to alter its policy on license plate readers to share data with a statewide coordinating center.

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Related Topix: Takoma Park, MD, Rockville, MD, Criminal Defense Law, Law

16 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Montgomery County promotes autism resources in wake of twins' basement lock-up

After Montgomery County Police discovered a set of 22-year-old twins with autism locked inside a dark, urine-soaked basement room, Montgomery County officials and autism advocates are reminding families of those with autism about available local resources.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

CBS Local

After Controversies, Committee Recommends Montgomery Co. School Board Nix Credit Cards

After a few recent controversies surrounding the use of credit cards by Montgomery County school board members, an ad hoc committee has recommended eliminating the use of cards and switching to per diem allowances, instead.

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The Washington Post

Montgomery Council nears final approval of major plan for White Oak

The Montgomery County Council cleared the way Tuesday for final approval of the White Oak Science Gateway Master Plan next week, deciding that the potential economic benefits for a long-neglected region of the county overrode concerns about traffic.

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

WUSA-TV Washington

PD: Suspect sought in Md. BOA robbery

Montgomery County Police said a man wearing a surgical mask robbed a Bank of America, located in Silver Spring Tuesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD

Gazette.net

Montgomery council grapples with low voter turnout

Only 16 percent of Montgomery County's registered voters turned out to vote in the June 24 primary election and a council-appointed task force has been studying ways to both boost participation and uphold voting rights.

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Related Topix: Takoma Park, MD, Germantown, MD, Garrett Park, MD

TBD.com

Montgomery County Police kill man during incident at Silver Spring bank

Montgomery County Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting outside a Capital One bank along the 8700 block of Arliss Street in Silver Spring, Md.

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NBC Washington

Police Shoot, Kill Man Holding Knife Inside Bank Branch

Montgomery County Police shot and killed a man who was acting erratically and had a knife inside a bank branch in Takoma Park, Maryland Tuesday, police confirm.

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

Daily Record

O'Malley, Simon find common ground on a train

A chance encounter between the creator of a television show based in Baltimore and the former mayor of that city turned governor ended not in a verbal confrontation but in song.

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Gazette.net

Rockville offers rabies shots, off-leash tests

Rockville and Montgomery County animal control offices will hold rabies vaccination clinics from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on the third Sunday of each month through October at the new Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center, 7315 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood.

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD, Derwood, MD, Gaithersburg, MD

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Washington Post

Rockville, Md., couple charged with abusing twin 22-year-old autistic sons

A Rockville couple was charged with abusing their twin 22-year-old autistic sons by keeping them locked at night in a basement room with no furniture, no working lights and a single comforter on a bare tile floor, according to Montgomery County arrest records.

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD, Prison

NBC Washington

Parents Kept Sons With Autism Locked In Basement: PD

Rockville parents John and Janice Land are accused of locking their 22-year-old sons with autism inside a basement room of their Rockville home for six years.

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Gazette.net

Author to speak at Silver Spring Library benefit

Author George Pelecanos will read from his book “Hard Revolution” at 7 p.m. July 31 as a benefit for the new Silver Spring Library at Eastern Village Cohousing, 7981 Eastern Ave., in Silver Spring.

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Gazette.net

Work on Greater Lyttonsville plan resumes

Two years ago, the Montgomery County Council put a sector plan for Greater Lyttonsville on hold as officials needed to prioritize planners' workload.

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Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Washington Post

A plethora of Pa s on report cards confound parents

He was wide-eyed at first. Ten-year-old Max Krauze opened his report card on a recent summer day in his North Chevy Chase living room to find an array of grades that reflected his fifth-grade work in Montgomery County's public schools.

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Related Topix: Chevy Chase, MD, North Chevy Chase, MD, Education Etc., University of Kentucky, Education

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