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3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Bethesda, Rockville make list of 'Top 10 Snobbiest Small Cities in America'

According to the real estate Web site Movoto.com , these "snooty little cities" in Montgomery County have rich, well-educated, private-school-loving, art gallery devotees who have the "most rigid of standards that must always be met."

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD, Best of 2007, Bethesda, MD, Chevy Chase, MD, Potomac, MD

7 hrs ago | Baltimore News

Driver dies after July crash in Barnesville

Montgomery County police say a man who was released after being hospitalized after a car crash in Barnesville died at his home days later.

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Related Topix: Barnesville, MD, Boyds, MD

11 hrs ago | Baltimore News

Girl, 8, dies after swim in Rockville, Md., pool

Montgomery County police say it's not clear what caused the death of an 8-year-old girl who lost consciousness after swimming in at the public Rockville Swim Center in Rockville.

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD

15 hrs ago | Gazette.net

Police say one officer fired one fatal shot in Silver Spring bank

Montgomery County police on Wednesday identified the two officers who were involved in Tuesday's fatal shooting of a man in a Silver Spring bank and provided additional information about the confrontation.

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Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD

17 hrs ago | WUSA-TV Washington

Judge halts Md. highway work in Rockville

A Montgomery County judge is ordering the State Highway Administration to halt work on a sound barrier along Interstate 270 in Judge halts Md.

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD

17 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Montgomery Council members take exception to 'minor league' knock

There's been much opining among Montgomery's elected officials about the anemic primary turnout last month, when just 16 percent of registered voters came to the polls.

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19 hrs ago | Gazette.net

Pick your own fruits and vegetables this weekend during countya s county annual farm tour

Volunteers from Pepco, Marcus James, 17, of Woodbridge, Va., and Dorinda Thomas of Boyds weed the museum garden at the Button Farm Living History Center in Germantown.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Home Gardening, Home, Boyds, MD, Germantown, MD, Honey

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Gazette.net

County bill aims to help ex-cons get jobs

A movement that began in Hawaii to ban background checks on criminal records from job applications has come to Montgomery County.

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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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Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD

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