Articles by Reid Flumbaum

November 24, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

AAA: Vast Majority Of Marylanders Not Traveling This Thanksgiving

Early indications are that many people around the country are ignoring the CDC’s recommendation to not travel during the Thanksgiving holiday. But in Maryland, it’s a different story. A survey conducted by the Mid-Atlantic AAA indicates nearly 90% of Marylanders are staying home this Thanksgiving. 50% of those cited the COVID-19 pandemic as why they […]

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November 20, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Verizon Employee Assaulted During Attempted Armed Robbery, Police Say

An attempted armed robbery is under investigation after two suspects entered a Verizon store and assaulted an employee, according to the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD). The incident occurred on Tuesday, Nov. 17 just before 2:30 p.m. Detectives from the Major Crimes Division say two suspects attempted to gain access to the back room of […]

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November 20, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Montgomery Parks Extends Open Parkways Initiative

Montgomery Parks’ Open Parkways initiative is receiving some attention this Thanksgiving, offering up more opportunities for a walk, run, or bike ride. Beginning Wednesday Nov. 25 at noon, Montgomery Parks will be closing portions of Sligo Creek Parkway, Beach Drive, and Little Falls Parkway. These portions include: Sligo Creek Parkway: Old Carroll Avenue to Piney […]

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November 20, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Hillandale T-Mobile Store Robbed, Police Searching For Suspect

Montgomery County Police from the Major Crimes Division are asking for help identifying the suspect of an armed robbery. Police say a man entered a T-Mobile store off New Hampshire Avenue in the Hillandale area last Thursday, Nov. 12. The man initially told an employee he had an issue with his phone. But soon after, […]

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November 20, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Where to Order Thanksgiving Meals in Montgomery County

Thanksgiving is shaping up to be a little different this year with COVID-19 cases rising and health officials warning against Thanksgiving travel. However, you can still enjoy Thanksgiving without having to put all the work into making the turkey, sides, and desserts. Smaller Thanksgiving gatherings mean fewer people to contribute to the feast. Let us […]

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November 17, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Germantown Man Arrested For Under-Age Handgun Possession

Terrill R. Townes, 20, of Honeybear Lane in Germantown was arrested Thursday, Nov. 12 after a report of suspicious activity. Montgomery County Police say Townes and three other occupants were sitting inside a parked vehicle at the 20000 block of Dunstable Circle. A resident reported that they appeared to be smoking marijuana. When officers arrived […]

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November 17, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Officers Arrest Silver Spring Man Linked to Suspected Domestic Violence

A Silver Spring man was arrested Thursday, Nov. 12 after fleeing the scene of a possible domestic violence incident. Montgomery County Police were called to the 800 block of Easley Street in Silver Spring after a witness told 911 responders that a woman was asking to use a phone. The witness, concerned for the victim, […]

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November 17, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

C&O Towpath Rehabilitation Moves Closer to Completion

Hiking and biking along major sections of the C&O Canal are shaping up to be a lot smoother as the towpath receives much needed attention. According to the C&O Canal Trust, a 2016 engineering study identified 80 miles of towpath that critically needed resurfacing and rehabilitation. Four phases were implemented to complete the project, and […]

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November 13, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Spiking COVID-19 Cases Forces University of Maryland to Jumpstart Virtual Learning

With spiking COVID-19 cases in the State of Maryland and Prince George’s County, the University of Maryland early Friday afternoon sent an urgent email notifying students, faculty, and staff of changes to the planned virtual start date. University of Maryland President Darryll Pines and University Heath Center Interim Director Sacared Bodison said the decision was […]

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November 13, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Suspected Motor Vehicle Thieves Arrested After Fleeing Scene, Crash

Montgomery County Police arrested three suspects Sunday, Nov. 8 after the driver of a stolen Toyota Camry fled an attempted traffic stop and collided with a parked vehicle. Just after midnight on Sunday, officers responded to a call for a stolen vehicle. The owner of the stolen vehicle told police that he had located the […]

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