February 9, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Estudiante de Richard Montgomery fue Asesinado Mientras Ayudaba a un Amigo

El sospechoso arrestado en relación con el tiroteo fatal de un estudiante de Richard Montgomery High School el 6 de febrero le dijo a la policía del condado de Howard que le disparó a Simeon Mbuyu Mukuna, porque “sentía como si la víctima lo estuviera mirando con malicia y pensaba que la víctima le iba […]

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February 9, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Richard Montgomery Student Killed While Helping a Friend

The suspect arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a Richard Montgomery High School student Feb. 6 told Howard County Police that he shot Simeon Mbuyu Mukuna, because “he felt as though the victim was looking at him with malice and thought the victim was going to try to harm him.” He also told […]

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February 8, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Estudiante de la Escuela Richard Montgomery es Asesinado a Tiros

Simeon Mbuyu Mukuna, un estudiante de Richard Montgomery High School quien recibió un disparo mortal el 6 de febrero, fue recordado por su director como “un estudiante maravilloso que tuvo un impacto positivo en quienes lo rodeaban, y lo extrañaremos mucho”. El director Damon Monteleone recordó “su sonrisa magnética, sentido del humor y amor por […]

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February 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Richard Montgomery Student Athlete Fatally Shot Feb. 6

Simeon Mbuyu Mukuna, a Richard Montgomery High School student who was fatally shot Feb. 6, was remembered by his principal as “a wonderful student who had a positive impact on those around him, and he will be greatly missed.” Principal Damon Monteleone recalled “his magnetic smile, sense of humor, and love of soccer.” Mukuna, 18, […]

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July 25, 2019 | Staff Writer

Woodstock 50 Decamps from New York to Merriweather Post

The Washington Post reported that Woodstock 50, the 50th anniversary rock concert commemorating the historic 1969 concert in upstate New York, would take place about 275 miles south, at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia. The Post reported that Howard County officials were trying to keep the concert alive, which has been beset by delays in […]

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March 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

North Potomac Ranked Nationally, Locally as Great Place to Live

The website Niche has ranked North Potomac as the 13th best U.S. suburb to raise a family, as well as the best place to live in Maryland. In an email, Jessica Hair, who works in media relations for Niche said, “North Potomac rose to #13 by excelling in factors like area public schools, cost of living, […]

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March 7, 2019 | Staff Writer

MVA Adding Staff, Hours to Ease REAL ID Burden

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration has added extra staff and hours at eight high-volume locations across the state to help motorists meet an Oct. 1, 2020, deadline to get federally-required REAL ID driver’s licenses or ID cards. The Montgomery County location for the extra hours is in Walnut Hill, in Gaithersburg. The others are in […]

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December 18, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Jesuits Release Names of Priests ‘Credibly Accused’ of Sexually Abusing Minors

The Maryland Province Jesuits released the names of 24 priests—former, deceased, and current Jesuits “no longer serving in ministry”—who were “credibly accused” of sexually abusing minors. In a letter, Fr. Robert M. Hussey, who oversees Maryland Province Jesuits said he apologized to the victims of the named priests. “We view the disclosure today of our shameful […]

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October 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Boyfriend Indicted for Pregnant Teacher’s Death (VIDEO)

Tyler Tessier was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday for the death of Laura Wallen. Wallen, 31, was a teacher at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia.  Her family reported her missing and held a news conference at the Montgomery County Police Department’s headquarters in Gaithersburg. She was found dead just days later in a […]

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October 5, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Community Still Mourning Slain Teacher (PHOTOS)

There is a hole in the lives of the Wilde Lake High School community following the death of their teacher and friend. But there was a sense of reassurance Wednesday night during a memorial service at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center in Columbia, where hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the life of Laura Wallen. Wallen, […]

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