November 2, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPD Chief on Lt. Friz: ‘This Police Department is Better for the Work Dan Put In’

Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones spoke Monday evening about the death of MCPD Lt. Daniel Friz. Friz died shortly after midnight Monday in a collision with a 2018 Freightliner on I-70 in Lisbon. He was off duty at the time of his death. Maryland State Police continue investigating the incident. Friz started working for […]

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September 15, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Rockville Man Charged With Neglect in Connection with Father’s Death

A Rockville man was arrested and charged with neglect of an adult that resulted in the man’s death. Gary D. Howes, 51, was charged after a body that is believed to be his father was found decomposing in the home they shared, according to the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office. Howes could be released on […]

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August 27, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Community, Families Mourn Loved Ones Who Died From Overdose

Last year, 108 Montgomery County residents died from an opioid drug overdose. Families mourned loved ones and urged increased awareness about substance use disorder at an International Overdose Awareness Day Event and candlelight vigil Thursday evening in Rockville. Wendy and Henry Winter lost their son, Seth, on April 29, 2020 after an accidental fentanyl overdose. […]

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August 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police: 92-Year-Old Woman Died from Asphyxiation; Roommate Admitted to Killing Her Last Week

Julia Birch, 26, last week admitted to killing her roommate, 92-year-old Nancy Ann Frankel, according to Montgomery County Police (MCPD). Frankel’s cause of death was asphyxiation, Officer Carlos Cortes, with the police department’s Public Information Division, told MyMCM in an email Tuesday. According to police, officers and fire/rescue personnel responded to a home on Spruell […]

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August 2, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police: Woman, 26, Admitted to Killing 92-Year-Old Roommate in Kensington 

A woman has been arrested and charged with killing her roommate in Kensington, Montgomery County Police (MCPD) wrote in a release. Julia Birch, 26, admitted to killing 92-year-old Nancy Ann Frankel, police said. MCPD said that around 8:20 a.m. July 28, officers and fire/rescue personnel responded to a home on Spruell Drive in Kensington for […]

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July 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Remains Found in National Park Identified as Gaithersburg Woman

Remains found at a national park in Frederick County have been identified as those of Joanna Michelle Amaya, 21, of Gaithersburg, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Amaya was also known as Dior Reyes. The FBI said Amaya was recovered June 12 after hikers discovered a portion of her body in Catoctin Mountain […]

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July 6, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Maryland Says 100% of COVID Deaths in June Were Unvaccinated Individuals

100% of COVID-19-related deaths in Maryland during the month of June occurred in individuals that were unvaccinated, according to Michael Ricci, communications director for Gov. Larry Hogan.  Ricci also reported that 95% of new cases of COVID-19 and 93% of hospitalizations in Maryland occurred in individuals that were unvaccinated. Important information about the difference in […]

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May 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police: Driver Struck, Killed on I-270 After Exiting Vehicle Following Collision 

A driver died early Monday morning after they exited their vehicle and were struck following a collision on I-270, Maryland State Police (MSP) said in a press release. Around 12:39 a.m., MSP Rockville Barrack troopers were dispatched to a two-vehicle collision involving a pedestrian in the main lanes of I-270 North near Rockledge Drive in […]

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April 30, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Sardi’s Chicken Restaurants to Go Offline May 5 to Pay Tribute to CEO

Sardi’s Chicken — which has restaurants in Gaithersburg, Olney, and Takoma Park — will close on Wednesday, May 5 to honor the passing of its late CEO and co-founder, Philip Sardelis. The restaurants will reopen on May 6. Sardelis, who resided in Derwood, died from complications related to COVID-19. He was 48. A message on […]

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March 10, 2021 | Rebecca Baldwin and Deirdre Byrne

‘Some People’s Heroes are Other People’s Villains’: Death of ‘Kane’ Brings Backs Good, Bad and ‘Complicated’ Memories

When news of Peter Deibler’s death became public Monday morning, it brought up positive and negative memories for fans and former coworkers. The popular Top 40 radio host and Montgomery County resident — who went by “Kane” on-air — spent much of his career at Hot 99.5 (WIHT), which is based in Rockville. Some of […]

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