June 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

Body Found in Potomac River (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County fire and rescue crews recovered a body from the Potomac River on Tuesday not far from where a boating accident occurred on Sunday. The body was pulled from the water near Mather Gorge, according to Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer. Several police agencies were called to the scene. Authorities said a death […]

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April 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 6, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 6, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Council is scheduled to hold two public hearings on the proposed fiscal year 2017 operating budget today. 2. Watch Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard deliver her State of the College address live, beginning at 11 a.m., today. 3. The […]

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March 10, 2016 | Staff Writer

Gambrill State Park Fire Contained by Frederick Firefighters; Officials Urge Caution (PHOTO)

Frederick County Fire and Rescue services responded to a mountain fire at the 8800 block of Gambrill Park Road Tuesday, March 8 after several emergency calls reported seeing a “large ring of fire on the mountain.” The fire was not visible from the road and Maryland State Police Aviation’s unit assisted in locating and directing […]

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December 18, 2015 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Week In Review featured on Montgomery Community Media

Watch Montgomery Week in Review (VIDEO)

Don Mooers hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. His guests include Charlotte Davis, Ilaya Hopkins, Henry Hailstock and Brian Karem. Topics discussed this week include the state Program Open Space and the county Agricultural Reserve, the expected report from the Augustine Commission on Maryland economic development, nutrition and brain health, and the recent Sentinel […]

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October 12, 2015 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Fatal Hunting Accident in Queen Anne’s County

Maryland Natural Resources police are investigating a fatal hunting accident that occurred late Saturday afternoon in Queen Anne’s County. Police said Marvin Bowen Coppage, 75, of Henderson was killed by a shotgun blast from a client during a guided pheasant and chukar hunt as he and his dog were flushing a bird from the brush. […]

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June 26, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Black Bear Spotted in Germantown

A black bear has been spotted in recent weeks in Poolesville, Damascus and now Germantown. On Friday afternoon, Montgomery County Police reported a black bear sighting on Observation Drive in Germantown. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources advises residents on its website that black bears may be seen any time of day and are typically […]

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June 18, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Police Warn Residents to Stay Away from Bears

Montgomery County Police are cautioning residents to steer clear of any bears they may encounter after a black bear was photographed in the Damascus area on Wednesday. There have been other black bear sightings in the Poolesville area of Montgomery County this spring as well. If you see a bear, you may report it to […]

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June 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Black Bear Sighting in Damascus (PHOTO)

Damascus resident Michelle Brungard was driving out of her Montgomery County neighborhood with her husband and two kids on Wednesday around noon when she spotted a black bear moving across the landscape towards John Haines Neighborhood Park near Oak Drive. “We were stunned, never thought we would see one,” she said. “It was 10 or […]

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August 1, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Bear Sightings Reported in Rockville

Rockville Police say they have received two, unconfirmed reports of a black bear spotted in the 700 block of Owens Street and at Woodley Gardens Park on Friday, August 1. According to police, the bear appears to be a juvenile, about 100 to 150 pounds, and city officers believe it may be the same bear […]

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July 25, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Bear Sightings in Rockville and Bethesda

A black bear was spotted in Montgomery County last night at 6 p.m. at Wootton Parkway and Tower Oaks Boulevard, according to an official at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “We are getting consistent sightings,” said Ken D’Loughy, a regional manager for DNR’s Wildlife and Heritage Service. According to D’Loughy, the bear has been […]

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