March 29, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Gaithersburg Man an ‘Everyday’ Hero for Saving Student’s Life (VIDEO)

A Gaithersburg man received an “Everyday Citizen Hero” award from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services for his quick-thinking and calm composure for applying CPR and using an automatic electronic defibrillator to save a man who had a heart attack. Kevin Owens, 47, said he was leading a cycling class at the Rockville Life Time […]

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May 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

Donation Fund for Malcom Winffel Grows, Funeral Scheduled for Thursday

A GoFundMe account for Malcom Winffel has climbed to over $103,000 in just four days. Winffel is being remembered as a hero after he was shot and killed while trying to help a woman in the parking lot of Montgomery Mall last Friday. Winffel’s funeral is scheduled for tomorrow, May 12, at St. Rose of […]

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May 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, May 1, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, May 1, in Montgomery County: 1. The city of Rockville kicks off Bike Month today at 10 a.m. at City Hall. 2. You are invited to a baby shower from noon to 3 p.m. today. The Second Chance Wildlife Center is hosting the baby shower for the hundreds […]

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April 18, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Governor Orders Maryland Flag to Half Staff in Honor of Fallen Firefighter

UPDATED Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the state flag to half staff effective immediately. This action is in honor of firefighter John Ulmschneider, who died in the line of duty on April 15 in Prince George’s County. The flag is to be returned to full staff at sunset on April 20th. Hogan also released […]

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April 17, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 17, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 17, in Montgomery County: 1. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the state flag to half staff in honor of a fallen firefighter. 2. Montgomery County police officers are investigating a suspicious death that was reported at a Rockville hotel on Saturday morning. 3. Have you cast […]

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March 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

State Senators Unanimously Pass Noah’s Law on Monday Night

The Maryland State Senate passed Noah’s Law unanimously, 45-0, Monday night. The bill is named after Noah Leotta, a Montgomery County police officer, who was killed while working a Holiday Alcohol Task Force last December. The law expands the use of ignition interlocks in Maryland. The House of Delegates unanimously passed a version of the […]

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August 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Route 29 Batman Killed After Being Struck by Vehicle on I-70 in Hagerstown

UPDATED A man known as the Route 29 Batman was killed in a traffic accident Sunday night in Hagerstown. Maryland State Police said that 51-year-old Leonard (Lenny) Robinson was driving his custom made Batmobile, although he was not in costume, when he had engine trouble on eastbound I-70 west of Big Pool Road around 10:30 […]

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May 26, 2015 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Libraries Kids Summer Reading Sign-Ups June 1 (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Libraries invites students to participate in this year’s Summer Reading program, which will run June 1 to August 9. This year’s theme for children, birth through grade 6, is “Every Hero Has a Story” and the theme for teens, ages 13 to 17, is “Unmask!” Participants can sign up for the program […]

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May 8, 2015 | Krista Brick

Montgomery County Police Officer Saves Infant in White Oak (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Police Officer David Reed helped to save the life of an infant girl in White Oak on Thursday night. Reed gives the account of the incident at a Montgomery County Police news briefing at the Public Safety Headquarters Friday morning in Gaithersburg. For more on this case, see the MCPD’s website here.

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January 8, 2015 | Staff Writer

Planner Callum Murray Retires After 26 Years of Service

Callum Murray, an award-winning planner with Montgomery County, retired on Dec. 31. Over his 26 years of service, Murray worked as the Master Planner/Supervisor for an area of 375 square miles in Montgomery County, including Potomac and the 93,000-acre Agricultural Reserve. Among his accomplishments are a significant number of complex master planning and regulatory planning […]

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