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September 14, 2016 | Staff Writer

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State Police Warn Motorists to Avoid Stopping on Exit Ramps for Panhandlers

Maryland State police officers are warning motorists to avoid stopping on exit ramps for individuals allegedly flagging down vehicles for help. According to troopers, the suspects are reportedly pretending their vehicle is disabled, flagging down passing motorists on exit ramps and begging for money. Police said these incidents are causing major traffic delays and in […]

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September 2, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 2, in Montgomery County

It’s Friday and you are going to notice that it’s cooler outside today! Here are five more things to know today, Sept. 2nd, in Montgomery County: 1. The National Weather Service is tracking Tropical Storm Hermine and how this storm may impact your Labor Day holiday weekend in Maryland. Find out what’s open and what’s […]

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September 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

Troopers Prepare for Increased Traffic on Labor Day Weekend

The Maryland State Police Department is anticipating higher traffic volume and warning drivers to expect enforcement of speed, occupant restraint and most importantly DUI laws this Labor Day weekend. As summer ends and Labor Day weekend approaches, many celebrants will be celebrating with friends and family. In efforts to increase safety, the State Police Impaired […]

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September 1, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Sept.1, in Montgomery County

Good morning! Here are five things to know today, Sept. 1, in Montgomery County: 1. The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Mosquito Control Program is scheduled to do a truck-mounted mosquito control spraying tonight in the Strawberry Knolls area of Gaithersburg. 2. The Maryland State Police Department announced that troopers plan to set up a sobriety checkpoint […]

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August 30, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Police Arrest Nine People at Sobriety Checkpoint in Gaithersburg

Montgomery County police officers arrested nine people for driving under the influence (DUI) at a sobriety checkpoint on Friday night in the city of Gaithersburg. The checkpoint was set up from 10 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 27 at Sam Eig Highway and Fields Road. ‘ On Monday, the Maryland State Police Department announced […]

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August 22, 2016 | Staff Writer

Troopers Arrest Germantown Man for Harrassment of Miss Maryland

Maryland State police officers have arrested and charged a Montgomery County man for the harassment of Miss Maryland, Hannah Brewer. Police said Germantown resident Valencio Fernandes Pires, 51, is charged with harassment, stalking, and electronic mail harassment of the 19-year-old. According to a police account, Brewer reported unwanted and frightening contact from Pires. She filed […]

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June 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

Trooper Injured in Collision on I-270 on Saturday Morning (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

A Maryland State Police Department trooper was injured on Saturday morning during a traffic stop on northbound I-270 south of Shady Grove Road. Police said the trooper had to be extricated from the vehicle and was airlifted to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma in Baltimore. The collision happened shortly before 7 a.m. during a […]

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May 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Maryland State Police Plan Extra Speed Enforcement on I-70 and I-68

Slow down! The Maryland State Police Department is preparing to put more troopers on the roadways tomorrow as part of a crackdown on speeding. Drivers can expect to see more troopers along I-70 just outside Baltimore City and along I-68 in Garrett County. According to an MDSP news release, troopers will be enforcing speed limits […]

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April 3, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Troopers Investigate Fatal Collision in Chevy Chase

Troopers are investigating a fatal collision that occurred overnight on the I-495 ramp to Connecticut Avenue in Chevy Chase. According to the Maryland State Police Department, troopers responded to the report of a single vehicle collision on the Outer Loop of I-495 at Connecticut Avenue at 2:46 a.m. on Sunday morning. Police said the 23-year-old […]

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March 18, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, March 18, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, March 18, in Montgomery County: 1. Top Cop: The Maryland State Police Department is scheduled to announce the Trooper of the Year at a ceremony this morning. 2. More Music: Levine Music is planning to open a fifth location at the Silver Spring Library later this year. […]

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