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2 hrs ago | WJLA-TV Arlington

Silviu Ziscovici, Rockville doctor, arrested on drug distribution charges

A Montgomery County doctor has been arrested on multiple charges related to the illegal distribution of pain medication from his Rockville clinic.

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3 hrs ago | CBS Local

Capital Beltway's Inner Loop Blocked Due to Major Accident

A large portion of the Inner Loop of Interstate 495 in Montgomery County is completely shut down due to a major, multi-vehicle accident Thursday morning.

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Related Topix: Accident, MD

3 hrs ago | Business Journal

Monument Realty: National Labor College secretly sought out better offer

Monument Realty sued the National Labor College in a last-minute bid to block the college from selling its 46-acre campus in Silver Spring to another buyer and force the college to sell to it instead.

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Related Topix: National Labor College, Silver Spring, MD

4 hrs ago | WFMD-AM Frederick

Escaped Juvenile Caught in Montgomery County

The juvenile who escaped from a youth work camp in Garrett County earlier this month and stole a vehicle and crashed it on I-70 has been caught.

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Related Topix: Garrett County, MD, Hagerstown, MD

7 hrs ago | Gazette.net

Olney, Rockville fight crime with community spirit

Rockville and Olney will join forces with thousands of communities nationwide Tuesday to celebrate National Night Out, a crime prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch.

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD, Olney, MD, Sandy Corp, Sandy Spring, MD, Consulting, Fire

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Business Journal

Silver Line? Here. Purple Line? Near?

After what seemed like an interminable wait for the Silver Line , Metro's extension to Tysons is finally here .

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Related Topix: Bethesda, MD, New Carrollton, MD

The Washington Post

Autistic twins who were locked in basement will be temporarily cared for by guardians

The Montgomery County couple accused of abusing their autistic twins agreed in court Wednesday to allow social workers to take temporary guardianship of the twins for the next two months.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

Gazette.net

One-time Germantown man sentenced for conspiring to commit sex trafficking by force

Jean Claude Roy, 32, who at one time lived on Brittania Circle in Germantown, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for conspiring to commit sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion, according to a recent release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Baltimore.

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Related Topix: Germantown, MD, Prison, Rockville, MD

The Washington Post

Montgomery County Animal Watch

This case was received recently by the Montgomery County Animal Services Division.

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Related Topix: Derwood, MD, Gaithersburg, MD

Gazette.net

Families navigate process of sending loved onesa remains overseas from Montgomery

Death in Montgomery County can lead to a long, difficult task - returning a loved one's body to a foreign final resting place.

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Related Topix: Burtonsville, MD, Ocean City, MD

Gazette.net

Turf battle emerges among Montgomery County youth soccer groups

A Montgomery County youth soccer organization is suing the county's school board, claiming the board unfairly struck agreements with other groups for the use of two artificial turf fields at schools.

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD, Potomac, MD

CBS Local

Police Seek Teen Suspect in Silver Spring Shooting

Police in Montgomery County are looking for several teenage boys after a woman was shot in Silver Spring early Wednesday morning.

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Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD

TBD.com

MCPS Board of Ed. tosses credit cards, overhauls spending practices

In May, two-term board member Chris Barclay was lambasted for making at least 14 personal charges with his taxpayer-issued credit card.

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Board gives preliminary approval for Carroll's first charter school

After having its first charter school application rejected by the Carroll County Board of Education last year, Sustainable Futures Inc. reworked the application and submitted it for consideration in April.

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Related Topix: Carroll County, MD, Maryland, Baltimore County, MD, Eldersburg, MD, Westminster, MD

Examiner.com

George Pelecanos to appear for a reading to benefit library

The fourth book from the Derek Strange series written by George Pelecanos will be read by the author on July 31 for a library benefit.

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Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Silver Spring, MD

The Washington Post

Montgomery County Council approves White Oak Science Gateway plan

The Montgomery County Council gave final approval Tuesday to an ambitious land-use plan designed to spur creation of a new science-focused town center in the county's long-neglected eastern sector.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Hillandale, MD, White Oak, MD, Silver Spring, MD

The Washington Post

Montgomery school board gives up district credit cards

Montgomery County's school board members unanimously voted to give up their district-paid credit cards Monday night, adopting a sweeping set of new spending rules after public disclosure of improper charges , unclear guidelines and poor oversight.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Education

Gazette.net

Sandy Spring Village Plan moves forward

A new vision for Sandy Spring Village is one step closer to reality, after the Montgomery County Planning Board on July 17 approved its staff's draft of the Rural Village Plan.

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Related Topix: Sandy Spring, MD

WJLA-TV Arlington

Montgomery County officials dodge controversey with new turf field plan

Montgomery County officials are avoiding a fight between the school system and the county's major recreational youth soccer group.

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TBD.com

Triple threat: Takoma Park man, Morris Thweatt, arrested in trio of...

SILVER SPRING, Md. A Takoma Park man wanted by the FBI has been arrested and charged in a string of Silver Spring bank robberies, during which he claimed to have a bomb.

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Related Topix: Takoma Park, MD, Silver Spring, MD

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