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2 hrs ago | Gazette.net

String of nearby abandoned homes concerns Montgomery Village man

When Alberto Trigo moved into his wife's Montgomery Village townhome over a decade ago, the block was full of occupied, well-kept homes.

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Related Topix: Montgomery Village, MD

6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Teen charged for having sex at school in Montgomery County

An 18-year-old student at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville was charged with a fourth-degree sex offense after he and a 14-year-old student allegedly had consensual sex in a school hallway in late February.

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD, Education

10 hrs ago | Patch.com

Germantown House Fire Leaves One Dead, One Injured, Two Cats Missing

The Montgomery County Fire Department responded to a fire on the 13500 block of Jamieson Place in the early morning of Thursday, April 24, according to the department.

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Related Topix: Fire, Germantown, MD

12 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Montgomery firefighters battle blaze in Germantown home

Montgomery County Fire officials said Thursday morning they are fighting a house fire in Germantown, where one person might be trapped inside.

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Related Topix: Germantown, MD

14 hrs ago | Gazette.net

Cases of child abuse on rise in Montgomery County

The Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services are teaming up to get the word out about infant injury prevention during April's Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Washington Post

All Opinions Are Local: Montgomery adds people without adding driving

Montgomery County has 100,000 more residents than 10 years ago, but the amount of driving in the county has actually stayed the same, says a new study on how people get around.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Gazette.net

Rock band DOSAGE to perform Friday at La Mexicana

Rock out with DOSAGE this weekend as the band takes the stage at 9 p.m. Friday at La Mexicana , 16143 Shady Grove Road, Gaithersburg, to celebrate the birthday of founder and guitarist Stephen Roger.

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Related Topix: Gaithersburg, MD, Entertainment

Gazette.net

The Universities at Shady Grove honors 25 exceptional seniors

Twenty-one Montgomery County residents were among the top 25 graduating seniors recently recognized by Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville.

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD, Maryland, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Salisbury University, Towson University

Gazette.net

County re-evaluating sites for Clarksburg fire station

The area served since 2005 by the temporary fire station on Gateway Center Drive in Clarksburg covers 21.5 square miles on both sides of Interstate 270 in Clarksburg and Boyds.

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Related Topix: Clarksburg, MD, Boyds, MD, Germantown, MD

Gazette.net

Montgomery council sounds off on Metrorail unreliability

Montgomery County Council members grilled Metro representatives about complaints they have received from residents concerning the reliability of rail service during a committee meeting Monday.

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Related Topix: Garrett Park, MD, Silver Spring, MD, Takoma Park (Washington, DC), Takoma Park, MD, Friendship Heights (Washington, DC)

Tue Apr 22, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

Area high schools named among nation's best

Half of Fairfax County public high schools have been named to a list of the best high schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

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Related Topix: Bethesda, MD

Gazette.net

Richard Montgomery student charged with having sex in a school hallway

An 18-year-old Richard Montgomery High School student has been charged with fourth-degree sex offense for allegedly skipping class to have sex with another student in a school hallway, Montgomery County police said.

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD

Gazette.net

Montgomery Village couple sues SunTrust Bank over missing college money

In a lawsuit, a Montgomery Village couple accuses SunTrust Bank and Education Systems Federal Credit Union of not preventing thieves from using a bogus bank account to swipe more than $80,000 meant for their daughters' college funds.

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Related Topix: Montgomery Village, MD

Patch.com

Gas Leak Closes Downtown Bethesda Street Over Lunch Hour

A gas leak briefly closed Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Bethesda Tuesday just before lunchtime.

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Related Topix: Fire

Daily Record

Gansler criticizes Brown on leadership, service in Iraq

A political action committee that endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for Maryland governor is demanding an apology from a Democratic opponent over comments made about Brown's service in Iraq.

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Related Topix: Bethesda, MD

Mon Apr 21, 2014

WJLA-TV Arlington

MPD officer investigated after allegedly leaving service weapons out in the open

A Metropolitan Police Department officer is facing jail time; the 23-year veteran of the force, turned into authorities by his ex-girlfriend.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Gaithersburg, MD

Gazette.net

Montgomery County school advocate seeking at-large board position

Jill Ortman-Fouse said she's running for a spot on the Montgomery County Board of Education to lend her advocacy experience, grow the county school system's partnerships and improve the system's responsiveness to voices in its community.

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Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD

Patch.com

Housing Fair and Financial Fitness Day

The Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs invites all County residents to attend the 14th Annual Montgomery County Housing Fair and Financial Fitness Day to be held on Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bohrer Park Activity Center, Summit Hall Farm, 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Gazette.net

Volunteers come together for a a oeGood Deeda

On Sunday the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington hosted their third annual “Good Deeds Day,” a day of service where the local Jewish community can volunteer at work sites within the metropolitan area and perform a “good deed” for the day.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Daily Record

In rural Md., few doctors but plenty of health woes

In Somerset County, where she owns and operates the Crisfield Clinic, she comes face to face with the everyday challenges of providing health care in a rural area.

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Related Topix: Somerset County, MD, Crisfield, MD, Maryland, Caroline County, MD, Talbot County, MD

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