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11 hrs ago | Daily Record

Truce extended in youth soccer legal battle

A Montgomery County judge Thursday granted an extension of a temporary restraining order first issued July 16, when former MSYSA President Raymond I. Greenberg and Secretary Claire Filemyr submitted their letters of resignation.

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15 hrs ago | Gazette.net

Sign unveiled at Brookeville Academy during ceremony

Abbi Wicklein-Bayne, National Park Service director of interpretation, discusses the new sign for the Brookeville site of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail with Rep. John Sarbanes at Brookeville Academy on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Brookeville, MD, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative John Sarbanes, Democrat, Baltimore, MD

19 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Montgomery gives go-ahead to major school system technology initiative

Montgomery County's Board of Education has given the go-ahead for the purchase of 40,000 laptops and tablets for students in Maryland's largest school system as part of a major technology initiative.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Germantown, MD

23 hrs ago | Patch.com

Armed Robbery, Kidnapping Suspects Arrested

Four suspects in a June 26 armed robbery and kidnapping in Silver Spring have been apprehended, according to Montgomery County Police.

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Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD, Upper Marlboro, MD, Laurel, MD

Yesterday | CBS Local

Montgomery County Issuing Thousands More Red Light Tickets With Improved Technology

In the 2013 fiscal year, red light cameras in Montgomery County issued 43,522 tickets to drivers who failed to stop at intersections.

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Yesterday | WUSA-TV Washington

Local firefighter returns from Israel

Local firefighter returns from Israel A Montgomery County volunteer firefighter embedded with Israeli firefighters along the Gaza border.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Silver Spring, MD

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Washington Post

Bethesda, Rockville make list of 'Top 10 Snobbiest Small Cities in America'

According to the real estate Web site Movoto.com , these "snooty little cities" in Montgomery County have rich, well-educated, private-school-loving, art gallery devotees who have the "most rigid of standards that must always be met."

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD, Best of 2007, Bethesda, MD, Chevy Chase, MD, Potomac, MD

Baltimore News

Driver dies after July crash in Barnesville

Montgomery County police say a man who was released after being hospitalized after a car crash in Barnesville died at his home days later.

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Related Topix: Barnesville, MD, Boyds, MD

Baltimore News

Girl, 8, dies after swim in Rockville, Md., pool

Montgomery County police say it's not clear what caused the death of an 8-year-old girl who lost consciousness after swimming in at the public Rockville Swim Center in Rockville.

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD

Gazette.net

Police say one officer fired one fatal shot in Silver Spring bank

Montgomery County police on Wednesday identified the two officers who were involved in Tuesday's fatal shooting of a man in a Silver Spring bank and provided additional information about the confrontation.

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Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD

WUSA-TV Washington

Judge halts Md. highway work in Rockville

A Montgomery County judge is ordering the State Highway Administration to halt work on a sound barrier along Interstate 270 in Judge halts Md.

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD

The Washington Post

Montgomery Council members take exception to 'minor league' knock

There's been much opining among Montgomery's elected officials about the anemic primary turnout last month, when just 16 percent of registered voters came to the polls.

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Gazette.net

Pick your own fruits and vegetables this weekend during countya s county annual farm tour

Volunteers from Pepco, Marcus James, 17, of Woodbridge, Va., and Dorinda Thomas of Boyds weed the museum garden at the Button Farm Living History Center in Germantown.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Home Gardening, Home, Boyds, MD, Germantown, MD, Honey

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Gazette.net

County bill aims to help ex-cons get jobs

A movement that began in Hawaii to ban background checks on criminal records from job applications has come to Montgomery County.

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

CBS Local

Md. Parents Allegedly Locked Autistic Twin Sons In Basement

ROCKVILLE, Md - A Maryland couple is accused of keeping their autistic, 22-year-old twin sons locked in a basement room at night with no furniture and only a tiny window for light.

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD

Patch.com

Traffic Alert: Weekend Lane Closures Expected on MD 191

From a news release: Beginning Friday night at 7 p.m., the State Highway Administration will begin the final paving of the $425,000 safety improvement project on MD 191 at Strathmore Street in Montgomery County.

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WUSA-TV Washington

Police: Quick-thinking teen saves officer's dog from fire

Police: Quick-thinking teen saves officer's dog from fire A 13-year-old is credited with helping repot a fire at an on-duty police officer's home.

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Related Topix: Damascus, MD

WTOP-FM Washington

Driver charged in North Bethesda collision with cyclist, 10

Montgomery County Police have charged a Bethesda woman for hitting a 10-year-old girl biking in a Tuckerman Lane crosswalk on Friday.

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Related Topix: Bethesda, MD, North Bethesda, MD

The Washington Post

Glenn Becka s theatrical attack on Common Core

Conservative media star Glenn Beck led a national strategy session to kill the Common Core State Standards late Tuesday night, using a two-hour simulcast into movie theaters across the country as a way to embolden critics of the standards and recruit more foot soldiers to the cause.

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Related Topix: Glenn Beck, Entertainment, Television, Rockville, MD, Silver Spring, MD, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Education

Gazette.net

Takoma Park council narrowly decides to alter license plate reader policy

The Takoma Park City Council on Monday narrowly decided to alter its policy on license plate readers to share data with a statewide coordinating center.

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Related Topix: Takoma Park, MD, Rockville, MD, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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