Tag: Montgomery County, MD News

Incentives abound for DC blood donors before New Year’s

WASHINGTON — Two organizations that collect blood for use in the D.C. area are asking for donations now. That’s because car accidents, cancer treatments and emergency surgeries don’t stop for the holidays. But donors don’t make as much time to give in late December as they do during other parts of the year. Donate at […]

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Pepco’s getting ready for winter and says you should too

WASHINGTON — With winter weather coming, Pepco on Thursday let customers know what they’re doing to get ready — and what customers can do too. At Pepco’s Benning Service Center in Southeast D.C., regional president Donna Cooper called the utility’s winter preparations “truly an all-hands-on-deck exercise.” She said Pepco “has already begun essential work” to […]

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Victim tried to extinguish Thanksgiving Eve house fire that killed 2

WASHINGTON — Investigators believe a Montgomery County man tried to extinguish the fire that killed him and his elderly mother in their home along the Maryland and D.C. line early Wednesday morning. At approximately 1 a.m., firefighters responded to a 911 call from neighbors of a burning house in the 4900 block of Western Avenue. […]

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WTOP’s Junior Reporter Contest winners bring talents to the newsroom

WASHINGTON — Three very special guests shared their broadcasting talents at the Glass-Enclosed Nerve Center on Monday. The winners of WTOP’s 2018 Junior Reporter Contest arrived at the Northwest D.C. newsroom, ready to learn about radio and to share their own stories. They were introduced to the WTOP Traffic Center with traffic reporter Bob Marbourg, […]

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Judge slams safety board for slow investigation in fatal Md. apartment explosion

WASHINGTON — The explosion at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring that killed seven people was more than two years ago, yet a still-to-be-completed federal investigation has stalled residents’ lawsuits and raised the ire of a Montgomery County judge. While the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives quickly determined the Aug. 10, 2016 […]

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Multiple crashes in slim time frame cause concern in Montgomery Co.

WASHINGTON — Rain-slicked roadways and poor visibility Monday night are being blamed for a series of vehicle crashes and pedestrians struck within a three-hour period in Montgomery County, Maryland. “Between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Montgomery County Fire and Rescue crews have responded to … more than a dozen collisions, in addition to six pedestrians […]

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Report: Amazon to split HQ2 between Crystal City, Queens

WASHINGTON — Amazon is planning to split its long-anticipated second headquarters between two locations rather than choosing one, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday evening. Following the Journal’s report, The New York Times reported those two locations will be Crystal City, Virginia, and Queens, New York. The Times said Amazon is closing in on deals […]

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What Montgomery Co. can learn from DC about condom distribution

WASHINGTON — Montgomery County’s Board of Education is weighing a plan to make condoms accessible to all of its high school students. The proposal comes after an effort to distribute condoms in four of the county schools’ wellness centers is about to go into effect. In D.C., however, condoms have already been distributed to students […]

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WTOP moving to new headquarters in Maryland

WASHINGTON — The Glass-Enclosed Nerve Center is moving at the end of 2018 from its current D.C. newsroom to a new office space in Maryland. WTOP will live in an eight-story building that toes the D.C.-Maryland border, right near the Friendship Heights Metro station. After 30 years at 3400 Idaho Ave. in Northwest D.C., WTOP […]

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Man who fled to W.Va. after Georgetown killing gets 15-year prison term

WASHINGTON — A Maryland man arrested while on the run from police in West Virginia last year has been sentenced for killing a teenager in Georgetown last summer. Demarius Jackson, 25, of Hyattsville, Maryland, was sentenced to 15 years in D.C. Superior Court Friday. Jackson pleaded guilty to charges of voluntary manslaughter while armed and assault […]

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Takoma Park officer who wounded DC man in shootout is a 10-year veteran

WASHINGTON — The Takoma Park, Maryland, officer who wounded a man in Wednesday’s shootout near the D.C. border has been identified. Charles Hoetzel, a 10-year veteran of the department, has been placed on paid administrative leave as D.C. police internal affairs detectives continue their investigation, according to a tweet Friday from the Takoma Park Police Department. […]

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‘He was such a light’: Friends, colleagues remember DC restaurant manager shot in Atlanta

BETHESDA, Md. — The popular manager of a D.C. restaurant whose life was cut short by violence during an out-of-town robbery earlier this month was honored in a celebration of life service Thursday. Christian Broder, who was the general manager at Millie’s, was remembered for his wit, charisma, kindness and unforgettable smile. The 34-year-old was […]

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Police: Takoma Park officer shoots man during gun fight near DC-Md. border

WASHINGTON — A Takoma Park police officer has shot a man during a gun battle on the border between D.C. and Maryland, police said Wednesday night. It happened around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday near Eastern Avenue and Sligo Mill Road. A man fired at the officer, who was in the middle of an investigation. The officer […]

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The last straw: Local food market joins movement to ban plastic straws

WASHINGTON — A small grocery store in Rockville, Maryland, is hoping to make a big impact with its recent ban on plastic straws. Dawson’s Market, a community-focused natural foods store, made the move last month, joining a growing number of restaurants, companies and cities in an effort to reduce plastic pollution. “There are so many […]

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