Saturday, April 27, 2013
Catch up on the week in Montgomery County social media.
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Saturday, February 2, 2013
Get caught up on headlines you might've missed in Montgomery County.
With more than a dozen websites across Montgomery County, Patch brings you news from every corner of our community. Catch up on headlines you might have missed this week, including a celebrity sighting at Walter Reed, a possible speed limit increase on the ICC and a confirmed opening date for a new Costco. Rockville Company Says White House Party Crasher Owes $34K ROCKVILLE—“George Washington slept here” signs appear as historical markers across the eastern United States. Another would-be elected official from Virginia could be leaving a similar trail of signs, including one in Rockville: “Tareq Salahi owed here.” Read more on Rockville Patch. Wet Weather Confounds Upcounty Motorists GERMANTOWN—Wild weather stymied morning commutes …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
A roundup of the top headlines in Montgomery County this past week.
Montgomery County First Responders Return from Sandy Rescue Mission POTOMAC — County police and fire/rescue personnel returned from an exhausting week helping Sandy victims in New York, where the situation was described as "Katrina-esque." Read more on Potomac Patch. Bethesda Police Station Deal Fizzles BETHESDA — Developer JBG has backed out of a deal to build a new second district police station in Bethesda as part of a larger residential project on Cordell Avenue. JBG apparently will move forward with a modified residential project, albeit without the police station. The county is exploring other options for upgrading, renovating or moving the aging station. Read more on Bethesda Patch. Judi Dench, BBC Cause Traffic Jam in Potomac …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Catch up on headlines you may have missed this week in Montgomery County.
Getting Serious About Starting School Later in Montgomery County POTOMAC — Montgomery County residents have started an official chapter of the Start School Later Initiative, petitioning school officials to give students and parents a break from early school start times. Read more on Potomac Patch. Hate Speech or Free Speech? Metro Ad Sparks Counter-Ad WHEATON — The "Support Israel. Defeat Jihad." ad, paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative and placed last week in the Glenmont Metro station, has provoked a strong response. Read more on Wheaton Patch. Silver Spring Student Charged in Northwood Stabbing SILVER SPRING — An 18-year-old Northwood High School student was charged with two assault counts in connection with the stabbing …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Top headlines of the week from around Montgomery County.
The latest news in Montgomery County includes a drug bust in Gaithersburg, a suspect who allegedly followed two high school cheerleaders after school, and the rise of auto thefts in Takoma Park: August Sting Yields Drug Bust of Six in Gaithersburg GAITHERSBURG — Two drug-related search-and-seizure warrants throughout the city led to six arrests and the seizure of marijuana, ecstasy and paraphernalia. Read more on Gaithersburg Patch. Police: Seneca Valley Cheerleaders Hide in Parking Lot to Evade Strange Man GERMANTOWN — A man who allegedly approached and followed two Seneca Valley High School cheerleaders after school on Monday has sparked the suspicion of the Montgomery County Police Department. Police said a driver who unsuccessfully …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Catch up on top Montgomery County headlines this week, including Olympic results for a Bethesda athlete, a Montgomery County man charged with teenage sex trafficking, a new way to catch thieves in Gaithersburg and more.
Bethesda Olympian Ledecky, 15, Takes Gold Friends, family, teachers and classmates gathered at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart Friday to root for Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky, 15, who won the gold medal in the women’s 800m freestyle. Read more on Bethesda Patch. Montgomery County Man Charged With Teenage Sex Trafficking TAKOMA PARK—A Montgomery County man has been charged with working a teenage girl as a prostitute in Maryland and Northern Virginia, according to U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride of the Eastern District of Virginia. Yimmy Anthony Pineda Penado, also known as “Critico” and “Spike,” allegedly gave juvenile female runaways drugs and alcohol to make them more receptive to being prostitutes, MacBride said in a statement. …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Catch up on top Montgomery County headlines this week, including the traffic-halting Marlo Furniture fire on Rockville Pike, an alleged sexual assault at a Germantown bus stop and the beer spill on Interstate 270.
Montgomery County Planners Say Good Riddance to Strip Malls SILVER SPRING—It's been a long wait, but county planners are out with their first zoning revision in 35 years, and it envisions a modern Montgomery County that leaves 1950s-era commercial strips and office parks behind. Read more on Chevy Chase Patch. PHOTOS: Fire at Marlo Furniture Closes Rockville Pike ROCKVILLE—A two-alarm fire Wednesday night at the Marlo Furniture store at 725 Rockville Pike did significant damage to the store's roof and snarled traffic in Rockville Town Center at the height of the evening rush. Two firefighters were injured. Read more on Rockville Patch. Police Say Man Tried to Force Woman to Perform Sex Act at Bus Stop GERMANTOWN—Sex offense charges were …
Sunday, July 22, 2012
A Hung Jury in Germantown, A Garage Fire in Gaithersburg and Groundbreakings in Rockville and White Oak.
A look at the biggest headlines from around Montgomery County. Hung Jury in Kidnapping, Attempted Murder Trial GERMANTOWN — After days of deliberations, the jury considering charges against a man on trial for allegedly kidnapping, robbing and trying to kill a Germantown man could not agree on a verdict. Read more on Germantown Patch. PHOTOS: Weekend Fire Destroys Kentlands Garage GAITHERSBURG — A Saturday night fire caused by the illegal discharge of fireworks in a Kentlands garage resulted in damages upward of $70,000. Read more on Gaithersburg Patch. Council Supports Glenstone Sewer Expansion POTOMAC — The Montgomery County Council will likely support a sewer extension for the Glenstone museum in Potomac, after tentatively approving …
Sunday, June 17, 2012
The week’s top Montgomery County news headlines.
This past week, a cold case turned into a homicide in Takoma Park, Gaithersburg's city manager resigned and more: Takoma Park Cold Case Now Homicide TAKOMA PARK—Prince William County police identified a Takoma Park woman after skeletal remains that were found in 1982 were recently matched to her DNA, police announced on Wednesday. The case is now considered a homicide. Cynthia Joan Gastelle had been reported missing from Takoma Park on April 3, 1980. The case went cold. Remains were found nearly two years later on Feb. 12, 1982, on Bull Run Mountain off of Mountain Road in the Haymarket area of Prince William County. On May 10, 2012, the DNA was matched to Gastelle. Police in Prince William County are investigating Gastelle's death as a …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
The week’s top Montgomery County news headlines.
This week's top stories from Patch sites across Montgomery County include: arrests in connection with six burglaries in Takoma Park, a state-of-the-art cancer center breaking ground at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and a Germantown technologist building a hydroponic farm run by salvaged junk robots. Stay up-to-date with the latest news in Chevy Chase by signing up for newsletters here. Playhouse Auction Nets $114,000 for Charity Eight designer playhouses have been on display in Friendship Heights for the past month. After they were auctioned off last week, Rebuilding Together Montgomery County's funds had grown substantially. Read more on Chevy Chase Patch. Planning Board Divided Over Gas Station Regulations At its Thursday meeting, the …