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Juvenile charged with Frederick County school bomb threat

A boy who attends Oakdale High School in Frederick County, Maryland, has been charged with making threats of mass violence and disruption of school activities after the sheriff’s office said he used Apple’s AirDrop feature to share “several images with text that alluded to a bomb threat.”
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Frederick’s Westview Promenade Welcomes Four New Tenants

Four new tenants, including a trio of restaurants, have inked leases at Westview Promenade, a 200,000-square-foot outdoor retail center in Frederick, Md. Hill Management Services owns and manages the center, which was developed in 2002. All four tenants are scheduled to open before year-end. “Frederick is Maryland’s second largest city...

Frederick Man Charged With Kidnapping Two Children Will Go On Trial

He has been ruled competent to stand trial. Frederick, Md. (KM) – A Frederick man charged with two counts of kidnapping children under 16 years of age will be standing trial. During a review hearing on Thursday in Circuit Court, Judge Julie Stevenson Solt ruled that Christopher Wade Shultz, 40, is competent to stand trial.

Police and Family Concerned For Welfare of Missing Man

Per MCPD: Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Cold Case Unit are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 45-year-old man from Poolesville. James Munn was last seen on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, in the 19500 block of Fisher Ave. Munn is approximately...

A coming-of-age story set at the Maryland School for the Deaf

Amaree McKenstry-Hall was in his senior year at the Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick. Football, Homecoming, and his future weighed on his mind. That’s why filmmaker Matt Ogens made Amaree the heart of his coming-of-age documentary, “Audible.”. "Audible" was nominated for an Academy Award for Best...

Frederick County man was wearing two bombs during home invasion, authorities say

BRUNSWICK, Md. (WBFF) — A Frederick County man was arrested Tuesday after authorities said he broke into a family member's home and threatened the relative with a machete. Police said he was carrying two improvised explosive devices in his backpack. Dominic M. Valenti, 25, faces charges of home invasion,...

Foxville Rd In Frederick County To Undergo Resurfacing

The work is expected to start on Monday, Aug. 22nd. Baltimore, Md. (KM) – Foxville Road or Maryland 77 between Catoctin Hollow Road and the Washington County line will undergo resurfacing starting next week Spokeswoman Shantee Felix with the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration says the work is expected to begin on Monday, August 22nd at 8:00 AM.
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Affordable Senior Housing Complex Coming to Frederick

Community Housing Initiative is developing Cascades of Frederick, a $42 million, 151-unit senior affordable housing complex in Frederick, Md. The project is being built in conjunction with the Frederick County Department of Housing and Community Development and the City of Frederick Department of Housing and Human Services. “We witnessed the...

Saucy Festival is worth a trip to Frederick This Saturday

Frederick Fairgrounds is the site of a uniquely exciting festival this Saturday from Noon to 7pm. Saucy Festival features an array of Local & National Sauce Companies, Fun Live Music on Stage, Tasty Food Vendors & Trucks, Axe Throwing, Wild Contests, Themed Drinks, Local Artists, a Kids Party Area & more. Sauces include varieties of Award Winning Savory, Sweet, Hot, Tangy Flavors & more! Most Vendors will offer Free Samples. Many Sauces have been featured on Youtube’s ‘Hot Ones’ series.

Man Charged With Shooting Two Frederick Police Officers Found Incompetent To Stand Trial

He was also found to be dangerous. Frederick, Md. (KM) – A suspect charged with shooting two Frederick Police Officers has been found incompetent to stand trial.. The State’s Attorney’s Office says a review hearing was held in Circuit Court on Wednesday for Dominique Lamarr Lewis, 25, where a doctor from the Maryland Department of Health made that determination. Lewis was also found to be dangerous and was committed to the Maryland Health Department for psychiatric treatment.

Couple credits Blessed McGivney for saving husband from dying of Covid-19

It’s miraculous Joseph and Megan Hermosillo were able to walk across the Thomaston Opera House stage together Aug. 13. Along with their six children, ages 2-12, the couple from Frederick, Maryland, was invited to provide testimony for pilgrims following “In the Footsteps of Blessed Michael McGivney,” a tour sponsored by the Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center of the Knights of Columbus in New Haven.