Kensington, MD


Rescue officials detail moments after plane crash in Montgomery County

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md. — Two people are recovering after theirplane crashed into a power line tower Sunday evening in Montgomery County. A single-engine airplane flying from Westchester, New York, to the Montgomery County Airpark crashed around 5:30 p.m. Sunday into high-voltage power lines. "I literally see a plane just...
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Kensington House Fire Extinguished

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue (MCFRS) responded to a house fire. The fire appeared to have started on the deck and extended to the house. The fire is now extinguished according to Pete Piringer.

Police Investigating Hotel Death on Monday Afternoon

A person was found dead in a hotel room at Hampton Inn and Suites on North Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg at approximately 12:20pm on Monday afternoon. Montgomery County Police is conducting a standard death investigation and as of now, no foul play is suspected, per our public safety reporter Cordell Pugh.

Police Investigating Attempted Robbery at Wheaton Metro; Surveillance Video Released

Per MCPD: Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District Investigative Section are investigating the attempt robbery of a person that occurred on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at the Wheaton Metro Bus Bay in the 11100 block of Georgia Ave. Detectives have released surveillance video of the male suspect and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying him. At approximately 10:35 p.m., officers responded to the location for the report of an attempt robbery that just occurred.

One BMW and Three Mercedes-Benz Stolen From Dealership; Surveillance Video Released

Per MCPD: Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating a commercial burglary and auto thefts that occurred on Monday, November 28, 2022, at the Universal Auto Group, in Silver Spring. Detectives have released surveillance video of the four suspects and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying them. At approximately 1:47 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to 2200 block of Distribution Cir. for the report of a burglary.

Baltimore County day care owner who shot husband over sex abuse claims pleads guilty in D.C. to assault, firearm charges

The Baltimore County day care owner who shot her husband over child sex abuse allegations entered a guilty plea Monday in D.C. Superior Court to assault and firearm charges. Shanteari Weems, 50, could be sentenced to prison time for the offenses. Her sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 3, Judge Michael O’Keefe said. On July 21, Weems shot her husband, James S. Weems Jr., because she believed he’d ...

11 Best Holiday Light Displays Around the DC Area

9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct., Vienna | November 11–January 8. The botanical gardens transform into a half-mile animated light show. Stop into the gazebo for stunning views reflected on the lake. $16–$20. Bull Run Festival of Lights. 7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville | November 11–January 8. Explore two...

First Snow in Maryland: The Earliest & Latest First Snows on Record

First Snow in Maryland: The Earliest & Latest First Snows on Record. Only a stone’s throw away from our nation’s capital, you may be wondering when the first snow in Maryland falls. A pleasant mix of forests and oceans, Maryland has a lot to offer the average outdoor enthusiast and traveler. But what can you expect out of visiting Maryland during the wintertime season and how much does it truly snow in this state?

Montgomery County Public Schools to return to normal operations after outages from plane crash

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (DC News Now) — Montgomery County Public Schools said that it expected to return to normal operations Tuesday after widespread outages caused by a plane crash prompted the school district to close schools Monday. A single-engine plane crashed into power lines and a transmission tower on Sunday. The pilot, Patrick Merkle, 65, […]

2022 Holiday Toy Drive

The Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Department and the Takoma Park Police Department are teaming up again for the annual toy drive. Donations are appreciated in the form of a new and unwrapped toy or gift cards. Location(s):. Toys/gift cards can be dropped off at:. Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Department. 7201...

K Town Bistro Closes Permanently

K Town Bistro, located at 3784 Howard Ave in Kensington, has been listed as “permanently closed” for a few weeks. We hav been told the restaurant closed at the beginning of November and the website has been updated to include only the following message: “Thank you for the support these past 12 years. It was a pleasure serving you all. The bistro will be passed on to a new ownership“

Gaithersburg community reflects on previous plane crash

GAITHERSBURG, Md. — The Gaithersburg community is dealing with another plane crash in less than 10 years. In 2014, a small plane crashed into a house killing everyone on board as well as a mother and her two children inside their house. It has people in Gaithersburg talking about whether an airport being so close to commercial and residential properties is safe.

Playful Pack is Coming to Germantown

Playful Pack, a daycare and boarding facility for dogs, is coming to The Shops at Seneca Meadows in Germantown, taking over the location that was previously home to ‘For Eyes’ two stores down from Panera (near Wegmans). The doggy daycare has locations in Northern Virginia and Annapolis, as well as an upcoming location in Rockville. Playful Pack offers the following services and features, including:

Winter Weather Predictions

As the weather begins to drop below freezing , meteorologists across America are predicting what this year’s winter will look like. While nothing is set in stone, Fairfax county is forecasted to get above-average snowfall this season. According to the Almanac, Northern VA will face a colder-than-average winter, with...

5 Things to Know Today, Nov. 28, In Montgomery County

It’s Monday, Nov. 28 and looks like a cloudy day with a slight chance of rain. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Gaithersburg Plane Crash: Around 5:30 p.m. Sunday a small airplane flew into power lines in Gaithersburg and was suspended about 100 feet in the air. The crash resulted in about 85,000 Pepco customers without power Sunday evening. As of 1 a.m. Monday, fire and rescue services removed the pilot and passenger from the plane and then transported them to the hospital with serious injuries. Power was quickly restored to the majority of customers.

Suspect eludes police after reported carjacking in Virginia Square

(Updated at 4:15 p.m.) The brief pursuit of a carjacking suspect in Arlington ended the way many police pursuits do: on a bridge over the Potomac. The driver of an Audi station wagon was carjacked just before 11 a.m. Sunday near the Staples store in Virginia Square, according to scanner traffic. Later, the stolen vehicle was spotted by an Arlington officer on eastbound Washington Blvd near Columbia Pike, but was able to speed down I-395 and cross the 14th Street Bridge into D.C., after which the chase was called off.

Luxury Vehicles Stolen from Car Dealership

The Montgomery County Department of Police released surveillance footage showing four people accused of burglarizing a car dealership in Silver Spring, Md. and stealing a number of car keys along with a BMW SUV, two Mercedes-Benz SUVs, and a Mercedes-Benz sedan. Luxury Vehicles Stolen from Car Dealership. The Montgomery County...