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Man fatally shot in Montgomery County; Homicide detectives investigating

FAIRLAND, Md. — A man was found dead in the Fairland area of Montgomery County Tuesday night, and detectives are investigating his death as a homicide. Officers with the Montgomery County Police Department responded to a reported shooting near the intersection of Greencastle Road and Turbridge Drive around 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, police said in a tweet late Tuesday night.
Silver Spring,

Body found in Silver Spring; homicide investigation underway

A man was found dead late Tuesday night in the Fairland area of Silver Spring, police said. Montgomery County police said in a post on Twitter that they are investigating the death as a homicide. The initial call, which came in at 11:16 p.m., was for a possible shooting, police...
Montgomery County, MDWJLA

Police-impersonation phone scam is growing fast in DC area

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (7News) — A local man says he lost $4,500 in a scam that is claiming a fast-growing number of victims in the DC area. 7News On Your Side first told you about the scam late last week, when Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins warned about it. It involves someone claiming to be a police officer who says you or your relatives have an arrest warrant – but you can pay money to avoid jail.
Alexandria, VAWTOP

Alexandria man charged in C&O Canal exposure, assault incidents

An Alexandria, Virginia, man has been charged after he was accused of threatening and exposing himself to three women in the span of a week along the C&O Canal in Montgomery County, Maryland. Jose Edmundo Sanchez Jr., of Alexandria, Virginia, made his first appearance in federal court Monday; he was...
Montgomery County,

Montgomery College to give employees bonuses for their pandemic work

Montgomery College employees will get bonuses as a “thank you” for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. During a meeting Monday night, the college’s Board of Trustees authorized the one-time payments for all staff members, including part-time and student workers. “We’ve gone through amazing twists and turns as a broader...
Maryland StateNBC Washington

Impostor Uses Maryland Police Captain's Name in Phone Scam

An impostor used a Maryland police officer's name to try to steal money from an unsuspecting victim. Earlier this month, a man posing as Montgomery County police Capt. Eric Stancliff called a man and told him there was a pending warrant for failure to respond to a jury summons, police said.
Montgomery County,

Police: Designated Exchange Zones Make Online Transactions Safer

Montgomery County Police want to remind residents that designated Exchange Zones are available to complete online transactions safely. Two victims were carjacked at gunpoint on June 9 in downtown Wheaton after a meet-up for an online transaction went wrong. Although selling products on the web can be convenient, officers say it can also be a welcome opportunity for suspects looking to commit crimes such as robbery, theft, and fraud.
Montgomery County,

Judaism for Me

Growing up as a member of an observant Jewish family in a largely non-Jewish neighborhood, I was regularly pressed to explain the grip my family’s Judaism had on my life, and spent time decoding our kosher diet or observance of Shabbat. By second grade, I knew the ways I was different from everyone else: the only kid in my class unable to go to Friday night sleepovers or play in the Saturday morning neighborhood soccer league.
Montgomery County,

Elrich Concerned Proposed Prerequisite Training for Police Academy May Have Consequences

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich has concerns with a proposed council bill that would require police officer recruits to complete a 30-hour community-informed policing program prior to acceptance into the academy, said County Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Caroline Sturgis, who testified on Elrich’s behalf during a council public hearing about the bill Tuesday.
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Tom Perez launches bid for Maryland governor

(CNN) — Tom Perez, the former chair of the Democratic National Committee, announced Wednesday that he was running for governor of Maryland, seeking to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. Perez, who previously led the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division and served as Labor Secretary for then-President Barack Obama,...