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5 Things to Know Today, March 20, In Montgomery County
Today is the first day of spring, expect sunny skies with a high temp near 51°. Here are five things to know today, Monday, March 20. 1. Council President Briefing: Council President Evan Glass will meet with the media today at 1:30 p.m to discuss the Council’s review of the recommended operating budget and other council matters. The briefing will be streamed on the Council’s Facebook page here.
Fire at Aspen Hill Home Likely Caused by Dishwasher
A hardwired dishwasher likely caused a fire at a home in Aspen Hill on Saturday morning, according to Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer. A fire broke out in an unoccupied basement apartment of a two-story, single-family home in the 14400 block of Big Bear Court. Upon arrival, firefighters were able to extinguish the fire quickly, and it is believed that the dishwasher in the basement kitchen was the likely source of the fire.
11-year-old girl reported missing in Silver Spring
SILVER SPRING, MD – Police are searching for a girl who has gone missing in Silver Spring. Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Kimora Neal, a missing 11-year-old child from the Briggs Chaney area of Silver Spring. Neal was last seen on Friday, March 17, 2023, at approximately 7 p.m., in the 3300 block of Gateshead Manor Way. Neal is approximately 5-feet, 6-inches tall and weighs 140 pounds. She has brown eyes and long brown hair with a blond streak that she is The post 11-year-old girl reported missing in Silver Spring appeared first on Shore News Network.
MCFRS Respond to House Fire Sunday Afternoon; No Injuries, $275K in Damage
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) responded to a call for a chimney fire on Rippling Brook Drive in Aspen Hill at approximately 3pm on Sunday afternoon. According to MCFRS Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer, a neighbor called 911 to report a chimney fire and crews arrived to fire showing from the roof and attic of the home. The fire started in the attic of the home and is believed to electrical in nature. The sole occupant of the home was able to escape without injury, but there was approximately $275k in damage.
Montgomery County Man Identified As One of Three Victims in Crash Involving Vehicle Reportedly Fleeing From Police
United States Park Police (USPP) officers have identified the victims of the crash that occurred on March 15 on Rock Creek Parkway involving a Honda sedan and a Lexus SUV that was reportedly fleeing from police. Per Park Police, On Wednesday, March 15 at 1:43 a.m., USPP officers were dispatched...
Maryland's Dems pushing to halt felony murder charges for under-25's saying their brains are underdeveloped (Opinion)
The proposed bill by Del. Crutchfield would exempt individuals under 25 years old from first-degree murder charges. They have stirred controversy around the potential loopholes and disastrous outcomes. Some fear it could lead to.
DC reports millions of dollars in unpaid tickets
WASHINGTON — A FOIA request to D.C.'s Department of Public Works (DPW) reveals millions of dollars in unpaid tickets in 2022. In some cases, single drivers owe thousands on their own. Last week, a Lyft driver and his two passengers were killed after a driver and their passenger slammed...
Person in Sedan Shot at Cars on I-495 in Fairfax Co.
A person in a sedan shot at several cars on the Beltway in Fairfax County Sunday, authorities say. Troopers responded to reports of the shooting at about 5 p.m. The Sedan was driving on Interstate 495 near Exit 52 towards the Little River Turnpike, according to the Virginia State Police.
ON THE HILL: Montgomery County Executive talks property tax hike proposal
Montgomery County's budget proposal this week revealed a plan to raise property taxes. The proposed changes cause backlash among some county residents. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich joins the show to talk about the proposal and its impact.
Man killed in crash in Landover
LANDOVER, Md. - Investigators say a man is dead after a weekend crash in Prince George's County. The crash happened around 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of Hill Road in the Landover area. Police say the man was the driver of the vehicle and was pronounced dead at...
Man Found Fatally Shot in District Heights: Police
A man was found shot to death Monday morning in District Heights, Maryland, police say. Officers were called to a shooting in the 6200 block of Alpine Street at about 2 a.m. and found a man outside with gunshot wounds, the Prince George’s County police said. The victim died...
Homeowner talks about crash after person killed by officer identified
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — Antonio Gibbs said he feels lucky to be alive. He had just left a storage unit attached to his 36th Street NE home Saturday morning when a car slammed into it. “It didn’t even hit me I could have died not until my sons were able to get through the […]
Automated speed cameras being set up in I-70 work zone
Speedsters on Interstate 70 can expect to get citations through a state automated-speed enforcement system in the Crystal Falls Drive work-zone area starting with violations on April 9, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration. The state is replacing the I-70 bridges over Crystal Falls Drive, which is west of...
Everything that's coming to City Ridge in D.C.
After roughly four years of development, City Ridge on Wisconsin Avenue near Tenleytown is beginning to bustle.Why it matters: Formerly the Fannie Mae campus, the $715-million, 10-acre development is transforming an area of upper Northwest that hadn't seen much revitalization as developers looked south and east over the last decade.What’s happening: On the retail side, here's what's open:🥕 Wegmans☕ Tatte🌮 Taco BambaOn the living side:🛏️ Four apartment buildings with 690 units. Richard Lake, principal of Roadside Development, tells Axios that 40% are already leased.Apartments at The Branches, The Coterie, Crescendo, and Botanica — where units range from $2,556 for a...
Find and Tour Cherry Blossoms in MoCo with ‘Cherry Tree Finder Map’ by Montgomery Parks
Montgomery Parks is making it easy as pie to find and tour cherry blossoms in parks located throughout the county. Montgomery Parks’ online tree finder map allows cherry tree seekers to easily locate the beautiful blooms; the map features pink dots to represent cherry trees located in parks. According to the National Park Service, peak bloom is expected between March 22-25, 2023.
Man Charged in Burglary of Apartment During Fatal High-Rise Fire in Silver Spring
A man was charged Friday for the burglary of an apartment during the fatal fire at the Arrive Silver Spring complex in February, according to a release. Rasheed Duvall, 43, of Rockville, was arrested and charged with first-degree burglary and theft of $100 to $1,500, a Montgomery County Department of Police release said.
End of an Era: Macy’s Closes Permanently Today in Lakeforest Mall
Macy’s will close its doors permanently today, Sunday, March 19 at 6pm. The department store is one of a handful of stores that are open in Lakeforest Mall as the mall prepares to close permanently at the end of this month to allow for planned redevelopment of the area (a few photos accessible below). The Planning Commission gave a recommendation of approval on March 1, 2023. The Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council will have a Policy Discussion April 17, 2023, where a final decision is expected to be made. No public testimony will be taken on April 17.
Fatal Pedestrian Collision Under Investigation in Montgomery County
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND – The Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred at Columbia Pike and Stewart Lane. On Thursday at approximately 1:28 p.m., 75-year-old Teklu Bushen Siba of Silver Spring was crossing the northbound lanes on Columbia Pike when he was struck by a white 2002 Ford Explorer traveling northbound. The driver remained at the scene, and Siba was pronounced dead. The investigation remains active and ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact CRU detectives at (240) 773-6620. The post Fatal Pedestrian Collision Under Investigation in Montgomery County appeared first on Shore News Network.
Public Safety & Justice
The March NAACP Arlington Branch General Membership Meeting. The March NAACP Arlington Branch General Membership Meeting is focused on Public Safety & Justice. We will hear from Commonwealth’s Attorney Parisa Dehghani-Tafti, Chief Public Defender Brad Haywood, Chief of Police Andy Penn, and Deputy Chief Wayne Vincent. We encourage you to come to this community conversation prepared with questions for our speakers. Registration Required www.arlingtonnaacp.com.
One dead after officer-involved shooting in Northeast DC
The D.C. Police Internal Affairs Division is leading the investigation into Saturday's deadly shooting involving two U.S. Park Police Officers in Northeast. One dead after officer-involved shooting in Northeast …. The D.C. Police Internal Affairs Division is leading the investigation into Saturday's deadly shooting involving two U.S. Park Police Officers...
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