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  • Gaithersburg man charged after standoff, officer put on leave

    WASHINGTON – A Gaithersburg man faces multiple charges after he barricaded himself inside his home and threatened to hurt his wife Sunday night. Jeffery A. Flaherty, 53, is charged with four counts of first-degree assault.…

  • House fire, hydrant break hit Montgomery County neighborhood

    WASHINGTON — One firefighter was hurt while putting out a fire at a Montgomery County home early Monday morning. Also, crews worked to limit damage caused by a fire hydrant that broke during the fire response.   A fire…

  • Man barricaded inside Gaithersburg home

    UPDATE 10:54 p.m. 12/21/2014: The police say the man has given himself up, and area streets are being reopened. Update 53-year-old male has surrendered to police. Barricade event peacefully concluded. Streets being opened as perimeter…

  • Holiday donations needed for Hoggle family

    GERMANTOWN, Md. — Troy Turner had to do things differently when his two youngest children, Jacob and Sarah Hoggle, went missing in September. He took two months off work to search for them. He’s had…

  • Montgomery County police brings Christmas joy to children

    ROCKVILLE, Md. — It’s beginning to look a little more like Christmas for some local children in need. On Saturday morning, some Montgomery County police officers played the role of jolly old Saint Nick. The…

  • 8 people, puppy displaced by Rockville fire

    A total of eight people including four children were displaced from their home after a fire broke out Friday night. It happened on Paul Drive in Rockville, Maryland.  Montgomery County Fire’s Spokesman Pete Piringer says…

  • A fun fundraiser for the Gemmell family

    SILVER SPRING, Md. — A week and a half after a plane crash in Gaithersburg claimed the lives of Marie Gemmell and her two young boys, Cole and Devin, there was laughter at a fundraiser…

  • Md., 6 other states have bans on atheists holding office

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Some freedom-from-religion advocates are pressing Maryland and six other states to remove provisions from their state constitutions prohibiting people who don’t believe in God from holding public office. The Openly Secular…

  • Police: Stolen credit cards used to nab $8,500 in 8 minutes

    WASHINGTON – You could call them the “Eight Minute Mammas.” Police are looking for two women who used stolen credit cards to buy about $8,500 in gift cards from the Target in Rockville, Maryland. And…

  • Montgomery County to discuss handling of reported school abuse cases

    WASHINGTON — Montgomery County is planning a meeting of community leaders and parents who are concerned about how county public schools handled recent cases of reported child abuse. The Washington Post reports the planned Feb.…

  • Montgomery County orders hiring freeze amid budget shortfall

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County is freezing most hiring and purchasing through June to help close a $179 million budget shortfall. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1zyAfJA ) reports Chief Administrative Officer Timothy Firestine also is…

  • Delaney addressing transportation issues in DC suburbs

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Commuter transportation is the focus of a meeting that U.S. Rep. John Delaney is holding with elected officials from Frederick and Montgomery counties. The agenda for Thursday’s discussion in Frederick includes…

  • Water main break closes Massachusetts Avenue

    WASHINGTON — A water main break forced the closure of Massachusetts Avenue in Bethesda on Friday evening. Southbound lanes reopened overnight but northbound lanes remain closed from Westmoreland Circle at the Maryland/D.C. line and Duvall…

  • Vigil held outside Gemmell home after deadly plane crash

    On a cold Friday night, a crowd gathered in the cul-
    de-sac
    of Drop Forge Lane, just steps away from a home where a plane crashed on
    Monday.

  • As Md. faces shortfall, Hogan pledges to roll back tax hikes

    Addressing a group of business and community leaders in Bethesda, Gov.-elect Larry Hogan discussed the state\’s financial problems and asked for everyone\’s help to close a budget shortfall.