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  • 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 coalition, based in Columbus, Ohio, says the other states are Arkansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. The…

  • 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 they did it in eight minutes. Montgomery County police say the pair walked into Target about 7:20 p.m. Dec. 5.…

  • 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. 2, 2015 public meeting to review school policies and procedures will include county lawmakers, prosecutors, police, school officials, teachers and…

  • 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 directing county departments to prepare their 2016 fiscal year budgets assuming a 3 percent spending cut. The 2016 fiscal year…

  • 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 Interstate 270, MARC rail expansion and the Corridor Cities Transitway. That’s a proposed route for buses only between the Shady…

  • 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 Drive for repair crews. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission said a 12-inch water main broke, flooding the street with water.…

  • 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.

  • Police make arrest in Wheaton assaults

    Investigators say a man arrested on attempted kidnapping and
    assault charges is considered a suspect in other assaults in Montgomery County.

  • NIH to admit patient with Ebola exposure

    An American nurse exposed to Ebola in Sierre Leone will be admitted to the National Institutes of Health Thursday.

  • Gemmell family asks for donations other than money after plane crash

    The community is rallying to raise not only money but items Ken
    Gemmell says he and his daughter desperately need after losing their family and
    home in Monday\’s plane crash.

  • Fatal wreck closes part of Georgia Avenue

    Montgomery County police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred on Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring, Maryland Wednesday morning.

  • Group warned Airpark was a danger

    Years before the deadly plane crash that a fire chief
    called \”a tragedy for the county,\” a neighborhood group around Montgomery County
    Airpark warned that approaching aircraft threatened homes below.

  • A ghost mall in White Flint (Photos)

    Most malls are crowded with harried holiday shoppers now, but White Flint Mall in Rockville is nearly silent, and a bit creepy.

  • NTSB: Birds, engine likely not factors in fatal plane crash

    Federal transportation investigators say a plane that crashed less than a mile from the Montgomery County Airpark pitched and rolled steeply and a alarm fired warning that the plane could stall not long before the fiery crash that killed six people.