• Md. father pleads guilty to killing adopted son

    WASHINGTON — A Damascus, Maryland, father is awaiting sentencing after he pleaded guilty Monday to killing his 3-year-old adopted son. Brian O’Callaghan, a former Marine who served in Iraq, admitted his guilt in front of…

  • Black bear sighted in Damascus area

    WASHINGTON — Damascus area residents have reported multiple sightings of a black bear at locations in and around Oak Ridge Park in Montgomery County. That’s not uncommon this time of year, according to the Maryland Department of Natural…

  • Montgomery County residents spot black bear in Damascus park

    DAMASCUS, Md. (AP) — A black bear has been spotted roaming around Oak Ridge Conservation Park in Montgomery County. In a statement Thursday afternoon, police say that multiple residents had reported seeing the bear in…

  • Man avoids jail in middle school groping incident

    WASHINGTON — A man who groped a young girl at a middle school in Damascus, Maryland accepted a plea deal in Montgomery County Circuit Court Tuesday. John Epps admitted he touched a 12-year-old child on…

  • Portrait of frontiersman Crockett’s widow heads to auction

    DAMASCUS, Va. (AP) — A southwest Virginia auction house is auctioning off a portrait of the widow of folk hero frontiersman Davy Crockett. The Bristol Herald Courier (http://bit.ly/1wIBN56 ) reports that Alan Shope of A-OK…

  • Dad charged with murder of 3-year-old, adopted son

    A Damascus, Md. man faces murder and child abuse charges after his son died at Children\’s National Medical Center in D.C.

  • Community celebrates freedom after drug dealers ousted

    Police and residents of a Montgomery County apartment complex held hostage for more than a decade by drug dealers and related violence, celebrated the success of a two-year-old program to end the open-air drug sales.

  • Woman shot in head with arrow in Damascus

    A woman accidentally was shot in the head with an
    arrow Tuesday evening in Damascus.

  • Bill passage could dampen Damascus

    As one of the few dry communities in Maryland, Damascus may be known for its farms and its football team, but not for its night life. That could change, however; a bill passed Thursday in the House of Delegates would allow sit-down restaurants in Damascus to serve wine and beer.

  • Damascus, Md.’s last dry town, may get a drink

    A bill passed by the House of Delegates could allow currently dry Damascus to start selling alcohol, but the bill isn\’t met without opposition.

  • Former ‘Soul Train’ dancer reflects on time with Cornelius

    Sheila Zeigler-Arnold met Don Cornelius when he was in Washington. He told Zeigler-Arnold she would get a chance to dance if she ever made it to Hollywood. A year later, the Damascus High graduate was there and Cornelius kept his word.