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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.
5 Things to Know Today, March 20, In Montgomery County
Today is Monday, March 20 and here are five things to know happening in Montgomery County. 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.
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.
Discover the Biggest Snowstorm to Ever Hit Maryland in March
As the icy winds howled and the snow began to fall in earnest, Maryland residents braced themselves. Not knowing it would soon become the biggest snowstorm ever to hit their state from March 29 to 30th of, 1942. With a staggering accumulation of snowfall, transportation came to a standstill, schools, and businesses shut their doors, and even the hardiest of locals found themselves forced to stay indoors.
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.
Md. bill would allow nonviolent offenders to get jobs at casinos
A new bill in Maryland would make it possible for people convicted of specific nonviolent crimes to get jobs at local casinos. “These are opportunities that help create a change within our community,” Maryland State Del. Nick Charles from Prince George’s County told WTOP. Charles sponsored the bill,...
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.
Md. woman accidentally runs over husband, killing him: police
A woman accidentally ran over her husband on Thursday, killing him, at their home in Urbana, police said. The man was in his 80s, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Todd Wivell said in an interview at the scene. The sheriff’s office will not be releasing the man’s name at the request of the family, he said.
Detectives Seek Assistance Locating Missing 14-Year-Old Last Seen Driving a 2011 Silver Chevy Malibu
Per MCPD: Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Dakota Lilian Nicole Smith, a missing 14-year-old. Smith was last seen on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at approximately 1:20 a.m., in the 20100 block of Loading Rock Place of Montgomery Village. Smith is believed to be in the Germantown area, driving a silver 2011 Chevy Malibu bearing MD tag 5BA4544.
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.
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 […]
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.
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...
Dishwasher Believed To Be Cause of House Fire That Led to $200K in Damage Saturday Morning
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) were called to the scene of a fire on the 14400 block of Big Bear Court, off of Bel Pre Road and Layhill Rd, in what is considered Aspen Hill/Silver Spring on Saturday morning. According to MCFRS Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer in one...
Busy Saturday: Maryland House passes Trans Health Equity Act, advances price-gouging and data protections, backs a new state spirit
This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. The Maryland House of Delegates voted Saturday to approve the Trans Health Equity Act — a bill that just a year ago disappeared from the chamber’s agenda ahead of a floor vote.
First Alert Forecast: Milder temperatures for Spring's arrival
BALTIMORE -- Temperatures plunge into the lower to middle 20s overnight, meaning we need to bundle up for the morning commute Monday.We also need to be on Cherry Blossom watch late tonight and early tomorrow morning in Washington D.C. because the trees are so far along, the upcoming cold has the potential to cause considerable damage to the blossoms. The critical temperature at which damage starts to occur is 27 degrees. The National Weather Service is forecasting an overnight low of 26 degrees. Here's more information about how temps effect the blossoms from the NPS from a similar cold weather snap in...
InFive: Beltway shooting, pickleball problems and a sunny day
Top news and notes from around Northern Virginia and beyond. While pickleball may be popular in Arlington, the noise heard by local neighbors continues to be a big point of debate. The Arlington County Board says they’re working on it. 3. Sunny day. Today will be mostly sunny with...
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...
'Treated as equals': farm employing people with disabilities hopes to inspire change
GERMANTOWN, Md. (WJLA) — David Ruch is the greenhouse assistant at the Red Wiggler Farm in Germantown, Maryland. He spent a cold, wet morning this week getting the farm ready for spring. He’s one of 16 employees at the farm with developmental or intellectual disabilities. “When I’m harvesting,...
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