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NTSB board to discuss cause of fatal natural gas explosion at Flower Branch Apartments

The NTSB has been investigating the explosion at the Flower Branch apartments in Silver Spring for nearly three years. The board took the lead in the investigation because it has jurisdiction over accidents involving natural gas pipelines.


Montgomery County police officer who was shot in 2003 traffic stop dies

Kyle Olinger, a Montgomery County police officer who was shot during a traffic stop in 2003, died last week of his wounds. Olinger, 53, had served for almost two years on the force when he was shot and left paralyzed below his chest, according to police officials. He died April 18 from “complication


Several residents displaced after fire causes partial collapse at apartment building in Prince George's County

LANDOVER HILLS, Md. — Dozens of residents have been displaced after a fire caused a partial collapse of an apartment building in Prince George's County, Maryland early Tuesday morning.


Jeni’s Ice Cream Sets Sights on Bethesda Row

Ohio chain with 'cult following' plans first Maryland store, report says. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, a chain of premium ice cream shops, is planning its first Maryland store in Bethesda.


Controversy brewing over construction moratorium in Montgomery County

CHEVY CHASE, Md. (FOX 5 DC) - In Maryland, a moratorium could halt new development in Montgomery County. On Tuesday, at least one council member is searching for ways to amend the moratorium under special circumstances.


Bowie woman charged in crash that killed five children, one adult

The only survivor of a crash that killed a man and five children, including two of her own, in February was charged Tuesday with six counts of vehicular manslaughter and six counts of vehicular homicide, according to the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office.


Montgomery County bans new housing developments due to school overcrowding

BETHESDA, Md. — Large sections of Montgomery County, Maryland are on track to be slapped with a building moratorium beginning July 1, thanks to an ordinance that links school overcrowding to development restrictions.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Montgomery County Council approves Veirs Mill Road plan

The Montgomery County Council has approved a long-term plan to transform a 4-mile stretch of Veirs Mill Road from Wheaton to Rockville, Maryland. The plan is the first one developed after the county adopted a Vision Zero policy in 2016.


DC middle school student: 'Everyday I wake up, I have to worry about who is going to jail and who got shot and killed'

WASHINGTON -- D.C. middle school students gathered downtown Tuesday night to share their ideas on how to reduce gun violence in the city. Aliyah Harrison, of West Education Campus, and Michelle Marshall, of the Washington School for Girls, were both named ambassadors in the D.C. division of this yea


Housing, New Shops Envisioned for Cabin John Village Retail Center

First phase of 10-year redevelopment plan includes townhouses. A plan to build four dozen townhouses as part of a 10-year redevelopment of a Potomac shopping center is expected to receive Planning Board approval following a public hearing this week.


Trial Opens for Teen Accused of Slaying Maryland Officer

A murder trial has begun for one of four teenagers accused of killing a Maryland police officer. Baltimore County Officer Amy Caprio died last year while responding to a suspicious vehicle report. Dawnta Harris, then 16, was accused of fatally running over her in a stolen Jeep.


DC Police investigating after video shows officer handcuffing 9-year-old boy

WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - A mother is crying foul after a video shows officers handcuffing her nine-year-old son. DC Police say the boy was leaning up against a car which prompted the interaction.


Bethesda Row and Pike & Rose Restaurants Support Food Recovery Efforts

Manna Food and Federal Realty are joining forces to combat hunger in Montgomery County. Federal Realty announces a partnership with Manna Food to support the Community Food Rescue (CFR) program. Select restaurants located in Pike & Rose and Bethesda Row will donate unsold food to the CFR network of


Police Blotter: Vehicles Stolen in Bethesda and Silver Spring

Crimes reported to Montgomery County and Rockville police from March 31 through April 6. Money and property were taken from multiple vehicles during the reporting period. Thefts occurred on Taylor, Kent and Woodbine streets, Lancaster, East Bexhill and Hillridge drives, Old Spring and Pollard roads,


Accident or murder? Md. millionaire on trial for fiery death of man digging secret tunnels

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- A prosecutor says a wealthy stock trader engaged in "extreme risk-taking behavior" before a fire broke out in his Maryland home and killed a man who was helping him dig tunnels for an underground nuclear bunker.


CRITICAL MISSING: 24-year-old Montgomery County woman

NORBECK, Md. — Montgomery County police need your help locating a critically missing 24-year-old Norbeck area woman. Police say Cassidy Chaplynn Norbets was last seen by her family around 7 p.m. April 13 at her home on Ashmont Terrace.


Police: Driver involved in Easter Sunday crash that killed pedestrian in DC faces murder charge

WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - The driver of a vehicle involved in a collision that left a pedestrian dead and several others injured has been arrested and charged with murder, police say.


Update: Detectives Release Sketch of Rape Suspect

Montgomery County police have released a composite sketch of the man they think raped a woman Saturday in Montgomery Village. The man is described as in his late 20s with brown hair. He is about 6 feet tall and weighs about 180 pounds. He has a tattoo behind his left ear and was last seen wearing a


Man Struck By Train At Wheaton Station: Metro Officials

WHEATON, MD — A man was struck by a Red Line train Tuesday morning, according to WMATA officials. The incident occurred at the Wheaton Metro station at 11171 Georgia Ave. in Silver Spring.