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Five Things to Know for Feb. 22 in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, Feb. 22. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Green Matters Symposium: The 2019 annual symposium sponsored by Brookside Gardens provides information on creating diverse landscapes.


Prosecutors: Coast Guard lieutenant from Maryland used work computers in alleged planning of terrorist attack

The U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant spent hours on end planning a wide-scale domestic terrorist attack, even logging in at his work computer on the job at headquarters to study the manifestos and heinous paths of mass shooters, prosecutors say. He researched how to carry out sniper attacks, they contend


Man Dies After Jumping from Bethesda Hotel Atrium

A man who jumped from an atrium walkway inside the Bethesda Hyatt Regency hotel Tuesday died from his injuries, authorities said. Montgomery County police were investigating the case as an attempted suicide and confirmed Thursday the man died.


Maryland Doctor Accused Of Sex Misconduct Loses License

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland allergy doctor has lost his license over what the state Board of Physicians determined was immoral and sexual misconduct with three teenage girls.


Weather Decision For Montgomery Co. Public Schools: Feb. 21

BETHESDA, MD — Due to emergency weather conditions, public schools in Montgomery County will open two hours late on Thursday, Feb. 21. The school system said in a Wednesday evening announcement: "Montgomery County Public Schools will open two hours late Thursday, February 21, 2019 due to emergency w


Two charged in fatal fentanyl overdose of woman found on I-70

A Hagerstown woman and a Williamsport man are charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 2018 fentanyl overdose death of a Montgomery County woman found unresponsive in a vehicle stopped on Interstate 70.


Maryland Caregiver Gets 7 Years for Abusing Autistic Patient

A Montgomery County, Maryland, man was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison for abusing an autistic patient in his care. Fabrice Yantou, 22, was an employee of Community Support Services, which runs halfway houses for adults with developmental disabilities.


North Carolina Man Stopped by Maryland Transportation Authority Police Found with Loaded Stolen Handgun

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at approximately 4:55 p.m., Officer Philius of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department was in a marked patrol vehicle, on US Route 301 observing traffic, when they observed the driver of a white Hyundai Sonata following the vehicle closer than reasona


Man Calls Driver Racial Slur In Germantown Road Rage Case: Police

GERMANTOWN, MD — Montgomery County Police are investigating a road rage incident in which a man reportedly walked over to a driver, opened his car door, and launched into an expletive-laced tirade. The driver on the receiving end, who said the man called him a racial epithet, recorded the encounter


6-year-old Gaithersburg kid holds candlelight vigil for bullying victims

GAITHERSBURG, Md. — With suicides rates rising among bullied students, 6-year-old Cavanaugh Bell set out to make a huge impact on his local community. You may remember this kindergartner from his two minute anti-bullying speech to City Council members and Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman, asking them t


Montgomery County officials talk about call volume during extreme weather conditions

GAITHERSBURG, Md. - Montgomery County officials say they noticed about a hundred more calls than usual due to weather conditions. Officials explain how the county handles the high-call volume during extreme weather. Their operators are trained to rank each call coming in by priority on a zero to six


Police: Missing Maryland teen girl last seen by family members 5 days ago in Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. (ABC7) — A 16-year-old girl is missing after she was last seen by relatives nearly a week ago in Frederick, Maryland. Paola Sandra Barrientos-Meledndrez, of Frederick, was last seen on Feb. 16.


Morning Notes: Police Arrest Self-Identified White Nationalist Planning Mass Shooting

Police arrest self-identified white nationalist planning mass shooting. Christopher Paul Hasson, 49, of Silver Spring, had an arsenal of weapons and ammunition in preparation for what investigators describe as a terrorist attack against journalists and politicians.


Baltimore schools draft specific policy to protect transgender students — a step beyond most Maryland schools

Acknowledging the growing visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming students, Maryland education officials issued guidelines four years ago suggesting how school districts could provide safe spaces for these students who often face harassment and violence in school.


Caretaker Sentenced for Repeatedly Beating Autistic Man

Plus: County manager who stole millions to be sentenced today; Germantown Topgolf for sale. Caretaker sentenced for repeatedly beating autistic man. Fabrice Yantou allegedly attacked the patient while working at a Montgomery Village group home, according to court case. He would knee him in the back


Maryland State Government Hiring For Over 380 Job Openings

MARYLAND (WJZ) — The Maryland State Government announced Thursday afternoon that it has over 380 job openings throughout the state in a wide variety of career fields. The positions range from administrative, to clerical, law enforcement to health care, and positions in automotive and human services.


Person critically hurt after being struck by vehicle near Maryland and Charleston

LAS VEGAS - A person was struck by a car near S. Maryland Parkway and E. Charleston Boulevard, Metro said. It happened Thursday night in the 1300 block of Maryland Parkway. Police said a vehicle hit a pedestrian who was outside of the crosswalk. However, impairment does not appear to be a factor. Th


LIMITED TIME | Maryland Ollie's stores selling discounted wedding dresses

DUNDALK, Md. (WBFF) - It’s where you hunt for a bargain, but not where you would hunt for a wedding dress - until today. For the first time, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet is offering wedding dresses and formal gowns for extreme discounts, nothing more than $300.


Maryland lawmakers to debate who will oversee state’s alcohol laws

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The day before state legislative committees were to hold hearings over who should be regulating Maryland’s alcohol industry, key players in the debate held dueling news conferences featuring a healthy dose of trash talking.


Two cars damaged in auto repair shop fire

GAITHERSBURG, Md. - Two cars are left damaged after a fire started in a. According to the Montgomery County Fire Department, the fire broke out Thursday at about 7 am at J B Auto Repair on.