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Three-bedroom, two-bath condo in Rockville lists for $249,900

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Three-bedroom, two-bath condo in Rockville lists for $249,900

- Steep prices in Montgomery County stop some prospective buyers in their tracks, especially if they are looking for a place with room for a family. The median sales price for a home in Montgomery County was $440,000 in June, according to Bright MLS, but prices are steeper for residences closer to the District, downtown Bethesda and a Metro station. Buyers willing to look at condos may find a more affordable option, but don’t forget to include the condo fees in your monthly housing budget
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Video: Fishermen, police rescue calf stranded in water

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Video: Fishermen, police rescue calf stranded in water

- An adorable calf is safe after Montgomery County police and a pair of bass fishermen helped rescue it from a creek. Montgomery High School graduates Ben Breckenridge and Zach Smith called police after they noticed the baby animal stuck in a body of water surrounded by fencing, according to the Montgomery County Police Reporter. The two men left their boat and accompanied the calf in the water, preventing it from traveling deeper into Little Lake Creek
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Convicted killer of Montgomery County woman gets death date

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Convicted killer of Montgomery County woman gets death date

- CONROE, Texas – A 46-year-old Montgomery County man condemned for the slaying of a suburban Houston college student almost 19 years ago has received an execution date. State District Judge J.D. Langley has set Nov. 16 for Larry Swearingen’s lethal injection. Swearingen was convicted of the abduction, rape and strangling of 19-year-old Melissa Trotter. She was last seen leaving a community college in Conroe in December 1998
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Montgomery County settles with family of man who died after being shot by Taser

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Montgomery County settles with family of man who died after being shot by Taser

- Montgomery County officials have settled a civil rights violation claim with the family of a Gaithersburg man who died after county police officers shot him with a Taser during a 2013 arrest. The family alleged in a recent letter written to county officials that officers violated Anthony Howard Sr.’s civil rights during the April 19, 2013 arrest. “The County recently settled a claim filed by the estate of Anthony Howard Sr
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Judge sets death date for Montgomery County killer

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Judge sets death date for Montgomery County killer

- After seven thwarted attempts, Montgomery County has finally succeeded in setting yet another execution date for its only death row convict, a Willis man who raped a 19-year-old coed before strangling her with panty hose nearly two decades ago. Larry Swearingen, convicted of killing Montgomery College student Melissa Trotter in 1998 and dumping her body in the Sam Houston National Forest, is slated to meet his fate in Huntsville's death chamber on Nov
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Probable human case of West Nile reported in Montco

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Probable human case of West Nile reported in Montco

- Pennsylvania’s first probable case of West Nile Virus in 2017 has been reported in Montgomery County. The patient, a 52-year-old man in Horsham Township, suffered from encephalitis/meningitis, according to the state’s West Nile Virus Control Program. He was hospitalized, recovered and was discharged, said Kaitlyn Foti, Montgomery County spokesperson. “We typically see between one and three cases [each year],” said Julie Paoline, Montgomery County director of communicable disease control and prevention
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Woman accused of stealing $1M from payroll

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Woman accused of stealing $1M from payroll

- DOUGLASVILLE, Montgomery County — A 31-year-old Douglasville woman accused of stealing nearly $1 million from her employer is facing charges of theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and identity theft, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. Christine Cushman was an employee of HighPoint Solutions when a bank officer notified the company’s payroll department that suspicious direct deposits of significant size — totaling $919,301 — had been sent to her personal account, according to Montgomery County DA Kevin R
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Douglassville woman charged in nearly $1M theft from employer

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Douglassville woman charged in nearly $1M theft from employer

- The human resources director of a Montgomery County firm has been charged with stealing nearly $1 million from the company by depositing a significant number of checks into her personal checking account, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office said Monday. Christine Marie Cushman, 31, of Douglassville, faces multiple offenses related to allegations that she stole $919,301 from HighPoint Solutions LLC in East Norriton by making 45 illegal transactions, according to a news release authorities issued on Monday
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Woman, 55, reported missing at Sam Houston National Forest Park

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Woman, 55, reported missing at Sam Houston National Forest Park

- The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is assisting the Walker County Sheriff's Office in the search for a 55-year-old woman who went missing in the Sam Houston National Forest Friday morning. According to MCSO Capt. Bryan Carlisle, Walker County is leading the investigation and search while Montgomery County is proving man power along with equipment such as drones. "They are going to lead the investigation until they let us know we need to do something different," Carlisle said
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Two confirmed dead in Tamina shooting

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Two confirmed dead in Tamina shooting

- The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has identified two men found dead in a Tamina home in South Montgomery County Thursday morning. Jaquise Williams, 23, and Akeen Russell, 24, were found dead of apparent gunshot wounds. Law enforcement officials were dispatched to an address near Simmons Drive and Bimms Drive in Tamina. The report of a shooting came in around 9 a
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Adam McLean is finally primed to be a regular contributor on Maryland’s defensive line

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Adam McLean is finally primed to be a regular contributor on Maryland’s defensive line

- Profiles in Terpage is back for 2017. Last week, we focused on the offensive line; this week, we’re flipping sides of the ball and looking at the defensive line. Adam McLean, Defensive tackle, No. 91 Height: 6'2. Weight: 298 pounds. Year: Sophomore. Hometown: Gaithersburg, Maryland High school: Quince Orchard. How he got to College Park McLean fielded offers from a litter of blue blood-programs as the No
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3 indicted in fatal shooting of Maryland teens on eve of graduation

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3 indicted in fatal shooting of Maryland teens on eve of graduation

- Three men arrested in connection to the death of two teens found slain inside a car the night before they were set to graduate high school have been indicted on murder charges by a grand jury in Maryland. Jose Canales-Yanez, Edgar Garcia-Goana and Roger Garcia were indicted on murder, robbery and weapons charges Thursday in Montgomery County Circuit Court. The three men were charged June 17 with murder and conspiracy, and held without bond
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Police investigate death of 4-month-old in a van at a motel

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Police investigate death of 4-month-old in a van at a motel

- GAITHERSBURG, Md. (ABC7) — Police are investigating the death of a 4-month-old girl that happened in the parking lot of Motel 6 in Gaithersburg on Sunday morning. According to police, they arrived to the parking lot at 10:28 a.m. and found the infant in a car, not breathing. The infant, Brooklyn Ruth Irby, was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead
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Police investigate death of 4-month-old in a van at a motel

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Police investigate death of 4-month-old in a van at a motel

- GAITHERSBURG, Md. (ABC7) — Police are investigating the death of a 4-month-old girl that happened in the parking lot of Motel 6 in Gaithersburg on Sunday morning. According to police, they arrived to the parking lot at 10:28 a.m. and found the infant in a car, not breathing. The infant, Brooklyn Ruth Irby, was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead
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4-month-old homeless girl dies in van at motel

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4-month-old homeless girl dies in van at motel

- GAITHERSBURG, MD (WJLA/CNN) - Authorities in Maryland are investigating what happened to a 4-month-old girl found dead inside a van. The child's grandfather said the baby and her family were living inside the vehicle. Michael Dionne, Brooklyn Ruth Irby's grandfather, said he is devastated by her death. "I loved my granddaughter," Dionne said Sunday. "She was always laughing, trying to talk
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Police: Maryland teens killed in retaliation for alleged drug robbery

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Police: Maryland teens killed in retaliation for alleged drug robbery

- Three men were arrested Saturday in the shooting deaths of two Maryland teenagers, according to the Montgomery County Police Department. Shadi Najjar, 17, and Artem Ziberov, 18, were found shot to death in Najjar's blue Honda Civic on June 5, the night before the two were set to graduate from high school. On Saturday, police arrested Edgar Garcia-Gaona, 24, Roger Garcia, 19, and Jose Ovilson Canales-Yanez, 25, authorities said in a news release
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3 arrests made in slayings of 2 Maryland high school students

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3 arrests made in slayings of 2 Maryland high school students

- GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Police arrested three people Saturday in the shooting deaths of two Maryland high school students on the night before their graduation. Montgomery County police said all three were charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in the deaths of Shadi Adi Najjar, 17, and Artem S. Ziberov, 18, on June 5. The two were students at Northwest High School in Germantown
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  • Three-bedroom, two-bath condo in Rockville lists for $249,900
    Three-bedroom, two-bath condo in Rockville lists for $249,900

    , washingtonpost.com

    Steep prices in Montgomery County stop some prospective buyers in their tracks, especially if they are looking for a place with room for a family. The median sales price for a home in Montgomery County was $440,000 in June, according to Bright MLS, but prices are steeper for residences closer to the District, downtown Bethesda and a Metro station. Buyers willing to look at condos may find a more affordable option, but don’t forget to include the condo fees in your monthly housing budget
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Politics & Government

  • Matthews chosen to lead state Democratic Party
    Matthews chosen to lead state Democratic Party

    , baltimoresun.com

    Maryland Democrats chose Montgomery County businesswoman Kathleen Matthews, who had the support of party leaders, on Saturday to lead their party through the 2018 election. Matthews, who had been acting chairman since March 1, defeated party activist Tony Puca, 471-33, in a vote of the party's state central committee in Greenbelt. She succeeded D. Bruce Poole of Washington County, a former House majority leader who had served as chairman since shortly after the Democrats lost the governorship in the 2014 election
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Business

  • Rebel pension results boost the case for index funds
    Rebel pension results boost the case for index funds

    , philly.com

    Why don't they just put it all in index funds? That's not enough to cure Pennsylvania's public worker pension finance troubles. But new data reinforce the suggestion: It could help. The largest of the state's 3,000 state and local plans — such as the $40 billion Public School Employees' Retirement System, the $25 billion State Employees Retirement System, and the $5 billion Philadelphia system — face similar challenges: Each has
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Health

  • Probable human case of West Nile reported in Montco
    Probable human case of West Nile reported in Montco

    , philly.com

    Pennsylvania’s first probable case of West Nile Virus in 2017 has been reported in Montgomery County. The patient, a 52-year-old man in Horsham Township, suffered from encephalitis/meningitis, according to the state’s West Nile Virus Control Program. He was hospitalized, recovered and was discharged, said Kaitlyn Foti, Montgomery County spokesperson. “We typically see between one and three cases [each year],” said Julie Paoline, Montgomery County director of communicable disease control and prevention
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