Saturday, March 30, 2013
Get caught up on headlines from around the county.
With more than a dozen websites across Montgomery County, Patch brings you news from every corner of our community. Catch up on headlines you might have missed this week. Report: Gaithersburg Vocal Coach Faces Charges Of Sexually Abusing Student GAITHERSBURG—The coach allegedly sexual abused a then-eighth grade boy in the spring and summer of 2008. Read more on Gaithersburg Patch. Hotel Fire Forces 400 to Evacuate; Contractor Injured BETHESDA -- A fire early Monday in the basement of downtown Bethesda's Hyatt Regency caused more than 400 to evacuate and left an electrical contractor seriously injured. The hotel re-opened Wednesday.Read more on Bethesda Patch. Report: Cell Phone Ban Could Become 'Primary Offense' While Driving If the …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Catch up on the top news in Montgomery County this week.
Report: Study Shows ICC Speed Limit Can Safely Increase To 60 MPH GAITHERSBURG—An engineering study of the ICC has concluded that the speed of the highway can safely be raised to 60 mph, pending an analysis of crash data. Read more on Gaithersburg Patch. Montgomery Village Man Killed In Gaithersburg Crash GAITHERSBURG—A 21-year-old Montgomery Village man was killed early Sunday in the collision of his Honda Civic and another car on Snouffer School Road in Gaithersburg. Read more at Gaithersburg Patch. New Renderings Unveiled For Bethesda Purple Line Station BETHESDA -- Maryland Transit Administration officials unveiled new renderings Tuesday for the Bethesda station on the planned Purple Line. Funding for the 16-mile light rail line …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Catch up on Montgomery County news
Defendant's Website Threatened with Shutdown CHEVY CHASE—The only survivor of a car crash at Chevy Chase Circle on March 23, 2012, has been charged with stealing the car. He's suing the police for crashing into it, and his website has been threatened with a shutdown. Read more on Chevy Chase Patch. Drunk Driving Incidents Damage Kentlands Properties Early Saturday GAITHERSBURG—Approximately six minutes apart, one driver nearly drove into the community pool and another struck a transformer box at the intersection of Great Seneca Highway and Kentlands Boulevard. Read the full story on Gaithersburg Patch. Firing of Former Rachel Carson Teacher Affirmed by Maryland School Board GAITHERSBURG—Daniel Picca was terminated after 17 years with …
Friday, June 29, 2012
How DC-area news outlets reported the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold most of the Affordable Care Act. Some got it wrong.
When it came to reporting the Supreme Court’s opinion on the Affordable Care Act, most news outlets in and around Washington gave blow-by-blow updates — from the build up to the ruling to the outpouring of responses that followed the decision. At least two news outlets made breaking news mistakes. CNN and Fox News got the announcement wrong initially. CNN issued alerts saying the key part of the law, the mandate, had been struck down. It later issued a correction, saying, "CNN regrets that it didn't wait to report out the full and complete opinion regarding the mandate. We made a correction within a few minutes and apologize for the error.” Fox News made the same mistake before quickly switching gears. Here is how other news …
Friday, October 28, 2011
Tell us what you think.
Councilwoman Cathy Drzyzgula has some skin in the game, but she's leveled accusations of political retribution against the Gazette after it chose not to endorse her reelection campaign this week. She says her testimony earlier this year in favor of a bill that could hurt newspaper advertising revenue motivated the paper's choices. The Gazette declined to comment. What do you think?