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Past articles by Emilie:

Soccer program helps steer vulnerable students into a positive environment

286 high school students in Montgomery County are spinning away with more than new soccer skills at their end-of-season celebration. → Read More

Substance abuse main focus of 2017 HOME Conference

A point-in-time survey showed in 2017, 894 people experienced homelessness in Montgomery County, which is a 19 percent reduction over last two years. → Read More

President of East Coast Chapter Tuskegee Airmen Inc. visits senior citizen

The Schweinhaut Senior Center hosted Jerry Burton Friday to share stories of the Tuskegee Airmen, who were the first African American military aviators in the U.S. Armed Forces. → Read More

Gaithersburg karate instructor indicted

Court documents show 54-year-old Frank Pugarita allegedly made inappropriate contact with a 15-year old student at his karate studio multiple times between January and June of this year. → Read More

Father, son injured in Brookeville house fire

Fire officials ruled the incident on the 100 block of Brinkwood Road accidental, saying there was a mechanical malfunction with the vehicle involving gasoline and petroleum. → Read More

UPDATE: Attorney General Of Maryland Brian Frosh moves forward in suing FAA

The project, dubbed NextGen, has significantly condensed flight patterns thus drastically increasing noise pollution in certain neighborhoods. → Read More

Ambitious safety plan aims to eliminate ALL MoCo traffic deaths by 2030

Last year, there were 30 fatal collisions in Montgomery County, 11 of which involved bicyclists and pedestrians. → Read More

Director of National Arboretum speaks at Trees Matter Symposium

Montgomery Parks is introducing the latest trends in urban and suburban landscaping to locals, as part of the sixth annual Trees Matter Symposium. → Read More

NIH unveils new campaign in name of diabetes awareness

One in four Americans living with the disease don't know they have diabetes. → Read More

Rabid cat raises concern in Pike and Rose areas

New test results have confirmed a rabid cat roamed Rockville, and now, health officials are urging anyone who might have come in contact with it to call the county's disease control at (240) 777-1755. → Read More

SHA officials offer reflective vests to trick-or-treaters

Officials are reminding people both on foot and behind the wheel to exercise caution this holiday. → Read More

Bench warrant issued for burglar of Derwood home

Ernest Jeffreys and his accomplice, Ashley Lowe, burglarized a Derwood home in February of this year. → Read More

Seniors dressed up and boogied down at Halloween dance party

Yoda, Iron Man and witches all made appearances on the dance floor. → Read More

Kids solve zombie apocalypse as epidemiologists at Johns Hopkins University

Teamwork was a key theme of the day; after all, you can't solve a zombie apocalypse independently! → Read More

Officials look to address concerning rise in overdose deaths involving fentanyl

The latest data for fatal overdoses in Maryland revealed a concerning increase in the use of fentanyl, a substance 50 times more potent than heroin. → Read More

'Free Range Mom' enters race for coveted at-large council seat

Danielle Meitiv is known as the 'Free Range Mom,' after facing charges of neglect for letting her kids walk a mile alone in downtown Silver Spring. → Read More

Bikes for the World sends truckload of 500 bikes to Barbados

The year-round operation had a few extra helping hands Wednesday, as part of Montgomery County's 31st annual Community Service Week. → Read More

Mother faces slew of charges after allegedly abandoning 10 children

A Silver Spring resident is facing a slew of charges after she allegedly abandoned one child on the Capital Beltway and nine others in a van in Takoma Park. → Read More

Maryland Govenor Larry Hogan helps welcome five new Business Hall of Fame inductees

Applause filled the conference room at the Universities at Shady Grove Tuesday for five stand-outs in the Montgomery County business community. → Read More

Food for Fines program helps feed hungry

The third annual Food for Fines program is being held through Oct. 29, offering customers $1 off their library fines for each donated food item. → Read More