Category: General News

Police Investigating Shooting in Takoma Park

Photo from Flickr user Corde11 Takoma Park police are investigating a shooting that occurred just before 8 p.m. last night in the 8300 block of Flower Avenue, according to the department’s Twitter feed, @TakomaPark PD. A female victim was taken to a local hospital and was reported to have non-life-threatening injuries. The victim met the suspect via a social media app, according to the department, and was shot following an altercation. The suspect is described as a black male with a medium complexion and a thin build, short hair, about 5’5”-5’7” and wearing glasses. He was last seen wearing...

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Two Red Line Metro Stations to Close for 45 Days

Red Line riders will need to transfer at Fort Totten to continue downtown beginning Saturday. WMATA photo. The Red Line Metro stations at Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland-CUA will be closed for 45 days beginning Saturday, July 21, for structural repair work, including addressing deteriorating platform conditions that affect the ADA-accessibility of the station. During the closing period, the Red Line will not offer service between Fort Totten and NoMa-Gallaudet U stations. Passengers can transfer to the Green or Yellow lines at Fort Totten and head to Gallery Place to avoid the work zone. Earlier, Metro announced that it...

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Park Valley Road to Close Tomorrow for Bridge Replacement

Screenshot of the project map from the county’s Division of Trasnportation Engineering project page. Park Valley Road is scheduled to close Friday, July 20 in order to begin construction to replace the bridge over Sligo Creek and provide improvements to Sligo Creek Hiker/Biker Trail nearby, a representative of the county’s Department of Transportation confirmed. The project, budgeted at $3.95 million, will replace a bridge originally built in 1931 with a wider bridge and sidewalk. The trail will be realigned and include a new 12-foot wide pedestrian bridge over Sligo Creek, plus a new trail to connect the bridge with...

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County Detectives Investigating Stabbing on Fenton

Photo of Fenton Street being blocked off by county police courtesy Eric Robbins via Twitter Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department are investigating a stabbing that happened at about 5:40 p.m. yesterday. The incident occurred in the 8500 block of Fenton Street, near Wayne Avenue. Police report that officers took an adult male suspect into custody. The victim, another adult male, was taken to the hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries. “When I inquired with an officer searching Easley Street, he said they were looking for a black-handled knife, most likely with blood on it,” said...

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Upcoming Events July 18-26

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, July 18 Free Speaker Series: The 11th Street Bridge Park and the Restoration of the Anacostia Watershed, 8787 Georgia Ave., noon-2 p.m., preregister for free boxed lunch Long Branch Book Discussion: Isadora by Amelia Gray, Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., 2 p.m. Thursday, July 19 Virtual Town Hall with County Executive Ike Leggett, 1-2 p.m. Volunteer Park Cleanup, Long Branch Garland Neighborhood Park, 8601 Garland Ave., 9-11 a.m. Sweet Saludos, Veterans Plaza, 7-9 p.m. Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting: Watercolors, CREATE Arts Center, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $45, 7-9 p.m. Friday, July 20...

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