County Issues Heat Emergency Alert for Aug. 11-12

The county’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security issued a Heat Emergency Alert that will begin at noon today, Aug. 11, and continue through 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12. A Heat Emergency Alert, a step above Tuesday’s Hyperthermia Alert, means that the heat index is forecast to be 105° F or higher.

Takoma Park Police to Mark National Night Out Tuesday

The Takoma Park Police Department will mark National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at Piney Branch Elementary School, 7510 Maple Ave., according to a community advisory. The event will run from 6–9 p.m. and feature McGruff the Crime Dog along with a display of police vehicles and Maryland National Park Police horses.