With 11 websites across Montgomery County, Patch brings you news from every corner of our community. Catch up on headlines you might have missed this week, including proposed changes to the county's zoning code, damage from Thursday's storm and a string of burglaries in Gaithersburg.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY—An overhaul of land use laws aims to make it easier to get out of the car and back on the farm. Read more on Montgomery Village Patch.
Storm Damage in Rockville is Widespread
ROCKVILLE—Fallen wires were reported in 40 places across the city and a tree crashed into a home at 227 Ashley Lane after a powerful storm raced through Montgomery County on Thursday. Read more on Rockville Patch.
Storm Damage in Colesville: Tree Falls on Car
COLESVILLE—A man narrowly escaped being crushed inside his car when powerful winds during Thursday's storms toppled a tree. Read more and see photos on Silver Spring Patch.
Potomac Man Convicted of Providing Satellite Service to Iran
POTOMAC—Potomac resident Nader Modanlo was convicted of illegally providing satellite services to Iran, resulting in the launch of Iran's first satellite into orbit. Read more on Potomac Patch.
15-Year-Old Boy Found Dead in Freak Accident on Chevy Chase Trail
CHEVY CHASE—A falling tree struck and killed a teenage boy riding a bicycle Monday evening on a wooded trail in Chevy Chase, Montgomery County police said. Read more on Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch.
Burglars Target 6 Homes in 1 Night on Game Preserve Road
GAITHERSBURG—Police say they are looking into possible connections to Montgomery Village break-ins. Read more on Gaithersburg Patch.
Victims Identified in Georgia Avenue Crash That Killed 3
ASPEN HILL—A 4-year-old was one of three Wheaton residents killed in a three-car crash Sunday night in Aspen Hill, Montgomery County police said. Read more on Wheaton Patch.
Poolesville Woman Killed in Weather-Related Crash
POOLESVILLE—Frances Cooke D’Anna was killed after she lost control of her vehicle in standing water and crashed into a tree west of Germantown on Monday. Read more on North Potomac-Darnestown Patch.
New Restaurant Slated to Open in Lakeforest Mall
GAITHERSBURG—A restaurant featuring American Cajun Creole cuisine, a full bar, live weekend entertainment from local jazz and blues bands, to karaoke night is coming to Lakeforest Mall. Read more on Gaithersburg Patch.
GERMANTOWN—Curtis Lopez received the toughest penalty possible under Maryland law Monday in the brutal 2011 killing of Jane McQuain and her son William McQuain, 11. Read the full story and follow coverage of the case on Germantown Patch.
Report: Family of Rockville Teen Takes First Step Toward Suing Army
ROCKVILLE—The family of a Rockville teen whom police say was killed by an Army recruiter has filed a claim against the U.S. Army, the first step in a planned lawsuit seeking $10 million in damage. Read more on Rockville Patch.
Bethesda Parking Fees Going Up July 1
BETHESDA—Parking fees in public garages and lots and at parking meters in Bethesda are going up in just a few weeks. Read more on Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch.
MAP: Capital Bikeshare Locations Announced for Upper Montgomery
GAITHERSBURG—Locations near Gaithersburg include Shady Grove Metro, Johns Hopkins Montgomery County campus and more. Read more on Gaithersburg Patch.