Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Police: Runner's injuries may be life threatening
A jogger was seriously injured after being hit by an unoccupied school bus in Rockville on Tuesday, Montgomery County police said. Police said Jason Alexander Estabrook, 42, of Point of Rocks, was running along Shady Grove Road at around 2:30 p.m. when he was hit by a bus at the intersection of Darnestown Road. Police said Estabrook's inuries were "possibly life-threatening." The driver, Tugjnyam Bavaa, 58, of Rockville, was not injured. Montgomery County Public Schools spokesman Dana Tofig said the driver had just finished his route from Wootton High School and was heading to pick up students at Frost Middle School.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Maryland State Poetry Out Loud Champion Blessed Sheriff, a sophomore at Richard Montgomery High School and resident of Gaithersburg, finished second.
A student from Richard Montgomery High School claimed a $10,000 prize for being runner-up in the Poetry Out Loud National Finals. Blessed Sheriff, a sophomore and a resident of Gaithersburg, was the Maryland State Poetry Out Loud Champion, according to an announcement. Sheriff was one of nine finalists, selected from a pool of 53 students representing every state, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands at the national finals. Hosted at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium on Tuesday, Sherriff fell just short of the $20,000 grand prize for the poetry recitation contest. The event matches matches skills in reciting classic and contemporary poetry from Shakespeare to Brenda Cárdenas, according to the release. The …
Friday, April 19, 2013
USA Today: Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26-year-old identified by police as the dead Boston bombing suspect, called his uncle Thursday night and asked for forgiveness.
One of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings called one of his uncles in Montgomery Village on Thursday night to ask forgiveness, USA Today reported. Tamerlan Tsarnaev—the 26-year-old identified by police as the dead Boston bombing suspect—spoke with his uncle, Alvi Tsarni, for the first time in more than two years, according to the report. "He said, 'I love you and forgive me,'" Alvi Tsarni said, according to the report. On Friday morning, FBI agents and Montgomery County police went to the Montgomery Village home of Ruslan Tsarni, another uncle of the suspects. Ruslan Tsarni urged his surviving nephew to surrender to police and ask for forgiveness. He said he had not been in touch with the suspect's family for many years. Read …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Restaurant news from around Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods.
Get caught up with the food scene in Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods with 1 Meat, 3 Sides. This week, the shuttering of an iconic Gaithersburg restaurant takes center plate. One meat: Gaithersburg's Roy's Place has closed its doors for good, Gaithersburg Patch reported. In December, Patch reported that Roy’s Place—once home to a dizzying array of more than 200 sandwiches—was seeing its business “dying off a little bit” and would cut its hours. "Roy’s was obviously one of Olde Towne’s signature establishments," Gaithersburg Economic Development Director Tom Lonergan said. "While understanding that few things last forever, it’s always sad when a place like Roy’s closes its doors for good." Read more on …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The top-seeded Gaithersburg Lady Trojans advance to the 4A West semifinals against Bethesda-Chevy Chase.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
A 51-year-old Anne Arundel County man was charged with murder Tuesday in the death of John P. Ryan, whose body was found in the trunk of his car near Shady Grove Metro in December.
A 51-year-old Anne Arundel County man was arrested Tuesday at a New York airport in connection with the killing of a Frederick County man who was found dead in the trunk of his car near the Shady Grove Metro station in December, Maryland State Police announced in a press release. Michael A. Stahlnecker, of the 1700 block of Fallsway Drive in Crofton, is charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony/violent crime, police said. Police said Stahlnecker killed 37-year-old John P. Ryan of Frederick County in December. Ryan's body was found Dec. 3 in the trunk of his car, which was parked in a parking lot used by …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Three Brunswick Line trains are cancelled for Thursday evening.
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Thursday, January 31
A downed tree along the MARC train's Brunswick Line near Gaithersburg will prevent three trains from running their normal evening route, the Maryland Transit Administration announced Thursday. The following trains will not operate this afternoon: Train 877 (4:55 p.m. departure) will operate through to Martinsburg and Train 881 will make all stops between Washington and Martinsburg, according to the MTA. The downed tree lies about 50 yards north of the Washington Grove station, WUSA 9 reported. State transit officials said more than 800 MARC passengers were delayed for several hours Thursday morning. Passengers on the three affected trains were transported by bus to the Shady Grove Metro station to continue their commute into Washington, DC…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A fatal accident on Interstate 270 southbound caused major delays Monday morning for commuters in the Gaithersburg-Rockville area.
(Update, 8:20 p.m.) Maryland State Police have identified Maria Durdandal, 50, of Frederick, as the driver who was killed in an early-morning, single-car crash on Interstate 270 southbound near the Shady Grove Road exit, according to an NBC Washington report. Police said the impact of the collision was so severe that portions of the concrete barrier struck by Durdandal's car broke off and landed on northbound I-270, and Durdandal was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the report. (Update, 5 p.m.) A woman was killed after crashing her red Scion near the Shady Grove Road exit of Interstate 270 southbound, The Washington Post reports. The driver lost control of her car and struck a concrete barrier near the exit, a Maryland State …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The supermarkets in Gaithersburg and Rockville are selling all goods at half price, but they may re-open under new ownership in the future.
Magruder's is closing all four of its supermarkets, including Montgomery County's Gaithersburg and Rockville locations. Large signs promoting a 50 percent off sale lined the store's windows Wednesday morning. Shelves normally lined with goods were half empty, as people made a run on discounted items—particularly non-perishable things like paper towels. "We are currently in negotiations to sell the remaining four locations to a group who wishes to purchase the individual stores and reopen them as quickly as possible and we are working diligently with all parties involved," Magruder's Vice President Gary Bortnick wrote in a letter. The letter, made available at the customer service desk of Magruder's locations (also including Alexandria …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Joe Rouch and Jeff Aberle, waited to be married in Maryland, they told The Gazette.