Saturday, November 3, 2012
Expect runners and road closures on Sunday morning.
While the New York City Marathon is off, Hurricane Sandy’s much less devastating damage in Rockville will not deter runners in King Farm on Sunday as they take to the course for the 37th annual Rockville 10K/5K. There is still time to register for the county’s oldest annual race. Here’s how: The 10K race begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5K, 10 to 15 minutes later. Runners are encouraged to arrive before 8 a.m. The start and finish line of the course is within walking distance of the Shady Grove Metro station at King Farm Village Center. Click here for directions. The race benefits the Rockville Youth Recreation Fund. It is presented by the City of Rockville and managed by the Montgomery County Road Runners Club. The 10K race is a …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Homes and traffic lights went dark after power had been restored.
Power, which had been restored after Friday's storm knocked it out, went out in Rockville’s King Farm neighborhood and to traffic signals at nearby intersections Thursday evening. The King Farm Citizens' Assembly sent a message to residents at 6:09 p.m. that read: Please be advised the power has once again gone out in the community. We believe Pepco is working on transformer and grid repairs in the area. Both the Saddle Ridge and Bailey's Commons pools will remain open for another hour (7:00 p.m.) this evening unless the power returns prior. You are encouraged to contact Pepco and report your outage. Traffic signals are also out in the area, so please use caution while driving. WTOP radio reported that signals at Frederick Road (MD 355…
Friday, June 15, 2012
Police: Man was working in a basket over Frederick Road near King Farm.
A worker suffered non-life-threatening injuries when a tractor trailer struck the basket of the utility truck from which he was working on Frederick Road on Friday morning, a county police spokeswoman said. County fire and rescue units responded to a call of a pedestrian struck about 10:41 a.m. Reports that the man was stuck by a vehicle were inaccurate, said Officer Rebecca Innocenti, a county police spokeswoman. The man was working from a “cherry picker” truck parked in the left turn lane of northbound Frederick Road at King Farm Boulevard. The truck’s basket was hanging over the southbound lanes so that the work crew could work on traffic signals, Innocenti said. There were cones around the truck in the turn lane, but no indication of a…
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The community in north Rockville celebrated with a picnic on the lawn on Saturday.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Firefighters found no smoke or fire on a call to an apartment complex Tuesday morning.
County firefighters responded to a call about smoke on the second floor of an apartment building at 305 Redland Blvd. in Rockville at 10:16 a.m. Tuesday, a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said. They found no fire and no smoke, but there was an odor that was electrical in nature coming from the second floor near the elevators, said Capt. Oscar Garcia. Firefighters and rescue workers began to leave the scene around 10:50 a.m., but some stayed to work with building maintenance to investigate the odor and search for a possible electrical malfunction, Garcia said.
Friday, March 16, 2012
A woman was hit at the intersection of King Farm Boulevard and Route 355
Friday, February 10, 2012
The 19-year-old was already in jail on separate charges.
A Silver Spring man has been charged in the robbery of a woman and her son at gunpoint as they unloaded groceries in front of their home in King Farm on Dec. 11. Omiesam Nathaniel Ockiya, 19, of the 13200 block of Black Walnut Court, is charged with one count of armed robbery, two counts of first-degree assault and various credit card offenses and conspiracy charges. Ockiya appeared at a bond review hearing in District Court in Rockville on Thursday. He is being held in lieu of $250,000 bond at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility. Police are still searching for two more men involved in the incident, according to a City of Rockville news release. Police say the suspects also committed another robbery in College Park at 10:30 the …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Questions remain despite County Council endorsement of buses, officials say.
The Montgomery County Council wants the Corridor Cities Transitway to be a bus rapid transit system. The Rockville City Council could care less. At least that remains the city’s formal position, Mayor Phyllis Marcuccio said in an interview last week after the County Council voted to back bus rapid transit for the proposed 14-mile transit line between the Shady Grove Metro station and the COMSAT site near Clarksburg. Last spring, the Maryland Transit Administration rejected a request by the City Council to reconsider the route after King Farm residents asked the city to intervene. The City Council drafted a letter to MTA in January 2011 asking the state to study alternate routes that would not include transit stations in the north Rockville…
Friday, January 20, 2012
The three suspects are also wanted in a College Park robbery case.
Rockville City Police on Friday released security camera photos that they hope will help identify three men who robbed a woman and her son at gunpoint as they unloaded groceries in front of their home in King Farm on Dec. 11. City police responded to the incident, in the 200 block of Cork Tree Lane, just after 7 p.m. on Dec. 11, according to a city news release. The woman said three men approached and two of the men asked the woman for her bag, according to the release. The woman declined, thinking they were offering help carrying the groceries. The third man grabbed the woman’s purse, the release said. During a struggle for the purse, one of the men pointed a handgun at the woman’s 17-year-old son, the release said. “The son told his …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Two vehicles involved; victims' injuries are not considered life-threatening.
Several people suffered minor injuries in a crash involving at least two vehicles on southbound Frederick Road at Watkins Pond Boulevard near King Farm in Rockville on Thursday morning, a county fire and rescue service spokesman said. Fire and rescue responded to the call at 10:53 a.m. "We're currently assessing and transporting four, possibly five patients. All appear to be non-life-threatening," said Capt. Oscar Garcia, a county fire and rescue spokesman. The incident backed up traffic on southbound Frederick Road.