March 22, 2016

A family has been displaced after a fire ripped through a home on Primrose View Court in Damascus last night. This fire is the third major fire in the UpCounty area of Montgomery County in 12 days. 

   Montgomery County Fire Rescue Service units were called to 9400 Primrose View Court shortly before...

March 21, 2016

A head-on collision between a tractor-trailer truck and two pickup trucks badly injured one driver and snarled traffic in Damascus on Maryland Route 27 for hours on Monday afternoon.

   The incident happened on Ridge Road between Gue Road and Woodfield Road at about 1:41 pm on March 21. According to...

February 20, 2016

 A Montgomery County grand jury has declined to indict a Damascus man in connection with a holiday party killing, determining that he acted in self-defense.

   In December Montgomery County Police arrested Francisco A. Trujillo in the killing of Mario Alberto Perez. On Friday, the Montgomery County S...

February 10, 2016

A Maryland State Highway Administration employee is in serious condition after begin struck by a vehicle while conducting road work in the southbound lane of Ridge Road near the intersection with Hoffman Drive in Damascus last night.

   The incident occurred about 6:35 pm when the adult male worker w...

February 2, 2016

UPDATE: MCPD reports that Migdaila Von Strauss missing from Damascus has been located safe and unharmed.


Detectives from the 5th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 48-year-old woman from Damascus.

   According to police, Migdaila Von Strauss fr...

January 9, 2016

The Clarksburg Coyotes limped up the hill to play neighboring Damascus on Friday night, down three players, and they limped back down to lick their wounds after losing just their second game of the season.

   The Swarmin’ Hornets, who had just one win before Friday seized the opportunity to sting the...

December 21, 2015

Montgomery County Police Major Crimes detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that took place in the midnight hour after an alleged holiday party in Damascus shortly after midnight early Monday morning.

   Police have arrested and charged 35-year-old Francisco A. Trujillo, a resident of 24611 R...

November 21, 2015


The opening kickoff set the tone for the entire game for Seneca Valley. Damascus won the coin flip and deferred opting to get the ball in the second half. The kick was short and instead of going deep to one of the return men it was handled, or mishandled by an up-back. While Seneca Valley was able...

November 19, 2015

One of the base ingredients to make good football is a rivalry. When two teams have a history and are evenly matched it makes for a good rivalry. Now if you want to make something truly spectacular add a healthy dose of revenge and a regional championship into the mix.

   This Friday, Germantown foot...

October 31, 2015

Too much Funk. Damascus brought the noise and the Funk to Seneca Valley on Friday night, as the Swarmin’ Hornets defeated the Eagles 21-3 in front of a capacity crowd in Germantown.      The game, which was a meeting of two undefeated teams, pitted to Montgomery County football powerhouses against e...

October 28, 2015

“It will be a slugfest,” said Seneca Valley Head Coach Fred Kim of Friday’s football game.

   When Damascus visits Seneca Valley on Friday the two titans of the 2015 Montgomery County football season will collide in a game that has huge playoff implications for both teams.

   Damascus is the runn...

October 23, 2015


An early morning fire ripped through a Damascus Road home Thursday morning doing well over $500,000 in damage and leaving a family without a place to live.

   Montgomery County Fire Rescue Service units were called to 8130 Damascus Road for a report of a garage fire. Arriving firefighters discovere...

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