2020 | News

Montgomery County issuing PPE kits in hard-hit neighborhoods

Plus: Man sought for attempted food truck robbery in Silver Spring; Franchot raises specter of deep-pocketed opponent in fundraising appeal

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Montgomery County issuing PPE kits in hard-hit neighborhoods

Montgomery County plans to issue some 4,000 coronavirus kits with personal protective equipment in parts of the county the virus has hit the hardest.

Kits will contain hand sanitizer, alcohol wipes, gloves, tissues, masks, non-contact thermometers and batteries. [WTOP]

Man sought for attempted food truck robbery in Silver Spring

Police have released a video of a man they said tried to rob a food truck in Montgomery County.

The attempted robbery happened Oct. 12 just before 5:45 p.m. in downtown Silver Spring. [WTOP]

Franchot raises specter of deep-pocketed opponent in fundraising appeal

In his latest fundraising email, state Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (D) raised the specter of an unnamed deep-pocketed Democratic primary opponent to appeal for campaign cash.

The comptroller — the only declared Democratic candidate for governor — did not indicate who he was referring to, but U.S. Rep. David J. Trone (D) is contemplating the 2022 race and former Rep. John K. Delaney is seen as another potential candidate. [Maryland Matters]

Today’s weather

Partly cloudy, with a high around 52 and a low around 38

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