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Noah’s Law to be Signed by Governor Larry Hogan This Week (VIDEO)

“Noah’s Law” was passed by the Maryland General Assembly on April 11th. The law requires the use of ignition interlocks for convicted drunk drivers. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Officer Noah Leotta’s father, Rich Leotta, says that the law is scheduled to be signed by Governor Larry Hogan on May 19th and will go into effect October 1st.

A plea hearing for Luis Reluzco, the driver who fatally struck Montgomery County police officer Noah Leotta, is scheduled for May 18th according to court documents.

DLC Official: Hearing Scheduled to Review Rockville Hooters Liquor License (VIDEO)

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A Hooters restaurant located on Rockville Pike could potentially lose its liquor license for allegedly over-serving an intoxicated patron who has plead guilty to driving and fatally striking Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta in December 2015. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Kathie Durbin,  division chief at the Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control, talks […]

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Noah's Law to be Signed by Governor Larry Hogan This Week (VIDEO)

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“Noah’s Law” was passed by the Maryland General Assembly on April 11th. The law requires the use of ignition interlocks for convicted drunk drivers. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Officer Noah Leotta’s father, Rich Leotta, says that the law is scheduled to be signed by Governor Larry Hogan on May 19th and will go into effect October […]

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Officer Noah Leotta's Name Added to National Officers Memorial in D.C.

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Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta’s name has been added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. Officer Leotta was on duty last December when he was struck by a vehicle while working a Holiday Alcohol Task Force in Rockville. He died from his injuries a few days later. Next week is […]

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Thousands Raised for Scholarship Fund at Heroes Benefit Honoring Officer Noah Leotta (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

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UPDATED More than 300 first responders, family, friends, and residents turned out for a Heroes Benefit event, which was held in honor of fallen Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta on Sunday. The event was held at the Ballroom at Wheaton Glen. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports. Proceeds from the fundraiser went to the Heroes, Inc. […]

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Five Things to Know Today, April 8, in Montgomery County

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Here are five things to know today, April 8, in Montgomery County: 1. Some Bethesda residents are asking County Council members to delay a vote on the Westbard Sector Plan. A Save Westbard protest is planned today and tomorrow at the Giant Food Store’s parking lot on Westbard Avenue. 2. County Councilmembers Roger Berliner and […]

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House of Delegates Unanimously Pass Noah's Law (VIDEO)

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The Maryland House of Delegates unanimously passed Noah’s Law today, toughening drunk driving laws, according to Police Chief Tom Manger.  It now goes to the Senate. Manger tells us more, including what the law means to him personally and professionally, in this MyMCMedia Extra video:

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Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Honors Public Safety Officers (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

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Nearly 1,300 people turned out for the 42nd Annual Public Safety Awards on Friday in Bethesda. The event was hosted by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) and took place at the North Bethesda Marriott on 5701 Marinelli Road. National, state and local officials as well as business leaders took time to honor public […]

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Police Chief Manger Says He's Disappointed with "Watered Down" Version of Noah's Law (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger has been an outspoken advocate of tougher DUI laws after the death of Officer Noah Leotta. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Manger discusses what he plans to do when he travels to Annapolis on March 10 to meet with members of the Maryland Senate.   Related:

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Jamie Raskin on 'Noah's Law:' 'We've Got to Stop the Carnage on the Highways' (VIDEO)

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The Maryland State House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved, “Noah’s Law” on March 3. The law is named after Officer Noah Leotta, who was killed in a collision on Dec. 3, 2015. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Maryland State Senator Jamie Raskin, a sponsor of the bill, talks about the details behind “Noah’s Law.” A version […]

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Police Chief Tom Manger Testifies for Stronger DUI Laws (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger testified about strengthening DUI laws in Annapolis on Wednesday, including “Noah’s Law.” Following his testimony, Chief Manger along with the parents of Officer Noah Leotta, and other Maryland public safety officials held a news conference to discuss the importance of tougher DUI laws. “If this was just about one […]

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Maureen Chowdhury

About Maureen Chowdhury

Maureen Chowdhury is a multimedia journalist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at mchowdhury@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter at @MediaMaureen. Maureen authors the blog Sound Check on MyMCMedia.

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