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August 11, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Judge Debelius’ Most Difficult Case (VIDEO)

Judge John Debelius has retired from Montgomery County Circuit Court after 16 years on the bench. MyMCMedia had a wide-ranging interview with Debelius, asking about his time as a judge and what comes next. In this MyMCMedia Extra from the interviews, we asked Debelius about his most difficult case. He gives an unexpected answer: MyMCMedia […]

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June 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Greenberg Named Administrative Judge for Montgomery County Circuit Court, Debilius Retiring on Aug. 1

Montgomery County Circuit Judge Robert Greenberg has been named the Administrative Judge for Montgomery County Circuit Court and the Circuit Administration Judge for the Sixth Judicial Circuit (Frederick and Montgomery counties), effective Aug. 1. Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera made the announcement earlier this week. Greenberg succeeds Judge John Debelius III, […]

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September 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Catherine Hoggle Due Back in Court on Tuesday (PHOTOS)

The competency of Catherine Hoggle is scheduled to be discussed at a status hearing in District Court on Tuesday morning in Rockville. Hoggle has been treated for mental health issues at Clifton T. Perkins State Hospital for the past two years. She is the last known person to have seen her children, Sarah and Jacob […]

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June 13, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Governor Hogan Announces Judicial Appointments

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced the appointments of Magistrate Richard Sandy to the Circuit Court for Frederick County and Dino Flores, Jr. to the District Court for Frederick County. The governor made the appointments after reviewing nominees from the judicial nominating commission for Frederick County. “After conducting a thorough vetting process, I am confident […]

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February 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Catherine Hoggle Is Due Back in Court on April 25th (VIDEO)

Doctors say Catherine Hoggle is mentally incompetent to stand trial. But some of her family members disagree. Now prosecutors want to challenge the doctors at a state hospital where Hoggle has been undergoing treatment for over a year, and they want to hire their own doctor to evaluate her. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports a judge […]

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February 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Catherine Hoggle Appears in Court, Judge Orders Competency Hearing (VIDEOS)

Handcuffed, in leg shackles, wearing eyeglasses and with her hair pulled back, a thinner Catherine Hoggle appeared in a Rockville district courtroom on Feb. 22 in front of Judge John Moffett. It was her fifth court hearing since she was ordered to undergo treatment for mental health issues at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital in Jessup […]

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November 20, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 20, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Nov. 20, in Montgomery County: 1. The Metro Board of Directors has appointed Paul Wiedefeld as General Manager and CEO, and he says safety is his top priority. His first day is Nov. 30th. 2. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has released the county’s list of state […]

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July 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Judge Dismisses Hoggle Guardianship Case

Troy Turner, the father of missing toddlers Sarah and Jacob Hoggle, says he will appeal after a Montgomery County Circuit Court judge dismissed his case to be appointed the guardian of the children’s mother, Catherine Hoggle. Catherine Hoggle is currently being treated for mental health issues at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital is Jessup, Maryland where […]

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June 26, 2015 | Staff Writer

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Maryland Judiciary Warns of New Jury Duty Scam

The Maryland Judiciary is warning the public about a sophisticated scam that has been reported in southern Maryland, but also may be happening elsewhere throughout the state. In this telephone scam, the caller claims to work for the court and is calling about failing to appear for jury duty. People who have been called say […]

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June 22, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Clerk Loretta Knight on Same-Sex Marriage (Videos)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, Clerk of the Circuit Court Loretta Knight talks about the significance of same-sex marriage in Montgomery County. Did you know that about half of the marriage licenses issued locally these days are for same-sex marriages? Take a look. As Knight mentioned, there was coverage of the first same-sex marriages last year […]

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