Articles by Douglas Tallman

December 3, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Dec. 3 in Montgomery County

It’s Monday, Dec. 3, and it’s Inauguration Day for county government. 1. The Inauguration: Marc Elrich will be sworn in as Montgomery County’s new county executive and the nine members of the County Council will be sworn in today, in a ceremony that starts at 11 a.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda. There’s […]

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November 30, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Damascus High Students Indicted on Eight Counts

The four 15-year-olds who face rape charges for an incident at Damascus High School have been indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury, a spokesman for State’s Attorney John McCarthy said Friday. The four — Jean Claude Abedi and Will Smith, both of Clarksburg, Caleb Thorpe of Gaithersburg and Kristian Jamal Lee of Germantown — […]

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November 30, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Hoggle Again Ruled Incompetent to Stand Trial

Catherine Hoggle was once again ruled incompetent to stand trial on Friday. The woman faces two murder charges in connection with the disappearances of her two children four years ago. The children — Sarah who was then 3 and Jacob who was then 2 — have never been found. They were reported missing, and Catherine […]

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November 29, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Poolesville Pressing Plan for New High School, Services Center

Poolesville is a small town, but it’s undertaking a big mission to replace its outmoded high school. It also wants to eliminate the “services desert” in the western portion of the Upcounty. Here’s our story:

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November 29, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Hoggle Expected in Court Friday

Catherine Hoggle, who faces two murder charges for the disappearance of her two young children, is scheduled to be in court again Friday. Once again, the issue will be whether she is competent to stand trial. She will be appearing before Circuit Court Judge Robert Greenberg. The case had been before Judge Michael Mason; the […]

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November 28, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Hashing Out Some Issues As Elrich Takes Office

County Executive-elect Marc Elrich gets to drop the “-elect” on Monday when the Montgomery County inaugurates its new county executive and new county council. In advance of that important date, Doug Tallman and Ryan Miner got together to hash out the issues that will greet Elrich in his first days of office. Tallman is Montgomery […]

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November 27, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

U.S. Navy Calls Active Shooter Incident ‘Improper Use’ of Notification System

Update, 6:20 p.m.: The U.S. Navy, via Twitter, is now saying the active shooter incident at Walter Reed was a drill … sort of. Here’s the exchange. The active shooter event aboard Naval Support Activity Bethesda today was the result of the improper use of a mass notification system by a tenant command aboard the […]

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November 26, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Bail Reduced for Damascus High Football Players

A Montgomery County judge Monday reduced the bail of the four boys who face first-degree rape charges in the wake of a locker room incident on Halloween. The boys, all 15-year-old members of the Damascus High School junior varsity football team, had been held without bail after their arrests Nov. 21, the day before Thanksgiving. […]

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November 21, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Nov. 21 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Nov. 21, and here are five things Montgomery County residents need to know: 1. School’s Out: Today is an early release day for all Montgomery County Public Schools students. 2. Take a Hike: The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club is hosting a five-mile hike at Seneca Creek State Park from 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The […]

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November 20, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

County Offered Amazon More Than $1 Billion to Lure Amazon’s ‘HQ2’

Montgomery County promised to offer more than $1 billion if Amazon agreed to construct its HQ2 headquarters to the county, according to documents provided by the county government. The lion’s share of the money — $855 million would have been a “property tax credit enhanced new jobs tax credit,” according to the documents. The county […]

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